How To Find the Windows 10 Control Panel

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If you are new to Windows 10 and have no idea on how to find the Control Panel, this tutorial will teach you how to do so. Here are the instructions on how to open the Control Panel in Windows 10.


How To Open the Control Panel in Windows 10

Launch the Control Panel from the Power User Menu

Open the Power User menu by right-clicking on Start:


Select Control Panel from the list:



Open the Control Panel with the Search Box

Type Control Panel in the Search box, and press Enter:


You can pin the Control Panel to the Start menu for easier access. To do so, right-click on the Control Panel icon, then click Pin to Start:


The Control Panel will now appear in the Start menu.

Open the Control Panel with the Run Command

You can launch specific Control Panel tools by typing their corresponding commands in the Run command:


See Microsoft support to get a detailed list of Control Panel commands.

Create a Desktop Shortcut to the Control Panel

From Windows 10 Settings

Click Start > Settings > Personalization > Themes > Related Settings > Desktop icon settings:


Tick the Control Panel checkbox, and click Apply > OK:


Close the Desktop Icon Settings window.

From the Desktop

Right-click on the desktop, and select New > Shortcut. Copy and paste the following line in the Type the location of the item field:

%windir%\system32\control.exe

Click Next to move to the next screen:


Rename the new shortcut Control Panel, and click Finish.
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