How to open the Control Panel in Windows 10

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In this beginners article, we will see how to open Control Panel in Windows 10. While Microsoft takes steps to move most Windows settings to the application settings, many users still need access to the traditional control panel, since most useful settings are still there. Although there are many ways to open the control panel, I will list some of the practical options below.

Open Control Panel in Windows 10

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Here are some ways to open Control Panel in Windows 10 with File Explorer, this PC, CMD, Run, Search, WinX or desktop shortcuts.

1] You can also Start the Control Panel in Search and press Enter to open it.

2] If you know how to create a desktop shortcut, use the following command as your destination and place the desktop shortcut on your desktop so you can quickly access it at any time.


Instead, you can use our convenient free portable shortcuts to create and add desktop shortcuts with a single click.

3] Another way to quickly open the Control Panel is to open the File Explorer and click the small arrow pointing down just before this PC.

This opens a window in which you can select the Control Panel and several other items.

4] Open Windows 10 Settings and enter the Control Panel in the search bar.

You will see it in the results. Click on it to open the Control Panel.

5] There is another interesting way ! Use our free System Folders Customizer portable software to add not only the control panel, but also the control panel applets you need to access frequently.

Once you have done this, you can see the items in your This PC folder.

6] You can open the Run field from the WinX menu, enter -control and press Enter to open the Control Panel.

7] You can also open a Command Prompt window, enter -control and press Enter to open the Control Panel.

8] You can open the Control Panel from the WinX Power Menu.

However, the Control Panel entry has been removed from the WinX menu of Windows 10 v1703 and later. Therefore, you can no longer use this method.

You can also use our Windows access panels to access important controls or embedded Windows programs directly from a single interface.

Let us know if you open the Windows 10 control panel in any other way.

These links may also interest some of you:

    1. Opening and using Windows 10 Action Center
    2. Opening Internet Explorer on Windows 10

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