Windows 10: Administrative Tools - Control Panel Path

Discus and support Administrative Tools - Control Panel Path in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Greetings, I'm having a relatively minor (but annoying) paths issue, after having organized my Start Menu folders. Firstly, Windows reminded me that... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Archon, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. Archon Win User

    Administrative Tools - Control Panel Path


    Greetings,

    I'm having a relatively minor (but annoying) paths issue, after having organized my Start Menu folders.

    Firstly, Windows reminded me that it's now a mobile OS, only pretending to be a desktop OS (subfolders don't display). *Rolleyes
    - If someone has a way to resolve this (without having to use a 3rd party custom shell), that'd be cool, although this isn't the reason I'm making this thread.

    Anyway, I noticed that my reorganization broke Control Panel's Administrative Tools link. I had moved all the "Windows" shortcuts into a single folder, to keep things clean. When trying to access Admin Tools, I was getting a "Location is not available" error. Fixed this by placing the Admin Tools shortcuts in the specified folder, following the instructions here: Restore Default Administrative Tools in Windows 10

    So, here's the problem: It's not the original default location. The original Start Menu folder was "Windows Administrative Tools", but now it's located at "Administrative Tools" instead, at the top of the list.

    Actual location: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools

    Where I'd like to have it:
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows\Windows Administrative Tools
    Or:
    C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows\Administrative Tools

    However, when I move the shortcuts to either of the preferred locations, I end up with an empty Admin Tools, when accessed via Control Panel.

    Hope that makes sense. Any way I can fix this?

    Thanks in advance!

    :)
     
    Archon, Sep 27, 2019
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  2. windows 10 control panel

    Hello,

    Thank you for visiting Microsoft Community and providing us with the detailed description about the issue.

    As per the description, I understand that you want to know how to access the control panel in Windows 10?

    I certainly understand your concern and will try my best to help you.

    I would suggest you to try the following steps to open the Control Panel in the system.

    Step 1: Opening Control Panel in Windows 10.


    • Open Run command box by simultaneously pressing Windows and R keys (Windows + R).

    • In the Run dialog box, type
      Control
      and then press Enter key to open the classic Control Panel.
    Step 2: Access Control Panel in Windows 10 from desktop.


    • Right-click on the Start button (Windows logo button at the bottom-left corner of the desktop) and then click Control Panel to open the same.
    Step 3: Launch Control Panel using search.


    • Open Start menu or screen.

    • In the search box, enter Control Panel and then press Enter key to open the same.
    Note: You can quickly access the search with the help of Windows + C hotkey.

    Step 4: Create Control Panel shortcut on desktop.

    • Right-click on desktop, click New, and then click Shortcut.
    • In Type the location of the item box, type the following path.
    explorer shell:ControlPanelFolder

    • Click Next button.
    • In the Type a name for this shortcut box, type Control Panel, and click Finish button. You can now double-click on the Control Panel icon on the desktop to quickly launch the same.
    Step 5: Pin Control Panel to Start or taskbar.


    • In the Start search box, type Control Panel.

    • When you see search results, right-click on Control Panel entry and then click Pin to Start to pin it to the Start menu or screen.
    Note: Clicking Pin to taskbar will pin the Control Panel to taskbar.

    I hope this information is helpful.

    Please do let us know if you need any further assistance, we will be glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Jayant Gupta, Sep 27, 2019
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  3. windows 10 control panel

    Step 2 does not work at all. Anything from File Explorer and above does not launch at all.
     
    DeviantWolf, Sep 27, 2019
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  4. Administrative Tools - Control Panel Path

    windows 10 control panel

    Great help.......thanks.....I wonder why Microsoft did not installed it automatically....
     
    MannyMarinPR, Sep 27, 2019
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