Windows 10: Cannot open NVIDIA Control Panel due to access problem with WindowsApp

Discus and support Cannot open NVIDIA Control Panel due to access problem with WindowsApp in Windows 10 Graphic Cards to solve the problem; Just did a reinstall of Windows 10 Pro X64 20H2during which WIndows picked up the drivers for my NVIDIA GTX 970. But when I tried to use the NVIDIA... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Graphic Cards' started by Hairy Scot, Feb 8, 2021.

  1. Cannot open NVIDIA Control Panel due to access problem with WindowsApp


    Just did a reinstall of Windows 10 Pro X64 20H2during which WIndows picked up the drivers for my NVIDIA GTX 970.
    But when I tried to use the NVIDIA Control Panel I got this:-

    Cannot open NVIDIA Control Panel due to access problem with WindowsApp [​IMG]

    Following advice from the NVIDIA forum I uninstalled all NVIDIA software and drivers using Revo Uninstaller which also removed all traces.
    I then took ownership of the WindowsApps folder and deleted the NVIDA entry. Also deleted any other NVIDIA folders I could find in the Program Files folders.
    The installed GEForce Experience and got latest drivers etc.
    But the access problem remains.
    Any help or info would be greatly appreciated,

    :)
     
    Hairy Scot, Feb 8, 2021
    #1

  2. Nvidia Control Panel app(?) not working

    I decided to update my nvidia drivers, so I downloaded the latest game ready driver package for my gtx 960, used nvslimmer to trim away the stuff I don't want installed, leaving the install core, physX, and the display drivers, updated, and it seems to have went fine

    then I get the following error when I right click and use the nvidia control panel context menu option

    "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\NVIDIACorp.NVIDIAControlPanel_8.1.956.0_x64__56jybvy8sckqj\nvcplui.exe"
    The system could not find the filter specified

    So I used the steps here to make a backup of the windowsapps folder perms and give myself full unrestricted read/write access, unhide the windowsapps folder, navigate to the folder containing the nvidia control panel, use the nvcplui.exe, and the control panel opens and works just fine

    why did nvidia decide to make the control panel a windows app (or a sorta app from what I read up on it), and what must I do to fix the problem I have above

    - - - Updated - - -

    alright, after doing a clean sweep of all things nvidia from my computer, and booting into safemode (minimal) to delete one stubborn folder, I went back into normal boot, and installed the standard version driver of 441.66 from nvidia's older driver archives, and surprise surprise, it brought back the regular non-windows app version control panel
     
    BrokenDaily, Feb 8, 2021
    #2
  3. 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, Feb 8, 2021
    #3
  4. Cannot open NVIDIA Control Panel due to access problem with WindowsApp

    windows 10 control panel

    Step 2 does not work at all. Anything from File Explorer and above does not launch at all.
     
    DeviantWolf, Feb 8, 2021
    #4
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