Windows 10: Can't open control panel items from start menu

Discus and support Can't open control panel items from start menu in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I just did a fresh reinstall of Windows 10, and now I can't open things from the control panel from my start menu. Things like Device Manager and Disk... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by EthanDale, Aug 14, 2019 at 7:47 PM.

  1. EthanDale Win User

    Can't open control panel items from start menu


    I just did a fresh reinstall of Windows 10, and now I can't open things from the control panel from my start menu. Things like Device Manager and Disk Management will only open through my control panel. I get the following error message when I type one of the applications into my start menu and select it:


    Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.


    How can I fix this?

    :)
     

  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, Aug 14, 2019 at 7:51 PM
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    Yes all that will get you to the Control Panel if you have a memory (your human brain) that can handle all that info plus the other places you want to open.... So in the mean time where is this wonderful simple menu that lists 99% of all the places you want
    to get to in Windows 10???? written in =text type= a simple list form that's made for all us

    dummies. thank you Tom Cotton

    PS: I am sorry but that menu Microsoft is bragging about giving us back is a sorry

    peace of work.
     
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    windows 10 control panel

    Step 2 does not work at all. Anything from File Explorer and above does not launch at all.
     
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