Windows 10: Windows 10 opening Control Panel closes File Explorer

Discus and support Windows 10 opening Control Panel closes File Explorer in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; On my Surface Pro 4, if I have File Explorer open and then open Control Panel via a search from the Start menu, File Explorer will close and Control... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by dvongrad, May 13, 2021.

  1. dvongrad Win User

    Windows 10 opening Control Panel closes File Explorer


    On my Surface Pro 4, if I have File Explorer open and then open Control Panel via a search from the Start menu, File Explorer will close and Control Panel will open at the same location and windows size as the File Explorer which was closed. If I open Control Panel first, opening File Explorer will show both windows, but if I open Control Panel again, the open File Explorer will close and I’ll now have 2 instances of Control Panel. This was also happening on my desktop until I reset Windows 10, keeping documents. I suspect the same will happen on the Surface Pro but I shouldn’t have to do

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    dvongrad, May 13, 2021
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, May 13, 2021
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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, May 13, 2021
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  4. Windows 10 opening Control Panel closes File Explorer

    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, May 13, 2021
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