Windows 10: Windows settings not opening

Discus and support Windows settings not opening in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I have downloaded the newest update on Windows 10 and have ran into a problem. After the new update, I am unable to open any programs by windows such... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by SmokeySM, Apr 19, 2021.

  1. SmokeySM Win User

    Windows settings not opening


    I have downloaded the newest update on Windows 10 and have ran into a problem. After the new update, I am unable to open any programs by windows such as settings, uninstall program, security program, or any program with windows 10 besides the task bar. I have try to Windows + X to bring up the Windows Powershell admin but will not open either. No error messages pop up just the icon of the program appears for 4 sec then disappears. I have restarted my computer with no change and try to restore back to a previse data but due to not allowing my access to any windows programs like that, I can not do that. Control panel does work but seems werid, for one thing when looking at backup and restore it includes Windows 7 which I'm on Windows 10?

    :)
     
    SmokeySM, Apr 19, 2021
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  2. angus Win User

    Settings can't be opened using the built-in administrator account


    Hello,
    Unfortunately I have the same issue as Dabz from upgrading win7 to win10.
    I've tried opening settings using all the suggested methods and it will not load using my account with Administrator access nor the built-in Administrator profile. I also tried other methods not listed such as using Run. Control panel is just a stepping stone to add users in Settings.
    I'm also having explorer.exe issues, which I believe is preventing Settings from loading.
    Using cmd (Admin) I successfully created a new user profile [and granted admin access also using cmd (Admin)], however win10 will not allow this account to log on. win10 does not list this new user within control panel but it does in the start menu. win10 will not allow to log in or switch to the new account via the start menu either.
    I can access settings in Safe Mode but this will not allow me to create a new account.
    Any help/suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
    Cheers
     
    angus, Apr 19, 2021
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  3. 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, Apr 19, 2021
    #3
  4. Windows settings not opening

    settings wont open

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    Please answer the below question to understand the situation better,

    • Are you facing this issue on a local account or the Microsoft Account?
    Please follow the below steps and check if it works,

    • Press “Windows key + I” to open the Settings screen.
    I suggest you to sign out from the current user account, restart the computer and then sign in to the Administrator account to check if this helps

    Reply us if you have further queries. We will be glad to assist you.
     
    Anup Karkal, Apr 19, 2021
    #4
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