How to display the Control Panel in the WinX menu of Windows 10

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Windows 10 v1703 has removed the Control Panel entry from the WinX menu. You will now see an entry that opens Settings. The WinX menu appears when you click the Start button. Microsoft wants users to move away from the Control Panel, so that it gradually moves all Control Panel settings to Preferences. However, if you also want to display or display the Control Panel with the settings, proceed as follows.

We have already seen the command prompt appear in the Windows 10 WinX menu instead of PowerShell. Let’s see how to display the Control Panel in the WinX menu under Windows 10 v1703, v1709 and above.

Display the control panel in the WinX menu

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Log in as administrator and create a shortcut on the desktop to open the control panel. Right-click the desktop > New > Shortcut. In the Location field, enter the following path:


Click Next and name this shortcut as Control Panel.

Now open Windows File Explorer and copy the following path to the Explorer address bar and press Enter:


Here you see three folders – Group1, Group2 and Group3.

Now drag the ‘Control Panel’ shortcut created from your desktop to one of these folders, depending on where you want the ‘Control Panel’ shortcut to appear. Group 2 could be a good idea.

If you wish, you can download the link I created and used here.

Then restart your computer and you will see the Control Panel link in the group to which you moved it.

However, you must move it to one of the groups. I moved it on all three just to show a picture of what it would look like in each of the groups.

It worked for me and I hope it works for you.

See this article if the WinX menu does not work under Windows 10.

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