In this beginner’s post, we will see how to open the Control Panel in Windows 10. While Microsoft is taking steps to move most Windows settings to the Settings app, many users still feel the need to access the Classic Control Panel as the most useful settings are kept there. While there can be multiple ways to open the Control Panel, I will list below some convenient ways to do it.

Quickly open Control Panel in Windows 10

Here are some ways you can open Control Panel in Windows 10 using File Explorer, This PC, CMD, Run, Start Search, WinX, or Desktop Shortcuts.

Method 1. You can also type Control Panel in Start search and press Enter to open it.

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Method 2. Access Control Panel from the Quick Access Menu.

Press Windows + X or right-tap in the lower-left corner to open the Quick Access Menu, and then select Control Panel in it.

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Method 3. Another way to quickly open the Control Panel is to open File Explorer and click the little arrow towards the bottom, right in front of This PC.

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Method 4: Open Control Panel in File Explorer.

Click the File Explorer icon on the taskbar, select Desktop, and double-click Control Panel.

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Way 5. Open Windows 10 Settings, and type Control Panel into its search bar.

You will see it in the results. Click it to open the Control Panel.

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Method 6: Open Control Panel via Run.

Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog, type Control Panel in the empty box, and click OK.

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Method 7. Create Control Panel shortcut on the Desktop