Windows 10: How do you pin the control panel to the start menu? Solved

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  1.    18 Oct 2015 #11

    If you still want Control Panel on Start find it under All apps (Windows System folder) right click it and pin to start.

    P.S. Win-key + X will also bring up the Start sub menu.
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  2.    18 Oct 2015 #12

    fracking4oil said: View Post
    If you still want Control Panel on Start find it under All apps (Windows System folder) right click it and pin to start.
    Done that too, thanks, strange that you cannot pin it from the task bar to start menu
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  3. Posts : 8,345
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       18 Oct 2015 #13

    I've put it in the 'short list', (I like a clean taskbar as well)

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  4.    18 Oct 2015 #14

    Edwin said: View Post
    I've put it in the 'short list', (I like a clean taskbar as well)

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    What version of Win 10 are you on? The RTM version no longer has this option, at least not by normal means.

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    Notice no Control Panel in this menu and no Start Menu tab in taskbar properties.

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  5.    18 Oct 2015 #15

    Go to search, type c o n, it should show up in the list. Then right click and select Pin to Start Menu. I have it pinned to mine along with Settings.
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  6.    18 Oct 2015 #16

    Or, Start, Start Menu/All Apps, Windows System, Control Panel, right click Pin to Start.
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  7. Posts : 283
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1607 (14393.726)
       18 Oct 2015 #17

    I would like to pin the Control panel to the LEFT side of the start menu.
    I don't use any tiles and have my Start menu like Windows 7.
    I have seen so many instructions for this but, all the things that are
    suggested I don't HAVE on my install.
    Any help would be appreciated.
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  8. Posts : 8,345
    Windows 10 Professional
       18 Oct 2015 #18

    fracking4oil said: View Post
    What version of Win 10 are you on? The RTM version no longer has this option, at least not by normal means.
    It is a work around.You need to change the target and the name of an appropriate folder at
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu Places
    to: C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
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  9. Posts : 283
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1607 (14393.726)
       18 Oct 2015 #19

    Edwin said: View Post
    It is a work around.You need to change the target and the name of an appropriate folder at
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu Places
    to: C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
    Maybe I am not too with it but, I did exactly what you said and no go?
    In that folder is no shortcut link to Control Panel and so, I made a shortcut
    to Control.exe in System 32 folder, is that wrong?
    I then copied the Control Panel shortcut from my user folder and added it
    to the Start Menu Places folder but cannot add the fix you suggested.
    Would you PLEASE explain a little more, like you are talking to a 5 yr old?
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  10. Posts : 8,345
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       18 Oct 2015 #20

    Pendaws said: View Post
    Maybe I am not too with it but, I did exactly what you said and no go?
    In that folder is no shortcut link to Control Panel and so, I made a shortcut
    to Control.exe in System 32 folder, is that wrong?
    I then copied the Control Panel shortcut from my user folder and added it
    to the Start Menu Places folder but cannot add the fix you suggested.
    Would you PLEASE explain a little more, like you are talking to a 5 yr old?
    Navigate to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu Places, choose one of the existing folders to modify, (eg.: I made the 'Pictures' folder my Desktop Wallpapers folder),
    right click on the folder, choose properties, in the 'Shortcut' tab change the 'Target' path to the folder you desire.
    Rename the folder if you wish. Keep in mind: the folder name will not change on the Settings page but the name will change on your Start Menu.
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