Published by


Brink's Avatar
Administrator

Posts: 17,454

Show Printable Version 


How to Add or Remove Control Panel from This PC in Windows 10

information   Information
In Windows 10, there are a few different ways to find and change your settings: Settings app, Control Panel, app settings, and search. Most of the settings that you'll want to change can be found in the Settings app.

In Settings, you can change most Windows settings, such as changing your screen resolution, adding and removing devices, personalizing the lock screen, changing the date and time, and adding user accounts.

The Control Panel includes some additional settings that you might use less often, such as customizing the desktop.


This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Control Panel under Folders in This PC for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove Control Panel from This PC.


CONTENTS:



EXAMPLE: Control Panel added to This PC
Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Control_Panel_in_This_PC.png 
Views:	4337 
Size:	65.1 KB 
ID:	34373






Control Panel - Add or Remove from This PC in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Control Panel - Add or Remove from This PC in Windows 10
To Add Control Panel to This PC

1. Press Win+R keys to open the Run dialog, type regedit, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

2. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

3. In Registry Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}

Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Control_Panel_registry-1.png 
Views:	274 
Size:	25.3 KB 
ID:	34374

4. If you have not already, you will need to first change the owner of the {5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0} registry key in the left pane to be the Administrators group. (see screenshot below step 3)

5. If you have not already, you will need to second set permissions of the {5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0} registry key in the left pane to "Allow" the Administrators group "Full control". (see screenshot below step 3)

6. If you have a 64-bit Windows 10, then you will also need to repeat step 4 and step 5 above for the registry key below. (see screenshot below)

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}

Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Control_Panel_registry-2.png 
Views:	190 
Size:	25.7 KB 
ID:	34375


7. Do step 8 or step 9 below for the 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 10 you have.


 8. To Add Control Panel to This PC in 32-bit Windows 10

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.

32-bit_Add_Control_Panel_to_This_PC.reg

download


 9. To Add Control Panel to This PC in 64-bit Windows 10

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.

64-bit_Add_Control_Panel_to_This_PC.reg

download

10. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

11. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

12. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

13. If File Explorer is open, refresh (F5) or close and reopen File Explorer to apply.

14. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file.







Control Panel - Add or Remove from This PC in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Control Panel - Add or Remove from This PC in Windows 10
To Remove Control Panel from This PC

Note   Note
This is the default setting.


1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.

Remove_Control_Panel_from_This_PC.reg

download

2. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

3. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

4. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

5. If File Explorer is open, refresh (F5) or close and reopen File Explorer to apply.

6. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file.


That's it,
Shawn