Published by


Brink's Avatar
Administrator

Posts: 17,367

Show Printable Version 


How to Create a 'Sync your settings' Shortcut in Windows 10

information   Information
In Windows 10 you can sync your theme, apps, Internet Explorer settings, passwords, language preferences, Ease of Access, and other Windows settings so they are used across all your Microsoft PCs and devices that you sign in to with your same Microsoft account.

When your sync settings are turned on for a device or PC, they are stored on your online OneDrive device backups like below with a date and PC/device name.

This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Sync your settings shortcut that opens directly to 'Sync your settings' in the Settings app in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Download a Sync your settings Shortcut
  • Option Two: To Manually Create a Sync your settings Shortcut



EXAMPLE: Sync your settings in Settings
Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Sync_your_settings.jpg 
Views:	548 
Size:	106.3 KB 
ID:	18684






Sync your settings Shortcut - Create in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Sync your settings Shortcut - Create in Windows 10
To Download a Sync your settings Shortcut

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

Sync_your_settings_shortcut.zip

download

2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Unblock the .zip file..

4. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to your desktop.

5. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.








Sync your settings Shortcut - Create in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Sync your settings Shortcut - Create in Windows 10
To Manually Create a Sync your settings Shortcut

1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
Note   Note
If you do not have a US English Windows 10 installed, then you will need to change the en-US folder name in the command below for the folder name with your language instead for this to work.


Code:
%windir%\explorer.exe %localappdata%\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Indexed\Settings\en-US\AAA_SystemSettings_SyncSettings_SyncMaster_Toggle.settingcontent-ms

Name:  shortcut-1.png
Views: 2197
Size:  26.2 KB

3. Type Sync your settings for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You could name this shortcut anything you would like though.

Name:  shortcut-2.png
Views: 2187
Size:  25.0 KB

4. Right click or press and hold on the new Sync your settings shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

Name:  shortcut-3.png
Views: 2082
Size:  29.3 KB

6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

%SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll

Name:  shortcut-4.png
Views: 2122
Size:  46.3 KB

7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)
NOTE: You could use any icon that you would like instead though.

8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 5)

9. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.



That's it,
Shawn