How to Restore Default Administrative Tools in Windows 10
InformationAdministrative Tools is a folder in Control Panel that contains tools for system administrators and advanced users. The tools in the folder might vary depending on which version of Windows you are using.
This tutorial will help you to restore any missing shortcuts in the Administrative Tools folder in Windows 10.
You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to restore Administrative Tools.
NoteSome common administrative tools in this folder include:
Administrative Tool Description Component Services Configure and administer Component Object Model (COM) components. Component Services is designed for use by developers and administrators. Computer Management Manage local or remote computers by using a single, consolidated desktop tool. Using Computer Management, you can perform many tasks, such as monitoring system events, configuring hard disks, and managing system performance. Defragment and Optimize Drives Use Defragment and Optimize drives to help your computer run more efficiently. Windows automatically defragments and optimizes drives as part of regular maintenance. Disk Cleanup Reduce the number of unnecessary files on your computer's drives. It deletes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes many other items that you might no longer need. Windows automatically runs Disk Cleanup as part of regular maintenance. Event Viewer View information about significant events, such as a program starting or stopping, or a security error, which are recorded in event logs. Hyper-V Manager Provides management access to your virtualization platform. iSCSI Initiator Configure advanced connections between storage devices on a network. Local Security Policy View and edit Group Policy security settings. ODBC Data Sources Use Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) to move data from one type of database (a data source) to another. Performance Monitor View advanced system information about the central processing unit (CPU), memory, hard disk, and network performance. Print Management Manage printers and print servers on a network and perform other administrative tasks. Resource Monitor See how your system resources are being used by processes and services. Resource Monitor can help you analyze unresponsive processes, identify which apps are using files, and manage processes and services. Services Manage the different services that run in the background on your computer. System Configuration Identify problems that might be preventing Windows from running correctly. System Information View details about your computer, operating system, hardware, and software, including drivers—also known as msinfo32.exe. Task Scheduler Schedule programs or other tasks to run automatically. Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Configure advanced firewall settings on both this computer and remote computers on your network. Windows Memory Diagnostic Check your computer's memory to see if it's functioning properly.
EXAMPLE: Administrative Tools
1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .zip file below.
2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.
3. Unblock the .zip file.
4. Open the Administrative Tools.zip file. (see screenshot below)
5. Open File Explorer, copy and paste the location below into the address bar, and press Enter to open the Administrative Tools folder. (see screenshots below)
6. Drag and drop any missing shortcuts from the Administrative Tools.zip file in step 4 into the Administrative Tools folder in step 5.
7. Click/tap on Continue to approve. (see screenshot below)