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List of Commands to Open Control Panel Items in Windows 10

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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.

The Control Panel allows you to view and change settings (controls) for Windows via applets.

Settings is a modern touch friendly version of the Control Panel that will eventually replace the Control Panel in Windows 10.


This tutorial will provide a list of commands to open or create shortcuts to Control Panel items in Windows 10.

Note   Note
To create a shortcut:

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

2) Copy the command you want from the table below as the "location", and click/tap on Next.

3) Type a name you want for this shortcut, and click/tap on Finish.

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



Control Panel Item Commands
Add a Device wizard %windir%\System32\DevicePairingWizard.exe
Add Hardware wizard %windir%\System32\hdwwiz.exe
Add a Printer wizard rundll32.exe shell32.dll,SHHelpShortcuts_RunDLL AddPrinter
Additional Clocks rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL timedate.cpl,,1
Administrative Tools control /name Microsoft.AdministrativeTools

control admintools
AutoPlay control /name Microsoft.AutoPlay
Backup and Restore (Windows 7) control /name Microsoft.BackupAndRestoreCenter
BitLocker Drive Encryption control /name Microsoft.BitLockerDriveEncryption
Color and Appearance explorer shell:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921} -Microsoft.Personalization\pageColorization
Color Management control /name Microsoft.ColorManagement
Credential Manager control /name Microsoft.CredentialManager
Date and Time (Date and Time) control /name Microsoft.DateAndTime

control timedate.cpl

control date/time

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL timedate.cpl,,0
Date and Time (Additional Clocks) rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL timedate.cpl,,1
Default Programs control /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms
Desktop Background explorer shell:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921} -Microsoft.Personalization\pageWallpaper
Desktop Icon Settings rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,0
Device Manager control /name Microsoft.DeviceManager

control hdwwiz.cpl

devmgmt.msc
Devices and Printers control /name Microsoft.DevicesAndPrinters

control printers
Ease of Access Center control /name Microsoft.EaseOfAccessCenter

control access.cpl
File Explorer Options (General tab) control /name Microsoft.FolderOptions

control folders

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 0
File Explorer Options (View tab) rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 7
File Explorer Options (Search tab) rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 2
File History control /name Microsoft.FileHistory
Fonts control /name Microsoft.Fonts

control fonts
Game Controllers control /name Microsoft.GameControllers

control joy.cpl
Get Programs control /name Microsoft.GetPrograms

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl,,1
HomeGroup control /name Microsoft.HomeGroup
Indexing Options control /name Microsoft.IndexingOptions

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL srchadmin.dll
Infrared control /name Microsoft.Infrared

control irprops.cpl

control /name Microsoft.InfraredOptions
Internet Properties (General tab) control /name Microsoft.InternetOptions

control inetcpl.cpl

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,0
Internet Properties (Security tab) rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,1
Internet Properties (Privacy tab) rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,2
Internet Properties (Content tab) rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,3
Internet Properties (Connections tab) rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,4
Internet Properties (Programs tab) rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,5
Internet Properties (Advanced tab) rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,6
iSCSI Initiator control /name Microsoft.iSCSIInitiator
Keyboard control /name Microsoft.Keyboard

control keyboard
Language control /name Microsoft.Language
Mouse Properties (Buttons tab 0) control /name Microsoft.Mouse

control main.cpl

control mouse

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL main.cpl,,0
Mouse Properties (Pointers tab 1) control main.cpl,,1

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL main.cpl,,1
Mouse Properties (Pointer Options tab 2) control main.cpl,,2

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL main.cpl,,2
Mouse Properties (Wheel tab 3) control main.cpl,,3

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL main.cpl,,3
Mouse Properties (Hardware tab 4) control main.cpl,,4

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL main.cpl,,4
Network and Sharing Center control /name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter
Network Connections control ncpa.cpl

control netconnections
Network Setup Wizard control netsetup.cpl
Notification Area Icons explorer shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}
ODBC Data Source Administrator control odbccp32.cpl
Offline Files control /name Microsoft.OfflineFiles
Performance Options (Visual Effects) %windir%\system32\SystemPropertiesPerformance.exe
Performance Options (Data Execution Prevention) %windir%\system32\SystemPropertiesDataExecutionPrevention.exe
Personalization explorer shell:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}
Phone and Modem control /name Microsoft.PhoneAndModem

control telephon.cpl
Power Options control /name Microsoft.PowerOptions

control powercfg.cpl
Power Options - Advanced settings control powercfg.cpl,,1
Power Options - Create a Power Plan control /name Microsoft.PowerOptions /page pageCreateNewPlan
Power Options - Edit Plan Settings control /name Microsoft.PowerOptions /page pagePlanSettings
Power Options - System Settings control /name Microsoft.PowerOptions /page pageGlobalSettings
Presentation Settings %windir%\system32\PresentationSettings.exe
Programs and Features control /name Microsoft.ProgramsAndFeatures

control appwiz.cpl
Recovery control /name Microsoft.Recovery
Region (Formats tab) control /name Microsoft.RegionAndLanguage

control /name Microsoft.RegionalAndLanguageOptions /page /p:"Formats"

control intl.cpl

control international
Region (Location tab) control /name Microsoft.RegionalAndLanguageOptions /page /p:"Location"
Region (Administrative tab) control /name Microsoft.RegionalAndLanguageOptions /page /p:"Administrative"
RemoteApp and Desktop Connections control /name Microsoft.RemoteAppAndDesktopConnections
Scanners and Cameras control /name Microsoft.ScannersAndCameras

control sticpl.cpl
Screen Saver Settings rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,1
Security and Maintenance control /name Microsoft.ActionCenter

control wscui.cpl
Set Associations control /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms /page pageFileAssoc
Set Default Programs c]control /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms /page pageDefaultProgram[/c]
Set Program Access and Computer Defaults rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl,,3
Sound (Playback tab) control /name Microsoft.Sound

control mmsys.cpl

%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,0
Sound (Recording tab) %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,1
Sound (Sounds tab) %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,2
Sound (Communications tab) %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,3
Speech Recognition control /name Microsoft.SpeechRecognition
Storage Spaces control /name Microsoft.StorageSpaces
Sync Center control /name Microsoft.SyncCenter
System control /name Microsoft.System

control sysdm.cpl
System Icons explorer shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9} \SystemIcons,,0
System Properties (Computer Name) %windir%\System32\SystemPropertiesComputerName.exe
System Properties (Hardware) %windir%\System32\SystemPropertiesHardware.exe
System Properties (Advanced) %windir%\System32\SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe
System Properties (System Protection) %windir%\System32\SystemPropertiesProtection.exe
System Properties (Remote) %windir%\System32\SystemPropertiesRemote.exe
Tablet PC Settings control /name Microsoft.TabletPCSettings
Text to Speech control /name Microsoft.TextToSpeech
Troubleshooting
User Accounts control /name Microsoft.UserAccounts

control userpasswords
User Accounts (netplwiz) netplwiz

control userpasswords2
Windows Defender Antivirus "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe"
Windows Defender Firewall control /name Microsoft.WindowsFirewall

control firewall.cpl
Windows Features %windir%\System32\OptionalFeatures.exe

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl,,2
Windows Mobility Center control /name Microsoft.MobilityCenter
Windows To Go %windir%\System32\pwcreator.exe
Work Folders %windir%\System32\WorkFolders.exe



That's it,
Shawn