How to Open Control Panel in Windows 10

In this post, we’ll see the different ways to open Control Panel in Windows 10. Let’s get started.

Method #1

In Windows 10, you can open Control Panel using “control” command, and you can use this command in the following programs:

Run Command

Open Run Command Box. Type “control” (without double quotes) and then press the “Enter” key.

Control in Run Command

Windows PowerShell

  1. Open Power User menu (To do that, right-click on the “Start” button or press Windows key + X). Select “Windows PowerShell.”
  2. Type “control” (without double quotes) and then press “Enter.”

Command Prompt

Launch Command Prompt. Type the command “control” (without double quotes) and then press “Enter.”

Address Toolbar

In the Address Toolbar, type “control” (without double quotes) and then press the “Enter” key.

File Explorer Address Bar

In the File Explorer Address Bar, type “control” (without double quotes) and then press “Enter.”

Task Manager

  1. Open Task Manager. Click on File > Run new task.
  2. Now, type “control” (without double quotes) in the “Create new task” box and then press the “Enter” key.

Method #2

  1. Open Windows Settings.
  2. In the search box at the top, type “control panel” (without double quotes). Now, you can see the “Control Panel” in the search result. Click on it.

Method #3

Open the Start menu. Type “control” (without double quotes). In the search results, you can see the “Control Panel” app. Click on it.

Method #4

  1. Open the Start menu. Find and click the “Windows System” folder.
  2. Within that folder, you can see “Control Panel” (which is in between “Command Prompt” and “File Explorer“). Click on it.
Control Panel in Windows System folder

Method #5

  1. Open the System32 folder (To do that: Open Run Command; Type “system32” (without double quotes) and then press “Enter”).
  2. Find and double-click the “control” file.
Control file in System32 folder

Method #6

  1. Open the File Explorer. Click the arrow beside the “Quick Access” icon.
  2. Click on “Control Panel.”
Control Panel option

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