How to Create Computer Management Shortcut in Windows 10 (and More)

In this post, you will see:

  • How to Create Computer Management Shortcut
  • How to Open Computer Management in Windows 10
  • How to Open Computer Management as Administrator
  • How to Remove Manage Option in Context Menu

Let’s start.

Create Shortcut for Computer Management

Follow the steps below to create a Computer Management shortcut on your Windows 10 desktop or File Explorer.

Right-click on the empty area of the desktop or File Explorer.

Move the mouse over “New” in the context menu and press “Shortcut.”

Type compmgmt.msc in the pop-up window “Create Shortcut” and click the “Next” button.

Enter the shortcut name if you dislike the suggested one.

Click the “Finish” button.

Open Windows 10 Computer Management

Method #1

Right-click on the Start button and then select Computer Management, which you will find beneath Disk Management.

Method #2

The command to open Computer Management is compmgmt.msc. Let’s look at the programs in which this command works.

  • File Explorer address bar

Alternatively, the compmgmt command can be used in the following programs to start Computer Management.

Method #3

Open the Start menu and then enter computer. You will now see the Computer Management app. Click on it.

Method #4

Open the Start menu and then click the Windows Administrative Tools folder. You will now see Computer Management. Hit it.

Method #5

If you have This PC icon on your desktop, right-click it and then click the Manage option. Computer Management will be open.

If you do not have This PC icon on your desktop, open File Explorer. On the navigation pane, you will see This PC. Right-click on it and then click Manage.

You can now view Computer Management on your Windows 10 PC.

Method #6

Open the Control Panel. Hit Administrative Tools.

Now you will see the Computer Management shortcut. Double-click it.

Method #7

Open the C: > Windows > System32 folder.

Search and double-click on the compmgmt file.

Open Computer Management as administrator

Method #1

Open the Start menu.

Type computer.

Now you can see the Computer Management app. Hit Run as administrator option.

Method #2

Open the Start menu.

Click on the Windows Administrative Tools folder.

Right-click on Computer Management.

Move the mouse over More. Click Run as administrator.

Method #3

Open the Control Panel.

Hit Administrative Tools.

Now you can see the Computer Management shortcut.

Right-click on it, and you will see the “Run as administrator” option. Hit it.

Method #4

Open the C: > Windows > System32 folder.

Find and right-click on the compmgmt file.

Click Run as administrator option.

Method #5

Open elevated Command Prompt or elevated Windows PowerShell.

Type the command: compmgmt and then press Enter.

Here are some alternative ways:

Open the Task Manager. Click File. Click Run new task.

Enter compmgmt.msc and then select “Create this task with administrative privileges.”

Press the OK button.

You can also perform this task using the Run box.

Type compmgmt.msc in the Run command box and then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter.

How to Remove Manage Option in Context Menu

If you right-click on This PC icon on the desktop or This PC in the navigation pane, you will see a context menu.

In this menu you will see the Manage option, which is to open Computer Management.

If you do not want this option, you can remove it, and here is how:

Open the Registry Editor. I suggest you make a backup before proceeding.

Extend the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies.

Press the Explorer key.

If you do not see the Explorer key, make it like this: right-click on the Policies key, then choose New > Key, enter the name as Explorer, and then press Enter.

On the right, search for NoManageMyComputerVerb.

If you don’t find it, create it. Here’s how: Right-click on the space in the right pane, select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Provide the name as NoManageMyComputerVerb and then press Enter.

Double-click on NoManageMyComputerVerb. In the Value data field, provide the value 1.

Press the OK button. Restart your PC or File Explorer.

That’s all. Manage will no longer be in the context menu. If you want this option, delete the DWORD created above or replace 1 with 0.

Alternative method

Enter gpedit.msc in the run box and then press Enter.

Now, navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components.

Press File Explorer.

In the right pane, you will find “Hides the Manage item on the File Explorer context menu.” Double-click on it.

Select Enabled and then click OK.

That’s it. If you want to get back this option, follow the steps above and select Not Configured or Disabled.

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