How to Open Device Manager in Windows 10

In this post, you will see seven diverse ways to open Device Manager in Windows 10.

You’ll see the steps to create a Device Manager shortcut. Let’s get started.

How to Open Device Manager in Windows 10

Method #1

Use devmgmt.msc command in any of the following programs to launch Device Manager:

  • Task Manager (hit File > Run new task to use the command)

Method #2

Open the Start menu.

Type device manager.

Click on “Device Manager” in the search results.

Method #3

Open the Power user menu (you can do this by pressing Windows and X keys simultaneously or by right-clicking on the “Start” button).

Hit “Device Manager,” which you can find between “System” and “Network Connections.”

Method #4

Open the Control Panel.

Click the “Device Manager” link.

Note: If you don’t see Device Manager, then that means you’re in the “Category” view. In this case, click on Hardware and Sound > Device Manager.

Method #5

Open the Settings app.

Type device manager in the search box at the top.

Click “Device Manager” from the search results.

Method #6

Go to the System32 folder.

Double-click the “devmgmt” file.

Method #7

Right-click on the blank area in the Devices and Printers.

Hit “Device Manager” in the context menu.

Create a Device Manager Shortcut

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

Right-click on the desktop or File Explorer blank area.

Hover your mouse over “New” in the context menu.

Hit “Shortcut.”

Type devmgmt.msc in the “Create Shortcut” pop-up. Click the “Next” button.

Give the shortcut name if you don’t like the suggested one.

Click on the “Finish” button.


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