How to Open Power Options in Windows 10

In this post, we will see:

  • How to Open Power Options
  • How to Create a Power Options Shortcut

Here, I am using Windows 10. Let us begin.

Open Power Options in Windows 10

Pick any of the below ways to open Power Options in Windows 10.

Battery Icon

Right-click on the “Battery” icon in the notification area. Click “Power Options.”

Powercfg.cpl Command

The command powercfg.cpl can open Power Options in Windows 10, and you can use this command in the following programs:

  • Address Bar of File Explorer
  • Task Manager (Hit File > Run new task option to use the command)

Settings App

Open the Settings app. Click System > Power & sleep.

Note: Hit the “Additional power settings” link to view all the options of Power Options.

Powercfg.cpl File

Open System32 folder. Find and double-click “powercfg.cpl.”

Power User Menu

Right-click on the “Start” button. Hit “Power Options” which you can find between “Mobility Center” and “Event Viewer” in the Power user menu.

Note: Hit the “Additional power settings” link to see all the options of Power Options.

Start Menu Search

Open Start menu. Type power options. Now, you can see “Power & sleep settings.” Hit it.

Note: To see all the options of Power Options, hit the “Additional power settings” link.

Control Panel

Launch Control Panel. If you’re in the “Category” view, hit Hardware & Sound > Power Options. Else hit “Power Options.”


Create a Power Options Shortcut in Windows 10

Follow the underneath steps to create a Power Options shortcut in the Windows 10 desktop or File Explorer.

Right-click on desktop or File Explorer blank area. Hover your mouse over “New” in the context menu. Hit “Shortcut.”

Type powercfg.cpl 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.