List of Commands to Open Control Panel Items in Windows 10

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   Information 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

   NoteTo 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 StartPin to task bar, add to All apps, add to Quick Launchassign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

Control Panel ItemCommands
Add a Device wizard%windir%\System32\DevicePairingWizard.exe
Add Hardware wizard%windir%\System32\hdwwiz.exe
Add a Printer wizardrundll32.exe shell32.dll,SHHelpShortcuts_RunDLL AddPrinter
Additional Clocksrundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL timedate.cpl,,1
Administrative Toolscontrol /name Microsoft.AdministrativeTools

control admintools
AutoPlaycontrol /name Microsoft.AutoPlay
Backup and Restore (Windows 7)control /name Microsoft.BackupAndRestoreCenter
BitLocker Drive Encryptioncontrol /name Microsoft.BitLockerDriveEncryption
Color and Appearanceexplorer shell:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921} -Microsoft.Personalization\pageColorization
Color Managementcontrol /name Microsoft.ColorManagement
Credential Managercontrol /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 Programscontrol /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms
Desktop Backgroundexplorer shell:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921} -Microsoft.Personalization\pageWallpaper
Desktop Icon Settingsrundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,0
Device Managercontrol /name Microsoft.DeviceManager

control hdwwiz.cpl

devmgmt.msc
Devices and Printerscontrol /name Microsoft.DevicesAndPrinters

control printers
Ease of Access Centercontrol /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 Historycontrol /name Microsoft.FileHistory
Fontscontrol /name Microsoft.Fonts

control fonts
Game Controllerscontrol /name Microsoft.GameControllers

control joy.cpl
Get Programscontrol /name Microsoft.GetPrograms

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

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL srchadmin.dll
Infraredcontrol /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 Initiatorcontrol /name Microsoft.iSCSIInitiator
Keyboardcontrol /name Microsoft.Keyboard

control keyboard
Languagecontrol /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 Centercontrol /name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter
Network Connectionscontrol ncpa.cpl

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

control telephon.cpl
Power Optionscontrol /name Microsoft.PowerOptions

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

control appwiz.cpl
Recoverycontrol /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 Connectionscontrol /name Microsoft.RemoteAppAndDesktopConnections
Scanners and Camerascontrol /name Microsoft.ScannersAndCameras

control sticpl.cpl
Screen Saver Settingsrundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,1
Security and Maintenancecontrol /name Microsoft.ActionCenter

control wscui.cpl
Set Associationscontrol /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms /page pageFileAssoc
Set Default Programscontrol /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms /page pageDefaultProgram
Set Program Access and Computer Defaultsrundll32.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 Recognitioncontrol /name Microsoft.SpeechRecognition
Storage Spacescontrol /name Microsoft.StorageSpaces
Sync Centercontrol /name Microsoft.SyncCenter
Systemcontrol /name Microsoft.System

control sysdm.cpl
System Iconsexplorer 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 Settingscontrol /name Microsoft.TabletPCSettings
Text to Speechcontrol /name Microsoft.TextToSpeech
Troubleshooting
User Accountscontrol /name Microsoft.UserAccounts

control userpasswords
User Accounts (netplwiz)netplwiz

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

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

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


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