The Windows Control Panel, Is a very beneficial utility containing an array of options and features. Everything from troubleshooting your PC, to applying security settings, accessing Installed programs, personalizing the OS- they're all situated In one central location. Whilst It's not difficult accessing Control Panel, wouldn't It be nice If It were available In File Explorer? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to add Control Panel to File Explorer In Windows 10.
Before I begin, here's what I'm referring to. By default, when you navigate to File Explorer In Windows 10, depending on your computing environment, you will see a number of folders, devices and drives as per the example below.
All It takes Is a click of the mouse to access File Explorer and If you're anything like myself, whereby I have the window minimized at all times for ease of access, you'd certainly make good use of what It entails.
This brings me to my next point. Wouldn't It be great If Control Panel was located In amongst the folders and drives? Well, I will demonstrate how to add It, by using a neat little Registry file that will automatically apply Control Panel to File Explorer with a couple of clicks of the mouse.
I have provided the download links to the Registry file, at the end of this article. The process Is extremely simple, so without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.
Step One:Once you've downloaded the file, extract It's contents to a folder of your choice. There are a couple of Registry files to apply the tweak- one for the 64-bit architecture, and the other for the 32-bit. Choose the one that's relative to your operating system. In my case, It's the file named Add Control Panel 64 bit.reg. It will prompt whether to add the entries to the Windows Registry, so hit Yes.
Step Two:If you receive an error message as shown below, simply Ignore It by clicking OK to finalize the process. It just means that a few Registry keys are In use, but the tweak will still take effect.
Step three:I've now navigated to File Explorer and as you can see, Control Panel has been successfully applied under devices and drives. Let's make sure It's functional, by double-clicking It.
Step Four:As expected, Control Panel has executed, thus everything has gone according to plan.
Last Step:In the event you've changed your mind and want to remove Control Panel from File Explorer, simply double-click the Remove Control Panel.reg file, and hit Yes.
Final Thoughts:Although there are so many ways to access Control Panel, nothing beats having It readily available In File Explorer. The good thing about this tweak, Is not only the simplicity of applying It with a couple of double-clicks of the mouse, but also the fact that there's very little to no chance of corrupting the Windows Registry- all due to It's automated process.
Use any of the links below to download the aforementioned Registry files.
Direct Link Solidfiles:
Direct Link Mega:
Direct Link Mediafire:
Direct Link 4shared:
Direct Link Sabercathost: