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How To Create An Administrative Tools Shortcut


A somewhat hidden folder located In the System and Security Control Panel category, Is named Administrative Tools. This allows you to access an array of powerful tools to perform a variety of complex tasks, such as configuring the Local Security Policy, checking out the Event Viewer, defragging hard disks and the list goes on. Wouldn't It be nice, If you could access It with a double-click of the mouse? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create an Administrative Tools shortcut on your computer's desktop.


Before I begin, here's what I'm referring to. The traditional way to access the Administrative Tools folder, Is to navigate to Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools. You will then see a bunch of tools and utilities, as shown below.


Whilst some tools are aimed at system administrators and the like, there Is nothing stopping the average computational user from utilizing them to their full potential. Evidently, It's Imperative to have a good understanding of how a given tool operates, as well as the objective It serves on the operating system.

To simplify accessibility, I will demonstrate how to create an Administrative Tools shortcut, with Incredible ease. So without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

Firstly, navigate to your computer's desktop, right-click on a blank area and select New > Shortcut as shown below.


Step Two:

Next, In the Type the location of the Item field, enter the following command.
control /name Microsoft.AdministrativeTools

Then hit Next to move forward.


Step Three:

Now you need to give your shortcut a name. It can be anything you like, For the purpose of this tutorial, I've named mine Windows 10 Tips Administrative Tools. When you've applied yours, click Finish to finalize the process.


Step Four:

I've navigated to my computer's desktop, and as you can see, my Administrative Tools shortcut has been successfully created. Let's make sure It's functional, by double-clicking It.


Last Step:

As expected, the Administrative Tools folder (In Control Panel) has executed, and I now have every tool available at my disposal.


Final Thoughts:

The good thing about the Administrative Tools shortcut, Is that It's not dedicated to the desktop per se. You can copy & paste It to just about any directory you like, thus have It readily available at all times. Prior to using a given tool, I strongly suggest you have a clear understanding of It's usage, and (where applicable) the effect It's designed to perform on the operating system.



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