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How to Create Control Panel Shortcut on Windows 8.1 Desktop

Windows 8.1 does not provide any direct option for creating Control panel shortcut on the desktop. If you use control panel most frequently to access all Windows settings like uninstall any program, hardware settings, backup, restore, etc. creating control panel shortcut on the desktop could saves your time.

Of course, in Windows 8.1 you can pin Control Panel to the taskbar or access it from quick settings menu or Start Screen. However, if you would like to know how to create Control Panel shortcut on desktop, here is how it is.


1. Right-click on an empty place on the desktop and select “New” option followed by the “Shortcut” submenu.

 2. In the new window that pops ups, enter the path to the control panel executable as shown in the image below.

3. For the location of the item type in C:\Windows\System32\control.exe and then click on the Next button.

4. Name the new shortcut as Control panel and then click on the Finish button.

On your desktop, there will be an icon for the Control Panel. Just click it to open. That’s it! Leave your views in the comment section below.


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