Windows Shortcuts to Control Panel Items and Other Windows Features

By | March 7, 2016
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Shortcuts to Control Panel Items and Other Windows Features

These shortcuts (except where noted) work on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

You can use the shortcuts below in a Run dialog (press Windows Key + R) and type in the command. You can also use them in a Command Prompt. And if you like, you can create shortcuts to them on your desktop and drag them to your taskbar (where applicable) and/or add them to your start menu.

Shortcuts to Control Panel Items and Windows Features
Accessibility Options control access.cpl
Administrative Tools control admintools
Add/Remove Programs control appwiz.cpl
Configuration Utility msconfig
Date/Time Properties control timedate.cpl
Device Manager devmgmt.msc
Disk Management diskmgmt.mse
Display Properties control desk.cpl
File History (Windows 8x / 10)  control /name Microsoft.FileHistory
Internet Properites control inetcpl.cpl
Keyboard Properites control main.cpl keyboard
Mouse Properties control main.cpl
Network Properties control netcpl.cpl
Network Connections control.ncpa.cpl
Network & Sharing Center control /name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter
Passwords control userpasswords
Personaliztion control desktop
Power Options control powercfg.cpl
Printers control printers
Recovery control /name Microsoft Recovery
Services services.msc
Sound Properties control mmsys.cpl sounds
System Properites control sysdm.cpl
Task Manager taskmgr
Windows 7 File Reovery
(works in Windows 8x and Widows 10 as well)
control /name Microsof BackupAndRestore
Windows Update control /name Microsoft WindowsUpdate

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2 thoughts on “Windows Shortcuts to Control Panel Items and Other Windows Features

  1. A_Hippy_Hillbillie

    TC & EB, thank you both! These are super cool & will be very useful.


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