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How to Add Control Panel to Windows File Explorer

 If you use the Control Panel a lot, you may need to add a control panel to the "This PC" section of File Explorer for convenience. Here's how to do it.


Adding Control Panel to Window File Explorer by Editing Registry Manually


1. Open the Registry Editor by hitting Start and typing “regedit.” Press Enter to open the Registry Editor and give it permission to make changes to your PC.


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2. In the Registry Editor, use the left sidebar to navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace


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3. Then, you have to create a new key in the “NameSpace” key. Right-click on the “NameSpace” key and select New > Key. Name the new key according to the appearance of the Control Panel you want. If you want to open the Control Panel with the default Category view, name the new key with the following text:

{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}


4. If you want to open Control Panel with icon view, name the new key with this text:

{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}


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5. And now close Registry Editor. You don't need to create additional keys or values. Try to see the changes by opening File Explorer and going to “This PC”. Press F5 to refresh if you have opened file explorer. You can also drag a new Control item into the Quick Access section of the navigation pane.


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6. If you want to reverse the changes, go back into the Registry and delete the new key you created. This will remove the Control Panel from File Explorer.

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