How to add Control Panel to Windows 10 File Explorer directly with Regedit

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Windows 10 Registry Hack: How to add Control Panel to File Explorer in your Windows 10 PC/laptop with this Regedit hack

Control Panel is one feature that Windows users use intermittently to gain access to various settings. However, as Windows progressed from the days of Windows 98 to Windows 10, Microsoft has buried the Control Panel deeper and deeper. In Windows 10, if you want to access the control panel, you have to type in Control Panel in the search box and then tap Open.

How would you like the Control Panel to appear in your Windows 10 File Explorer every time you press Windows Key+E or click on the folder icon at the bottom of your screen. The search arrangement may work for typical Excel and Word users but serious users need continuous access to the Control Panel. If you are one of those, this article will show you how to enable Control Panel directly in your Windows 10 File Explorer through a Windows Registry hack.

How to enable Control Panel in Windows 10 File Explorer

First and foremost you have to add a key to your Windows Registry. Ensure to input correct Registry values or your Windows 10 may get corrupted. Follow the article to the tee to avoid any such issues.

Start by opening the Windows 10 Registry Editor App. You can do this by typing Regedit in the search box at the bottom of your screen. Once you have opened the Regedit App, find this particular and specific key. Do not touch other keys.

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

How to enable Control Panel in Windows 10 File Explorer

Click on the MyComputer to reveal its keys. You will find a key called NameSpace. Right Click on the NameSpace key and select New and then Key from the submenu:

How to enable Control Panel in Windows 10 File Explorer

Once you have done the above, you now have two choices of how you want your Control Panel to look in Windows 10 File Explorer. You can select one of the views and proceed.

Control Panel with category view in Windows 10 file Explorer as shown below

Control Panel with category view in Windows 10 file Explorer as shown below

If you want your Control Panel to look like above in Windows 10 File Explorer, copy and paste the below-mentioned CLSID code as it is in the NameSpace New Key

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

Control Panel with category view in Windows 10 file Explorer as shown below

Once you have done the above, now your Windows 10 File Explorer will show the Control Panel like this:

Control Panel with category view in Windows 10 file Explorer as shown below

Control Panel with Large Icon view in Windows 10 file Explorer as shown below

Control Panel with Large Icon view in Windows 10 file Explorer as shown below

If you want your Control Panel to have a Large Icon look like above in Windows 10 File Explorer, copy and paste the below-mentioned CLSID code as it is in the NameSpace New Key

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

Your Control Panel will now appear in the Windows 10 File Explorer with large icons. Once you have followed the above tutorial, you can pin the Control Panel to your Start Menu or bottom tray in Windows 10 if you wish.

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