How to add Control Panel to File Explorer in Windows 10

Accessing the Windows 10 Control Panel from File Explorer is possible with a registry hack and specific code. We explain in detail how to use both. Image: Metamorworks, Getty Images / iStockphoto In an effort to make Windows 10 more user-friendly, Microsoft decided to move many common configuration options to the Settings menu, while burying the old Windows Control Panel …

Windows 10 Control Panel Loses System Information to Settings App

In the (older) Windows era, users could customize and manage the platform through the Control Panel. When Windows 8 launched, Microsoft launched a new Settings app that it wants to turn into a central hub for the platform on Windows 10. However, the Control Panel remains a part of the operating system as well. Microsoft’s reasoning for keeping Control Panel …