How to pin Control Panel to Taskbar in Windows 10/8/7

If you want to add Control Panel to the Windows taskbar, you would probably, right click on the Control Panel icon in the start menu and want to click on Pin to Taskbar. But you wont see the option there. The drag and drop method also wont work.

Pin Control Panel to Taskbar

Pin Control Panel to Taskbar

This tip will show you how to pin the Control Panel item or icon to the taskbar in Windows 10/8/7, so that you get easy access to Control Panel applets.

To pin the Control Panel icon to the taskbar in Windows 10/8/7, open the Control Panel.

You will see its icon in the taskbar.

Right click on its taskbar icon.

You will now see an option in the context menu to Pin this program to taskbar. Select this option and Control Panel icon will get pinned to your Windows taskbar.

You can similarly unpin it from the taskbar.

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