Windows 10 has removed the Control Panel entry from the WinX Menu. You now see an item which opens Settings. The WinX Menu is the one which pops up when you right-click on the Start Button. Microsoft wants users to move away from the Control Panel and is therefore gradually moving all settings from it to Settings. But if you would like to display or show the Control Panel too along with Settings, here is how you go about it.
We have already seen how to show Command Prompt instead of PowerShell in WinX Menu. Now let us see how you can display Control Panel in WinX Menu in Windows.
Show Control Panel in WinX Menu
Sign in as administrator and create a desktop shortcut to open the Control Panel. So right-click on the desktop > New > Shortcut. In the location field, type the following path:
Click Next and name this shortcut as Control Panel.
Now, open Windows File Explorer and copy-paste the following path in the Explorer address bar and hit Enter:
Here you will see three folders – Group1, Group2, and Group3.
Now drag and drop the created Control Panel shortcut from your desktop into any one of these folders, depending on where you want Control Panel link displayed. Group2 might be a good idea.
If you wish, you can download the shortcut I created and used by clicking here.
Read: How to add items to Win-X Power User Menu.
Having done this, restart your computer and you will see the Control Panel link in the Group you moved it to.
Mind you, you have to move it to any one of the groups. I moved it to all three, just to show an image how it would look in each of the Groups.
How do I find Control Panel on Windows 11?
To find Control Panel on Windows 11, you can use the Taskbar search box. You can search for the control panel in the Taskbar search box and click on the individual search result. On the other hand, you can find the same in the WinX menu, which appears when pressing Win+X.
How do I add Control Panel to my Start menu?
To add Control Panel to the Start menu in Windows 11, you need to search for it first. For that, you can use the Taskbar search box. Once the respective search result appears, right-click on it and select the Pin to Start option.
It worked for me and I hope this works for you too.
See this post if the WinX Menu is not working in Windows 11/10.