With Task Manager open, scroll to the bottom of the Processes tab, click Windows Explorer, and then click Restart. The taskbar disappears for a second when you restart File Explorer. Then right-click the Start menu or press Windows Key X. Control Panel should be on the WinX menu.
You can also click Start, type Control Panel and click Control Panel to open Control Panel without loading the Win X Menu Editor as described below.
Future updates to Windows 10 may revert the changes you made by following the steps above. If the Control Panel option disappears from the User Main Menu, follow the steps above to add it back.
First Of All, What Not To Do
The Win X menu commands are located in this file folder (see Figure B:
C: Users USERNAME AppData Local | Microsoft Windows WinX
However, you can’t just add a shortcut for the control panel executable to one of these group folders and expect it to appear in the Win X menu. Special links in the Win X menu system is protected by a special hash computation, which makes any an attempt to change the content.
To add a control panel to the Win X menu, you need to use the link with the hash already included. This usually means that you are buying the link on a Windows version other thanoh from the Creators Update. This can be done with a third party app, but it is tricky, complex and inconsequential.
If you want to follow the process, you can find details on this website . But before I do that, I have some simple solutions that might work better for you.
SEE: Windows 10 Tips: Secret Shortcuts to Your Favorite Settings (Tech Pro Research)
Ways To Fix Missing NVIDIA Control Panel
The following steps cover basic troubleshooting as well as some advanced methods. Don’t skip the more advanced ones if the simpler ones don’t restore the missing NVIDIA Control Panel.
# 1 – Restart NVIDIA Services To Resolve An Issue Missing From The NVIDIA Control Panel.
NVIDIA Control Panel can no longer appear on the desktop context menu and taskbar. Another basic method you can try is to restart certain NVIDIA services. Let’s see how to restart these services on your PC:
Step 1. Open the dialog boxbut Run by simultaneously pressing the Windows R keys. Now type services.msc in the Run box and press Enter.
4. Restart your computer.
Make sure this method has restored the missing NVIDIA Control Panel. If not, restart your computer and check again. If nothing happens, try the next method.