Control panel missing from right-click on start menu

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The Control Panel is a central location for a variety of system settings in Windows 10. It can be accessed quickly from the Start Menu, by right-clicking on the Start Menu button and selecting “Control Panel” from the context menu. However, many users have reported that the “Control Panel” option is missing from the context menu.

The cause of this issue is usually a corrupted Windows 10 profile, or a problem with the user account. Fortunately, the issue is easily fixable by either creating a new user account, or by performing a few simple steps.

Creating a New User Account

The first step in fixing the issue with the missing “Control Panel” option is to create a new user account. To do this, open the Settings app, and go to “Accounts > Family & Other People”. Here, click the “Add someone else to this PC” button, and follow the on-screen instructions to create a new user account. Once the account is created, log in to the new account, and check if the “Control Panel” option is present in the context menu when you right-click on the Start Menu button. If it is, then the issue is fixed.

Fixing the Corrupted Profile

If creating a new user account does not fix the issue, then the problem is likely caused by a corrupted profile. To fix this, you need to create a new user profile. To do this, open the Start Menu, type “cmd” into the search box, and then press “Enter” to open the Command Prompt. In the Command Prompt, type “net user /add”, and then press “Enter”. This will create a new user profile.

Once the new profile is created, log in to the new profile, and check if the “Control Panel” option is present in the context menu when you right-click on the Start Menu button. If it is, then the issue is fixed.

Fixing the Registry

If both of the above methods do not fix the issue, then the problem is likely caused by a problem with the Windows Registry. To fix this, open the Start Menu, type “regedit” into the search box, and then press “Enter” to open the Registry Editor. In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced

In this key, look for a value named “ShowControlPanel”. If this value is set to “0”, then change it to “1”, and then click “OK” to save the changes. Once you have done this, restart your computer, and check if the “Control Panel” option is present in the context menu when you right-click on the Start Menu button. If it is, then the issue is fixed.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the “Control Panel” option can sometimes be missing from the context menu when you right-click on the Start Menu button in Windows 10. This issue is usually caused by a corrupted profile, or a problem with the user account. Fortunately, the issue can be easily fixed by either creating a new user account, or by performing a few simple steps, such as creating a new user profile and/or fixing the Registry.

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