what is the file path to control panel items

waytootangled1

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FIRST OF ALL: this whole thing started while trying to do something for convenience that i did not think would be so complicated. Is it necessary? NO. Nor is it a problem. It is now a matter of sure curiosity and my 'need to know'

Hope someone out there is willing to delve into this with me!

Goal: I would like to create a folder portal on my desktop (using Stardock Fences v. 3.0.9.11) to display the contents of the control panel without making a shortcut to each and every item.

(side notes on creating folder portal in Fences is at bottom of post)

My thought is that i need the path to the control panel folder which i hope will contain the corresponding .cpl files.
**HERE is where my knowledge base ends.

-- Because i do not know where the folder is for the control panel, i have no idea the structure within and/or if it is possible to access the individual components from that location. --

Creating a folder portal in the Fences app is very simple:
Pretty straight forward...

Folder Portals (desc) Access the contents of any folder directly
from the desktop in a fully customizable view

There are several ways to create a Folder Portal:
1. Hold Alt while drag/dropping a (older on to your desktop.
2. Draw a rectangle on your desktop. Choose 'Create Folder Portal
Here' from the menu that appears.
3. Right click any folder and choose the option 'Show this (older on
the desktop'.

So - to my much smarter tech friends in this forum... Is what i want to do possible??

As requested in posting rules - here are details of my system:

Dell Precision M6800

specs:
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz 2.80 GHz
Installed RAM 16.0 GB
System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Windows specifications
Edition Windows 10 Pro
Version 1803
OS build 17134.285

I located an article in this forum "How to add CONTROL PANEL to THIS PC in file explorer" and have been able to add control panel to file explorer. But, it is not a 'folder' so i can't create the folder portal using this method.

So - any ideas folks??

I am SOO curious this is driving me nuts!

- michelle
 

waytootangled1

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THANKS A TON!
But.....

you didn't show me how you did that!

I am infinitely curious - i know a lot about some things, but not this!

Please share!?? Please?
 

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THANKS A TON!
But.....

you didn't show me how you did that!

I am infinitely curious - i know a lot about some things, but not this!

Please share!?? Please?

lol, Please see the windows central link in the post :) it has detailed instructions - the quote is an extract from the article :wink: as it's really simplified.

wow i am sorry - i did not mean for the image to be so huge!

Haha, no problem.
 

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