1. waytootangled1's Avatar
    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
    09-28-2018 01:50 PM
  2. TechFreak1's Avatar

    1. Make sure your system account has administrative privileges
    2. Right-click on the Windows 10 desktop and choose New > Folder
    3. Name the folder: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} and hit enter/return to make it stick
    Enjoy.
    https://www.windowscentral.com/how-e...ode-windows-10
    09-28-2018 04:02 PM
  3. waytootangled1's Avatar
    [HR]THANKS A TON![/HR]

    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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    10-03-2018 05:50 PM
  4. waytootangled1's Avatar
    wow i am sorry - i did not mean for the image to be so huge!
    10-03-2018 05:51 PM
  5. TechFreak1's Avatar



    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 as it's really simplified.

    wow i am sorry - i did not mean for the image to be so huge!
    Haha, no problem.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-03-2018 07:21 PM

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