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Solving problem that computer system control panel does not open


What should I do if my computer's Control Panel won't open? Recently, many users have reported that control panel on computer does not open, how to solve this problem? Below, we will share with you solution to problem that Computer Control Panel cannot be opened.


1. Press Win+R to open and run, enter path below and press Enter


2. Search for *.cpl in System32 folder and search results will show little tools in Control Panel. Some .cpl files are added by third party software and these programs add their entries to control panel.

Solving problem that computer system control panel does not open

3. Repair corrupted .cpl files.

Double-click each .cpl file individually. If control panel does not open, files are corrupted. If third party .cpl is corrupt, just delete it. If .cpl file supplied with system is damaged, use following method to repair it:

Run CMD as administrator, type sfc /scannow and wait for scan to complete. Then restart system.

4. Restore cpl file association.

Create a new txt file, copy following text into a txt file, rename file to cpl.reg (removing original txt suffix) and save it. Double click cpl.reg to import registry.

Windows Registry Editor version 5.00







@='Control Panel Extension'



@='Open with control panel'


@='rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL %1,%*'

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTcplfileshell unas]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTcplfileshell unascommand]

@='rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLLAsUser %1,%*'

If above methods are useless, it can only be solved by reinstalling system.