Windows Tools,, formerly Administrative Tools, is a folder in Control Panel that contains tools for system administrators and advanced users.
The tools in the folder might vary depending on which edition of Windows you are using.
This tutorial will show you different ways on how to open Windows Tools in Windows 11.
EXAMPLE: Windows Tools
Open Windows Tools from Start Menu
Open the Start menu.
Click/tap on the All apps button. (see screenshot below)
Click/tap on Windows Tools. (see screenshot below)
Open Windows Tools from Control Panel
Open Control Panel (control.exe) in icons view.
Click/tap on the Windows Tools icon. (see screenshot below)
Open Windows Tools from Search
Open Search (Win+S) or the Start menu.
Type Windows Tools into the search box. (see screenshot below)
Click/tap on Open for Windows Tools.
Open Windows Tools from File Explorer
Open File Explorer (Win+E).
Click/tap on the far left icon in the address bar of File Explorer. (see screenshot below)
Copy and paste the path below into the address bar, and press .
%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Tools