General Open Windows Tools in Windows 11

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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.


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EXAMPLE: Windows Tools
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OPTION ONE

Open Windows Tools from Start Menu


1 Open the Start menu.

2 Click/tap on the All apps button. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on Windows Tools. (see screenshot below)

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OPTION TWO

Open Windows Tools from Control Panel


1 Open Control Panel (control.exe) in icons view.

2 Click/tap on the Windows Tools icon. (see screenshot below)

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OPTION THREE

Open Windows Tools from Search


1 Open Search (Win+S) or the Start menu.

2 Type Windows Tools into the search box. (see screenshot below)

3 Click/tap on Open for Windows Tools.

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OPTION FOUR

Open Windows Tools from File Explorer


1 Open File Explorer (Win+E).

2 Click/tap on the far left icon in the address bar of File Explorer. (see screenshot below)

3 Copy and paste the path below into the address bar, and press Enter.

%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Tools

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That's it,
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