This article describes steps one and two to find and open the Windows Tools (formally Administrative Tools) in Windows 11.
Windows Tools is a folder in the Windows 11 Control Panel, and contain tools for system administrators and advanced users.
The tools are located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\ or its subfolders. For advanced and power users, these tools help administer Windows settings and services.
There are many ways to get to these tools. One can use the Start menu, Control Panel, and File Explorer. Below we’ll show you how to find and open the Windows Tools in Windows 11.
How to locate Windows Tools, formally Administrative Tools in Windows 11
As described above, Windows Tools is a folder in the Windows 11 Control Panel, and contain tools for system administrators and advanced users.
Here’s how to find the Tools.
Open Windows Tools from the Start menu
Most users will prefer to open the Windows Tools using the Start menu. To do that, click the Start menu button and select All apps -> Windows Tools.
Select the Windows Tools icon on the Start menu -> All apps to open.
Open Windows Tools via the Control Panel
Alternatively, users may want to use the Control Panel app to open the Windows Tools folder. To do that, open the Control Panel app.
When the Control Panel app opens, go to:
Control Panel\System and Security
On the Control Panel -> System and Security category, locate and open the Windows Tools.
Locate Window Tools via File Explorer
Yet another way to locate and open the Windows Tools folder is to use File Explorer. To do that, open File Explorer.
When the File Explorer opens, browse to the path below. You may copy and paste the line below into the File Explorer address bar and press Enter.
%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Tools
There you should see the Windows Tools folder with all the system tools to manage Windows computers. There might be other ways and methods to find and open Window Tools, but these should be more than enough.
That should do it!
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