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How to open Device Manager in Windows 10

The Device Manager is an application you need when you have problems caused by hardware or software is generally solving problems in Windows 10. Unlike the  Task Manager, this is not so easy to open. That is why in this post I will show you the various ways in which you can open the Device Manager.

If Windows Search works smoothly on your system, you can search for it directly and it will appear like any other application. But if you’re having trouble with Windows search, here are six different ways to open this Windows 10 item.

Ways to open Device Manager

Execute command

Use the keyboard shortcut Win + R to open the Run box , and then type devmgmt.msc and hit the Enter key .

File Browser

Open File Explorer at any location, click inside the location bar and enter devmgmt.msc and hit the Enter key .

Control Panel

This method is the least convenient, but good to know in case the others cannot be used. Open the Control Panel, go to the System group and in the left panel choose Device Manager.

Settings app

The Settings app does not link directly to Device Manager from any of its tabs. However, it does have a search bar that you can use to open the application. Enter Device Manager in the search bar and select the only result.

Advanced user menu

Right- click on the Start button on the taskbar and a power user menu will open . Look at the items in the list and select Device Manager.

Command Prompt and PowerShell

You can also access it from the Command Prompt and PowerShell. Open any of the terminals. If you are making system changes, such as updating or rolling back drivers, you must open Command Prompt or PowerShell with administrator rights.

Once opened, run the devmgmt.msc command and Device Manager will open.

Device Manager Path

There is another way to enter Device Manager, although after the Control Panel method, this is the next to be less convenient.

In File Explorer, navigate to the location C: \ Windows \ System32 \ en-ES. The �es-ES� folder within System32 may vary in its name, but this is according to the language in which you are using the system, for example, en-US, or simply en.

Already within this path, look for the application devmgmt. You will have seen why this method is so impractical.

Pin Device Manager to the taskbar or Start menu

If you make frequent use of Device Manager in Windows 10, you can pin it to the Start menu or the taskbar to open it more easily. In this post I show how to use this method.

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