Fix: Control Panel is Not Showing All Programs on Windows 11

If the Control Panel is not showing all programs on Windows 11, you can try the following steps to troubleshoot and resolve the issue:

  1. Restart Your Computer: Sometimes, a simple restart can resolve minor issues. Restart your computer and check if the Control Panel displays all programs correctly.

  2. Search for Programs: Use the Windows search feature to find the programs you're looking for. Click on the Windows icon in the taskbar, then type the name of the program in the search bar. This will help you find and access programs even if they're not listed in the Control Panel.

  3. Check for Updates: Ensure that Windows 11 is up to date. Microsoft releases regular updates that can fix bugs and improve system functionality. To check for updates, go to "Settings" > "Windows Update" and click on "Check for updates."

  4. Use the Start Menu: The Start Menu often provides quick access to installed programs. Click on the Windows icon in the taskbar and scroll through the list of installed applications. You can also search for programs in the Start Menu.

  5. Reset Control Panel: You can try resetting the Control Panel settings to their default state. To do this:

    • Press "Win + X" and select "Windows Terminal (Admin)" or "Command Prompt (Admin)" to open a command prompt with administrative privileges.
    • Type the following command and press Enter:
      rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll
    • This will open the Control Panel. Check if the programs are now displayed correctly.
  6. Check Installed Programs: Verify that the programs you're looking for are actually installed on your system. Sometimes, programs may not be listed in the Control Panel if they are not properly installed.

  7. Create a New User Profile: If the issue persists, create a new user profile and check if the Control Panel displays all programs for the new user. If it does, the problem might be specific to your user profile.

  8. Perform a System Restore: If you recently installed or updated software that may have caused the issue, you can perform a system restore to revert your computer to a previous state when the Control Panel was functioning correctly. To do this, search for "Create a restore point" in the Windows search bar, and then click on "System Restore" to follow the on-screen instructions.

  9. Reinstall Problematic Programs: If specific programs are not showing up in the Control Panel, consider reinstalling those programs. Uninstall them first, then download and reinstall them from their official websites.

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Created 8 months ago by Ghicel Santos
Updated 8 months ago by Ghicel Santos