How to Open Windows Tools in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to open Windows Tools in Windows 11. Windows Tools is a folder in the Windows 11 Control Panel that contains tools for system administrators and advanced users.

In previous versions, it is known as Administrative Tools. The tools in the folder might vary depending on which edition of Windows you use.

The tools are located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\ or its subfolders with associated documentation for each tool to help you use them.

Below is how to fine the Windows Tools folder in Windows 11.

How to find Windows Tools (previously Administrative Tools) in Windows 11

As mentioned above, Windows Tools is a folder in the Windows 11 Control Panel that contains tools for system administrators and advanced users.

There are multiple ways to access Windows Tools in Windows 11, and the steps below will show you a few ways to access the folder.

The easiest way is to click on Start -> All apps -> Windows Tools folder.

windows 11 start all app button

On the All apps menu list, scroll down and find Windows Tools.

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Alternatively, open the Control Panel and go to System and Security, then select Windows Tools at the bottom of the page.

windows tools in control panel

Yet another way to access Windows Tools in Windows 11 is via File Explorer. Open Windows File Explorer, then copy and paste the line below into the navigator box and press Enter.

%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Tools
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That should do it!

Conclusion:

These are the multiple ways to access Windows Tools in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to share, please use the comment form below.

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