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Quickly Open Device Manager

By: Arie Slob

The Device Manager is an important Windows tool. When you use it, you can see all the devices which are attached to your computer. You can also see if there is a problem with a device, as Windows will display a warning icon next to it's icon. You can access the Device Manager through the Control Panel, or My Computer, but this is a faster way:

  1. Right-click the Start button, and from the context menu select Explore
  2. Right-click an empty space in the right-hand pane, select New > Shortcut from the context menu
  3. In the field labeled Command Line, type:


    To make it more easy for you to copy/paste, we've put the string in a text box.

    (replace C:\Windows\ with your Windows directory, if you installed it in a different directory)

  4. Click Next, type Device Manager when prompted for the name of this shortcut, and click Finish
  5. This will place a shortcut to the Device Manager in your Start menu

Note: If you have a "Microsoft Natural Keyboard" or any other keyboard with the special Windows keys, you can access the Device Manager directly by pressing the WIN + Pause/Break key.

Go directly to Device Manager