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6 Methods to Open Programs and Features in Windows 10

The Programs and Features is a hub that comprises an index of overall programs and applications installed on a PC. In order to repair, change or uninstall the programs and applications, most users always access it in quick succession. Of course, if you want to learn how to open Programs and Features in Windows 10, here are a few ways for your better reference.

launch programs and features


Method 1: Open Programs and Features by right-click Windows icon

Just press Win+X keys simultaneously or right-click the Windows icon, which will display Programs and Features in the context menu. At this time, you can click the Programs and Features.

right click windows icon to display programs and features

Method 2: Run Programs and Features by searching

Type programs and features in the search filed, and hit Programs and Features under Best match result.

search programs and features

Method 3: Start Programs and Features through Run dialog box

Open the Run dialog box by using Win+R keys, input appwiz.cpl and hit OK button.

open run dialog box

Method 4: Access Programs and Features from Command Prompt

Step 1: Open Command Prompt as administrator in Windows 10.

Step 2: When the Command Prompt window shows up, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter.

command prompt

Method 5: Turn on Programs and Features from Windows PowerShell

Step 1: Run PowerShell as administrator in Windows 10.

Step 2: Input appwiz.cpl and click Enter. This will open Programs and Features.

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Method 6: Launch Programs and Features in Control Panel

Step 1: Open Control Panel.

Step 2: In Control Panel, if your View by is set to Category, click Programs link.

click programs link

Step 3: And then hit Programs and Features link.

hit programs and features link

Note: In Control Panel, if your View by is set to either Large icons or Small icons, directly click Programs and Features link.

In additional: If you often use a large number of particular files or folders in programs and features, we recommend that you can create programs and features shortcut on your computer desktop, which can help you quickly find specific files or folders when you are in urgent need and save your much time and effort in a way. Please see how to create shortcut for programs and features in Windows 10.