Unable to find icons in Windows Control Panel

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

By default, the Microsoft Windows Control Panel displays icons in the "Category View", as shown in the image below. Some of the instructions on Computer Hope and other sites may ask you to open an icon in Control Panel that is not shown in this view.

Microsoft Windows Category View of Control Panel

To switch to a view that displays all available icons available to you in one window click the "Switch to Classic View" link in the top left portion of the window. Switching to Classic View displays all available icons as shown in the visual example in our Control Panel dictionary definition page.

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