How to Open Device Manager in Windows 10

You will find seven different ways to accomplish this task in this post.

You’ll also learn how to create a Device Manager shortcut. Let’s get started.

How to Open Device Manager in Windows 10

Method #1

Launch Device Manager by using the devmgmt.msc command in any of the following programs:

Method #2

Open the Start menu.

Type device manager.

Click on “Device Manager” in the search results.

Method #3

Press the Windows key and X key simultaneously or right-click on the “Start” button to open the Power user menu.

Select the Device Manager, located between “System” and “Network Connections.”

Method #4

Open the Control Panel.

Click the “Device Manager” link.

It is worth noting that if you do not see Device Manager, then you’re in the “Category” view. In this case, click on Hardware and Sound > Device Manager.

Method #5

Open the Settings app.

Type device manager in the search box at the top.

Click “Device Manager” from the search results.

Method #6

Go to the System32 folder.

Double-click the “devmgmt” file.

Method #7

Right-click on the blank area in the Devices and Printers.

Hit “Device Manager” in the context menu.

Create a Device Manager Shortcut

You can create a Device Manager shortcut on your Windows 10 desktop or File Explorer by following the steps below.

Right-click on the desktop or File Explorer blank area.

Hover your mouse over “New” in the context menu.

Hit “Shortcut.”

Type devmgmt.msc in the “Create Shortcut” pop-up. Click the “Next” button.

In case you don’t like the suggested shortcut name, enter your own.

Click on the “Finish” button.