Where Is Network And Sharing Center In Windows 10 & Windows 11

Where is Network and Sharing Center in Windows 10? Has it disappeared? Actually, not yet. The thing is Microsoft gradually moves the applets from the Control Panel to a new Settings app.

If you have Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709) or later version installed on your PC, you won’t see familiar “Open Network and sharing center” any more when you right-click the Ethernet or Wi-Fi icon the Taskbar. You see “Open Network and Internet settings” instead.

Windows 10 is like a living organism that is constantly changing and evolving. That’s why we have to modify our tutorials related to this OS because after each update there are many things that won’t work any more.

In this post we will explain how to find and open Network and Sharing Center in Windows 10 of the latest version and create a shortcut on the desktop. By the way, there is a high probability that this guide won’t help after the next Windows 10 update.

How It Was Earlier And How It Is Now

Here is how it was before the Fall Creators Update:

old shortcut

How it is now: 

new shortcut

Where is Network and Sharing Center in Windows 10 Version 1709 And Higher

To find your familiar applet you need to perform the following steps.

Method 1 to open the applet

  1. Right-click the network icon in the Taskbar.
  2. Select “Open Network and Internet settings”: Open Network & Internet settings
  3. Now scroll down and click on the link named “Network and Sharing Center”: Network and Sharing Center W10


Method 2 to open Network and Sharing Center

If you are unable to use method 2 for some reason, you can open the applet using the command line or a bat-file.

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Copy and paste:
    control.exe /name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter
  3. Hit Enter: 

Create A Shortcut To Network And Sharing Center In Windows 10

create shortcut to Network and Sharing Center

I think, you won’t feel happy to perform all those steps every time you need to open the deprecated applet. So, create a shortcut. All you need to do is drag and drop the icon from the address bar to the desktop: 

It’s that easy!

How to Open Network and Sharing Center in Windows 11

The simplest way to do the same on Windows 11 is to:

  1. Press Start button on your keyboard.
  2. Type control
  3. Hit Enter.
  4. Click on Network and Sharing Center.

Note, that if you type Network and sharing in the search you will probably get to another section in the modern Settings app but not to what you are searching for.

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