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Reset the "Settings" application in Windows 10

The "Settings" application in Windows 10 has replaced the classic control panel that used to exist in Windows 7. However, sometimes this utility does not open or close immediately after your command.

Although when it does not respond you can close it from Task Manager, Windows 10 in general, does not provide an easy fix for problems with the "Settings" application. Of course, we can reinstall it through Windows PowerShell, but many users are not familiar with PowerShell.

It's relatively unknown to most people, but Windows 10 provides an easy way to restore the Settings app. Unfortunately, Microsoft has not yet spoken about this capable feature, and because of this, most users don't know it.

For all installed applications, the "Applications and Features" page under the "Applications" of Windows 10 settings, offers an option to reset (modify) each application. However, itself, that is, the application of Settings itself is not listed, despite the fact that there is a "hidden" option to restore it!

If the Settings app does not work properly or does not open, you can restore it through a submenu inside it. Access to this restore option is available in the Start menu! Let's see how.

Step 1: Open the Start menu or Home screen. Do it right click in the settings icon (labeled gear), click More, and then click "Application Settings" to open the Windows 10 Advanced Settings page.

Alternatively, search with the word "Settings" and then right-click the "Settings" application that you will receive as a result of the search. In the submenu that appears, click on "Application settings".

Step 2: On this page, scroll down to see the "Reset" section.

Click the Reset button to see a small pop up. Click the Reset button in the Small pop up window to reset the Settings app.

When the reset is complete, the "Settings" application window will close automatically. You can now restart the Settings app.

As you can see in the picture above, the same page also offers an option to Quit the Settings app.


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