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  • "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Action Center\Problem Reports"

     

    When I type "Problem Reports" into the Start Menu it presents an option to view all problem reports, copying the URL (Mentioned above) and pasting it in Windows Explorer or in the Target of a shortcut however doesn't work. Both will change the path.

     

    Windows Explorer changes it to "C:\Windows\System32\control.exe" while a Shortcut changes it to "C:\Windows\System32\control.exe Panel\All Control Panel Items\Action Center\Problem Reports"

     

     

    So how do I make a quick way to access this area? As I can't find anyway to access it except via the Start Menu.


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    Tuesday, December 7, 2010 7:54 AM

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  • Hi, Franpa_999:

    You must use the new Windows Vista/7 syntax for Control Panel shortcuts. Create a shortcut to

    %SystemRoot%\System32\control.exe /name Microsoft.ActionCenter /page pageProblems

    You have additional information at MSDN:

    Canonical Names of Control Panel Items

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee330741.aspx


    Microsoft MVP Windows Desktop Experience | http://www.wintecnico.com

    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Steel Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:27 PM
    Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:03 PM
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  • Cool, still seems strange that the URL that that control panel item uses can't be used as is. Also strange that there simply isn't an icon/shortcut somewhere by default for it, you MUST search for it via Start Menu.

    Core i7 920 @ 2.66GHZ | ASUS P6T Mother Board | 6 gig DDR3 1600 RAM | 2x 500g SATA2 HDD | Integrated sound | Gainward Geforce 250gts "Deep Green" 1024MB PCI-E (latest drivers) | Windows 7 Home Premium x64 | Thermaltake 750watt Toughpower Power Supply | Thermaltake Armor+ MX case.
    Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:26 PM