How to Open Network Connections List in Windows 7 or Vista

One of the biggest annoyances for me in Windows 7 or Vista is that you can’t immediately open the Network Connections list to see the list of adapters like you could in XP.

In Windows XP, you could right-click any network connection and select “Open Network Connections”, but in Windows Vista, the only option you have is to open the Network and Sharing Center via the same right-click menu.

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To immediately open the connection list, you can just type ncpa.cpl into the Start menu search box:

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And the network connection list just like I’m used to:

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You can also create a shortcut somewhere to the full file path if you want even easier access.

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Just type C:windowssystem32ncpa.cpl as the location of the shortcut.

Note that I have also tested this on Windows 7 as well and it works well.

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