Manually Create the “Manage Wireless Networks” Shortcut

This will come handy in Windows 8.

1. Right click on desktop, and click on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click on the Next button.

explorer.exe shell:::{1fa9085f-25a2-489b-85d4-86326eedcd87}

3. Type “Manage Wireless Networks” for the name, and click on the Finish button.


Updates – No longer worked in RTM version.

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19 Responses to “Manually Create the “Manage Wireless Networks” Shortcut”

  1. Sum Moner Says:

    Thanks a lot, saved my day since this option is nowhere to be found and sync/unsync messed up my wireless networks

  2. Steve Pilon (@steve_pilon) Says:


  3. bernieleung (@bernieleung) Says:

    You are great, it works. How did you find this cryptic procedure any way?


  4. Jason Says:

    Awesome!!! I can be on my own network now!

  5. Foad Abu LRezik Says:

    it doesnt work for me – nothing happens when I click

  6. malstrondalstrond Says:

    Doesn’t work for me on Windows 8 RTM (6.2.9200).

  7. Aliyu Says:

    thanks it works

  8. Samarjit Says:

    Doesn’t work on Windows 8 Enterprise edition Build 9200
    Is there any other way to access the page.

  9. Damon Says:

    Just opens my Documents folder on Windows RT

  10. Sean Says:

    No longer works….

  11. Bill Sambell Says:

    Didn’t work on Win8 Pro ver 9200

  12. Dan Says:

    Broke. Thanks MS.

  13. Erlee Says:

    The registry entry for this is identical to Windows 7. I wonder what else is there to make this work?

  14. prof Says:

    doesn’t work on windows 8 pro

  15. leor Says:

    don’t work on mine as well ….

  16. 9985628559789 Says:

    how to rid of this?

  17. web server maintenance Says:

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  18. Devika Raj Says:

    Thanks For this nice tip for wireless network.

  19. Gladys Says:

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    (from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on your blog?

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