How to Access Missing NVIDIA Control Panel Without Reinstall Driver

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The NVIDIA Control Panel is a part of NVIDIA graphics card driver software. So, if you are using a graphics card from this brand, there is a good chance that the program has been installed on the computer.

But how can NVIDIA Control Panel missing? And how to fix it?

Luckily, the program is still there but hidden somewhere and there are many ways to access it despite not showing in, let’s say, a system tray on Windows.

Here are some tips to access the NVIDIA Control Panel and how to fix it so you can easily found the program in the future.

#1 Launch NVIDIA Control Panel via the desktop context menu

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By default, the NVIDIA Control Panel has two fastest options to launch — via the context menu and system tray icon. You can go to the desktop, right-click on it, and select NVIDIA Control Panel.

The program will show in seconds.

#2 Go to the directory where the NVIDIA Control Panel installed

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Like many drivers, The NVIDIA Control Panel is also installed on your computer. You can access that by the following directory.

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C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Control Panel Client

Once you get there, double-click on nvcplui to launch the NVIDIA Control Panel. You probably want to send the shortcut to the Start Menu or desktop as well for quicker access.

#3 You can find it on the Windows’ Control Panel

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Funny enough, the NVIDIA Control Panel is also listed on the Windows’ Control Panel. You need to set the view by as Large icons first before you can see the program.


Once you get access to the NVIDIA Control Panel, it better to set the Add Desktop Context Menu and Show Notification Tray Icon are checked so you could launch the program easily next time.

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Of course, this advice is not mandatory since there are many other ways you can choose other than the context menu and notification tray icon.

If none of these methods above helps you, there is maybe something wrong with the graphics card or its driver. Try to update or reinstall the NVIDIA driver.

Alright, that’s it. I hope this article helpful, and if there is anything you want to ask, feel free to express that.

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