Microsoft has included the various tools as accessories in their Windows 10 operating system.
The Start Menu is back with a vengeance in Windows 10, and in many ways, it behaves just like the old one in previous versions of the OS — albeit with a modern look and feel.
One such throwback is how a selection of tools are grouped together under Windows Accessories.
These are basically system tools, and quite a few of them.
And the best part is that both the available accessories and system tools are named intuitively. It should be easy to find what you are looking for just by glancing at this list.
The list includes Character Map, Math Input Panel, Notepad, Paint, Remote Desktop Connection, Sniping Tool, Sound Recorder, Steps Recorder, Sticky Notes, Windows Fax and Scan, Windows Journal, WordPad, XPS View and more.
A nice balance of old and new, classic and modern.
Many of these are desktop programs, as in traditional software, and are quite the same from what was there in previous versions of the operating system, particularly Windows 7.
Out of these, Paint, Notepad and WordPad are probably the most familiar and most used.
Let us see how to access the Windows Accessories’ apps in Windows 10
How to Find Accessories in Windows 10?
There are two ways you can find Windows Accessories in Windows 10. One is using Windows Settings and the other is using File Explorer.
Find Accessories using Windows Settings
Click on Windows icon in taskbar
Under All Apps, scroll down to reach ‘W’ and look for Windows Accessories
Click the drop-down button to open the list of the apps that are available under Windows Accessories
Find Accessories using File Explorer
- Open Windows File Explorer.
- Type or Copy/Paste following path: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories
- You would reach the Windows Accessories folder where you can find all the accessories apps
Just click or tap the tool you want to use, and go on from there. Almost are all straightforward and well worth exploring at least once so you have an idea of what’s available in your Windows toolbox.
Windows 10 accessories is a collection of traditional utility apps like MS Paint, Notepad, Snipping Tools, and others at a single place
The apps include: MS Paint, Snipping Tools, Math Input Panel, Quick Assist, Steps Recorder, WordPad, Windows Media Player, Notepad, and some others.