Create Direct Shortcut for “Action Center -> Review Problem Reports” in Windows 7 and Later

Action Center in Windows 7 and later work like a central place to list important messages and alerts about Windows security and maintenance that might need your attention. You can open Action Center either by clicking on its icon in notification area (system tray) or using Control Panel.

One of the useful component of Action Center is "Problem Reports" which shows a list of all problems that have occurred on your PC.

To view problem reports, you need to follow a series of steps. First you open Action Center, then under Maintenance section, you click on View reliability history link. It opens Reliability Monitor, now you click on View all problem reports link given at the bottom of window which finally opens problem reports window.


Recently one AskVG reader "Peter Wade" asked us to provide a direct shortcut for problem reports in Windows 7 and later:


In Action Center, open maintenance and you will see Reliability History. Open this and you can see a monitor and down the bottom view problem reports. I would like a shortcut to access problem reports bypassing the above steps. I am using Win 7.

Thank you

Today in this topic, we are going to post a tutorial which will allow you to create a direct shortcut for problem reports in Windows 7 and later.

So without wasting time let's start the tutorial:

1. Right-click on Desktop and select "New -> Shortcut":


2. It'll launch "Create Shortcut" wizard. Now enter following string in location box:

explorer shell:::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\0\::{BB64F8A7-BEE7-4E1A-AB8D-7D8273F7FDB6}\pageProblems


3. After entering the location, click on "Next" button. Now type Problem Reports in name box and click on "Finish" button. It'll create a new shortcut on Desktop.

4. Now its time to change the icon. Right-click on the shortcut and select "Properties". Click on "Change Icon" button. Type ActionCenterCPL.dll in text box and press Enter. Select the first icon, click on OK button and then Apply the changes.

5. That's it. You'll get the desired shortcut on Desktop:


You can also put it in Quick launch toolbar or pin to Taskbar in Windows.

NOTE: If you don't want to create the shortcut manually and want a ready-made shortcut, download following ZIP file, extract it and you'll get the shortcut:

Download Link

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  • Nice tip!

  • Wow What a Question.

  • Wow great question and a time saving shortcut to boot ! Thanks to you VG ! Cheers Mate !

  • VG

    Thanks guys. I'm glad you found it useful. :)

  • You are great at finding direct shortcuts to CPL panels and other options in Windows 7. Keep it up!

  • Hello bro VG,

    Can you give us a tip on how to create a shortcut to this dialogue;

  • looks like i seen it b4 somewhere in the God Mode... but idk

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