[Updated] How to Open Realtek HD Audio Manager in Windows 10/11/8/7

In this guide, I will tell you How to Open Realtek Audio Manager in Windows 10/11/8/7. I also had a similar issue and I spent a lot of time learning how to fix it. It took me 10 hours to find the right solution.
So I decided to write about it. I hope it saves your time.

Realtek Audio Manager is a program that is installed on a Windows system that allows users to customize the sound settings. This article will show you three different ways to locate and launch Realtek Audio Manager on Windows 10/11/8/7.
These methods are also applicable if you are getting this error “rtkngui64.exe won’t open windows 10
A tutorial is also included below if you wish to build a shortcut for Realtek Audio Manager so that you can simply access it in the future.

Method 1 : From System Tray

You can find the Realtek HD Audio Manager icon in the System Tray and click it to quickly open Realtek HD Audio Manager. You may need to click the upper-arrow icon to find it.

Double click on the icon to open it.

If you don’t see the icon in the System Tray, you can try the other ways below to open it.

Method 2: From File Explorer

Realtek HD Audio Manager may be found in Windows 10’s File Explorer. Check out the complete instructions below on how to open it.

Step 1: To launch File Explorer on Windows 10, Open My Computer. Then, in the address bar, type C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\ and press Enter to access the destination directory.

You can also reach this directory by typing Windows + R, then type C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\  in the Run box and hit Enter.

Step 2: Locate and double-click the RtkNGUI64 file to launch Realtek HD Audio Manager on Windows 10.

How Create a Shortcut for Realtek HD Audio Manager

If you need to visit Realtek HD Audio Manager frequently in Windows 10, you may make a shortcut to it for quick access every time.

Step 1: Perform the same process as in Method 1 above to identify the RtkNGUI64.exe file.

Step 2: Right-click the RtkNGUI64 file and select Create a shortcut to create a Realtek HD Audio Manager desktop shortcut.

When you wish to access Realtek HD Audio Manager on Windows 10 to modify the sound settings, simply double-click its shortcut icon.


If you can’t locate Realtek HD Audio Manager in Windows 10, you can find other solutions in this post:

Proven Methods to Resolve Realtek HD Audio Manager issues.

You may also manually download Realtek HD Audio Manager for Windows 10 from the Realtek official website.

If you wish to reinstall Realtek HD Audio Manager in Windows 10 to repair Windows 10 sound problems, follow the steps in this tutorial: How to Reinstall Realtek HD Audio Manager and Drivers








One response to “[Updated] How to Open Realtek HD Audio Manager in Windows 10/11/8/7”

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    Randi Rebella

    Great article, totally what I needed.

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