How to Open Registry Editor in Windows 11 : Multiple methods

In Windows 11, the Registry Editor lets you manage Keys and DWORD Values for Settings. Working with the Registry Editor is a little risky since even minor errors can cause major damage to Windows. Its shortcut command is Regedit.exe, which is a highly helpful tool that aids in even the most difficult troubleshooting. You may open the Registry editor using a variety of methods, including Run, cmd, Search, shortcuts, and more. This post will show you how to launch registry editor in a number of different methods.


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NOTE:- To proceed, Click Yes on the UAC prompt window every time you launch registry editor.

Method 1: Using Windows Search

 

Step 1: Press Windows + S keys together to open Windows Search.

Step 2: Type regedit and hit Enter key.

 

Registry Editor Min

 

Method 2: Using Run Command box

 

Step 1: Press windows + R keys together on your keyboard to open run command box.

Step 2: Type regedit.msc and press Enter key.

 

Regedit In Run

 

Method 3: From Start Menu

 

Step 1: Press windows key on your keyboard to open Start menu.

Step 2: Click All Apps button to view all the list of apps available as shown in the below screenshot.

 

All Apps Start Menu 11zon

 

Step 3: Scroll down the list and click Windows Tools as shown below.

 

Windows Tools Start Menu 11zon

 

Step 4: Double Click Registry Editor in the windows tools window as shown.

 

Registry Editor Windows Tools Start Menu


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Method 4: Using Task Manager

 

Step 1: Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC keys together on your keyboard to open task manager.

Step 2: Go to File > Run new task as shown below.

 

Open New Task In Task Manager

 

Step 3: Type regedit and hit the Enter key.

 

Regedit Create New Task Manager

 

Method 5: From File Explorer

 

Step 1: Press windows + E keys together to open File Explorer.

Step 2: Copy and Paste the following given path in the address bar and hit Enter key.

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools

 

Step 3: Double click Registry editor in the windows tools folder.

 

Registry Editor Administrative Tools

 

Method 6: Using command prompt

 

Step 1: Press windows + R keys together to open run command box.

Step 2: Type cmd and hit Enter key.

 

Press Win + R To Open Run Box, Type Cmd, Hit Enter

 

Step 3: Type regedit and press Enter key to open registry editor as shown below.

 

Regedit Command Prompt

 

NOTE:- This command also works for PowerShell application.

 

Method 7: Using Desktop Shortcut

 

Step 1: Press Windows key and type regedit.

Step 2: Right click on the Registry Editor and select Open file location.

 

Open File Location Registry Editor

 

Step 3: Right Click on Registry Editor and click Show more options from the context menu.

 

Registry Editor Show More Options

 

Step 4: Click Send to > Desktop (create shortcut) from the list of the show more options, as shown below.

 

 

Desktop Shortcut Registry Editor

 

Step 5: Now double click on Registry editor shortcut icon on desktop to open.

 

Method 8: Using Keyboard Shortcut

 

Step 1: Press windows key on your keyboard and type registry editor.

Step 2: Right Click on Registry editor from the search results.

Step 3: Select Open file location from the context menu.

 

Open File Location Registry Editor (1)

 

Step 4: Right Click on Registry editor in the Windows Tools folder.

Step 5: Select Properties from the context menu as shown below.

 

Registry Editor Properties

 

Step 6: Make sure Shortcut tab is selected.

Step 7: Click on Shortcut key field and press any key (Eg: R for registry editor).

This will automatically append CTRL + ALT + key you pressed in the text field of shortcut key.

Step 8: Then, Click OK and Apply to make changes.

 

Shortcut Key Registry Editor

 

Now simply press CTRL + ALT + key you selected to open the registry editor.

 

Method 9: Using Control Panel

 

Step 1: Open Control panel by pressing windows + R keys together.

Step 2: Type control panel and hit Enter key.

 

Control Panel Run Min

 

Step 3: Click on View by dropdown button and select Large icons from the list.

 

Control Panel View By Large Icons

 

Step 4: Then, Click Windows Tools from the control panel page.


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Windows Tools From Control Panel

 

Step 5: Double click on Registry Editor in the windows tools folder.

 

Registry Editor Windows Tools Control Panel

 

Method 10: By Pinning to Start Menu and Taskbar

 

Step 1: Press windows key and type regedit.

Step 2: Right Click on Registry Editor from the search results.

Step 3: Click Pin to Start and Pin to taskbar from the context menu as shown below.

 

 

Registry Editor Pin To Start And Taskbar

 

Step 4: You can open Registry editor by clicking its icon on Taskbar as shown below.

 

Registry Editor Icon Taskbar 11zon

 

Step 5: You can also open Registry editor by pressing windows and clicking Registry Editor icon under Pinned apps as shown below.

 

Registry Editor From Pinned Apps Start Menu

 

These are some of the methods using which you can open Registry Editor on your system.

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