How to Open Registry Editor in Windows 10, 8, and 7?

What is Registry Editor?

The Windows Registry Editor is a graphical tool in the Windows operating system (OS) that allows authorized users to view the Windows registry and make changes.

This article will guide you on how to open Open Registry Editor in Windows 10, 8, and 7.

In windows many ways to open a registry editor. These are the following:-

  1. Run Box
  2. Command Prompt
  3. Taskbar Search
  4. PowerShell
  5. File Explorer
  6. By Creating Desktop Shortcut

How to Open Registry Editor using Run dialog box?

To open the Registry Editor using the Run dialog box, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, hit Windows + R keys on the keyboard to open the Run command/dialog box.

Step 2. In the Run box, type regedit and click the ok button or hit Enter key on the keyboard to open the Registry Editor.

That’s it. The Registry Editor window will appear on your computer or laptop.

How to Start Registry Editor using Command Prompt?

If you prefer to use Command Prompt to do several changes on Windows 11, this method may help you.

Step 1. Open the Command Prompt with elevated rights.

If you don’t know how to open Command Prompt with elevated rights, click the Start button on Windows 10 to open the Start menu (or Start screen in Windows 8/7) and then type Command Prompt. Right-click the “Command Prompt” entry and select . Run as administrator.

Step 2. In the elevated Command Prompt window, type the following and hit Enter key on the keyboard:-


How to Open Registry Editor through Taskbar Search?

Step 1. On the Taskbar Search, type regedit.

Step 2. Click on the  Registry Editor

to open it in the available results.

How to Access Registry Editor using PowerShell?

Step 1. Open Powershell.

Step 2. In the Windows PowerShell window, type the following and hit Enter from the keyboard to open the Registry Editor:-


How to Open Registry Editor using File Explorer?

Step 1. Access File Explorer.

Step 2. Now, navigate to the following path:-


Step 3. Double-click on the regedt32 application to open the Registry Editor.

How to Open Registry Editor from the Desktop Shortcut?

For those who need to access Registry Editor frequently, this shortcut method may be appropriate for them:-

Step 1. Right-click on free space on the Desktop. Select New and then Shortcut option.

Step 2. In the Create Shortcut wizard that opens, on the location textbox, type %windir%\regedit.exe.

Step 3. Click the Next button.

Step 4. In the following screen, type the name as “Registry Editor.”

Step 5. Click the Finish button.

From now you can access the Registry Editor by double-clicking on its shortcut icon.

That’s it.

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