How do I open Registry Editor in Windows 11?

Windows 11 comes with tons of settings, and Windows Registry manages all. Any parameter which you see on Windows that settings have been stored in the registry. That’s why unknowingly editing the registry may make your Windows machine unserviceable.

There are multiple ways to open Registry Editor or REGEDIT on Windows 10 PC. We will review them one by one.

How to Open Registry Editor in Windows 10 using Windows Search?

Step 1. Click on the Search icon on the taskbar to open Windows Search.

Step 2. On the search box, type registry.

Step 3. Click on the Registry Editor app to open it from the available results.

How to Open Registry Editor in Windows 11 through Desktop Shortcut?

If you open the registry editor often, you can create a desktop shortcut for this program.

Step 1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R keys from the keyboard.

Step 2. In the Run box, type the following and hit Enter from the keyboard:-

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

Step 3. Now, look for the program name “Registry Editor.”

Step 4. Copy (Ctrl + C) and Paste (Ctrl + V) this shortcut to the desktop.

That’s it. Now you can open the Registry Editor from the Windows 11 desktop by clicking on its shortcut icon.

How to Launch Registry Editor in Windows 11 using Keyboard Shortcut?

First, you need to assign shortcut keys to Registry Editor, and then you can use those to open the Registry Editor. To do that, you need to perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R keys from the keyboard.

Step 2. In the Run box, type the following and hit Enter from the keyboard:-

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

Step 3. Now, look for the program name “Registry Editor.”

Step 4. Right-click on the Registry Editor shortcut icon and select the Properties option.

Step 5. Navigate to the Shortcut tab in the Registry Editor Properties window and click on the text field next to Shortcut key.

Step 6. Press any key to assign the sequence for this shortcut. Remember whatever key you choose, CTRL + Alt will be automatically prefixed to it. For instance, if you press the key ‘F’ key, the shortcut key will Ctrl + Alt + F to open the Registry Editor.

Step 7. After assigning the shortcut keys, click the Apply button.

Step 8. Finally, click OK.

That’s it. Now you can open Registry Editor with your own assigned keyboard shortcut.

How to Open Registry Editor in Windows 11 using Run Prompt?

Step 1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R keys from the keyboard.

Step 2. In the Run box, type the following and hit Enter from the keyboard:-

regedit

Now, the Registry Editor window will open.

How to Open Registry Editor in Windows 11 through Command Prompt, Power Shell, or Windows Terminal?

Step 1. Click on the Search button on the taskbar and search for the respective console by typing its name.

Step 2. Click on the respective app to open them.

Step 3. On the prompt, type regedit and hit Enter from the keyboard to open the Registry Editor.

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