How to Open the Registry Editor in Windows 10

The Registry Editor is one of the most critical and key features of Windows, which comes pre-installed will all versions of Windows. It is a database that contains all the settings and configurations that Windows uses to keep it functioning. The Registry Editor on Windows 10 lets users create, edit, manage registry values and keys. So if you are searching for a way to access the Registry Editor to make some changes, In this post, I will guide on how to open the Registry Editor in Windows 10.

Open Registry Editor in Windows

How to Open the Registry Editor in Windows 10

The Registry Editor is not meant for usage by a general consumer unless you know what you are getting into. Always make sure to create a restore point before making any changes. It can be accessed in quite a few numbers of ways

  1. Search Box
  2. Run Dialog
  3. Command Prompt/ Powershell
  4. File Explorer
  5. Create a Shortcut

One can follow any of the methods as mentioned earlier to accomplish our required tasks, following any of the methods will finally end up opening the Registry Editor on Windows 10.

1] Search Box

How to Open Registry Editor on Windows 10 using Search

We all do use the search box to either Search for files or open an application. Here’s how you can use it to open the Registry Editor. To open the Windows Registry Editor via the Search Box, fire up the search box by either clicking the ‘Windows’ Logo or by clicking on it.

Next, Searching for Regedit or Registry Editor would bring up the Registry Editor as the main result. Tap on our listed main effect, and you’ll have the Registry Editor up and functioning.

2] Run Prompt

Open Registry Editor Windows 10 using Run prompt

The Run Prompt is used for completing the task of opening an application/file/folder quickly. We can also use the Run Dialog in our case to perform the required function. Here’s how to do it:

Quickly launch the Run Dialog by pressing the Win + R button at the same time or head over to the search box and open the Run Dialog via there. Next, in the Run Dialog box type in Regedit and press Enter to launch it.

3] Command Prompt/ Windows Powershell:

Open Registry Editor Windows 10 - cmd

The Windows Powershell and the Command Prompt could be used for executing commands, but here’s how you can use it in our favor to open the Windows Registry Editor.

Fire up the Command Prompt or a Powershell window using the Search Box, or Run Dialog, or any other method. Next, In the command line type in Regedit and press Enter to run the command.

4] File Explorer

Open Registry Editor Windows 10 - File Explorer

The File Explorer is used for accessing our files stored in drives, but we can also use it for opening the Registry Editor quickly. Here’s how:

Open the File Explorer either from the Task Manager or via the Start Menu. Next, in the place where we could see the path of the files type in Regedit and press Enter. With this done, you’ll have a fully functioning Registry Editor.

5] Create Shortcut

Open Registry Editor Windows 10 - Search Box

Keep accessing the Registry Editor multiple times and feel lazy to follow the other processes, here what you can do. You can create a shortcut on the Desktop using the method attached to save time. To do so: On the Desktop, in a space, make a single Right-Click. In the menu that pops-up, Under the New options, select Create New Shortcut.

It will open a new menu to create a shortcut on the Desktop. Under the menu, in the entry field type in Regedit and click Next. It will create a shortcut on your Desktop.

I hope the post was useful, and you were able to learn multiple methods using which one could open the Registry Editor on Windows 10, Do you guys prefer changing registries on Windows 10? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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