How to Open Registry Editor in Windows 11?

There are many settings in Windows 11, and the Windows Registry controls them all. The changes that appear on the screen are stored in the registry as well. As a result, unknowingly changing the registry is always risky and may permanently make your Windows machine unusable. If you make a mistake in the registry, you may also need to reformat it.

A lot of methods are available on Windows 11 to open Registry Editor or REGEDIT. We will guide them one by one in this growupwindows article.

How to Open Registry Editor in Windows 11 using Windows Search?

Step 1. Click on the Search button on the taskbar to open the Windows Search menu.

Step 2. When Search menu opens, type registry.

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

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

This is another easy way to open Registry Editor on Windows 11 PC. It will help you a lot if you open the registry editor often. You can create a desktop shortcut for this program. To do that, you need to do the following:-

Step 1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R hotkey.

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. In the folder, locate the program name “Registry Editor.”

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

That’s it. From now, to open the Registry Editor from the Windows 11 desktop, just double-click on its shortcut icon.

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

To launch or open Registry Editor on Windows 11 using a keyboard shortcut, first, you will need to assign a shortcut key to Registry Editor. Then after you can use those key combinations 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. Here, look for the program name “Registry Editor.”

Step 4. Right-click on the Registry Editor shortcut icon and choose the Properties option from the menu.

Step 5. Next, click the Shortcut tab in the Registry Editor Properties window and then select the text field beside Shortcut key.

Step 6. To make a shortcut key, press any key to assign the sequence. Please remember whatever key you choose, CTRL + Alt is automatically prefixed to it. For example, if you press the key ‘F’ key, the shortcut key will Ctrl + Alt + F to open the Registry Editor.

Step 7. Once you assign the shortcut keys, click the Apply button.

Step 8. Finally, click OK to exit.

That’s it. Now you have the freedom to 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. To do that, click on the Search button on the taskbar. Then search for the respective console by typing its name on the search bar.

Step 2. Open the respective app by clicking on its name.

Step 3. On the prompt, type regedit and press Enter from the keyboard. Now, Registry Editor opens.

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