How to Open Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 11

Written by Thirumalraj

In this post, you’ll see the different methods to launch the local group policy editor and the steps to create a shortcut for it.

I’m using Windows 11 here. Let’s start.

How to Open Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 11 using Command

Open the Run by pressing Windows + R. Type gpedit.msc and press the Enter key.

You can also use the above command in the following programs:

  • Command Prompt
  • Windows PowerShell
  • File Explorer address bar
  • Task Manager (To use the command, hit File > Run new task)

How to Open Local Group Policy Editor using Start Menu

Open the Start menu.

Type gpedit.msc, and you can see the local group policy editor in the search results. Hit it.

How to Open Local Group Policy Editor using File

Open C: > Windows > System32 folder.

Find and double-click the gpedit file.

How to Create a Local Group Policy Editor Shortcut

Here, I’m creating a desktop shortcut. However, the steps are the same as creating a shortcut in File Explorer.

Right-click on an empty area on the desktop and select New > Shortcut.

Type gpedit.msc and hit the Next button.

If you dislike the suggested name, provide the name you want.

Click on the Finish button.

That’s all. You can see the shortcut now on the desktop.

Thanks for reading.

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