How to Open Registry Editor in Windows 10

Here you will see the different methods to launch Windows 10 Registry Editor and the steps to create a shortcut for it. Let’s get started.

Method #1

regedit command can open the Windows 10 Registry Editor, and you can use it in one of the following programs:

  • Task Manager (In it, click File > Run new task to use the command)

Make sure to click the Yes button in the UAC popup after you have used the command in one of the above programs.

Method #2

Open the Start menu.

Enter registry and you will find the Registry Editor app in the search results.

Click on it and then click Yes in the User Account Control pop-up window.

Method #3

Go to C drive. Open the Windows folder and double-click the regedit file.

In the UAC pop-up, click the Yes button.

How to Create a Shortcut for the Registry Editor

Follow the steps below to create a Registry Editor shortcut on your Windows 10 desktop or File Explorer.

Right-click on the blank area of the desktop or File Explorer.

Move the mouse over “New” in the context menu. Click on “Shortcut.”

Enter regedit in the pop-up window “Create Shortcut.”

Click on the button “Next.”

Enter the name of the shortcut if you do not like the suggested name. Click the “Finish” button.

That’s all.