How to Open Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 10

In this post, you will see the different methods to open the local group policy editor.

You will also see the steps to create a local group policy editor shortcut.

Here, I’m using Windows 10 build 21343. Let’s get started.

Open Local Group Policy Editor

Method #1

Open Run. Type gpedit.msc and then press the Enter key.

You can use the above command in the following programs:

  • File Explorer address bar
  • Address toolbar

Method #2

Open the Start menu.

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

Method #3

Open C: > Windows > System32 folder.

Find and double-click gpedit file.

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.

Select New > Shortcut.

Type gpedit.msc and then hit the Next button.

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

Click on the Finish button.

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