How to Open Registry Editor in Windows 11

In this post, you’ll see the different methods to launch Registry Editor and create a shortcut for it.

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

How to Open Registry Editor using Command

regedit command can open the Windows 11 Registry Editor, and you can use it in one of the following programs:

  • Run Command Box
  • Command Prompt
  • Windows PowerShell
  • Task Manager (In it, click File > Run new task to use the command)
  • Address bar on File Explorer

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

How to Access Windows 11 Registry Editor using Start Menu

Open the Start menu.

Type registry, and you’ll find the Registry Editor app in the search results.

Click on it and click Yes in the “User Account Control” popup window.

Here’s an alternate method:

Hit the Start button. Click on the All apps button and hit Windows Tools in the W section. Double-click “Registry Editor.”

How to Open Registry Editor using File

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

In the UAC popup, click the Yes button.

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How to Create a Shortcut for the Registry Editor

Follow the steps below to create a Registry Editor shortcut on your Windows 11 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 popup window “Create Shortcut.”

Click on the button “Next.”

Enter the shortcut’s name if you don’t like the suggested one. Click the “Finish” button.

That’s all.

If you want to assign a shortcut key to a Registry Editor shortcut, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the Registry Editor shortcut.
  2. Click on “Properties.” You’ll find the “Shortcut key” field under the Shortcut tab.
  3. In this field, specify the key you wish to use to start Registry Editor. I’m providing ,.
  4. Hit the “OK” button.

That’s it. From now on, every time I press Ctrl + Alt + , keys, it’ll start Registry Editor.

Thanks for reading.


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