This post submitted to MiniTool official website mainly teaches you how to open Windows 11 Registry Editor in multiple and easy-to-operate ways. Most of them are introduced by many other websites. Yet, we have them simplified and enable you to complete it within 3 clicks/steps!

What Is Windows Registry Editor?

Windows Registry is a hierarchical database that saves low-level settings for the Microsoft Windows operating system (OS) and apps that opt to use the registry, such as the kernel, services, device drivers, user interfaces, and Security Accounts Manager. The registry also allows access to counters for profiling system performance.

Windows 11 Registry Editor

In other words, Windows Registry contains information, settings, options, as well as other values for programs and hardware installed on all versions of Windows, including the next-generation Windows 11. Next, let’s see how to open Windows 11 Registry Editor, an editor that enables you to edit all registries on your computer.

#1 Open Windows 11 Registry Editor by Windows Search

You can find and open most Windows applications in Windows Search including the Registry Editor. Click on the magnifier in the taskbar and input “registry editor” or “regedit” in the search column. It will display all the related programs on your computer. Among them, you will easily find the Registry Editor. Just click on it to open or click the Open option.

open Windows 11 Registry Editor in Search

You are recommended to right-click on the best match and choose Run as administrator or just click on the Run as administrator option. This will open an elevated Registry Editor.

#2 Open Windows 11 Registry Editor from File Explorer

Open Windows 11 File Explorer, type “regedit” in its address bar, and press Enter to launch Windows Registry Editor.

open Windows 11 Registry Editor from File Explorer

#3 Open Windows 11 Registry Editor Through Run Box

Press Windows + R keys to trigger the Windows Run dialog. Then, type “regedit” into the column and click OK (or press Enter) to launch Windows 11 Registry Editor.

open Windows 11 Registry Editor from Run box
 

#4 Open Windows 11 Registry Editor via Command

You can also trigger the Editor of Windows 11 Registry through command orders. Both command platforms in Windows can help.

To open Windows 11 Registry Editor with CMD, firstly, launch the command prompt from Windows Search. Then, type “regedit” and press Enter to open Registry Editor.

open Windows 11 Registry Editor via CMD

To open Windows 11 Registry Editor with PowerShell, similarly, you need to launch PowerShell first. Next, input “regedit” and press Enter.  

open Windows 11 Registry Editor via PowerShell

#5 Make It Easier to Open Windows 11 Registry Editor Often

If you need to open and use Registry Editor frequently, you can create a shortcut of it on your desktop. then, you can launch it by double-clicking its shortcut just like opening other computer programs.

Let’s see how to create a Registry Editor shortcut.

  1. Right-click on your desktop and select New > Shortcut.
  2. Then, type “regedit”, click Next, and click Finish.

create Registry Editor shortcut

Then, you can double-click the Registry Editor shortcut to open it.

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