How to open local group policy editor in windows 10

How to open a local group policy editor in windows 10

How to open local group policy editor: If you want to control all kinds of Windows settings via a simple user interface, then Group Policy Editor is the best option for you. It controls all settings without a registry editor, that’s why it becomes very important to all Windows 10 users. In this guide, we are going to discuss more than 5 methods to open the Policy Editor.

Methods to open Local Group Policy Editor

There can be more methods; to open a group policy editor on your Windows 10 PC but, in this article, we’ll discuss only the 6 best methods to open it. Let’s have a look at all these 6 methods, and after that, we will discuss them one by one in deep.

  1. Using Command Prompt.
  2. Via Run Dialog Box.
  3. Using Control Panel.
  4. Using Windows 10 Search.
  5. Via Settings Charm.
  6. By Creating A Shortcut.

Using Command Prompt

Using the command prompt, you can open the group policy editor. Just follow the steps given below:

Step 1. Press Windows + X key together, this will open quick access of Menu, then click on the Command Prompt (Admin) option from the appeared menu list.

Open Command prompt

Step 2. Now, a command prompt window will open just, type gpedit in the appearing Command Prompt window and hit the Enter button.

open Local Group Policy Editor using command prompt

Step 3. Now, the local group policy editor will open in front of you.

Open Local Group Policy Editor via Run Dialog Box

The run dialog box is used to perform various tasks on the Windows 10 PC. To open policy Editor using the Run dialog box, you have to follow these simple steps:

Step 1. Press Windows + R, keyword shortcut to open the Run dialog box.

Step 2. Now, type gpedit.msc in the search bar area, and hit the Enter button. 

Run Dialog Box

Step 3. If a UAC popup is appear, click on the Yes button. This will open the policy editor instantly. 

Using Control Panel

Using the control panel, we can do many things like we can uninstall any application or check; the status of any application while it is running or not, and many more things. One of them is to open the Policy Editor too. To open group policy editor using the control panel, please follow the following steps:

Step 1. Press Windows + X key together, this will open quick access of the Menu, then click on the Control Panel option from the appeared menu list.

Open control panel

Step 2. Now, type Group policy in the search bar of the appearing window. Click on the Edit group policy link, this will open the group policy editor.

Open Local Group Policy Editor using control panel

Using Windows 10 Search

Here are the steps to open Policy Editor using Windows 10 Search, have a look at these steps.

Step 1. Go to the taskbar, then click on Cortana. Sometimes, the search box is hidden, in this case, press the Windows key + X to open it, then click on the Search.

Step 2. In the search box, type Edit Group Policy. Now, the search result page appears, navigate the Edit group policy, then click on this.

Windows 10 Search

Open Local Group Policy Editor via Settings

You can also use Windows Settings to open Group Policy Editor, steps are given below:

Step 1. Open Windows settings.

Step 2. Setting window will appear type group policy in the search bar presented on the upper right corner of the window.

Open Local Group Policy Editor via Settings

Step 3. Now, click on the Edit Group Policy link appeared from the search.

Open Local Group Policy Editor by Creating A Shortcut

You can create a desktop shortcut if you need to access the Local Group Policy Editor instantly. Just follow these steps to create a desktop shortcut:

Step 1. Navigate to the directory: C:\Windows\System32 from the windows explores.

Step 2. Make a right-click on the gpedit.msc file from the directory, and choose the following option:

 Send To then Desktop (create shortcut).

Creating A Shortcut

Step 3. Now a shortcut will create on your desktop. However, you want to open a policy editor, just do a double-click on this shortcut.

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