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How to Open the Registry

The registry is the path that stores options for a Windows operating system. It helps you to trace and access files. The computer registry is a place where all the information is stored about how a system runs. It is not advisable to open or edit it unless it is absolutely necessary. Editing errors can lead to a system break-down. This article explains how to open the registry in Windows 10.



What Is the Windows Registry

The Windows registry stores all the information, options and settings about the operating system. It is possible to open the registry and edit the registry settings through the regedit command. The registry contains vital data and any change in the settings could lead to a configuration error or even a system crash.

It is advisable to back-up the registry before trying to open it up and making changes in the registry settings. The regedit command must be run from the command prompt. The registry window will open, listing all the information in a easily accessible and editable format.

The registry is a directory path that stores options and settings for the Windows operating system. The registry allows you to access files that are difficult to track. However, it is highly recommended to be very careful, and 100% sure of any configurations made in the registry.

How To Open The Registry

There are two ways of opening the Registry in Windows 10.
  • In the search box on the taskbar, type regedit. Then, select the top result for Registry Editor (Desktop app).

  • Press and hold or right-click the Start button, then select Run. Enter regedit in the Open: box and select OK.



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