3 Methods To Open The Registry Editor Without “Run” (2015 Update)

If you don’t want to open the registry editor via “run” (CTRL + R), you can use the following methods to open the registry editor.

Method 1: Directly Open Registry Editor (C:\Windows\regedit.exe)

1. Step One of the easiest methods to open the registry editor is to open the Windows Explorer (Windows key + E) and go to C:\Windows then double-click on regedit.exe

Method 2: Open Registry Via Task Manager

2. StepAnother method to open the registry editor is to open the task manager (CTRL + DEL + ALT) and then click on “File” – “New Task (Run)”. This will open the same “run window” that you open via CTRL + R.

Method 3: Create Shortcut To Registry Editor

Go to C:\Windows\regedit, right-click on the file and click on “Send To”, then select “Desktop”

Alternatively, you can create a batch file to start the registry editor.

1. Step Open a notepad file

2. Step Insert the text

echo off
start regedit

3. Step Save it as .bat file (replace extension txt with .bat and select “All Files” from the dropdown when you save the text file)

Published: Monday, April 6th, 2015 Last Modified: April 6, 2015

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