What's Windows Registry Editor?

The Windows Registry Editor is a powerful tool that allows users to view, modify, and configure settings and information in the Windows Registry, which is a hierarchical database that stores configuration settings and options for the Windows operating system and installed applications.

The Registry Editor provides a user interface for browsing the registry and making changes to its contents. It can be used to modify settings related to user accounts, system settings, hardware configurations, software installations, and much more.

Registry Editor in Windows 11

While the Registry Editor is a powerful tool, it's important to use it with caution, as making incorrect modifications to the registry can cause serious issues with the operating system or installed applications. Therefore, it is recommended that users have a good understanding of the Windows operating system and the specific registry keys they wish to modify before making any changes.

Registry Editor isn't a program you download. Instead, it can be accessed by executing regedit from the Command Prompt or from the search or Run box from the Start menu.