Local Group Policy Editor is a feature on Windows 10 which allows you to access and configure system settings via a simple user interface.
This is often used by computer administrators to be able to modify group policy settings quickly. It provides a hierarchical tree structure for configuring Group Policy settings.
There are different ways to access the Local Group Policy Editor. Proceed to the guide below to learn how to open a Local group policy editor.
Option 1: Open Local Group Policy Editor using Command Prompt
Press Windows key + X to open the quick menu and Click on Command Prompt (admin)
Type gpedit on command prompt and wait for Local Group Policy Editor to open
Option 2: Open Local Group Policy Editor via Control Panel
Press on Windows key + S and Search for control panel
Click on control panel to open it
On the search bar at the right top corner enter “Group Policy”
Click on Edit group policy
Wait for Group Policy Editor to open
Option 3: Open Local Group Policy Editor using run
Press Windows key + R
Enter gpedit.msc and click ok
Option 4: Use search function
Press on Windows key + S
Search for local group policy
Double-click on edit group policy and wait for it to open
Option 5: Use .EXE file from system32
Open the windows file explorer and go to This PC. Click on your local drive C:
Find Windows folder and open it
Scroll down until you find the folder System32
On the search bar, search for gpedit.msc
Right click on gpedit and select send to -> Desktop (create shortcut)
Go to your desktop and open gpedit.msc shortcut to run Local Group Policy Editor
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