Local Group Policy Editor will allow you to control many settings that don’t necessarily have a graphical representation without having to change the Registry. The Local Group Policy is a powerful tool when used appropriately, supportive of enabling and disabling functions that are normally restricted through traditional paths. Here is a list of different methods you can use to open the gpedit.msc tool in Windows 10, once you are sure your computer is configured to open the Local Group Policy Editor. In this article, we will guide you through the procedures of different methods to open Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 10. It is very important to remember that all methods will help you accomplish the same thing, so follow whatever method may seem more appropriate to your scenario.

How to edit local group policies in Windows 10

To open Local Group Policy Editor for Windows 10, follow any of these procedures step by step.

Method #1

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Run in the search box and then click the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type gpedit.msc in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. You will see the Local Group Policy Editor on your screen by clicking the OK button.

Method #2

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Local Group in the search box and then click the Edit group policy option as the following image is showing.

The Local Group Policy Editor will open in front of you.

Method #3

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Run in the search box and then click the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type cmd in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. The Command Prompt editor will open as the following image is showing.

Now type the gpedit.msc in the Command Prompt editor and then press the Enter key as the following image is showing.

As you press the Enter key, it will open the Local Group Policy Editor.

Method #4

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type PowerShell in the search box and then click the Windows PowerShell option as the following image is showing.

As you click the Windows PowerShell option, the following editor will open.

Type gpedit.msc in the editor and then press the Enter key as the following image is showing.

As you press the Enter key, the Local Group Policy Editor will open.

Method #5

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Control Panel in the search box and then click the Control Panel option as the following image is showing.

As you click the Control Panel option, the following screen will appear.

Click the Administrative Tools from the Control Panel screen as highlighted in the above image. After that, double click the Local Group Policy Editor. The screen will open in front of you.

Method #6

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Settings in the search box and then click the Settings option as the following image is showing.

As you click the Settings option, the Windows Settings screen will appear as the following image is showing.

Then type group policy in the search box and then click the Edit group policy as the following image is showing.

The Local Group Policy Editor screen will open in front of you.

Method #7

Right click on the taskbar and click the Task Manager option as the following image is showing.

As you click the Task Manager option, the following screen will appear.

Click the File option and then click the Run new task as highlighted in the above image. Then the following dialogue box will appear.

Type gpedit.msc in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. The Local Group Policy Editor will open as you click the OK button.

Method #8

Open the File Explorer. Type gpedit.msc in the address bar and press the Enter key as the following image is showing.

The Local Group Policy Editor will open in front of you.

Conclusion

By following any of these procedures, you will be able to open Windows 10 Policy Editor for Local Group.

How to open Windows 10 Policy Editor for a Local Group
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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