How to Reset Regedit

By C.J. Burry

Updated September 22, 2017

“Regedit” is a command on your computer that allows you to alter and make additions to the registry of your computer. The registry is the central base for data in your computer, making it one of the most important parts of the computer. When you edit your registry, you can reset those changes, causing the registry to revert to its previous state. This allows you to retrieve lost files and fix programs on the computer.

Click on the “Start” menu.

Type “CMD” in the search bar. This will open the command prompt.

Type “Regedit” at the command prompt. This will open the registry.

Select the “Edit” tab.

Select “Reset.” This will reset the registry to its previous state, and will restart your computer.


Altering the registry is a delicate process, so back up your computer’s files before making changes.