1 January 2012

How to Add Registry Editor to Windows Control Panel

Registry can be considered as the core of the Windows. Many Windows settings and installed hardware and software are stored in the system registry. To access the Windows registry, we have to type regedit in Run. In this post I will show you how to add Registry Editor Icon to the Windows Control Panel. This trick can be done on all Windows versions. Just follow these steps:

1. First open the Windows Notepad application.

2. Copy and paste the exact code below.

3. From the File menu click on Save as. Save the file with desired name and extension .reg (for example CSArchive.reg).

4. Go to the directory that you have saved the file and double-click on it to execute the it. Then click on the Yes button to make the necessary changes in the Windows Registry.

Now if you enter the Control Panel, you will see the Registry Editor icon among the other icons (in Windows 7 you can find it under the System and Security menu).

5. If you want to delete this icon from the Control Panel again, use this code below and repeat the steps above.