Enable Group Policy Editor in Windows 10/11: Fix Missing Error

In this article, I will discuss how to enable Group Policy Editor in Windows 10/11 and fix any missing error.

Verify Your Windows Version

1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.

2. Type “winver” and press Enter.

3. A window will pop up displaying the version of Windows you are currently using.

If you are unsure about your Windows version, this quick method will provide you with the necessary information. It is important to verify your Windows version before proceeding with any troubleshooting steps to ensure you are following the correct instructions tailored to your specific system. By confirming your Windows version first, you can avoid potential errors and save time in the process.

Utilize System File Checker

Step Description
1 Open Command Prompt as an administrator by right-clicking on the Start button and selecting “Command Prompt (Admin)”.
2 Type the following command and press Enter: sfc /scannow
3 Wait for the System File Checker to scan and repair any corrupted system files.
4 Restart your computer to apply the changes.

Enable Group Policy Editor with Batch File or Installation Media

To enable Group Policy Editor using a batch file or installation media, you can follow these steps:

1. Using a Batch File:
– Create a new text document on your desktop and rename it to “Enable Group Policy Editor.bat”.
– Right-click on the file and select “Edit” to open it.
– Copy and paste the following code into the document:
@echo off
pushd “%~dp0″
dir /b %SystemRoot%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy-ClientExtensions-Package~3*.mum >List.txt
dir /b %SystemRoot%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy-ClientTools-Package~3*.mum >>List.txt
for /f %%i in (‘findstr /i . List.txt 2^>nul’) do dism /online /norestart /add-package:”%SystemRoot%\servicing\Packages\%%i”
– Save the file and run it as an administrator. This will enable the Group Policy Editor on your Windows 10/11 system.

2. Using Installation Media:
– Insert your Windows installation media and boot from it.
– Select your language preferences and click on “Repair your computer”.
– Go to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Command Prompt.
– In the Command Prompt window, type the following command and press Enter:
Dism /Image:C:\ /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /LimitAccess /Source:D:\sources\sxs
– Replace “C:” with your system drive and “D:” with the drive letter of your installation media.
– Once the command is executed successfully, restart your computer and the Group Policy Editor should be enabled.

Repair or Reset Your System

If you’re encountering the “Group Policy Editor is missing” error on your Windows 10 or 11 system, you can easily resolve this issue by enabling the Group Policy Editor. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.
2. Type “gpedit.msc” and press Enter to open the Group Policy Editor.
3. If the editor is still missing, you may need to enable it by tweaking the Windows Registry settings. Open the Registry Editor by pressing the Windows key + R and typing “regedit“.
4. Navigate to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System.
5. Look for a value named “HideFastUserSwitching” and change its data to 0.

Recover Lost Data on Windows

Step 1: Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box.

Step 2: Type “gpedit.msc” in the box and press Enter.

Step 3: Navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Removable Storage Access in the Group Policy Editor.

Step 4: Double-click on “All Removable Storage classes: Deny all access” and select “Disabled.”

Step 5: Click on Apply and then OK to save the changes.

By enabling the Group Policy Editor, you can troubleshoot the missing error and potentially recover your lost data on Windows.


Why doesn’t my computer have group policy Editor?

My computer does not have Group Policy Editor because I am using the Home edition of Windows, which does not include this feature.

How do I add group policy Editor to Windows 10?

To add Group Policy Editor to Windows 10, you can download the GPEdit Enabler script and run the installation process. Simply right-click the gpedit-enabler and follow the instructions.

Which edition of Windows 10 does not have the group policy Editor enabled?

Group Policy Editor is not enabled in the Windows 10 Home Edition.

How do I find group policy editor?

To find the Group Policy Editor, you can open the Search bar in the Toolbar or Start Menu, type ‘gpedit.msc’ in the Run command, and click OK.

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