How to Reset Group Policy Settings to Default on Windows 10

Have you made some changes to the Group Policy Editor and want to restore default values?

The Group Policy Editor is an administrative tool that enables advanced users to customize how their Windows performs without going through the Registry Editor. This tool can also change who can access what and how users and applications behave.

Sometimes we make some changes and forget how we did them and we want to revert back, one way to do it is through a system restore, or if you want to restore all settings back to default then this tutorial is for you!

In this easy tutorial, you will learn how to recover your default settings in the Group Policy Editor with simple commands.

Let’s go!

Reset Group Policy Editor on Windows 10

The Local Group Policy Editor

You can access the Local Group Policy Editor through Run with the command gpedit.msc.

You can customize any setting back to default if you know how to, otherwise, you are invited to follow through.

Reset Group Policy Settings to Default

Open the Command Prompt as administrator through the Start menu.

Execute the following commands by copying them and just do a right-click and press Enter on the last command.

RD /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
RD /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
gpupdate.exe /force

Now all your Group Policy settings are back to default values.

If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below ;)

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  • Haytham says:

    Thank U

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