The Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) is a powerful tool used by PC administrators to manage local GPOs settings in Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins. Every administrator makes necessary changes into gpedit.msc and it is not always possible to keep in mind all the changes he/she have made.

If you have also twisted gpedit.msc settings and want to reset Local Group Policy settings to default, you need to run few commands which we are going to explain.

Local Group Policy Editor

Although the Local Group Policy Editor is available in Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education edition, you can also enable gpedit.msc in Windows 10 Home edition. This tool is necessary to perform various important tasks in Windows 10 PC.

It doesn’t work to reset Local Group Security Policy settings.
It will only reset Group Policy Objects set in Local Group Policy Editor.
It will not reset objects set Manually in Registry Editor.

How To Reset Local Group Policy Settings to Default

Step-1: Open Command Prompt with Administrative privileges.

Step-2: Run the following commands one by one.

  • RD /S /Q “%windir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers”
  • RD /S /Q “%windir%\System32\GroupPolicy”
  • gpupdate /force

Reset Local Group Policy Settings Windows 10

These above commands will reset gpedit.msc settings to default on your Windows 10 system.


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