Reset All Local Group Policy Settings to Default on Windows 11 or 10

How to Reset All Local Group Policy Settings to Default on Windows 11 or 10

  • To reset all local group policy settings to default on windows 11 or 10 or 7 -> open command prompt and execute ->RD /S /Q “%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers” and hit enter.
  •  And RD /S /Q “%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy” and hit enter. gpupdate /force and wait for the command to return a successful message.

On your windows 11 or 10 computer if you are having issue with your group policy editor and any other issue on windows computer then you can simply reset all local group policy settings to its default settings and fix the issue. So, let’s see in detail below.

You can reset local security policy to default, reset group policy and reset domain group policy to default using command prompt.

How to Reset All Local Group Policy Settings to Default

Below methods will help you reset all local group policy editor settings on windows comptuer and restore back to original factory default settings on both windows 11 or windows 10 computer.

Command Prompt

Step 1: Click on windows search bar -> type in CMD

Step 2: Right click on cmd and run as administrator.

Step 3: In Command Prompt -> enter -> ​​RD /S /Q “%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers” and hit enter.

Step 4: Now, enter this command -> RD /S /Q “%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy” and hit enter.

Step 5: Now, you need to update group policy -> enter this in command prompt -> gpupdate /force and hit enter.

Step 6: Wait for the message “Computer policy update has completed successfully and user policy update has completed successfully” 

That’s it, once you execute these commands in command prompt then your all local group policy settings will be restored to its default settings.

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How do I force reset group policy?

To force reset group policy on windows 11 or 10 computer you need to open command prompt and execute RD /S /Q “%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers” and hit enter and RD /S /Q “%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy” and hit enter and gpupdate /force and wait for the command to return successful message. 

This is how you force reset group policy settings on windows 11 or 10 or 7 computer as well.

How do I Find Group Policy in registry?

You can find registry keys of group policy here -> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System and all policies keys will be stored here.

How to clear or remove domain applied group policy settings windows 10

Open group policy Management tree -> Click on change control in forest domain -> click on content tab -> Right click on GPO and delete.

FAQ

How do I refresh group policy?

Open command prompt as administrator and enter gpupdate /force and wait for the command to return successful message.

Reset GPO to Default

Open command prompt and run RD /S /Q “%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers” and hit enter and RD /S /Q “%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy” and hit enter. gpupdate /force.