I erased my regedit by mistake. I deleted it by typing it into the search bar in Windows 7, right-clicking and selecting "delete." Now when I type regedit in the search bar, it shows no results. How can I get it back?

  • Did you also remove it from the recycle bin? May 27, 2011 at 12:55
  • Have you checked in your recycle bin?
    – ChrisF
    May 27, 2011 at 12:56
  • I also deletedd if from my recycle-bin.:(
    – user83241
    May 27, 2011 at 13:03

3 Answers 3


There is a web service for those who suffer from missing or corrupt regedit.exe.

You can download the Windows 7 version of regedit.exe directly.

Once downloaded, just copy regedit to your C:\Windows directory.


I did not test this but sfc /scannow is supposed to check system files for integrity. That should include regedit.exe too and restore it if broken/missing - just give it a try.


Try to find it over c:\Windows if you dont find it you can get it from another windows instalation (a frind computer) and copy to the same directory, just get attention to you system version, if it is 32 or 64.

  • In Windows 7 it's directly in C:\Windows
    – ChrisF
    May 27, 2011 at 13:06

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