The boot configuration data store could not be opened.

The boot configuration data store could not be opened.

This error is encountered when the bcdedit.exe command is executed from a non-privileged command prompt in Windows 10.

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19042.1110]
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C:\>bcdedit
The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
Access is denied.

C:\>

How to fix it

Run command prompt as administrator to get an elevated command prompt before executing the bcdedit command.

  1. Click Start and type “cmd
  2. Click Run as administrator
How to launch command prompt with administrator privileges
How to launch command prompt with administrator privileges
Example of Elevated Command Prompt
Example of Elevated Command Prompt

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