RegistryViewer v1.3

webfork on 21 Mar 2015
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  • Suggested by Ennovy

RegistryViewer can open raw Windows registry hive files. The file structure is shown similar to the Windows' own Registry editor and folders, keys, and values can be searched with values can displayed in hexadecimal form.

The registry files can be opened with drag-and-drop and all registry files including SYSTEM, SOFTWARE, SAM, NTUSER.DAT, SECURITY, USERDIFF and DEFAULT are supported.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the RAR package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RegView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: RegScanner
What's new?
  • The selected key and its subkeys could be exported to a registry file (.reg), which is compatible with the Windows Registry Editor.

14 comments on RegistryViewer  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Jo 2010-01-19 19:07

I haven't tried this yet but it looks to be essential for those times when you have to remove spyware and viruses from people's computers.

A lot of those pests look for regedit.exe being loaded into memory and promptly close it, making it very tricky to remove them. It's unlikely they'd look for this program.

Lyndon 2010-01-20 22:31

Awesome program. I just wish it was able to write as well as read values.

Special 2015-01-15 23:00

So does this work for anyone on Windows 7? I've tried dropping several reg files but this app does nothing, just blank.

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billon 2015-01-16 22:54

It's not supported drag and drop, command line, Send To, nothing, just straightforward launch app - open needed file

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Special 2015-01-17 02:07

I've used regedit to export some random keys to test this app but it doesn't read the stuff I export. Also when you "Open" whats the difference between SYSTEM, SOFTWARE, SAM, NTUSER.DAT, SECURITY, USERDIFF and DEFAULT?

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I am Baas 2015-01-17 03:22

@Special @billon

It is a forensics tool for viewing Windows' registry hives.

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Allen 2015-03-06 14:44

I would suggest you google this program before you use it! It looks as though it is hard to "remove". from your system once used

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__philippe 2015-03-06 15:08

I'd suggest using Nirsoft's RegScanner as a better/safer alternative:

http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=931

__philippe

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joby_toss 2015-03-06 18:32

There is nothing to "google", thus no need for a "safer" alternative! Mr. Werner Rumpeltesz (a.k.a. Gaijin) is a trustworthy software developer! Here is the VT result in this case (RegView.exe v1.3.0.0): http://goo.gl/OPxZnm
All his apps are clean and definitely safe as long as you get them from their homepage!

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Special 2015-03-07 00:41

@Allen
Backup your claims please, link to the sources that claim that this portable program is "hard to remove" from systems once used.

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Special 2015-03-07 02:01

@Allen
Those sites you linked... Well I'll let the WOT score speak for them selves

https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/quicklyuninstall.com
https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/uninstallapp.com
https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/uninstallsupport.com
https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/malwareuninstaller.com
https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/2-uninstall.com

Seems like shady sites, and I wouldn't put to much trust into them. I've also ran this app in Sandboxie and it leaves nothing behind but the ini file in the app folder, I've also ran RegFromApp along side this and nothing is saved to the registry. It is as portable as portable gets, literally you just delete the folder that this program resides in and it's gone from your system.

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Allen 2015-03-07 04:28

@special:
https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/greatis.com
Your statements"So does this work for anyone on Windows 7? I've tried dropping several reg files but this app does nothing, just blank." and "I've used regedit to export some random keys to test this app but it doesn't read the stuff I export. Also when you "Open" whats the difference between SYSTEM, SOFTWARE, SAM, NTUSER.DAT, SECURITY, USERDIFF and DEFAULT?"
I'll just stick with regedit and RegSeeker. RegSeeker does things even Ccleaner & PrivaZer can't seem to do.

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joby_toss 2015-03-07 06:52

@Allen, please, you have to understand what this program does! It's a viewer for RAW windows registry files, a.k.a. HIVE files.
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms724877%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
When you export your registry keys, click the "Save as type" drop-down menu and select "Registry Hive Files". You will be able to open your resulting file in RegistryViewer (then, try to open it with RegSeeker :) ).
@Special already addressed the "un-safe" google findings.
Trust me, it is a great tool!

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