Registry Commander v13.02.23 Updated

Midas on 16 Jan 2015
  • 693KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Tom

Registry Commander is designed to replace Windows RegEdit. It supports all 12 data types in the registry, defined in the "winnt.h" header file. The advanced search feature allows you to search part or all of the registry by keyword, size or data type. You can bookmark keys or values so that they can be accessed more quickly. You can also change the data type of a value without affecting its content.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder. A registry editor that does not use the registry. What delicious irony!
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the RAR package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RegCmd.exe.
What's new?
  • Bookmarks are now saved entirely as raw text, this makes it a lot more simple and easier to edit manually. Old bookmark files will automatically be converted. This also fixes the 256 string length limitation the old format had.
  • It is now possible to copy the current path and current path URL to the clipboard from the main menu.
  • Left clicking on the path header will no longer copy the path to the clipboard, but will instead show the history list.
  • New option added to the configurations dialog, which lets you remember the history between sessions.
  • Selected sound file now also plays after full registry export.
  • The "Entire Registration Database" search scope will now only search HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and HKEY_USERS. All other roots are just subkeys of these two roots.
  • Search window position and filter settings are now saved between sessions.
  • Each section of the search dialog now has a shortcut key associated with it.
  • The type formatting for keys now supports the "%T" option, it will display the last modification time using the long date & time format. The already existing "%t" uses the short date & time format.
  • Initial font setting is now defaulted to the system font instead of "Tahoma".
  • The value type formatting for hex values "%h", has been added a second formatting method in the form of "%H". Lower case "%h" will format the hex values in lower case (a..f), "%H" will be upper case (A..F).
  • Optimized the speed and memory usage of the hexadecimal formatting display type (%H and %h).
  • Rewrote the key and value enumeration loop, both for the main window, but also for the search dialog. It should now be using less memory, and hopefully be a little faster too.
  • Open and save dialogs are now using a modern style look.
  • Fixed an issue with no type icon for bookmark items that were of a non standard registry data type.
  • It's no longer possible to incorrectly search the current key or root while in root mode. Select specific root key or entire registration database.
  • The current root handle is now stored in the "config.ini" file as a string, rather than the integer value. This makes it consistent with the rest of the program, and also makes it easier to edit manually.
  • The bookmarks listview no longer flickers when items are being added during an active search.
  • Added an option under the Visial tab of the configurations dialog to change the icon library used. This changes the icons used to identify each registry data type. If you create a custom ICL, feel free to send it this way.
  • When the icon library loaded from the "config.ini" file does not exist, a warning is shown, and the icons are loaded internally instead. Go to the options to pick a valid icon library.
  • Fixed a pointer error when saving hex value data from the edit value dialog.

15 comments on Registry Commander  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

k0shyX 2008-08-21 20:14

The website seems to be down, so I figured I should post an alternative link to this program.

ann 2008-12-08 08:29

thanks alot for the alternative link!

ryan 2009-01-25 22:22

Good regedit replacement.
update to spport vista and windows 7.

I anticipating a portable version of this program. No installation required!
Sadly it does not support Windows Vista. So I cannot put my trust in this program when I have to change some registry entries/settings.
Press Ctril+T no right click when I want to execute the entry. I have to double click it. I cannot also delete the entry.

I cannot contact the author of this program that's why I'm posting my suggestion here in forum.

etalmar 2010-08-01 19:56

The author's site is back online, with the current download link, which appears to be version 10.04.24 ..

Bill 2011-01-14 06:49

I have been watching this app for quite a time now, and the website makes me feel uncomfortable about the app because there has only ever been a title and a screenshot, and a download link.

webfork 2011-01-14 17:59

Bill: good software developers frequently aren't very good web developers. The quality of the website doesn't necessarily reflect on the software.

Bill 2011-01-15 01:08

webfork: Agreed, it often it is the case, and I'd like to give this developer the benefit of the doubt. To clarify, it's not the design, but the extreme lack of information on the page, that creates dissonance for me. Because it is, after all a registry editor, I'd like more reassurance. Cursory info on license, platforms, basic features, etc would be easy enough to add.

webfork 2011-01-15 19:17

Bill: true. More information would certainly be better.

outskirter 2012-01-14 23:46

I've only just started using Registry Commander, and so far I'm finding it a great help. Navigating the tree structure in Windows 7 RegEdit was beginning to get me down. After a long session of searching and editing, scads of subkeys were open, and since Windows RegEdit didn't provide a "collapse all" option, I either had to close up all the subkeys manually or start the next session with a convoluted mess on the screen. :{

Also, Registry Commander's font choice option makes it a whole lot easier to read all that stuff!


dany 2012-01-15 07:33

@outskirter: Try holding down Shift+Left Arrow after starting regedit. Or try this little script here:

I like the way the registry is being displayed in Registry Commander. Very clean.


outskirter 2012-01-15 16:04

@dany: Thanks; the script works fine on startup. Too bad it can't be used during the session.
As for Shift+Left+Arrow, it does the same thing here as simply holding down the left arrow key alone, but I'll probably stick with Registry Commander, which is a pleasure to work with. I'm now using it with a nice, bold font and my custom tan background: #FFE9B6 (RGB 255,233,182) :)


HA_Nut 2012-01-16 14:54

I haven't tried this much for editing yet but in a quick search test, Nirsoft's RegScanner was the best in speed and number of results for me. I seem to need search capabilities more often than basic editing.


Midas 2013-02-25 16:12

A victim of its own success? "CPU Limit Reached"! (

SoftPedia wasn't able to update ( and RegCmd_13.02.23.rar is nowhere to be found (at least by googling, so don't bother); you can watch a video of it ( >:)


Ruby 2013-02-25 21:16

Google worked for me, found a hosted copy at:

The site is Russian, but the download will break if translated, just scroll down the page and look for the hyperlink:
Скачать: Aezay Registry Commander v13.02.23


Midas 2013-02-26 10:37

Site is back up...

Thanks for that, Ruby, but I had already gotten it from the guy who posted that video. It might be of help to others. Anyway, grateful for the consideration... :)


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