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Regshot v1.9.0

webfork on 22 Nov 2013
  • 129KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Crash

Regshot is a small registry compare utility that allows you to take a snapshot of your registry make changes to your system (such as installing a program) and then taking a second snapshot to compare. The comparison report can be produced in text or HTML format and contains a list of all modifications that have taken place between the first and second snapshot. In addition, you can also specify folders (with subfolders) to be scanned for changes as well.

Alternatively, RegShot Portable automatically switches between 32 and 64-bit and adjusts paths.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the source + binary ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch regshot.exe.

Optionally, delete the src subfolder.
Similar/alternative apps: Regshot2 Unicode
Latest comments
robertcollier4 on 2013-06-25 08:55

Oh, I hadn't realized that the wincert download link requires registration. Here is a backup mirror I have created that will stay up:

JohnTHaller on 2013-06-25 20:04

robertcollier4 - The Regshot2 you are posting about is a different app. It's either a totally different freeware app that copied the layout or an app illegally using the real Regshot's code as a base and not distributing the newer source as required by the GPL. Either way, this entry is about the real Regshot, which is open source, Unicode, portable and has 32-bit and 64-bit versions (the version even switches between them automatically). It's also under active development unlike 'RegShot2' which is abandoned.

robertcollier4 on 2013-07-06 11:19

Different entry has been created for Regshot2:
I feel Regshot2 is superior because of its ability to detect and report on filesystem changes and also because it creates ready-to-merge UNDO.reg and REDO.reg script files for you.

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Free Window Registry Repair v2.8

Checker on 14 Jun 2013
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AlephX

Free Window Registry Repair helps locate and remove invalid registry entries, which helps improve system performance (since the registry becomes smaller). It supports the automatic creation of registry backups so that you can restore to a previous backup if something goes wrong. On WinXP, it can also create a restore point automatically.

System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract using Universal Extractor to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of MAINDIR to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch Regpair.exe
What's new?
  • Added some ignore keys
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements
Latest comments
lautrepay on 2011-12-28 19:45

IMHO, the best registry cleaner is Argente Registry Cleaner. Supports 64-bits and there's a portable version. I'll probably add it to the database next month.

spicydog on 2011-12-28 22:27

I totally second lautrepay's opinion about Argente Registry Cleaner.
Happy holidays everybody!

rodger123 on 2012-10-15 05:55

nice program to really mess up your system-had to reinstall outlook express!Try googling" regcleaner last freeware version"that program is safe and been using it for years-you can install a program then open regcleaner and it will show you what keys have been added-that same comany made regsupreme which I use but no longer made-that has never caused me any problems.regcleaner has an installer but does not write to the registry-dont know if it works on windows 7 but try maybe.

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USB Oblivion v1.10.0.0

Checker on 24 Feb 2013

USBOblivion erases all traces of USB-connected drives and CD-ROMs from the registry.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: GNU GPL v2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch USBOblivion32.exe or USBOblivion64.exe
What's new?
  • Added key "CurrentControlSet\Control\DeviceContainers\{40258d5b-c399-5c39-b26f-a3250b527c3c}" (Windows 8)
  • Added key "CurrentControlSet\Control\DeviceClasses\{7f108a28-9833-4b3b-b780-2c6b5fa5c062}" (Windows 8)
  • Updated translations
Latest comments
Ruby on 2012-11-16 04:39

@Kea - Did you check 'Do real clean (simulation otherwise)' lower left corner?

Kea on 2012-11-18 19:08

Yes, I used "Do real clean"...

Midas on 2012-11-19 10:17

Then maybe USBOblivion didn't run with the required privileges: try right click and "Run as administrator"...

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Registry Commander v13.02.23

Checker on 24 Feb 2013
  • 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.
Latest comments
Midas on 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 on 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 on 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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Argente - Registry Cleaner v3.1.0.1 New

Checker on 15 Mar 2014

Argente - Registry Cleaner is a utility that uses a high-performance detection algorithm to quickly identify missing and invalid references in the registry (problems related with shortcuts, ActiveX, system applications, Windows Firewall, file extensions, fonts, start menu, applications paths, services, etc.) in both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

Note: Website is not in English, but an English version of the program is available for download.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Launch ArgenteRC.exe.
  3. When prompted, uncheck Perform automatic maintenance at system startup (hidden mode).
Latest comments
Taf on 2012-11-27 09:51

I already contacted Argente to fix it!

Wolfghost on 2012-11-27 16:28


Ccleaner found 0 problems
Argente - Registry Cleaner found 988 problems

BGM on 2012-11-28 01:19

Ccleaner never finds very many. I think that is because it only cleans what is absolutely safe. I've used "Free Registry Cleaner" for a long time, and found from experience that you don't want to remove all keys just because they are empty. Some programs (Microsoft is a culprit) use GUIDs as key names, and they refer to the key name - it doesn't have to have a value. Now, I don't know how many reg-cleaners can tell if a key name has a GUID.

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