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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.

Category:
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:
http://sites.google.com/site/webuploads7373/Regshot-2.0.1.70.7z

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 PortableApps.com 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:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2505
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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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.

Category:
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.
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Midas on 2013-02-25 16:12

A victim of its own success? "CPU Limit Reached"! (http://error404.000webhost.com/cpu-limit-reached.html)

SoftPedia wasn't able to update (http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Registry-Tweak/Registry-Commander.shtml) 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 (http://youtu.be/f3zweTbW8xU)... >:)

Ruby on 2013-02-25 21:16

@Midas
Google worked for me, found a hosted copy at:
http://rsload.net/soft/registry/13005-aezay-registry-commander.html

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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Auslogics Registry Defrag v6.3.0.5

Checker on 15 Mar 2014

Auslogics Registry Defrag defragments and compacts the Windows Registry in less than a minute. It scans through the registry to remove slack spaces, reducing the registry size and ultimately the amount of RAM the registry takes up, improving drive performance.

Note: Speed benefits on a SSD-based (flash media) installation will be minimal.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Windows registry.
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application files are located in the {app} subfolder
  3. Rename regdefrag,1.exe to regdefrag.exe and launch
What's new?
  • Added free space availability check before creating Rescue Center backups. If there is not enough free space on a disk, user has the option to abort the operation or proceed without creating a backup.
  • Fixed memory leaks, optimized code and algorithms, which improved the speed of practically every tool in the program.
  • All modules that work with hard drives were optimized to correctly process large data volumes, namely the Rescue Center will now correctly create and restore backups larger than 2 GB.
  • Made numerous corrections to language files.
  • Made numerous changes to modules; interface to make them more convenient and easier to work with.
  • Improved reports and operation results display in response to user feedback. Now this information is easier to understand.
  • Added partial Windows 8 compatibility. Full compatibility will be implemented in BoostSpeed version 5.4
  • Corrected all known bugs.
  • Corrected installer errors, optimized program installation and uninstallation.
Latest comments
Pax on 2010-12-25 18:36

My only experience with a registry defragger left my system unable to boot (used backup registry to fix). I'm not writing this to take a cheap shot at the makers of this app but I think a better explanation is needed on their web pages. Most of the 'bullet-point' features sound like hype (reduce size, windows=faster, performance=faster).

Not sure what "remove slack spaces" and "Eliminates structural defects in the Registry" mean... Registry cleaners, disk defraggers, contiguous blocks of data, etc ... I understand. Registry compactors that fix structural defects... I don't understand.

lautrepay on 2012-07-18 02:48

The program is freeware again, but still not portable and won't run from external or network drives.

Emka on 2014-12-06 15:20

v8 available

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Windows Registry Recovery v1.5.2.0

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AlephX

Windows Registry Recovery allows to directly read files containing Windows registry hives and extract many useful information about the configuration and windows installation settings of the host machine.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None. There are no user-changeable settings, but it does write some control/window related settings to the registry, so it is best avoided by "stealth" purists.
Stealth: ? No. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MiTeC\Wrr
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch the program by double-clicking on WRR.exe.
Latest comments
Libor Šimánek on 2009-12-01 21:29

You do nothing wrong. It's a peace of SHIT !!! Waste of time !!! At least a single line of help how to use it would be decency!

Raj Sharma on 2009-12-26 02:11

I find it a good Program. Only one of its kind. You should know where your registry hives are.

joeyjuviyani on 2010-02-02 00:17

Get the awesome guide on "Monitor, clean and optimize the Windows registry" at:
http://forums.techarena.in/guides-tutorials/1298105.htm

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What Changed v1.07

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

WhatChanged is a simple utility that searches for modified files and registry entries before and after a computer event.

  1. Take a snapshot
  2. Install/uninstall program, execute script, etc.
  3. Compare what changed since step 1.
The program can optionally scan whole drives or just sections of the registry.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download whatchanged.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?


V1.07 includes performance enhancements. It also has some minor changes to the interface, including a new progress bar (only used during step #2 - compare snapshot).



* Version 1.06, typical system scan: 04:15

* Version 1.07, typical system scan: 03:35 (15% speed improvement)
Latest comments
Faust on 2010-07-12 03:04

I would be interested in hearing about alternatives to this program.

BigRin on 2010-07-12 07:30

I am also interested in a simple alternative program.
Thanks

billybob on 2010-07-12 09:24

To previous commenters: if you take a snapshot of the entire PC (every file, all registry keys, etc), and then, many days later, you want a report of everything that changed, then naturally temporary files must be created to persistently track the changes from the original snapshot. This app is not meant to be "ultra-small-USB-stick" portable. Not sure what kind of alternative would be possible. Also, if you want to see all changes, and there were 90,000+ new reg keys, it's not the fault of WhatChanged that there is so much output (Richard is right about this). You can choose to view the output in whatever program you want (and Firefox is not a giant text database viewer).

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