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What Changed v1.07

Midas on 24 Mar 2015

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.

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).
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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.

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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CleanAfterMe v1.37

Checker on 21 Mar 2014

CleanAfterMe allows you to easily clean files and registry entries automatically created by Windows during regular computer activity. You can clean the cookies/history/cache/passwords of Internet Explorer, the 'Recent' folder, the last opened files, temporary Windows folders, the event logs, the Recycle Bin etc.

The program includes an optional basic wipe of deleted files for extra security.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CleanAfterMe.exe.
What's new?
  • Removed the option to delete .eml cache files of Windows Live Mail. This option was good for HotMail and IMAP accounts, but for POP3 accounts, it might delete real email messages.
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NirSoft fan on 2008-12-14 05:25

From the app's version history:
Version 1.21 - Fixed bug: In some computers, when cleaning USB devices, the USB mouse/keyboard devices were also removed, and the user had to unplug and plug them again.

Indie on 2008-12-14 06:38

Thanks all.

After starting the system later during the day, it got logged in without asking for any password. Does it mean that the prog has got a copy of the pwd when enables an automatic log in considering the fact that some startup entries were removed and a new desktop startup entry was added (as per Spybot)?

webfork on 2010-10-05 18:31

I ran 3 other major cleaner programs here on the site (Bleechbit, CCleaner, and PureRA) and this program still found more to delete. If you're using an public computer, this seems to be THE program to run before you leave.

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RegistryViewer v1.3

billon on 16 Dec 2016
  • 961KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jan 2010
  • 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.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the RAR package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RegView.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files and flags images.
Similar/alternative apps: Windows Registry Recovery, RawReg
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.
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Allen on 2015-03-07 04:28

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.

joby_toss on 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.
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!

Specular on 2018-07-09 00:37

Used this program to successfully extract keys from an older backup of the Registry hive files. Followed an online guide which recommended it since it automatically tweaks the exported key file with the correct path for importing into the registry.

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Registry Live Watch v1.0

Wolfghost on 5 Jun 2013

Registry Live Watch is a tool to monitor the activity of a registry key. The tool can run minimized on the system tray (notification area) and monitor a registry key (also sub keys and vlues) for any changes that might occur.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch rgm.exe.
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msnuser193 on 2009-12-26 20:39

Interesting, will try this. Has anyone tried this yet? Any feedback?

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Registry Tweaker v2.1.2 build 283

webfork on 7 Apr 2016
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Fluffy

Registry Tweaker is a powerful application that allows you to access many obscure registry tweaks easily. It provides a nice description for each tweak as well, helping less technical users understand what each one does. It also supports profiles, which allow you to apply a predefined set of tweaks automatically.

Note: main site offline, linking to softpedia (thanks shnbwmn).

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch regtweak.exe.
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Pax on 2010-12-28 00:43

@I am Baas - thanks:)

shnbwmn on 2016-04-07 13:09 --> domain for sale. The website and download links should be changed to Lupo as above. Softpedia has the same build on their site ( but I'm not sure if Lupo's is different.

misan on 2016-05-14 20:44


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