RegFromApp v1.33

webfork on 28 Jul 2015

RegFromApp monitors the Registry changes made by the application that you selected, and creates a standard RegEdit registration file (.REG) that contains all the Registry changes made by the application. You can use the generated .REG file to import these changes with RegEdit when needed.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
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 RegFromApp.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed RegFromApp to avoid from BSOD when trying to attach to smss.exe (Be aware that RegFromApp will still fail to capture the smss.exe process).

11 comments on RegFromApp  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

calm_observer 2008-08-19 11:58

unlike regShot you use this application to see what registry keys an already installed application uses. as with all nirSoft application it is small and functional

Gannon8 2008-09-08 16:49

I could make a script that uses this to make any program portable. It would still write to the registry, but it would delete the entries reported by this program after use.

J44xm 2008-10-08 16:44

Yeah, I've been using a batch file for years now to do just that--load programs' settings to the Registry and delete them when they're closed. (It's at http://j44xm.notlong.com, if you're curious.) So this program looks very interesting to me.

luthor 2008-10-27 23:51

I could make a script that uses this to make any program portable. It would still write to the registry, but it would delete the entries reported by this program after use

CnEY 2009-11-15 03:43

Has anyone else had an issue getting this to do anything useful in Windows 7? Either it fails to start the process I tell it to, or if I hook it to one, it doesn't report any changes whatsoever. Tried running it as administrator.

Granny 2010-02-06 10:18

CnEY
same same here, can't make it run, you had any luck?

MatsterB12 2010-05-23 03:45

Once you select process to gather information, nothing displays. Tried several processes and all do not display any registry entries. Ran as Administrator, only have option to stop.

GrahamG 2010-08-16 21:41

I'm using in Win7 Ultimate 32bit and its working fine.

atom.Man 2010-12-20 15:59

for thiose having trouble with this app, there are 2 versions; 32bit and 64bit. if you run a 64bit OS you'll probably want both - 32bit for monitoring 32bit apps and 64 for 64 apps

Magibon 2011-06-10 01:34

only problem i run into with this wonderful app is it doesn't work for all apps.

V1.21

Ruby 2011-06-22 16:00

@Magibon

I find that RegFromApp will only capture reg writes if the app your monitoring is actually doing the writing.

Let's say your monitoring an app/installer that creates a 'Working directory' e.g. %temp%/MonitoredApp and dumps some files that now write to the registry, these writes do not get captured because the monitored app is not doing the writing.

How I find RegFromApp useful:

1. In concert with Regshot: RegFromApp will only capture writes from the program not the system.

2. Capture and Export: I use Chromium web browser and pass args on the command line to keep all files in the app directory e.g. --user-data-dir=.\
The only problem is that when I "Make Chromium my Default Browser" it doesn't transfer the command line to the registry.

By starting Chromium from/within RegFromApp as an admin I can capture these reg entries and export for editing (search and replace) with a text editor and add the command line and merge back into the registry.

V1.22

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