Regshot v1.9.0

Midas on 28 May 2017
  • 129KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Feb 2013
  • 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.

Runs on: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
What's new?
  • x64 and Unicode versions.
  • You can compare shots saved with different "UseLongRegHead" option.
  • Unicode shots have .hivu extension.
  • Loading ANSI hive files in Unicode builds and vice versa is not supported.
  • The skip list is now additionally checked against the single name of keys, values, dirs and files.
  • Internally Regshot always uses the short forms HKLM and HKU, so these have to be used in your skip lists too.
Full changelog (inclusive of the later Beta release) is at

25 comments on Regshot  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

billon 2015-08-02 08:00

Regshot v1.9.1.321 Beta is out


JohnTHaller 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.


ZZZ 2013-06-24 17:21


Napiophelios 2013-06-24 16:44


The official website for Regshot 2 unicode seems to be gone offline.
where can I download it from?


I am Baas 2011-12-26 06:31


JohnTHaller 2011-03-24 16:35

@FR4NK5T3R - Save them both and then use WinMerge Portable on them:


FR4NK5T3R 2011-03-24 13:42

How do I get this program to compare snapshots of the registry before and after a reboot?


XXX 2011-01-25 21:21

2 Wolfghost

OK, no probs. =)

Wolfghost 2011-01-25 20:16

Ok thanks :)

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