Registry Mechanic

A newer version of Registry Mechanic is available.

This download is served from an external site


NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

Continue to download

Sponsored Products

Or, Learn More About Registry Mechanic
Average User Rating stars

out of 1,089 user reviews

Back to product review

Full user review

  • 5.0 stars

    "Cheap and Good Fix"

    November 28, 2006  |   By Barbara866


    I bought this to replace the Norton System Works 2004 that I only used to optimize the registry.

    I did not notice a significant speed increase, but this is just preventative maintenance.

    After using the NSW I ran Registry Mechanic 6.0. What a surprise, hundreds (yes, hundreds) of errors that NSW did not catch.

    I looked at the errors, and saw the vast majority of them refered to programs that I had uninstalled (they came with the PC). There were references to sound files, icons, DLL's and graphics that XP's uninstaller or the programs uninstaller failed to remove.

    Compacting the registry is like compacting a database file (which the registry is). It is something that you do to speed access to records in the DB, not to save HD space. This is a good feature.

    I suggest that you do a full backup (I used Norton Ghost) before you run RM 6 in case there is a problem that can occur with any modification of the registry.

    RM 6 also creates a restore point, an added safety feature.

    I did not notice a speed increase after running RM 6, but this is more of a preventative maintenance item.


    Limited time for redownloads



    Updated on Mar 6, 2010

    I have used this program for a few years and never had a problem with it trashing anything, unlike Norton System Works.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (3) (1)

Submit your reply


The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.


Add Your Review

Log in or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Registry Mechanic 6.0
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

E-mail this review

Submit cancel

Report offensive content

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET's Site Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.

Select type of offense:

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language
Spam: Advertisements or commercial links
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users
Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content
Submit cancel




If you think this is an error, please contact CNET TechTracker Support for further assistance.


Running Request



Smart Install Software


CNET TechTracker will now automatically install software without requiring further action by you. (Note: This feature automatically accepts associated EULAs and third party applications on your behalf.)

You have selected the following software to Smart Install:

CNET TechTracker will attempt to install this software without interrupting you again. If an application requires manual installation, CNET TechTracker will download the installer and prompt you to take further action.

Proceed with Smart Install?

Confirm Standard Install Cancel