RegScanner

RegScanner

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 6 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.04
File Size:
132.2KB
Date Added:
February 12, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
25,893
Downloads Last Week:
32
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

NirSoft's RegScanner is an enhanced Registry scan and search tool. When it finds the specified values, you can open them in RegEdit for modifying. RegScanner can also save and export .reg files that RegEdit can open. This simple but effective tool is portable freeware.

RegScanner opens with its Registry Scan Options dialog displayed, and we had to enter at least one character in the Find String field to proceed. We could select a Matching method from a drop-down list as well as choose to have the program look at Values, Data, Keys, and Unicode strings. We could also choose base keys to scan, limit the display to certain values, exclude keys from the scan, and make other choices. We entered a short string and clicked OK, and RegScanner scanned our Registry, displaying its results in a small window that showed a lot of data in a series of customizable headings. We could save, copy, and export selected values or whole lists; view the properties of any entry; create reports; and more from the program's file menu and toolbar. Selecting any item and right-clicking it opened an extensive menu of choices, including Open In RegEdit, which we selected. The Windows Registry Editor opened almost immediately with the selected items displayed.

Although RegScanner is quite easy to use, inexperienced users should be careful before modifying any Registry values with RegEdit. RegScanner itself won't hurt your system, but tinkering around in the Registry certainly can, so we recommend the usual precautions before changing anything, including creating System Restore Points and full backups. RegScanner reveals a lot of information about your Registry and finds things fast when you need to make changes.

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  • 2 stars

    "Dangerous for novices to use"

    August 25, 2013   |   By howardferns

    Version: RegScanner 2.01

    Pros

    Much, much faster than regedit

    Cons

    A search for the single word name of a software I had uninstalled brought up 360 results. Regedit took much longer but found just one folder for me to delete.
    No backup built into it, you must back up your registry yourself before using this program.
    No help files.

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  • 5 stars

    "RegScanner is a 5-Star, Excellent Registry Cleaner!!!"

    November 21, 2011   |   By pamjparr

    Version: RegScanner 1.85

    Pros

    All pros for RegScanner as a registry cleaner since it's very user-friendly, thorough and quick.

    Cons

    No cons!!!

    Summary

    Yes, I could opt to clean my registry manually but why do that when it's much quicker to use RegScanner's. I'm a genuine advocate for any software that saves me valuable time and RegScanner does! The first time that I used RegScanner I noticed that my network connected faster, my browsers loaded much quicker, and my movie downloads on Netflix loaded within seconds instead of minutes! Now my computer's speed has improved and faster internet download times means that I save on my internet gigabyte usage. Thanks, RegScanner!

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  • 5 stars

    "Worked great!"

    June 23, 2011   |   By I_hate_user_accounts

    Version: RegScanner 1.85

    Pros

    Allows keyword search of the registry and multi-select removal.

    Cons

    I did not have any issues.

    Summary

    I needed to manually uninstall Silverlight or so I was told to do so by a Microsoft Support Person. After over an hour, I was still deleting. Ridiculous!! I found NirSoft RegScanner, searched and removed 'em in seconds.

    RECOMMENDED!

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  • 5 stars

    "A Million Times Better Than Regedit Search"

    July 05, 2010   |   By sparkymachine--2008

    Version: RegScanner 1.82

    Pros

    Fast
    Results all shown together
    Quick access to key location for editing

    Cons

    None for me

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  • 1 stars

    "what is it suppose to do?"

    May 06, 2010   |   By akeener

    Version: RegScanner 1.82

    Pros

    nothing!!!

    Cons

    Everything!!!

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  • 5 stars

    "Simple effective Tool that will save Reg tweakers lots of time."

    June 12, 2006   |   By mccartrey

    Version: RegScanner 1.2

    Pros

    Find entries based on a text string. Specify base string if required. Lists all entries found. RegEdit only finds them one at a time. Launch RegEdit by double clicking a selected entry. Save keys or a text file or HTML report. Find entries within retrieved list too. Save's getting RSI hitting F3 in RegEdit.

    Cons

    Can't save a search.

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