RegScanner

RegScanner

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 6 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.05
  • Total Downloads:
    26,578
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 28, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    132.2KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    49
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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RegScanner searches the Windows Registry for specific values and displays them in a list view for quick editing: Double-clicking any item in the list opens the correct value in the Registry Editor for nearly foolproof editing. RegScanner can also export Registry values as a REG file that RegEdit can use and even open Clipboard text in RegEdit. Its two-part user interface eases searches by separating options from scan results, especially when RegEdit and other windows are open.

Pros

Opens with Options: RegScanner's Registry Scan Options sheet opens on top of the main view when the program launches. We could specify Base Key, matching items for the search string, and whether to look at values, data, and keys (including Unicode strings in binary values).

Context menus: Right-clicking a key in RegScanner's results opened a context menu that let us delete or export keys and values, save or copy selected items, and create HTML reports.

Fast: RegScanner is usually faster than RegEdit, though shorter, less specific search strings can return numerous results in RegScanner. Fortunately, you can use both from inside RegScanner.

Remote Computer: A checkbox in the Registry Scan Options enables remote PC scans.

Cons

No built-in backup: RegScanner lacks a Registry backup feature, so back up your Registry before using it.

Bottom Line

Inexperienced users can wreak havoc with RegScanner. But experienced users will like RegScanner's specificity and speed, either on its own or in tandem with RegEdit.

 
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User Reviews
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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.05
Version 2.05 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher NirSoft Freeware
Publisher web site http://www.nirsoft.net
Release Date October 28, 2014
Date Added October 28, 2014
Version 2.05
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows 8, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows Me, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 132.2KB
File Name regscanner_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 26,578
Downloads Last Week 49
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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