Registry First Aid

Registry First Aid

Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 68 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.3
  • Total Downloads:
    141,981
  • Date Added:
    September 25, 2014
  • File Size:
    6.27MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    35
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

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5 stars

"Good, but don't accept default corrections"

July 24, 2012  |  By ParrotSlave

 |  Version: Registry First Aid 8.2

Pros

Wonderful interface, fast, easy to understand entries, and easy to select corrections. I've had the program since version 2.5 in 2002, and updated regularly. I've been most happy with it.

Cons

Do NOT under any circumstance just tell it to "fix" everything it finds by accepting its default suggestions. That's true for ALL registry "repair" programs. As an example, suppose you have a reg entry pointing to a missing file named "readme.html" or "setup.exe" or even ".img". When RFA scans for corrections, it will find all the readme.html files--my system has 9 at the moment--and, if you're not careful and let it correct things automatically, you may find something such as, when you try to read Adobe Premiere Elements version of "readme.html," the program will open an amazonmp3uploader readme.html. If it doesn't find the .img that an installer put in, it will come up with a list of a whole bunch. Be careful with any file that has a common name. Select manually, or tell it to either delete the key or just the substring. It's a hassle to do this manually, but there is no other choice. (Caveat: disconnect any external drives when you scan, or it'll look for corrections there also.)

Summary

Life is not simple. You can't use this without a little bit of thinking. When in doubt, leave the entry in. It finds a lot of entries pointing to temp files, which I'm iffy about deleting, since well-written programs will delete those files when they are closed, but always generate new ones when the program is run again. Since the file names of temp files are usually random, it should be safe to delete them, but I keep wondering if, if the program itself generates such a file, it might generate it with the same name each time, so that the entries in question might be "invalid" when the program is not running, but suddenly valid when the program is opened. Perhaps a programmer would comment on this.

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3 stars

"does it job"

July 09, 2012  |  By pkarunkumar

 |  Version: Registry First Aid 8.2

Pros

easy user interface

Cons

upgrade to platinum for more option

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1 stars

"A computer killing piece of crap"

December 01, 2011  |  By Wunderdogg

 |  Version: Registry First Aid 8.1

Pros

None. I have nothing good I can say about this junk

Cons

This piece of junk will bring you to computer hell

Summary

This software will cause far more problems than it will ever solve. A total piece of crap.

Updated on Dec 1, 2011

Even though I only corrected errors that were supposedly totally safe to fix, I ended up having to do a complete reformat after using this software. It will turn your minor problems into major ones.

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2 stars

"Free version limits number of corrections per run."

April 15, 2011  |  By Joseph Decker

 |  Version: Registry First Aid 8.1

Pros

Is thorough.

Cons

Full functionality requires the paid version. I had to use the Revo Uninstaller to remove the software completely from my machine, otherwise it issues reminders.

Summary

Use something else.

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5 stars

"Fixes registry issues."

March 18, 2011  |  By Indianatone

 |  Version: Registry First Aid 8.0.1

Pros

Easy to use, backs up registry, cleans old unused registry entries and defrags the registry

Cons

None except the Platinum version of the program is more expensive. The regular standard version is a very capable program and great for most users.

Summary

I have used this program for almost 10 years versions 3, 7 & 8 and it has never caused any issues for me. It has always cleared my registry of thousands of unneeded entries left by software. If you own a previous version there is a really good discount on the upgrade price. I was pleased to find this new version works on 64 bit windows.
A great program for the toolkit for the power user.

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4 stars

"seemes to do what it says it does"

August 26, 2010  |  By robertrwt

 |  Version: Registry First Aid 7.1.1

Pros

simple to use---even a dummy like me can use it

Cons

dont know what the second search is for--and it leaves too many choices to the user to really screw up the registry...

Summary

simple and easy...

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4 stars

"seems to work well"

March 02, 2010  |  By PeterThorp

 |  Version: Registry First Aid 7.1.1

Pros

finds moved files

Cons

corrections not always correct

Summary

generally a good product the path repair function is very useful

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4 stars

""works good for a free version""

July 30, 2009  |  By mayflower15

 |  Version: Registry First Aid 7.0

Pros

works better then the older version.

Cons

none, so far it is ok.

Summary

I like this one because it picks up alot of viruses!

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5 stars

"best solution for my needs"

July 24, 2009  |  By gulfstreamtec

 |  Version: Registry First Aid 7.0

Pros

It's safe and automatically creates restore point, is conservative in it's rankings of errors and is usually accurate.

Cons

none in my 4 years of using it.

Summary

I've trial used many of the big name registry cleaners and found most all of them either dangerous or ineffective. RFA not so. They correctly inform you what is totally safe to change and what you should give a very good look at before changing. That along with the automatic restore point is very good. The new upgrade to RFA7 is great in that it also defrags the registry if needed. There's a lot of useful features that I don't generally use, like taking 'snapshots' of different parts of the registry, restoring from within the program and editing the registry. A clogged up registry most definetly effects performance and stability and along with CCleaner and the clean up tools in Tuneup 2009 keeps my machine in like new condition. Well worth the money.

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3 stars

"It is OK safe in what it does eliminate"

May 19, 2009  |  By yfriedemann

 |  Version: Registry First Aid 7.0

Pros

It allows you to use the pc while it is running. Which is a big bonus. Safe because not overly aggresive. Eliminated hangs and blue screen. Likens more to RegFirstAid4

Cons

I prefer older versions, like 6.0.0 for at least it took out 10 when it said it would. & is fairly quick but there are quicker products out there.(and slower)

Summary

Why 1 reg cleaner cannot see all the errors makes one suspicious about value of product. I run more than 1 cleaner. Everyone finds something. I have been using it since RegFirstAid1. or so. It was my first cleaner and kept it just because it did help(much better than defragging the system. For minimal ram systems and a lack of knowledge in the registry - I lucked out in choosing this product. At least it did help. But, I won't buy it.

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General
Publisher Rose City Software
Publisher web site http://www.RoseCitySoftware.com/
Release Date September 25, 2014
Date Added September 25, 2014
Version 9.3
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.27MB
File Name rfasetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 141,981
Downloads Last Week 35
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial, some features limited
Price $27.95

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