• Navigation
  • open search
Close

PLATFORMS

POPULAR LINKS

CATEGORIES

HELP & SETTINGS

Registry First Aid

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 70 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6 build 1376
  • Total Downloads:
    142,450
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 09, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial, some features limited); $27.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    7.22MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    62
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

+
In spite of a few negatives, this utility provides most necessary tools for keeping your PC's registry clean. The majority of folks are unlikely to find Registry First Aid's main window perplexing, as it offers only two options--one for finding unwanted entries and one for locating errors. You'll have to specify a search string when using the former tool, but the latter lets you choose which kind of entries to search for, including invalid paths, DLLs, fonts, and Start menu items. When it comes to scan speeds, the program is rather poky, and we wish it provided more information as to whether an entry was safe to remove. Still, since the application automatically backs up your registry before removal and excludes certain system-critical keys from scans, we think most users will be safe enough trusting its results. The trial version removes only 14 items at a time, so if you really want to get your registry spick-and-span, you'll have to run the utility over and over or kick down the cash to buy it. Though it might not be the ideal solution for beginners, more savvy users will benefit from Registry First Aid.
 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1–7 of 7

4 stars

"Great registry editor"

November 09, 2008  |  By dani72

 |  Version: Registry First Aid 6 build 1376

Pros

RFA editor is an easy to use registry editor which finds many different types of errors such as invalid dll's, file extensions and startup programs. It has a backup feature which ensures that if anything goes wrong you can undo your changes.

Cons

It tends to come up with an awful lot of entries which cannot be modified due to restrictions from Vista. This means that if you have made a lot of changes to your PC you can end up with over 1000 registry errors and have to scan tw0 or three times.

Summary

RFA is a safe and easy to use program. Despite what some people may say about editing the registry it can be vital in certain situations. For example when I uninstalled Nero 9 it left behind over 580 registry entires even though I had used their so called Clean Tool. I had to delete them all manually in RFA as three options for Nero products, no longer on my PC, kept showing up under Autoplay options for CD's. Now it's all sorted.

Regarding the con I mentioned above tech support informed me that it will be resolved in the next version of RFA, currently under beta testing. They said that the new version when released will not show "no permission to modify"
registry entries until user selects the option to show all restricted
keys. If thats true then it will be a good improvement to the software.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (7)   (0)  

3 stars

"free trial sucks"

September 06, 2008  |  By ssmore321

 |  Version: Registry First Aid 6 build 1376

Pros

not many if you buy it i guess it would be good

Cons

the free trial sucks it scans ur computer for an hour* and then only fix 18 registry errors


*time varys

Summary

Cons

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1)   (1)  

5 stars

"Great"

May 21, 2008  |  By tomthabom24

 |  Version: Registry First Aid 6 build 1376

Pros

I have used a lot of registry cleaners over the years and most aren't worth the money. I think Registry First Aid does a good job and gives you the opportunity to choose what you want to delete, which is the way to go. I like the software, it seems to work.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (35)   (0)  

5 stars

"One of the few which you use with confidence."

October 05, 2007  |  By FleetCommand

 |  Version: Registry First Aid 6 build 1376

Pros

This is one of the few Registry Cleaning/Repair programs which you, as a user, can use with confidence, given the fact that I often Registry Cleaning/Repair programs a risk.

Cons

Deep Scan of registry is not carefully separated from the other types of scan in the user interface of this software.

Normal users will benefit very little from Deep Scan, so I advice all users to refrain from running such scans in a normal basis. To do so, Uncheck the "Invalid Paths" box from list of Scan Types.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (44)   (0)  

3 stars

"I feel the need to remain neutral here."

August 11, 2007  |  By Chainmail2006

 |  Version: Registry First Aid 6 build 1376

Pros

But, I hate registry cleaners. I have learned thru the "School of Hard Knocks" that they can cause as much, or more damage then they do good. I will never invest in a "registry cleaning application only" software again. This application, like all of this type can be useful and dangerous at the same time. If you feel a need to invest in such an application, this is another decent choice. But use it with common sense and caution.

Cons

See Pros:

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (5)   (12)  

1 stars

"Having fun yet tomwa?"

July 14, 2007  |  By UM Canes

 |  Version: Registry First Aid 6 build 1376

Pros

The whole forum knows you pulled your reviews. They also know what you are doing. I didn't vote you bad. This is the sign of a weak punk and nothing more. The group will take care of this and you know it. So, you can KMA!

Reply to this review Read replies (7)

Was this review helpful? (63)   (171)  

5 stars

"Worth the money according to the effort of this Program!"

May 19, 2007  |  By survivor347

 |  Version: Registry First Aid 6 build 1376

Pros

Ive had many experience on registry cleanings... AND Those who say registry cleaners are risky are bunch of newbies.. Registrys NEED TO BE CLEANED..And yes there are huge performance differences..And also Don't misunderstand! Few speed up is a great difference!.. Actually its an amazing difference, especially without any cpu/ram fixes..etc.

Who the hell am I?

I am a person with 10 years of registry experience...Study and work with windows registrys.. Also tried many trials..

Reply to this review Read reply (1)

Was this review helpful? (55)   (3)  

Results 1–7 of 7

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Registry First Aid
Add Your Review

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

Update Your Review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

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

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 6 build 1376
Version 6 build 1376 is compatible with Windows Vista and display snapshot descriptions in registry snapshot lists.
General
Publisher Rose City Software
Publisher web site http://www.RoseCitySoftware.com/
Release Date April 09, 2007
Date Added April 09, 2007
Version 6 build 1376
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 7.22MB
File Name rfasetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 142,450
Downloads Last Week 62
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial, some features limited
Price $27.95

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Registry First Aid

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK