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Editors' Rating:
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
out of 1058 votes out of 6 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.1.0.214
  • Total Downloads:
    9,536,899
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 25, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (First 6 sections repairing trial); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    17.8MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    0
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Note: The product Registry Mechanic has been discontinued and is no longer available for download or use. Download.com offers no downloadable file for this product and presents data on the last available version for informational purposes only.

Editors' Review

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Registry Mechanic checks your Registry for errors that can slow down and crash your computer, and provides you with a full toolbox for finding and repairing your Registry. The utility can find a wide range of defects, including references to uninstalled programs, missing help files and virtual devices, broken shortcuts, and removed fonts and configuration files. It also can automatically repair invalid entries at Windows start-up.

Under Optimize, the Quick Scan has been abandoned in this version in favor of an exceedingly fast and comprehensive Deep Scan. The program also makes backups, so it's easy to restore a fix gone wrong. There's a Registry defragger, and a Tuneup Services option that optimizes Windows boot services. Click on either Recommended or Minimal to see which services will be toggled, and to customize them. The Monitor tab tracks your system's Registry, services, and performance behaviors, while the Windows Tools section contains a series of links to Windows' default tools. This could be better explained, but choose an option and you'll find out soon enough that these tools are the default ones that come with Windows, but collected in one place. The interface isn't bad, but it feels a bit jumbled, and presents a lot of open white space without clear directions for what the user should do.

The stringent restrictions on the trial version make it difficult to analyze the effectiveness of the program. The trialware allows for only five sections of the registry to be repaired, and the compacter, defrag, and system optimization buttons were also hamstrung. During the trial, we recommend deselecting all of the errors discovered, and then carefully choosing which errors you think you can verify as being repaired to see if you want to purchase it. Registry Mechanic is a good program, but you won't get something for nothing here.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.1.0.214
Version 11.0.277 includes unspecified updates.
General
Publisher PC Tools
Publisher web site http://www.pctools.com/
Release Date October 25, 2012
Date Added October 25, 2012
Version 11.1.0.214
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 17.8MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 9,536,899
Downloads Last Week 0
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations First 6 sections repairing trial
Price $29.95

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