Registry Mechanic

Registry Mechanic

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 1089 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7
  • Total Downloads:
    9,521,524
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 03, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try (Repairs first 6 sections only); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    17.8MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    318
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Although not feature-rich, Registry Mechanic checks your registry for errors that can slow down and crash your computer. The utility can find a wide range of defects, including references to already uninstalled programs, missing help files and broken shortcuts, virtual devices, start-up programs, fonts, and configuration files. It also can automatically repair invalid entries at Windows start-up.

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. The left-nav-based interface is uncomplicated and easy to use, and fortunately there are some extra horses to support this former one-trick pony: other features include a defragger, a "registry compacter," and a system optimizer.

It's too bad, then, that 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, the compacter was similarly crippled, and the defrag and system optimization buttons had no effect. Given these handicaps, our recommendation of Registry Mechanic is also hamstrung.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.6

    out of 75 votes

    • 5 star 16
    • 4 star 10
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 33
  • All Versions

    3.1

    out of 1089 votes

    • 5 star 343
    • 4 star 182
    • 3 star 140
    • 2 star 121
    • 1 star 303
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5 stars

"Works Great"

July 28, 2008

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 7

Pros

Proir to installing and using Registry Mechanic, I was always having the blue screen of death problems. No more. A program that does what it is suppose to.

Cons

Every scan I have to uncheck a photo program that does not need to be repaired.

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3 stars

"It was ok."

July 19, 2008  |  By team3d

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 7

Pros

It fixed my pc so that it freezes up less & kinda made my start up faster.

Cons

I have to scan every time I turn my pc on because some errors keep coming back.

Summary

Over all this program did an ok job of picking up the errors on my pc. Picked up 1150. But it would be nice if it was free so I could fully clean it up. I am going to stick with what someone said before and use a different registry program.

Over all 7.5/10

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1 stars

"STAY AWAY FROM THIS ONE"

July 15, 2008  |  By jam1200

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 7

Pros

Deceitful at it'sbest

Cons

You have to pay to fix the problems, if you pay via credit card they will bill after 12 months claiming it is an annual subscription fee. Yet there is no mention of this when you so call buy the program.

A bunch of crooks that you should avoid!

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3 stars

"Works good with WinASO Registry Optimizer."

July 10, 2008  |  By RegEditor

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 7

Pros

I use Registry Mechanic 7 along with WinASO Registry Optimizer 4.0 I DO NOT have them scan the same areas of the registry. I wanted to see which of the two found the most registry errors I did a full scan with both. Registry Mechanic 7 found more errors in certain areas than WinASO Registry Optimizer 4.0. So which ever one found the most errors in a certain area thats the one I have scan that area of the registry. You have to go through the scan options of both and put a check mark next to the area of the registry you want each to scan and make sure they dont scan the same items. WinASO Registry Optimizer scans a few more areas of the registry but I still like both programs both are worth having the paid versions of on your computer.

Cons

Even though I use both Registry Mechanic 7 and WinASO Registry Optimizer 4.0 I still have to go through the registry and remove some items left behind by programs I uninstalled. If I wasnt using both Registry Mechanic and WinASO Registry Optimizer it would take alot longer to go through the registry and find these items. Another thing is after a certain period of time you want to go to Registry Mechanic and WinASO Registry Optimizers install folder and delete the back ups they can get big in a short period of time.

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1 stars

"Only scans- you have to pay to fix errors"

July 02, 2008  |  By JCahta2

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 7

Pros

scans 5 sectors

Cons

I didn't buy, Advanced WindowsCare does good but only scans 3 sectors

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1 stars

"EXTREMELY DANGEROUS"

June 29, 2008  |  By luis_hamburgh

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 7

Pros

Nothing - I paid for this thing, and it has wrecked my computer.

Cons

Despite its pretty interface, this program will slowly but surely WRECK your registry. By the time you get problems, it will be too late (the "undo" files won't go far enough back to repair the damage.

Several over-the-counter titles have had problems, and when I call for assistance, all companies have asked if I had an online registry repair-type program installed. I removed a program this morning, and now when I launch Registry Mechanic, it tries to install another program - one I already have installed (and never had problems with) - and will not allow me to access THAT program, or run Registry Mechanic.

Attempting to use Windows' built-in Restore function has also proven futile now.

BEWARE! THIS WILL SLOWLY, BUT SURELY, REQUIRE YOU TO REINSTALL YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM.

Period.

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1 stars

"WARNING!!THEY WILL Bill you with out asking permission"

June 25, 2008  |  By zandan15

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 7

Cons

Beware:This Is a service NOT software and THEY WILL Bill you with out asking permission one year after purchase and there is nothing you can do about it!! Sad day for C/Net when they have to take money from scam artists like these. I am sending a letter to my att. Gen. in Oregon. C/Net was one of my Fav. sites and I will never purchase software here again!

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4 stars

"good but not the best"

June 21, 2008  |  By jasonxninja

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 7

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5 stars

"Great Tool"

June 20, 2008  |  By meepo97

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 7

Pros

This is one of the best registry cleaners A+++

10/10

Good job PC Tools

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1 stars

"still does NOT support 64 bit systems"

June 14, 2008  |  By wesley1955

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 7

Pros

This used to be the best I ever knew of.

Cons

as of yet Jun '08 the version 7 still does NOT support 64 bit operating systems

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7
Version 7 improves system optimizer feature.
General
Publisher PC Tools
Publisher web site http://www.pctools.com/
Release Date October 03, 2007
Date Added October 03, 2007
Version 7
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 17.8MB
File Name rminstall.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 9,521,524
Downloads Last Week 318
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Repairs first 6 sections only
Price $29.95

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