Have you ever needed to open the registry to a specific location, but it's too bulky to browse? If so then this tool is for you.
When executed VReg will simply open the registry to the root. But, what makes it useful is that by providing it a path as a command-line parameter you can open the registry to the path you want. I have always been confused by Microsoft failed to support command-line parameters on regedit.exe to take you to registry locations, but hopefully this makes up for their oversight.
The program is used by simply running the executable, but to make it useful you should place it in the system path, such as in C:\Windows\System32. And then to open the registry to a path you simply feed it a path as a command-line argument. I personally use Start - Run to do this, but you could just as easily run it from a command prompt or from the Windows Vista / 7 / 8 search boxes. Also, feel free to embed this into your own applications.
In addition to accepting registry paths the program can also accept variable prefixes. There are a number of prefixes pre-defined, but you can also make your own by creating registry strings (REG_SZ) in HKLM\Software\Vernalex\VReg (start vreg with vreg as a parameter and it will bring you there). The value should be the prefix text and the data for the value should be the full registry path.