Free registry editor to replace XP's RegEdit

Free registry editor to replace XP's RegEdit

Post by SeaMai » Wed, 21 Sep 2005 03:17:26


Are there any good free registry editors that are better than RegEdit? The
best one I have found so far is RegCool, but it does not have the ability to
create folders and sort Bookmarks (Favorites) in folders as the Favorites
menu for IE does. Is there a free registry editor that has a search feature
and lets you create folders for Bookmarks (Favorites) ?

Note: RegAlyzer can create the folders but its interface sucks, and it is
very buggy on XP.
 
 
 

Free registry editor to replace XP's RegEdit

Post by MAP » Wed, 21 Sep 2005 03:27:23


http://www.yqcomputer.com/

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Mike Pawlak

 
 
 

Free registry editor to replace XP's RegEdit

Post by Edward W. » Wed, 21 Sep 2005 15:18:33


The short answer to your question is no.

There are other registry cleaners with more functions than Regedit but their
usefulness depends upon your needs. More functions does not make the
software better. You haven't defined what it is you need therefore any
suggestions will be without worth.
 
 
 

Free registry editor to replace XP's RegEdit

Post by SeaMai » Wed, 21 Sep 2005 23:15:44

Mainly, I'd like a nice XP/Explorer interface, a search bar at the top of
the window, and the ability to create folders in Bookmarks and sort my
Bookmarks in folders.
 
 
 

Free registry editor to replace XP's RegEdit

Post by John Dou » Thu, 22 Sep 2005 01:14:22


Anyone can tell what the relationship is between Bookmarks and the
Registry? None as far I know, but I am prepared to stand corrected.

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John Doue
 
 
 

Free registry editor to replace XP's RegEdit

Post by MS-M » Thu, 22 Sep 2005 02:30:33

I have a ? too..

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Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User
 
 
 

Free registry editor to replace XP's RegEdit

Post by Stan Brow » Thu, 22 Sep 2005 03:38:53

On Tue, 20 Sep 2005 07:15:44 -0700 in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize, SeaMaid favored us with...

Part of that, the bookmarks, is already in regedit. Use "Add to
Favorites".

--
Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
"To put it bluntly but fairly, anyone today who doubts that the
variety of life on this planet was produced by a process of
evolution is simply ignorant -- inexcusably ignorant, in a world
where three out of four people have learned to read and write."
--Daniel Dennett, /Darwin's Dangerous Idea/ (1995), page 46
 
 
 

Free registry editor to replace XP's RegEdit

Post by SeaMai » Thu, 22 Sep 2005 04:08:11

In some registry editors, as in some browsers, Favorites are called
Bookmarks. Sorry for the confusion.

INTERNET EXPLORER

You can create folders and subfolders under Favorites, and when you click
"Add to Favorites," you have the choice of whether to put it in an existing
folder, create a new folder, or not put it in a folder but in the main
Favorites directory.

REGISTRY EDITORS

You cannot create folders and subfolders in the Favorites for the RegEdit
that comes with Windows. When you click "Add to Favorites" your registry key
is added to the Favorites menu, but you can't create folders. After a while,
you just get a long list of unsorted keys in your Favorites that you can't
sort into folders and subfolders. If you use the registry a lot, this is
VERY inconvenient! Many shareware registry editors let you sort your
Favorites (Bookmarks) into folders, but they have a lot of features. Having
more features does not necessarily make the program easier to use. The price
for many of them is a bit too high, and some of them do not have a nice
interface. That's why I'm looking for the best freeware registry editor.

- RegAlyzer lets you create the folders, but its Win9x interface is poor and
it is buggy and unstable on XP.
- RegCool, which I said previously does not allow you to create folders for
the Bookmarks, actually does let you create them. It has a nice XP/Explorer
interface, the search bar at the top, and is simple to use. So far, this is
my best option for a registry editor.
- RegEditX has the same plain Win9x interface as RegEdit and does not let
you create folders. It does, however, have the search bar at the top.
- RegHance has a nice interface but no search bar and the top and does not
let you create folders. I keep it installed only for compatibility with
Ad-Aware SE Pro.
- Registrar Lite (free) allows you to create folders and has the search bar
at the top, but this program is not as easy to use. It also has the plain
Win9x interface.
- Registry Explorer Standard Edition (free) has adware, so I am not going to
test that one.

Unless anyone has another program for me to test, I think I'm sticking with
RegCool for the time being.
 
 
 

Free registry editor to replace XP's RegEdit

Post by David Cand » Thu, 22 Sep 2005 06:08:45

tems in the registry are stored in order added (regedit sorts it nice for display but they are not in sorted order in the registry).

Therefore export your registry favourites, order them how you want, then reimport.

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