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Registry Finder is an improved replacement for the built-in Windows registry editor. It has many features that makes working with registry more productive, comfortable and safe, including:



  • Cut/Copy/Paste keys and/or values.
  • Undo and redo registry modifications (except changing permissions).
  • Multiple local and remote registry windows.
  • Fast, non blocking search.
  • Whole search results are displayed in a list.
  • Multiple search results window.
  • Ability to search within previous search results narrowing down your search scope.
  • Ability to search for hidden keys.

Registry Finder allows you to browse the local registry; create, delete, rename keys and values; modify values as its natural data type (string, multistring, DWORD) or as a binary data. It is allowed to open multiple Registry windows. Next time you start Registry Finder, those windows will be reopened on the same keys as before.

The Find operation is efficient and quick. All found items are displayed in a separate window as a list. Each line represents a single match with the search criteria. The icon shows where the match occurred: key name, value name or value data. Matched text is highlighted with red.


You can jump to any found item in the Registry window or edit/delete items right in the Find Results window.
Items in the Find Results window can be saved to file in .reg or .txt format. In latter case, items are separated by tabulator. It allows easy data importing and analyzing in other programs, such as Microsoft Excel.

With the Replace feature you can easily replace all or particular occurrences of one string with another. The replacement is performed only in items that are in the Find Results window. In the Replace dialog you specify either all items or just selected ones. After replacement is done, items in the window are updated. If some item do not match the search criteria any more it still remains in the list.


All operations that alter the registry including deletion and replacement can be undone and redone. The operations are listed in the History window. To open it, click View|History in the main menu. The last performed operation is marked with a yellow arrow.

Full name of the key can be copied to clipboard.


Dark theme

Registry Finder automatically uses dark theme when you turn on dark mode in Windows. (Head to Settings > Personalization > Colors. Select the "Dark" option under the "Choose your app mode" section.) Dark mode is available only in Windows 10 so, in turn, the dark theme in Registry Finder is available only in Windows 10. Screenshort of the main window in dark mode

It is possible to turn off dark theme when Windows dark mode is on through the config file.
After the first run, Registry Finder creates the following entry:


Make sure Registry Finder is not running and change the entry to


I could not make some UI elements to be dark (some due to technical issues, some due to I was too focused on the main window and did not noticed them on time). This include the status bar in the main window, drop-down list in all combo boxes, data controls in the Find dialog, the main control in the Modify Binary dialog, tabs in the Properties dialog, the links list in the Edit Favorite dialog.
The grayscale icons that Registry Finder uses by default are not good with the dark theme. I recommend to use custom toolbar icons.
If you notice other incompleteness or issues, don't hesitate to contact me.

Windows Explorer Integration

To facilitate importing .reg files with Registry Finder you can add a command to Windows Explorer's context menu for .reg files.

Windows Explorer's context menu with the Import with Registry Finder command

To do so, just execute the ContextMenu-Add.bat file. To remove the command, execute the ContextMenu-Remove.bat file.

Also, you can make Registry Finder, instead of regedit, to perform import when you double-click a .reg file: execute RegFileAssoc-Add.bat. RegFileAssoc-Remove.bat restores import with regedit.

Note. You must execute files with administrator rights, otherwise you'll get the Access denied error.

Replacing Windows Registry Editor

As of version 2.51, Registry Finder can replace Windows' built-in registry editor (regedit). Select the File | Replace Windows Registry Editor menu to have Registry Finder execute instead of regedit when you launch regedit.
Replacig regedit is equivalent to the following command:

reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\regedit.exe" /v "Debugger" /t REG_SZ /d "\"REGISTRY_FINDER_DIR\RegistryFinder.exe\" -z" /f

Note. This is a global setting that affects all users regardless of how they start regedit (for example, through a command line, the Run dialog or by double clicking a .reg file). If you are using Registry Finder in portable mode, make sure that the folder where Registry Finder resides is accessible to any user. Make sure you revert the changes before deleting Registry Finder, otherwise regedit cannot be started. In normal mode, uninstaller will revert the changes for you.

If you replaced regedit and want to launch regedit, not Registry Finder, you can do it with the --regedit command line argument:

RegistryFinder --regedit

Running from Write-protected Media

In some use cases the folder where Registry Finder stores its settings and undo history is not accessible for write. The most evident is running from a write-protected USB stick.

In that case, Registry Finder is fully functional except that the undo history and application settings are not saved (so called No-Save mode). On startup, appropriate message is shown and the status bar contains a yellow triangle sign.

The pop-up message can be suppressed by manually editing the RegistryFinder.config file. Add the following line at the end of the file:



Silent installation



Edited by 大†Shinegumi†大
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Custom toolbar icons

  • An icon set from Martin

    Icon set from Martin
    Icon set from Martin in dark mode
  • An icon set from SirTazofMania

    Icon set from SirTazofMania
    Icon set from SirTazofMania in dark mode
  • An icon set from Joe P. - rework of SirTazofMania's icons in Windows 11 style

    Icon set from Joe P.
    Icon set from Joe P. in dark mode
  • An icon set from Spitfire XIV

    Icon set from Spitfire XIV
    Icon set from Spitfire XIV in dark mode
  • An icon set from Marcio de Andrade

    Icon set from Marcio de Andrade
    Icon set from Marcio de Andrade in dark mode
  • An icon set from Frédéric Bellec

    Icon set from Frédéric Bellec
    Icon set from Frédéric Bellec in dark mode
  • An icon set from amshevch

    Icon set from amshevch
    Icon set from amshevch in dark mode

To install a custom icon set, just download an archive and unpack it to the "res" folder located in

  • For portable mode, the program's folder.
  • For normal installation mode, %APPDATA%\RegistryFinder.
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Version History

  • 2.58 (October 08, 2023) 
    • Added ability to create registry value of arbitrary type. Suggested by «G~Lí†çh»
    • The Change Type command is available on the default value even if no value is set.
    • Added Refresh command to the registry list view context menu. Suggested by Mehdi Alimadadi
    • Added support for navigation to key in Power Toys Run when Registry Finder replaces regedit. Reported by SolarTheory
    • Added support for renaming of registry keys in offline registry. Reported by Bluebell
    • Fixed what the Change Type|Binary command did nothing. Reported by «G~Lí†çh»
    • Fixed crash on making registry changes if the undo history was incorrectly edited or corrupted.
    • Fixed incorrect value in the Date Modified column in the right pane in Registry tab in Windows 7/8 compatibility mode. Reported by amshevch
    • Fixed what when a Find Results window was reused for subsequent search, the tab title contained text from the initial search. Reported by KLASS
    • Fixed what inaccessible keys did not have the stop sign image in the right pane. Reported by KLASS
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2.58.1 (December 18, 2023) [Download 32-bit 64-bit Installer (includes both 32-bit and 64-bit)]

  • Fixed selection not updated after sorting items in the registry list (the selection visually remained in the same positions, i.e. other items were selected). Reported by amshevch
  • Fixed encoding problem in favorites (characters what cannot be encoded in the ANSI code page for non-unicode programs might look unreadable). Reported by Vladimir Sekushin
  • Fixed what changes in the Edit Favorite dialog were not saved. Reported by Vladimir Sekushin
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Version History

  • 2.59 (April 29, 2024)
    • Added the Name property of the favorite items. Suggested by Mehdi Alimadadi
    • Added ability to load/unload hive through the command line. Suggested by Richard Birch
    • Added the "Reset to Defaults" command in the columns context menu
    • Fixed what the Copy command in the Registry list view did not copy column names. Reported by Pavel Novikov
    • Fixed dark background of the unpinned History tab in the light theme.
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