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Direct Registry Browser
  • Application version: 1.0
  • OS: Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista
  • Last update: 03.12.2006
  • Type: Freeware



  • Direct Registry Browser
    With Direct Registry Browser you may recover your lost registry data (program settings, registration inforamtion, profile settings etc.) directly from Windows registry files.

    This could be useful in case of:
    • Crashed/lost Windows installation;
    • Broken user profile data;
    • Registry damage.

    With Direct Registry Browser you can recover registry data/registry keys to analyse or to import into your current running registry.

    Direct Registry Browser supports direct registry component files opening/parsing/visualization so you can recover data even from inconstent registry or damaged registry component files.

  • Recent changes:
    • New release.
Key features:
  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista registry files support (not tested with Windows 95/98/ME);
  • Direct registry files access;
  • File parsing; no dependance of Windows registry access routines;
  • Data export from registry values;
  • RegEdit-like simple interface;
  • RegEdit 5.0 - compatible registry keys export.
  • IMPORTANT:
    • Direct registry files access for registry files of running OS (directly) is not possible, because these files are locked by OS (with no shared access). However, UFS Explorer family products are able to access even locked files using direct disk access. So you may access copy of registry file of even running OS. Such files may be not fully flushed to disk by OS so might be partially corrupt.


  • How to use it?
    Just download this application, install and run.
    No program registration required.

    The application uses direct files parsing, so you must open actual registry file to access it.

    Registry file location map (assume Windows is intalled on C:\WINDOWS; user profiles are in C:\Documents and Settings):
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT - virtual key. Actual location is in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes (see below);
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER - the key corresponds to C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\NTUSER.DAT of user currently logged in. You may access registry data of any user;
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE - virtual key. Is combined from few files:
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE - virtual branch; no file there.
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SAM - corresponds to C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\sam file;
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SECURITY - corresponds to C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SECURITY file;
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE - corresponds to C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\software file;
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM - corresponds to C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SYSTEM file;
        Note: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet is just symbolic link to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001.
    • Other files are mainly not so important for users/administrators. You may find other file conponents in C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\ directory.
    To access the file you have to open it. You now may browse and recover data from the file (select key and choose 'Export key' or select value and choose 'Save').

    When you do key export, you have to select 'virtual Windows registry prefix' to make it work with RegEdit Windows utility correctly.

  • Registry Recovery
    In case you are going to recover data from broken, lost (formatted) or inaccessible Windows instalation, as well as from registry component that belongs to deleted user profile, it's recommended to use some comprehensive data recovery and undelete program to find the registry files. We recommend you to use UFS Explorer Professional ultimate data recovery tool.

  • Problems? Questions?
    You may submit bug or send proposal for this application from here.

  • This application is freeware, so we not provide you with any technical support.


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