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Author Topic: Regshot — über-useful, über-tiny, now über-opensource…  (Read 5510 times)
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« on: April 08, 2008, 12:35:14 AM »

Regshot is the little registry utility that could. Able to do a full registry and directory scan before and after any event, it spit out a detailed HTML report of the changes to your system all in a measly 72kB of .EXE goodness. Not only is it one of the most useful utilities around, it probably packs more usefulness/kB[1] than any other software I know.

Its problem has always been unreliable hosting. It has lived its online existence hosted on endlessly different servers, moving around more than a Mongolian nomad (and thus limiting its fame, along with the fact the developer is Japanese and thus less well know in the anglosphere). But it looks as if the nomad is trading the tent in for a shiny apartment in a large co-hab block; Sourceforge:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/regshot
http://regshot.blog.googlepages.com/regshot

Please make sure you have enough bandwidth to download the latest version, 90kB including full source. Maybe I should set up a torrent?  Wink

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[1] Of course proper standard units are usefulness/KiB  tongue
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 12:50:44 AM »

nice, reminds me of PCMag's In.Ctrl (currently version 5) which i had previously but stopped using after it became paidware.
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008, 01:36:40 AM »

@nontroppo

I share your enthusiasm, but you might want to give this Regshot a try (Portable). The page is in Russian but the program is in English, French and German too.

See pic below for download button

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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2008, 03:27:26 AM »

lanux: yep I found regshot specifically after In Ctrl was no longer freeware  smiley

Phil: what exactly is different about the Russian version?
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2008, 04:14:23 AM »

Would be good if it could export the registry entries as registry entries. Useful utility good find!
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2008, 05:16:55 AM »

what exactly is different about the Russian version?

The UI is similar but Regshot 2.0 Unicode has some extra configuration options and capabilities. See summary of extra features at this MSFN thread.

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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2008, 07:43:34 AM »

Phil: great info thanks! I suppose it would be ideal if the remerged the two projects back together...

justice: there was a mod (paraglider) of regshot V1.x that did exactly this, also an extra app called undoREG to work with regshot V1.x, and IIUC V2 can do this natively too (haven't tried it yet)...

EDIT: this page has a changelog going from V1.x through V2.x:

http://bbs.betabbs.com/index.php?showtopic=61050
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2008, 07:58:39 AM »

I am very disappointed with V2.x though, all of that bloat has take the EXE up to 176kB!!! Luckily the usefulness has increased too to keep the usefulness/kB constant  Cool
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2008, 07:50:53 PM »

Regshot updated version 2.0.1.63 available.
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