One of my biggest pet peeves with RegEdit has always been the way we have to navigate several layers deep into the registry tree using the mouse. But thanks to a fantastic free utility called Registry Finder, you no longer have to.
Registry Finder has an awesome feature called “Quick Jump” that allows you to copy the entire path to a Registry key and paste it into the program. It will then jump directly to that key.
That saves a ton of clicking AND it helps ensure that you end up changing the correct Registry key.
Registry Finder also has several other great enhancements over RegEdit, including a much better search feature that opens a list of the search results in its own window. It even lets you edit a key’s parameters directly in the search results without having to actually open the key. What a great time saver!
As you can see, Registry Finder is a lot more powerful than Windows’ RegEdit. That means I really need to give you this simple warning:
Be aware that editing the Windows Registry with any Registry Editing tool involves a certain amount of risk.
One tiny error in the Registry can wreak all kinds of havoc with your Windows installation. That’s why you should ALWAYS make a backup copy of the Registry before you even think about making any changes to it. Just sayin’.
Bottom line: If you tend to make lots of changes to the Windows Registry, I strongly recommend giving Registry Finder a try. You can read more about it, then download it for free right here.
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