Alternatives to Regedit for all platforms with any license

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  • Registry Workshop icon

    Registry Workshop

    Registry Workshop is an advanced registry editor. It is a perfect replacement for RegEdit and RegEdt32 which shipped with Windows. In addition to all the standard...

    Commercial Windows

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  • O&O RegEditor icon

    O&O RegEditor

    Changing or creating system and program settings belongs to the daily routine of every Administrator. The O&O RegEditor makes working with the registration database...

    Free Windows

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  • Registrar Registry Manager icon

    Registrar Registry Manager

    Registrar Registry Manager offers a very complete and safe solution to administrators and power users for maintaining the registry on both their desktops and remote...

    Freemium Windows

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  • RegScanner icon

    RegScanner

    Free utility that allows you to scan/search the Registry, find the desired Registry values that match to the specified search criteria, and display them in one list.

    Free Windows

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  • Small Registry Editor icon

    Small Registry Editor

    Small Registry Editor for Windows provides you the ability to make changes to the registry. It is especially useful if the system default registry editor is blocked or...

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued Developer website is down and the project is no longer updated. Latest version, 1.3.1.12, released in March 2011, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
  • RegmagiK icon

    RegmagiK

    RegmagiK is fast and easy-to-use Registry Editor that provides convenient Registry navigation, search and editing. It is a great tool for advanced users. RegmagiK...

    Freemium Windows

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  • RegeditEx icon

    RegeditEx

    RegeditEx is written in Java, without any use of Windows APIs. It is similar to the Windows Regedit tool. But differently from Regedit, it can run also in non-Windows...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • Reg icon

    Reg

    Reg is a replacement for Microsoft's registry editor - adds enhancements like bookmarks, threaded search, direct navigation, etc. Supports Windows 9x/ME/2000/XP....

    Open Source Windows

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  • RegAlyzer icon

    RegAlyzer

    RegAlyzer is a tool to browse and change the registry. It was created because of a few features we missed in the original regedit tool, from support for exotic value...

    Free Windows PortableApps.com

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  • Vilma Registry Explorer icon

    Vilma Registry Explorer

    Vilma ® Software Registry Explorer is a powerful tool that will give to you the easiest way to rule all aspects of your system. You can create new keys and values...

    Free Personal Windows

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    RegEditX

    RegEditX makes your registry editing more productive than ever. RegEditX extends the standard Windows Registry Editor (Regedit), so you don't have to learn new...

    Commercial Windows Regedit

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Regedit Comments

A good idea

Positive Comment by Anamon
about Regedit Jan 2013

This is one area where I personally would, out of principle, not trust any other application than Microsoft's own. More or less naturally, they're the only ones who can ever really know what they're doing here! In theory, at least. But the programmers working on Regedit are the ones who actually have access to the entire specification of how the registry works, and how its nature may change. So while, of course, they're not completely safe from making mistakes either, having the editor come from the same teams that define the format it edits gives a certain sense of trustworthiness.

Using any other application to access and modify your live registry is definitely a high-risk operation. Only do so if you're prepared to reinstall Windows if things go awry, because you can quite easily put your system past the help of System Restore.

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