I'm looking for a free portable program to browse and modify registry values with perfect ease. It must have the basic features that regedit already have (e.g. import, export, etc) plus these features:

  1. Smart (filterable) wildcard search on keys and values.

  2. Clickable omnibar to navigate directly to any of the parent keys with a single click (just like what we have in Windows Explorer):

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  3. Omnibar must be text-editable (just like what we have in Windows Explorer):

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  4. Keyboard shortcuts that are identical to Windows Explorer (e.g. F2 to rename a key, CtrlShiftN to create a key, Alt to navigate backwards, Alt to navigate forwards, etc).

Currently I'm using Registry Commander, which only supports the first point.

  • Multi Commander has first three features (not in entirety).
    – Firelord
    Jun 10, 2015 at 3:47
  • @Firelord, The search doesn't seem to be working. (That's a serious showstopper.) Registry Commander is able to search the entire tree for specific key and values, is Multi Commander able to do that?
    – Pacerier
    Jun 14, 2015 at 14:36

2 Answers 2


Have a look at Altap Salamander. The Registry features are described here.

Registry Editor

The only requirement where it fails it that it's not delivered as a portable applications. But if you have a look at the forum, you'll notice that there have been successful efforts to make it portable.

  • Hmm, there seems to be some problem with the search. For example, if you'd install and then uninstall clover, and then search for "Clover" using Registry Commander, the entries come up within a few seconds. But using Altap Salamander, they don't appear. Also, after the 30 days trial, does the program become fully "locked"?
    – Pacerier
    Jun 17, 2015 at 5:32
  • It doesn't stop working after the trial, but it does present you with the same registration dialog and you have to wait a while until you can dismiss it. I can't comment on the search results issue you encountered, as I don't have a Windows installation right now to test this on. Aug 15, 2015 at 6:53
  • Also I've been noticing weird access is denied issues when searching, even while running the program as administrator.
    – Pacerier
    Oct 8, 2015 at 5:37

RegistryFS (Github) can mount the Windows registry on a Windows drive, so for instance it creates a R:\ drive in which you see the keys hierarchy.

Being a Windows drive, you can browse it with Windows Explorer, and thus benefit from all Windows Explorer features.

It is meant as a demonstration for the open source library Dokan.net, so you will have to compile it by yourself, unfortunately.


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