Registry Finder is a free tool for searching and editing the Windows Registry.
The program opens with a REGEDIT-type view. Your Registry is represented in a tree on the left, with individual items on the right, and you can double or right-click to edit them or add something new.
There are some interesting extras. Registry Finder has a web-like Address Bar at the top, providing another way to navigate your system. And Back and Forward buttons on the toolbar make it easy to review the keys you've browsed.
The History pane is another useful addition. Delete something and it appears here. If you've decided you've made a mistake, clicking Edit > Undo brings it back.
The "Find" feature is particularly strong. You're able to search the entire Registry, or just a particular key; there's an option to run case-sensitive searches; and unlike REGEDIT, the program doesn't just return its matches one-by-one. Instead they're all displayed at once, and in a separate tab, so you can easily browse the list and switch back to some other Registry view as required.
Version 2.28 (Changelog):
Increased the search speed. Thanks to Louis Moerman.
Added support of autocompletion in the address bar.
Added ability to create a key from the address bar.
Pressing Enter on a key in the right pane opens that key.
Pressing Del in the History window invokes the Delete command.
Multiple selection in the History window. Suggested by Harald Welkovics.
Added the New Data column in the History window. Suggested by Harald Welkovics.
The close button on the right of the address bar, that is shared by all tabs, is removed. Instead, each tab has its own close button.
Improved look of tabs on DPI higher than 100%.
Now, command line parameters are case insensitive.
Fixed crash copying keys/values into the clipboard.
Fixed crash when the command line contains unsupported parameters. Reported by Pavel Novikov.
Fixed possible hang up searching HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT if a hidden key is encountered.
Fixed: when all operations are undone, performing a new operation must delete undone ones.
Registry Finder has some quirks and omissions, and doesn't always work as you'd expect. These issues are relatively small, though, and on balance it's becoming a very capable Registry editor.