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Registry Workshop Update History

 Version 5.0.1 (February 8, 2017)

  • Added support for remembering the last active pane window.
  • Fixed a bug that caused missing .reg file extension when exporting regsitry.
  • Fixed a bug that caused not asking to save after using function "Mark As Delete".
  • Fixed a bug when handling registry key with spaces at beginning or end.

 Version 5.0.0 (January 15, 2016)

  • Added High DPI Support on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
  • Removed support for Windows 2000.
  • Added support for closing a registry tab by double clicking on it.
  • Minor improvements and fixes.

 Version 4.6.3 (March 8, 2014)

  • Fixed a bug when exporting registry key with invalid filename characters.
  • Fixed a bug when displaying find results.

 Version 4.6.2 (January 15, 2013)

  • Fixed a bug when using backspace to edit the name of key or value.

 Version 4.6.1 (January 2, 2013)

  • Added support for jumping to the Wow6432Node or non-Wow6432Node equivalent by context menu or shortcut key (Shift+~).
  • Added support for moving up to the parent key in registry list by pressing backspace.
  • Added "Effective Permissions" tab under advanced security settings of registry key.
  • Fixed a bug when displaying context menu on multi-monitor system.
  • Fixed bugs when backing up or defragmenting registry in Windows 8.

 Version 4.6.0 (April 8, 2012)

  • Added support for replacing Unicode strings in binary data when replacing with same length string.
  • Added support for displaying the old data of modified value in undo history.
  • Added support for jumping to the registry entry from undo history.
  • Added support for changing the font color in tree views and list views.
  • Minor improvements and fixes.

Version 4.5.0 (June 5, 2011)

  • Added support for displaying the value data in the Find Results window if the value name is matched.
  • Added support for resizing the Edit String dialog.
  • Improved the performance when expanding all sub keys of a registry key.
  • Minor improvements and fixes.

Version 4.3.0 (September 23, 2010)

  • Added an option to disable the tooltips in Favorites window.
  • Added shortcut key (Ctrl+R) to replace in find results 1.
  • Fixed a bug when importing .reg files.
  • Fixed a bug when open container folder with UNIX style path.
  • Fixed a bug in docking framework.

Version 4.2.5 (July 17, 2010)

  • Fixed a bug when importing .reg files.
  • Fixed a bug when exporting registry.
  • Fixed a bug when jumping to a CLSID.

Version 4.2.4 (March 4, 2010)

  • Added support for stopping expanding registry keys by pressing ESCAPE.
  • Fixed a bug when restoring or defragmenting registry.
  • Fixed a bug when detecting symbolic links.

Version 4.2.3 (September 30, 2009)

  • Fixed a bug when displaying icon for default registry value.

Version 4.2.2 (August 14, 2009)

  • Fixed bugs when backing up or defragmenting registry in Windows 7.

Version 4.2.1 (August 12, 2009)

  • Fixed a bug when searching registry.

Version 4.2.0 (July 9, 2009)

  • Added support for manipulating symbolic links.
  • Added support for saving current registry list to a csv (comma delimited) file.
  • Added support for skipping failed keys when deleting registry entries.
  • Added support for clearing all MRU history on exit.
  • Added a menu item to check for updates.
  • Added '/n' command line option to connect to network registry.
  • Allowed address bar to accept registry paths separated by '/'.
  • Allowed address bar to accept registry paths in Native API namespace. (\Registry\Machine and \Registry\User)
  • Added confirmation when clearing bookmarks or resetting default layout.
  • Added shortcut key (Ctrl+~) to jump to the HKLM or HKCU equivalent.
  • Added shortcut key (Ctrl+E) to export selected keys/values.
  • Added shortcut key (Ctrl+T) to toggle topmost state.
  • Added shortcut key (Ctrl+Q) to load hive.
  • Added shortcut key (Ctrl+W) to unload selected hive.
  • Added shortcut key (Ctrl+Back Mouse Button) to go up one level.
  • Added shortcut key (Back Mouse Button) to go to the previous key in visitation history.
  • Added shortcut key (Forward Mouse Button) to go to the next key in visitation history.
  • Added shortcut key (Middle Mouse Button) to close a registry tab by clicking on it.

Version 4.1.0 (March 7, 2009)

  • Added support for creating new value of arbitrary type.
  • Added support for setting default value of registry key to arbitrary type. (only works when the default value is not set)
  • Added support for deleting parent key of search result by context menu.
  • Added support for modifying registry entries by force if the "Try to open registry keys by force if access is denied" is checked.
  • Added shortcut key (F8) to jump to the same registry entry in local registry when editing registry file, remote registry or mobile registry.

Version 4.0.2 (December 8, 2008)

  • Fixed a display bug in the Favorites window.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the properties dialog to freeze.
  • Minor improvements and fixes.

Version 4.0.1 (November 19, 2008)

  • Fixed a bug that caused the program to hang when exiting.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the properties dialog to freeze.
  • Fixed a bug when parsing registry path in address bar.

 Version 4.0.0 (September 8, 2008)

  • Added X64 version of Registry Workshop.
  • Added support for highlighting the compare differences.
  • Added autocomplete feature to the address bar.
  • Added '/f' command line option to open registry workshop and search a phrase.
  • Added support for clearing various history of Registry Workshop.
  • Added support for opening or importing multiple registry files at once.
  • Fixed a bug in wildcard search.
  • Fixed a bug that causes the program to hang when browsing very large registry values.

Version 3.1.0 (October 27, 2007)

  • Added support for opening registry URLs using the reg: URL protocol.
  • Added support for scrolling in conjunction with each other when scroll horizontally in one of the compare results list.
  • Added support for using key name as default file name when exporting a registry key.
  • Added Windows XP/Vista visual styles support.
  • Fixed a bug in importing .reg file into another .reg file.
  • Fixed a bug when searching registry on 64-bit Windows.

Version 3.0.1 (February 23, 2007)

  • Added support for using ClearType font in dialogs when ClearType is enabled.
  • Fixed a bug in Backup and Restore dialog. All registry full backups are incorrectly reported as partial backup on non-Vista Windows version.
  • Fixed a bug in wildcard search.

 Version 3.0.0 (January 15, 2007)

  • Added support for Windows Vista.
  • Added support for 64-bit Windows.
  • Removed support for Windows 98/ME.
  • Added support for generating HTML report of find results.
  • Added support for generating HTML report of compare results.
  • Added an option to add comment when exporting registry to a file.
  • Minor improvements and fixes.

Version 2.7.1 (November 8, 2006)

  • Fixed a bug when searching Windows NT registry.

 Version 2.7.0 (September 6, 2006)

  • Added support for editing registry policy files (.pol files). Now the program can be used as a registry policy file editor.
  • Added support for creating new registry value of type REG_QWORD, REG_DWORD_BIG_ENDIAN, REG_LINK, REG_RESOURCE_LIST, REG_FULL_RESOURCE_DESCRIPTOR, REG_RESOURCE_REQUIREMENTS_LIST.
  • Fixed a bug when jumping to previous difference in compare results window.
  • Fixed minor bugs.

Version 2.6.1 (May 29, 2006)

  • Fixed a problem caused by the custom directories feature introduced in version 2.6.0.

 Version 2.6.0 (May 27, 2006)

  • Added support for jumping to the same key in HKLM or HKCU by context menu.
  • Added the ability to find Unicode string in value data of binary type.
  • Added a "Directories" page to Settings dialog.
  • Added an option to display recent files on the File menu or submenus of the File menu.
  • Fixed a bug in Backup and Restore dialog. Can't display backups in some cases.
  • Replaced the menu text "Sync With" with "Sync Display With" to avoid confusion.

 Version 2.5.1 (November 3, 2005)

  • Added support for locking toolbars.
  • Fixed a bug when refreshing registry.
  • Fixed a display bug in About dialog.
  • Minor improvements and fixes.

Version 2.5.0 (April 6, 2005)

  • Added support for connecting to Windows Mobile (Pocket PC, SmartPhone, etc.) device registry via ActiveSync.
  • Fixed a UI bug in Connect Network Registry dialog.
  • Fixed a bug introduced in version 2.4.0. The program can't run under Windows NT.
  • Minor improvements and fixes.

Version 2.4.0 (March 5, 2005)

  • Added binary search support. Binary search should be only used to search non-text information in registry. The program will search binary type data in normal search mode now.
  • Added support for searching value data of specified types.
  • Improved the performance when displaying a large number of registry items in the list window.
  • Added comment support for REG files.
  • Added support for creating in-memory snapshot of local registry.
  • Added support for automatically removing bookmark when deleting the corresponding key or value.
  • Added support for showing the count of selected registry items on status bar.
  • Fixed a bug when all docking pane windows are auto hided. The shortcut key F7 did not work.
  • Other minor improvements and fixes.

 Version 2.3.1 (January 24, 2005)

  • Added support for persisting bookmarks of main local registry window.
  • Added support for keeping scroll position of registry list when refreshing registry.
  • Changed the behavior of "Mark As Delete" when editing registry file. Marking a key as delete will not affect the sub keys and values. This change added the ability to get rid of a key before rewriting it.
  • Added and changed some shortcut keys.
  • Fixed a bug when jumping to registry item from Find Results window.

Version 2.3.0 (January 15, 2005)

  • Added bookmark support.
  • Added a "Sync With" popup menu to the context menu of registry key or value when more than one registry windows are opened. This function allow you easily to display the same key or value in different registry windows when comparing different local or remote registries.
  • Added "New Local Registry Window" and "Connect Network Registry" buttons to toolbar.
  • Added shortcut keys for "Up" (Alt+Up Arrow), "Back" (Alt+Left Arrow), "Forward" (Alt+Right Arrow), "Next Difference" (F11) and "Prev Difference" (Ctrl+F11) commands.
  • Added shortcut key (F7) to switch between registry window and docking pane window.
  • Added shortcut key (Shift+TAB) to switch to the next docking pane window.
  • Added support for showing shortcut keys in tooltips of toolbar.
  • Added "Open URL" command to the context menu when the selected key or value contains a URL.
  • Fixed a bug when saving a new file. The undo history of the file is cleared.
  • Fixed a drawing bug in menu. The program didn't highlight the background of a disabled menu item when the menu item has focus. This behavior may cause confusion when navigating the menu with keyboard.
  • Other minor improvements and fixes.

 Version 2.2.0 (January 1, 2005)

  • Added support for opening multiple local registry windows. And the program will open two local registry windows on startup if more than one local registry window were opened last time.
  • Added "Go To Referenced Key" command to the context menu when the selected key or value contains a valid ProgID or ClassID.
  • Added "Open Containing Folder" command to the context menu when the selected key or value contains a valid folder or file path.
  • Added "Import" and "Export" buttons to "Edit Binary Value" dialog. Note the import function only works for REG_BINARY values.
  • Improved the performance when a large number of registry keys are displayed in the registry key tree.
  • Minor improvements and fixes.

Version 2.1.0 (November 16, 2004)

  • Added "New Category" button to "Select Category" dialog.
  • Added support for searching partial of registry key path. For example, the key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Command Processor" will be found when searching for "Microsoft\Command".
  • Fixed sort bug when renaming Favorites item.
  • Fixed bugs in docking framework.
  • Other minor improvements and fixes.

Version 2.0.1 (October 18, 2004)

  • Added '/g' command line option to jump to a specified registry key.
  • Added '/a' command line option to export version 4 registry files.
  • Added support for remembering the column width settings in Defragment dialog and Backup and Restore dialog.

Version 2.0.0 (September 22, 2004)

  • Added support for comparing registries.
  • Added a browse button to Find dialog for browsing registry keys.
  • Added "Undo This Action" and "Redo This Action" commands to the context menu of History window. You can undo or redo an arbitrary action now.
  • Added support for showing the description of Favorites item on tooltips.
  • Improved the performance of loading big registry files.
  • Fixed a bug when exporting find results to registry file.
  • Fixed a bug in installer. The installer will not create desktop shortcut when upgrading from old versions.

Version 1.7.0 (September 1, 2004)

  • Added address bar.
  • Added support for changing the font.
  • Added support for showing the read only state on status bar.
  • Added support for exporting Favorites to RegEdit.
  • Fixed a bug when renaming key or value. Cannot rename the key or value to a new name if only the case is different.
  • Fixed a display bug in "Confirm Overwrite" dialog.

Version 1.6.5 (August 7, 2004)

  • Added command line support for importing and exporting.
  • Fixed minor bugs.

Version 1.6.4 (July 19, 2004)

  • Added support for exporting find results to registry file.
  • Fixed a bug when loading some non-standard registry files.
  • Fixed a bug when searching REG_DWORD data.

Version 1.6.3 (July 5, 2004)

  • Added support for removing deleted registry keys and values from find results window automatically.
  • Fixed a bug when processing Windows NT registry on remote computer.
  • Fixed minor bugs in displaying find results.

 Version 1.6.2 (June 8, 2004)

  • Improved registry defragmentation. Now the program will show preview before defragmenting and give the ability to defragment specified registry hives.
  • Added a "Add Key To" popup menu to the context menu of registry key when more than one registry windows are opened. Using this function you can quickly add a full key path from local registry to a registry file or remote registry, and vice versa.
  • Added "Mark As Delete" command to the context menu of registry keys and values when editing registry file.
  • Fixed a bug in importing registry file, can't delete registry keys.
  • Fixed bugs in editing registry file.
  • Fixed a bug in "Save As" function.
  • Fixed a search bug when encountering some value names with Unicode format.
  • Changed file format of undo history. The installer of version 1.6.2 will clear the undo history when upgrading from old versions.

Version 1.6.1 (May 25, 2004)

  • Added support for deleting found items from registry.
  • Added support for saving search and replace strings on exit.
  • Fixed drawing bugs in Find Results window.
  • Fixed bugs in non-English versions, some words still display in English.

 Version 1.6.0 (May 20, 2004)

  • Added multilingual support.
  • Added wildcard search support.
  • Added support for exporting specified key(s) and/or value(s) in a registry key.
  • Added support for exporting find results to text file.
  • Added support for copying the selected items in find results to clipboard.
  • Added "Back" and "Forward" toolbar buttons to navigate through visited keys.
  • Fixed a bug in editing permissions of registry key.
  • Fixed bugs in search and replace operations. Now program will not trim the leading and trailing spaces in the search or replace string.

Version 1.5.0 (May 6, 2004)

  • Added support for registry defragmentation.
  • Added a "Tools" menu and move "Settings" from File menu to Tools menu.
  • Added "Repeat Last Find", "Go To Next" and "Go To Prev" commands to Search menu.
  • Fixed bugs in dealing with access rights of registry key.

Version 1.4.0 (April 28, 2004)

  • Added drag and drop support.
  • Added a "Prompt" page to Settings dialog.
  • Added some new options to the prompt page in Settings dialog.
  • Added a new option to adjust the maximum size of find results.
  • Added the ability to remember the position and size of the help window.
  • Fixed a minor display problem in find dialog.
  • Fixed a bug in renaming key or value. The Del key did not work.

 Version 1.3.1 (April 23, 2004)

  • Fixed incorrect font size in hex editor.

Version 1.3.0 (April 22, 2004)

  • Added support for persisting undo history to disk.
  • Added a "History" window.
  • Added a "help" button to Settings dialog.
  • Added a new option to adjust the maximum size of undo history.
  • Fixed display refresh bug when renaming registry key.
  • Fixed a bug in pasting empty registry key.

 Version 1.2.0 (April 15, 2004)

  • Added support for Windows NT4.
  • Added "Copy Value Name" and "Copy Value Data" commands to popup menu.
  • Added a short delay before showing auto hide window.
  • Improved searching capabilities. Now program will search REG_DWORD data when searching for a number.
  • Fixed bugs in editing registry file.

 Version 1.1.0 (April 10, 2004)

  • Added the ability to backup and restore part of registry.
  • Added support for backing up registry to a specific folder.
  • Added support for restoring registry from a specific folder.
  • Fixed a bug in restoring registry.
  • Added support for importing and exporting Favorites.

 Version 1.0.0 (April 7, 2004)

  • First public release.