The best free registry editor

I’ve used the full version of Resplendent Registry Editor for years and have never had any reason to look for an alternative. Recently a subscriber asked me what was the best free registry editor and that made me realize I’ve never looked at that particular product category. The first product I checked out was Registrar Lite, the free version of Resplendent Registry Editor and I’d have to say it’s an impressive freebie. To start with, it works totally reliably – an essential feature for any registry editor. On top of that, the user interface is simple, the functionality excellent and, perhaps most importantly, it has a really fast search. I did, however, miss a "search and delete" option – that’s only available on the full product. That said, it leaves Regedit for dead. If you know a better free registry editor, drop me an email. Freeware, 2.0MB. http://www.resplendence.com/reglite
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