RegFromApp Monitors Registry Changes from Application
April 15, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized;
It is common that many software read and write settings in Windows registry. For example, when you set the start page for Internet Explorer, it saves the setting and the next time you open IE browser, it will automatically open the start page that you specified. Internet Explorer saves this setting in Windows registry. There are advanced registry and file monitoring tool which are not so easy to use because it monitors everything and you have to fiddle with the filters to remove the results that you don’t want.
An easier application to monitor the registry changes is by using RegFromApp, which is a simple software which you can set it to monitor a specific application on modification or addition on the registry. When you first run RegFromApp, it will show a window of currently running process for you to choose to monitor. If you want to monitor the registry changes for a running process, you can select it from the list. If you want to monitor the application from start, then cancel the window and click on the second icon that says Start New Process. You get to browse the file and specify extra parameters if necessary. Make sure Start tracing immediately checkbox is enabled and click OK.
RegFromApp does not show you the registry changes instantly. The application must be terminated to show the results. Another thing is RegFromApp shows only the modified and added registry but not the deleted or removed registry values. RegFromApp is free, portable and works on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Windows 7. Definitely a great tool to discover the registry settings for a particular software settings.