Downloads of v 2.06:


Last Update:

28 Jan 2015

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Nir Sofer


windows registry fast search


This is not the latest version of RegScanner available.

2.06 | Updated: 28 Jan 2015



Downloads of v 2.06:



Software Author(s):

  • Nir Sofer

RegScanner 2.06

This is not the latest version of RegScanner available.

All Checks are Unknown

2 Test of Unknown Status

Validation Testing Unknown

Verification Testing Unknown

To install RegScanner, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade RegScanner, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall RegScanner, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade regscanner -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade regscanner -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure regscanner installed
    name: regscanner
    state: present
    version: 2.06
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'regscanner' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.06'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: regscanner,
    Version: 2.06,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller regscanner
   Name     = 'regscanner'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.06'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'regscanner':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.06',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install regscanner version="2.06" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 10 Feb 2015.


RegScanner is a small utility that allows you to scan the Registry, find the desired Registry values that match to the specified search criteria, and display them in one list. After finding the Registry values, you can easily jump to the right value in RegEdit, simply by double-clicking the desired Registry item. You can also export the found Registry values into a .reg file that can be used in RegEdit.

Advantages over RegEdit find of Windows

  • RegScanner utility display the entire search result at once, so you don't have to press F3 in order to find the next value.
  • In addition to the standard string search (Like in RegEdit), RegScanner can also find Registry values by data length, value type (REG_SZ, REG_DWORD, and so on), and by modified date of the key.
  • RegScanner can find a unicode string located inside a binary value.
  • RegScanner allows you to make a case sensitive search.
  • While scanning the Registry, RegScanner display the current scanned Registry key, as opposed to RegEdit, that simply display a boring "Searching the registry" dialog-box.

$packageName = 'regscanner'
$installerType = 'exe'
$url = ''
$silentArgs = '/S'
$validExitCodes = @(0) #please insert other valid exit codes here, exit codes for ms
Install-ChocolateyPackage -packageName "$packageName" -fileType "$installerType" -url "$url" -silentArgs "$silentArgs" -validExitCodes $validExitCodes
try {
	$packageName = 'regscanner'
	$packageSearch = 'NirSoft RegScanner'
	$fileType = 'exe'
	$silentArgs = '/S'
	$validExitCodes = @(0)
	$osBitness = Get-ProcessorBits
	if ($osBitness -eq 64) {
		$unPath = 'HKLM:SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall'
	} else {
		$unPath = 'HKLM:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall'
	$unString = (Get-ItemProperty $unPath\$packageSearch* UninstallString).UninstallString
	Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$fileType" "$silentArgs" "$unString" -validExitCodes $validExitCodes
  Write-ChocolateySuccess $packageName
} catch {
	Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName $($_.Exception.Message)

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
RegScanner 2.26 248 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Approved
RegScanner 2.25 303 Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Approved
RegScanner 2.17 639 Monday, May 23, 2016 Approved
RegScanner 2.16 361 Friday, February 5, 2016 Approved
RegScanner 2.15 351 Monday, September 14, 2015 Approved
RegScanner 2.10 437 Friday, April 24, 2015 Approved
RegScanner 2.07 392 Monday, February 23, 2015 Approved
RegScanner 324 Saturday, February 21, 2015 Approved
RegScanner 2.06 393 Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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