We have previously reviewed a list of registry optimization & defragmentation utilities, such as, Simnet Registry Defrag, QuickSys RegDefrag, and Registry Life, the first two tools are designed especially to make registry data contiguous while latter is an advanced tool for cleaning & optimizing registry. Today we have come across WinMend Registry Defrag – an application which which claims to effectively rebuild the registry index in order to remove the unused fragments/voids. Since data defragmentation is carried out by making data contiguous, it re-organizes the Windows registry space to let installed applications fetch associated registry keys with more speed.
Editor’s Note: It must be noted that registry defgramentation does not necessarily speed up your system by a huge margin. It does however speed up access to registry (but the effect is very minimal). You should only defrag your registry when your PC is clogged and only as a last resort.
The application allows user to view the generic registry size related information beforehand to check the degree of fragmentation. On the main screen, click Registry Information to check the fragmented registry data size.
To begin the thorough registry space analysis, click Analyze to begin the process. It takes some time to completely analyze the system which is subjected to size of yours Windows registry. After analyzing the registry, it will inform you about the fragmented registry size which can be optimized.
Just click Defrag to begin defragmentation process. After the registry is defragmented, you can check registry information to verify the size reduced. It supports Windows XP/Vista/7 while testing was done on Windows 7 x86 system.
Update: One reader has informed us that this software is unsafe and on attempting to review it again we found that our reader is correct. Therefore, we have removed the download link for this freeware. We have covered some great registry defrag tools, so have a look at some alternatives – QuickSys RegDefrag, Registry Life, and Auslogic Registry Cleaner.