registry and file comparison
Regshot is lightweight registry and file comparison utlity for taking before and after snapshots of the Windows registry and file system. It is useful in determining where an application stores its data and how it affects a PC.
Download Regshot Portable
Version 1.9.0 for Windows, Multilingual
Regshot Portable works best with the PortableApps.com Platform
Regshot can snapshot the registry and an entire drive or portion of a drive before and after a given event and then compare the two snapshots to determine what has changed. This is especially helpful in determining where an application stores its data and what changes it makes to the local PC when it runs. Reports can be saved as plain text or HTML files for later use. Regshot doesn't make any changes to the registry itself or the local file system.
Helpful Tip: Regshot can pause or fail to complete on systems with larger registries. It works best if you start it and then don't interact with the window or switch focus away from it while it is working.