RegSvrHelper is a handy and reliable utility designed to register and unregister DLL files in a simple manner. It uses the RegSvr32 application in order to achieve its purpose, but it is not a replacement for the aforementioned Windows built-in utility.
Registering or subsequently, reversing the operation (also known as unregistering) can be achieved easily with the aid of the RegSvr32 command-line options. Even though it’s a common approach, command-prompt usage is oriented towards advanced users and as such, will never make the day of a beginner.
RegSvrHelper is a great alternative that can be used by absolutely any audience. It’s lightweight, doesn’t require installation and relies on a very minimalistic interface to achieve its purpose.
In order for the application to work properly, the RegSvr32 must be in the local path (it usually is, but you should perform a quick check anyway). If it isn’t, the application triggers an error when trying to register a DLL.
Usage is not rocket science; you don’t need to be a computer geek to figure out how to handle the program. Simply browse for the DLL or OCX file that you need to process and press the Register or Unregister (if that file was previously registered). If the process turns out to be successful, you will be notified accordingly.
If, at any point, you wish to view a history of the registered files, the program keeps a log (in INI format) of the last twenty operations located on the C drive. However, if it fails to generate this report, it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t accomplish its purpose.
To sum it all up, RegSvrHelper is a simple utility that forces DLL files to register to your local settings. It’s a great helper for developers, as well as home users, who, for various reasons, need an additional DLL to run third-party programs.