FixWin 2.1

This program offers a set of tools for detecting issues regarding the system files and functionality, then allows you to fix them individually
FixWin is a utility that's designed to help you fix the most common problems, be them one of those affecting Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer or Windows Media Player.

The application relies on a handy approach, as it gives users the power to browse its categories individually. At the same time, it comes with a so-called 'System File Checker Utility' to detect and diagnose problems automatically.

There are five categories at your disposal, 'Windows Explorer', 'Internet & Connectivity', 'Windows Media', 'System Tools' and 'Additional Fixes', each with its very own tools.

Performing a system scan takes a few minutes and, during this time, the computer is a bit stressed up, so make sure to close the other running apps before loading FixWin. The program also includes a dedicated feature to create a system restore point, so you'll be on the safe side all the time.

The 'Windows Explorer' allows you to fix anything, ranging from the explorer.exe process that does start at boot in Windows to the thumbnails that are not working while browsing files or the Recycle Bin icon that doesn't refresh automatically.

The 'Internet & Connectivity' tool repairs Internet connections and resets TCP/IP settings to the default state, re-enables the deactivated Context Menu in Internet Explorer, places an IE icon on the desktop and many other things.

If you wish to reset Windows Media Library or flush and rebuild the Windows Media Center database, you should go over to the 'Windows Media' category. For repairing Windows Defender and Device Manager or resetting Windows Search to default you must click on 'System Tools'.

Last but not least, 'Additional Fixes' repairs the Windows Sidebar gadgets, Aero Snap, Aero Shake and Aero Peek, as well as corrupted desktop icons.

All these tools worked flawlessly during our test, but Windows 7 users should keep in mind that they will have to run the app as administrator to be able to apply the changes.

The good thing is definitely the long list of fixes included in the app, but also the interface that makes everything so easy to use. All in all, FixWin may come in very handy when trying to deal with system problems.

Reviewed by on December 17th, 2012

last updated on:
October 14th, 2014, 6:07 GMT
file size:
118 KB
developed by:
Windows Club
license type:
operating system(s):
Windows Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit
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FixWin - FixWin is an advanced set of tools capable of detecting issues on your system, displaying them, then fixing them on your demand.FixWin - The software can detect issues regarding the file explorer, the UI, system tools or troubleshooters, then notifies you.FixWin - The software can detect issues regarding several aspects of your system functionality and allows you to fix them individually.FixWinFixWinFixWinFixWin
What's New in This Release:
  • FixWin 2.1 adds the option to Repair Windows Component Store.
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Application description

FixWin is a handy portable tool that will offer you the possibility to repair common Windows issues. The software can ...

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