FixWin 1.2

The Windows Doctor all have been waiting for!
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:
March 20th, 2010, 8:56 GMT
file size:
174 KB
developed by:
Windows Club
license type:
operating system(s):
Windows Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit
C: \ Tweak \ System Tweak


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FixWin - This is the main window of FixWin where you can easily create a restore point for your computerFixWin - This window will offer you the possibility to restore the missing Recycle Bin icon on your desktopFixWin - You can access this section when you want to enable the context menu for Internet ExplorerFixWin - This section will allow you to reset Windows Media Library and fix library sync issuesFixWin - The System Tools section will permit you to repair Windows Defender and reset Windows Search to defaultsFixWin - The Additional Fixes is the place where you can easily fix Aero Shake or Aero Peek

Application description

FixWin is a handy portable tool that will offer you the possibility to repair common Windows issues.While there were s...

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