UserAssistView v1.02
Copyright (c) 2008 - 2010 Nir Sofer


This utility decrypt and displays the list of all UserAssist entries stored under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserAssist key in the Registry. The UserAssist key contains information about the exe files and links that you open frequently. you can save the list of UserAssist entries into text/html/xml/csv file, as well as you can delete unwanted items.

System Requirements

This utility works on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

Versions History

  • Version 1.02 - Fixed to display the 'Modified Time' values under Windows 7.
  • Version 1.01 - Fixed to work properly under Windows 7.
  • Version 1.00 - First release.

Using UserAssistView

UserAssistView doesn't require any installation process or additional DLL files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - UserAssistView.exe
After running it, the main window of UserAssistView displays the list of all UserAssist items stored in your Registry. You can select one or more items, and then same them to a file or delete them.

Command-Line Options

/stext <Filename> Save the list of UserAssist items into a regular text file.
/stab <Filename> Save the list of UserAssist items into a tab-delimited text file.
/scomma <Filename> Save the list of UserAssist items into a comma-delimited text file.
/stabular <Filename> Save the list of UserAssist items into a tabular text file.
/shtml <Filename> Save the list of UserAssist items into HTML file (Horizontal).
/sverhtml <Filename> Save the list of UserAssist items into HTML file (Vertical).
/sxml <Filename> Save the list of UserAssist items to XML file.

Translating UserAssistView to other languages

In order to translate UserAssistView to other language, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run UserAssistView with /savelangfile parameter:
    UserAssistView.exe /savelangfile
    A file named UserAssistView_lng.ini will be created in the folder of UserAssistView utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be used in the 'About' window.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run UserAssistView, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run UserAssistView without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.


This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !


The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.


If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to
Download UserAssistView
UserAssistView is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of UserAssistView, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'userassistview_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed UserAssistView utility.

LanguageTranslated ByDateVersion
DutchJan Verheijen 19/03/20151.02
FrenchGilles PEDROLI 03/04/20121.02
German «Latino» auf 12/03/20141.02
ItalianCristiano Radicchi 12/11/20121.0
ItalianAleK 20/11/20121.0
Polish 22/08/20081.00
Romanian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae) 06/02/20161.02
RussianUrmasD 27/09/20151
Simplified Chinese 02/09/20081.00
Simplified Chinese译改自 " 发梦 King " 的繁体译本 03/09/2008 
SlovakFrantišek Fico 09/02/20171.02
Spanish 20/05/2009 
Taiwanese 臺灣共和國 Republic of Taiwan 28/08/20081.00
Traditional Chinese 發夢 King 26/08/2008 
Traditional Chinese Polski 09/05/20111.02
Valencian vjatv 27/08/20081.0