Disk Heal

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Disk Heal is a utility that performs various tweaks to optimize your PC in terms of appearance, security and also performs tweaks for common applications as well. In addition it allows you to fix common errors which are caused by certain viruses as well.


  • Fixes Disk Problems
  • Fixes Task Manager inaccessibility
  • Fixes Folder Options inaccessibility
  • Fixes Registry Editor inaccessibility
  • Can’t access any of the above three features, Disk Heal fixes this problem
  • Fixes File/Folder inaccessibility
  • Perform dozens of other tweaks

For a comprehensive list of features expanding on the above points, click here.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


  • Fixes Disk Problems

Can’t open your drive just by clicking it? Getting error messages like “Could not find something” or an Open With dialog? Disk Heal fixes these problems in just one click.

  • Fixes Task Manager inaccessibility
  • Fixes Folder Options inaccessibility
  • Fixes Registry Editor inaccessibility
  • Can’t access any of the above three features, Disk Heal fixes this problem
  • Fixes File/Folder inaccessibility:

Has a virus hidden your files/folders and you cannot unhide it? Use disk heal to fix this problem.

  • Perform Tweaks:

Performs various other tweaks to optimize your pc including:

  • Security Tweaks:

-Password protect these features
-Enable/Disable Task Manager
-Enable/Disable Folder options
-Enable/Disable the registry editor
-Lock the location of ‘My Documents’
-Enable/Disable Display Properties
-Enable/Disable ‘Search’
-Enable/Disable ‘Run’
-Enable/Disable Control Panel
-Enable/Disable Shutdown
-Enable/Disable CPU Beep
-Enable/Disable CD Auto-run
-Hide/unhide Start->(All) Programs menu
-Enable/Disable the Context menu in My Computer & Desktop
-Enable/Disable My Computer
-Hide/Show ‘Pinned’ items from the Start menu
-Remove ‘Manage’ in My Computer Context Menu

  • Appearance Tweaks:

-Change drive icon
-Enable/Disable Clear-Type (Also known as ‘Font smoothing’ Fonts)
-Enable/Disable smooth scrolling
-Hide/Show the left panel from My Computer
-Hide/Show the current user in the Start menu
-Hide/Show the windows version on the Desktop
-Hide/Show windows error messages on startup

  • Internet Explorer Tweaks:

-Enable/Disable Auto-complete
-Check if Default Browser
-Lock current home page
-Increase simultaneous downloads to 10

  • Control Panel Tweaks

-Hide\Show Accessibility Options
-Hide\Show Add\Remove programs
-Hide\Show Console Options
-Hide\Show Date\Time Options
-Hide\Show Display Options
-Hide\Show Fax Options
-Hide\Show Hardware Wizard
-Hide\Show IR Port Options
-Hide\Show Regional Options
-Hide\Show Internet Settings
-Hide\Show Joystick Options
-Hide\Show licensing programs
-Hide\Show Keyboard\Mouse Options
-Hide\Show mail Options
-Hide\Show sound Options
-Hide\Show dial-up Options
-Hide\Show network & connectivity Wizard
-Hide\Show modem Options
-Hide\Show Netware client Options
-Hide\Show ODBC options
-Hide\Show PC card Options
-Hide\Show port Options
-Hide\Show power Options
-Hide\Show scanner and camera Options
-Hide\Show server manager Wizard
-Hide\Show speech Options
-Hide\Show System Properties
-Hide\Show Telephone Properties
-Hide\Show TweakUI Properties
-Hide\Show User Manager Properties
-Hide/Show WSP client options
-Hide/Show Quicktime preferences
-Hide/show Norton Live update client
-Hide/Show Compaq Agent


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  • What is Disk Heal?

Disk Heal is a useful tool that tweaks your PC and fixes common computer problems. Initially it  was a program which fixed disk problems that occur after a virus has been removed with a few additional features like changing the icon of a drive. Currently it performs various other tweaks as well.

  • On what Operating Systems does Disk Heal function on?

The entire program was written and tested on Windows XP but based on user feedback and testing, it functions on the following Operating Systems:

Windows NT
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista*
Windows 7*

System Requirements:

Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista* or 7*.
Administrator privileges



  • I fix the folder options/task manager/registry editor inaccessibility but once I restart the computer I still cannot access these features?



First check if you have administrator privileges and the restrictions weren’t made on purpose. If so your virus is still active, and it keeps recreating the restriction, so use an Anti Virus Program to eradicate the virus and retry the procedure.

  • I try restoring a folder/file I lost because of a virus and it says the path is invalid?

Make sure that the path has been typed correctly. If so, the file/folder may have been deleted instead of hidden.

  • I am unable to assign an icon to one of my drives, what do I do?

You are probably using the old version of Disk Heal. Download the latest version.

  • The tweaks do not work. Why?

Some anti virus or anti spyware programs prevent Disk Heal from performing its functions as a security measure. To make full use of Disk Heal permission should be granted by the anti spyware\Anti Virus programs.

  • Some anti virus \ anti spyware programs flag Disk Heal as Risk Ware. Why?

Disk Heal makes changes to the registry, As a security measure these programs flag Disk Heal as Riskware as changes made to the registry could produce adverse results as well. Disk Heal guarantees though that changes made by Disk Heal are purely beneficial.

  • I forgot the Security Tweaks entry password. What do I do?

If you forget the password you can never recover it again.  The only option would be to format the drive to use the ‘Security Tweaks’ page again.

  • When I launch Disk Heal, I get a message saying that the TABCTL32 or COMDLG32 component is missing, what do I do?

Tabctl32.ocx and comdlg32.ocx are required components to run Disk Heal, this is generally installed into the system directory, however a security feature in your computer may prevent installation of the file. You can install it manually by downloading it from here(tabctl32.ocx, comdlg32.ocx) and copying it to your system directory (default: “C:/windows/system32″), Re-launch the application.


  • What compatibility issues may I run into when using Disk Heal on Windows Vista or 7?



Some of the tweaks may not work with Windows Vista/7. A future build is currently being developed for full Vista compatibility. If the application does not run entirely, do the following:

- Right click the Disk Heal EXE file and click ‘Properties’.
– Go to the ‘Compatibility’ tab.
– Check ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’ and choose ‘Windows XP (Service Pack 2)’

Still can’t find the answer to your problem? Leave a comment below or Contact the author.

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48 Comments on Disk Heal

  1. Dr. P.K.Chakraborty // June 7, 2009 at 10:57 pm //

    Recently our lab computer gotinfected withvirus proabaly thriugh pendrive of students
    we installed K7 Antivirus tool but after scanning C drive shows 0bytes space. we have tried to fix this by removing autorun.inf file in each drive . we ware successful to open the drives by doublr cliciking. But the ddisk shows 0 bytes and we can not write a single byte on cdrive. It seems Pc ware better with Virus ???

  2. the access issue is what disk heal fixes, on double clicking that is, for a good antivirus i’d recommend Kaspersky or NOD32, however in your case with the C drive read only it won’t be possible to even install it, i suggest you format your computer and purchase kaspersky or nod32 to protect the computers in your lab. thanks for the comment.

  3. Automation Guy // July 14, 2009 at 8:56 pm //

    looks like a good software, but I have 2 questions.

    What the * (Vista*) means in terms of compatibility ?
    It is free, open source ?

  4. Luqmaan // July 14, 2009 at 9:59 pm //

    Thanks for the comment, the * is explained below, it is to notify users that vista compatibility is limited to only some of the features and tweaks. The application is completely free, not open source however.

  5. biswajit // July 16, 2009 at 1:48 pm //

    how to use diskheal after install,send me details ASAP IN MY MAIL WHAT I HAVE GIVEN

  6. biswajit // July 16, 2009 at 1:48 pm //


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  8. Thanks a lot for your post ,it helped a lot in resolving my External hard disk’s double click access problem.i recommend others to try it worked well on my Windows XP SPIII.

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  10. Hi Luqmaan, I tried your software and it literally fixes my drive and folder issues. Thanks a lot man!

    Here are my problems that has been fixed by Disk Heal:
    1. autorun problems on my hard drives (when clicked-it is asking for a program to open it)
    2. Hidden files and folders – it has been months since I have been infected by a virus that had stopped me from viewing all of my hidden files and folders on my drives.Eventhough the virus has been removed by the anti-virus software the problem stays. thanks to your software everything is now back to normal.

  11. Always a pleasure, thanks for visiting computer-realm.net.

  12. This software was perfect, fixed my computer problems liek a charm. Thank you.
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  13. best for me

  14. A great tool! The netbook of my niece was infected by a trojan which I cannot recall the name. After removing the virus using an antivirus, i cannot open the drives by double-clicking it. I came across this tool. When I used it, its like a miracle. the problems are gone. I can now open the drives by double-clicking.

    Thanks a lot for this tool.

  15. Luqmaan // March 2, 2010 at 8:16 pm //

    always a pleasure to help, thanks for the feedback.

  16. Eric@Computer Freezes // March 5, 2010 at 7:27 pm //

    Been using this utility regularly for a while now. It is lightweight and actually very extensive in its capacity. Not real user friendly, but once you get familiar with it, it is easy to use.
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  17. thanks for your nice tool but let me explain my problem

    recently my pendrive got affected with virus from my friend’s system and avast is able to remove them but when i opened it my folders are disappeared and only files in root drive are visible. i checked memory used which is far greater than files that are present on pendrive so i thought they are hidden and tried to unhide them by using folder option but failed.

    your tool is just awesome and i was able to recover my folders whose names are known but there are number of folders which i don’t remember their names please help me to recover them

    thanks in advance

  18. Does this clean infected External Hard Disks/USBs too?

  19. if it has the ‘open with’ dialog or an error message when you try opening it, it should fix it.

  20. mantap, programnya bermanfaat banget kalo lagi dapat masalah pada komputer

    terima kasih….

  21. Hi guys,

    It worked grrreat!, I’ve tried some other tips that I googled but this one was the last one bc I needed no other, it fxed up fast.

    Good job guys

  22. Hi guys,

    It worked grrreat!, I’ve tried some other tips that I googled but this one was the last one bc I needed no other, it fxed up fast.

    By the way, I have Windows 7 HP (Home Premuim, not Hewlett Packard!)

    Good job guys

  23. cheap birkenstocks // August 15, 2010 at 9:15 am //

    Hi Luqmaan,

    This sounds like a very useful app. Will defo test it as my computer is becoming a nightmare to run, Do you think this will sort out Firefox as sometimes its using 400,000K for some reason, would you know why that is?



  24. I have downloaded the Disk heal, it is very nice and useful.

  25. Hello thanks disk heal this solved my little problem with Activiything
    Great job guys


  26. Привет всем! Форум просто супер =)

  27. ankamma rao // October 18, 2010 at 1:34 pm //

    i have stored data in a external hard disc. now i am not able to open it. it is showing an error message that ” the drive is currupted” how get my stored data on this drive. kindly help

    ankamma rao

  28. I need it

  29. Its good buddy,,,,,,

  30. Didi Dagan // November 8, 2010 at 11:19 pm //


  31. Obama say : TERIMA KASIH

  32. podrias enviarme el manual en español porfavor,gracias y un saludo

  33. reuben kyando // November 18, 2010 at 12:25 pm //

    hi can i give the instruction how to show folders on my external hdd

  34. wow its a nice app

  35. Hello, is well-read your case, to I was passing equally on an external hard disk, and I have solved it
    It tries this ke to I my me work
    It sees to the system symbol, bony I initiate -> accessories -> and system symbol

    When you enter put this, where X is the unit of your spoilt hard disk

    CHKDSK X: /F

    If for example, your external hard disk or the ke is it is the letter G, serious like that…

    CHKDSK G: /F

    With this I have arranged my external hard disk porke not podia to enter to and not reconocia the information as if estubieran damaged, I wait ke costs you and the problem is solved

  36. my pendrive appears, ” disk protected” so i cant format nor copy anything onto it pls help me fix the error write protected problem

  37. Ivaylo Kondaninsky // February 9, 2011 at 6:36 pm //

    Useful and easy to use application! :] Great work and 10x for the help!

  38. myyearbooklayouts // March 4, 2011 at 10:13 pm //

    Thanks for the great software. Downloding….. :D

  39. Thanks a lot!It worked for me.Disk heal is simply superb!

  40. Paul Omokhodion // April 6, 2011 at 5:06 am //

    Where do I download DISK HEAL please?

  41. Web Guru // April 7, 2011 at 7:19 pm //

    Hello! Thanks a lot for disk heal software! I like it very much!

  42. I may request to portable diskheal…

    Please update the program because it is old and does not support newer os.

  43. totally useless

    how am I supose to repair an undetected disk? since it asks to select a letter?

    this comments here must be only bots….

  44. If you go to the ‘features’ section you’ll see exactly what Disk Heal fixes, “Can’t open your drive just by clicking it? Getting error messages like “Could not find something” or an Open With dialog? Disk Heal fixes these problems in just one click.” Thanks for stopping by. Sorry Disk Heal couldn’t help you.

  45. nagendra // May 4, 2011 at 12:14 am //

    THanks :) every necessary fixes from one place.

  46. dear expert,
    i like the “disk heal” software but unfortunately i can’t open it. the following warning just appeared when i opened it:

    Run-time error ‘339’:
    Component ‘TABCTL32.OCX’ or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid.

    pls help to fix it


  47. If you are using Windows vista or Windows 7, right click the Disk Heal short cut and change the compatibility mode to XP.

  48. carolina // July 10, 2011 at 10:13 pm //

    Hola, gracias por el aporte, pero no existe el programa en español, seria mas facil de usar, y un tutorial mas basico soy demaciado novata.

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