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RemoveWhitespaceFromAddRemovePrograms 1.1

Publisher:Servolutions Inc.
Requirements:.NET Framework installed
Install:No Install Support
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Publisher's Description:

RemoveWhitespaceFromAddRemovePrograms - This is a small utility that cleans up the registry in those cases where huge gaps of whitespace is displayed in the add/remove programs control panel applet. The gap is caused by a badly formatted "DisplayedIcon" entry in the uninstall area of the registry or a bad icon file. We read about the cause in Raymond Chen's blog and decided to write this tool that cleans up the registry entries. You can download, use and distribute it for free.

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Version 1.0 from 2005-06-01


Removes white gaps in add/remove programs

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Latest User Reviews:

Jeffmazza 2011-09-15 19:18:53 #
Version: 1.1

It worked instantly. I have searched for a solution and this is it.

Tburgess 2011-07-02 17:59:00 #
Version: 1.1

This program didn't work as expected. I ended up using CCleaner to remove a rogue program from the Add/Remove Programs

Dtorissr 2011-05-12 11:22:17 #
Version: 1.1

Well finally something works like it says. Thank you.

WERNER 2011-05-06 07:11:39 #
Version: 1.1

I have been using RemoveWhitespaceFromAddRemovePrograms, for years now. If you are testing Programs,like I do, Uninstall them, or If you have sometimes a Slow startup, Then This RWFAP 1.1 Program is a realy good solution for the Huge Gaps left behind end let's say Repair them. After Using this Program , I do a defrag of the registry, and do a new Startup. The Pc or Laptop will give a faster startup, the Gaps are gone!
Thanks to the Developper of this MUST HAVE program.

Warm regards,


Ccravener 2011-04-08 10:56:35 #
Version: 1.1

This is an awesome product. Was easy to use, very user friendly. AND it worked!

Bob Heideman 2011-03-16 16:09:07 #
Version: 1.0

This registry fix worked just fine for our user.

Amberleighharper 2011-02-22 15:26:26 #
Version: 1.0

Worked perfectly. Thank you!

Willnic 2010-12-28 01:26:05 #
Version: 1.0

It was a black block so it didn't work, thanks.

Trevorppccfab 2010-11-04 11:34:20 #
Version: 1.0

Worked Great. No Problems

Gbutkus 2010-10-13 10:14:02 #
Version: 1.0

Worked like a charm, Thank you!

Jeff 2010-08-24 08:02:59 #
Version: 1.0

worked like a charm!

Jon Stephan 2010-05-05 07:33:00 #
Version: 1.0

While the utility did find a dozen or so dead or bogus 'DisplayIcon' keys the repair did not fix the white space issue for me. The app was small and easy to use it just didn't fix my issue.

Dosika 2010-04-16 08:46:10 #
Version: 1.0

Worked as prommissed. Easy install and opperation

Lkdmd 2010-02-23 17:04:07 #
Version: 1.0

I downloaded this program to fix 3 computer's at a client's firm. It fixed all of them in two clicks! Thanks for the program!

Zeppo10 2009-11-29 12:14:00 #
Version: 1.0

Worked great, did just what it said it would

Mukeshkumar21116 2009-10-23 19:35:01 #
Version: 1.0

it could not run. got terminated with an error

Sdicad 2009-10-21 09:23:50 #
Version: 1.0

I had several IT guys look at the problem and shrug their shoulders - I found this program with one Google search and now the problem is fixed!

Whiteknight 2009-10-09 09:55:49 #
Version: 1.0

Works just as advertised. Fantastic. Thanks.

Hj2 2009-10-04 12:36:46 #
Version: 1.0

Did the job just fine! Thank you.

Federico Rivera 2009-07-28 22:16:02 #
Version: 1.0

For years I had the problem in various computers, never cared to understand what was happening but thanks to RWSFARP this has been fixed!! Thanks a million

David 2009-07-27 21:41:28 #
Version: 1.0

I have used this app before, but have just rebuilt an XP Pro machine with SP3 and all latest MS Security updates. I now get a failure message "Failed to initialize...' when I tried to use this app,so had to find the offending 'DisplayIcon' entry in the registry and overwrite the -1 parameter manually. Thanks for the info, it worked, and I'd have struggled without your help. Itwould have been much easier running your little app.
Keep up the good work.

Larryt 2009-07-24 08:25:48 #
Version: 1.0

Unfortunately I wasn't able to use the progran because it said I had some hidden something and needed to copy that to my hard drive. I'm not that good on a computer yet.

Djbowman 2009-07-11 02:31:27 #
Version: 1.0

Although the program identified some errors and corrected them, it did not remove the "Whitespace" from the add/remove programs panel

A J Ferrada 2009-07-09 04:54:27 #
Version: 1.0

Fantastic! Thank you!

Jcathey 2009-07-01 15:48:43 #
Version: 1.0

This problem has bugged me for years. I finally did a Google search and found your product after trying a few other solutions that did not work.
I installed your program and the problem is gone.
Thank you very much.

Jon Cathey

Rdbell 2009-05-03 13:24:07 #
Version: 1.0

This is one of the best utilities I found. This utility found 4 areas that needed correction to eliminate the white space. Works very fast

Whelm 2009-04-16 14:53:21 #
Version: 1.0

The program worked perfectly. It was a pleasure to find and use a program that did exactly what I needed with no bloat.

Mse 2009-04-02 15:11:38 #
Version: 1.0

Works well for me! Great tool!

Blu_yagon 2009-03-05 20:37:37 #
Version: 1.0

Cool File!!!

Thanks a mil!!! Removing that white space was a ZAP! Never expected it that way. Thanks guys!

Ravisunny2 2009-02-25 03:42:14 #
Version: 1.0

Worked like a charm

This sw worked very well, without any side effects (TBOMK).

Why isn't this function a standard/default in registry cleaners ?

HKHP 2009-01-09 04:12:59 #
Version: 1.0

It Worked Great

It worked great for me. It just took 2 minutes. Thanks

RWS0105 2008-12-26 21:35:44 #
Version: 1.0

Big Gap in Add/Remove Programs

This product worked great. I would not hesitate to use it again.

Rkholt 2008-12-16 19:42:50 #
Version: 1.0

As advertised

The program worked exactly as advertised!!

Phileh 2008-10-24 17:25:14 #
Version: 1.0

Excellant tool

The space between programs in my add/remove programs had grown so large it was a pain to scroll thru. The Remove Whitespace worked quickly and quietly to remove the huge gap that was so anoying. Thanks for this quick little utility, I highly recommend it to others that have a white space in their windows add/remove program list.

Darc 2008-07-16 17:13:38 #
Version: 1.0

Tech Guy

Great app. Upgraded 6 PC's and all of them had this white space issue afterwards. This tool saved my arse big time. Thank you guys

Mjbenet 2008-06-18 07:28:10 #
Version: 1.0

It worked.

This program does one thing and it does it well. Much faster then digging through the registry.

Wpatterson 2008-06-09 08:22:56 #
Version: 1.0

Remove Whitespace

Unfortunately, the white space and large barcode black spaces were not removed but my taskbar was. I finally restored my taskbar but I still have the whitespace problem in the add/remove program.

Barbara.randall 2008-05-19 10:56:10 #
Version: 1.0

Sorry, din`t work...

My Add and Remove actually has black space, not white and maybe that's the reason it didn't work. But it did some clean up which was needed, so I'm happy.

kentium3000 2008-04-30 09:07:25 #
Version: 1.0

White Space is gone now.

I had the huge white space in the uninstall listing of programs. After using this great program the white space was removed. It did exactly what it said it would do. So far I have not seen any problems resulting from using this utility. I did have AutoCAD 2002 installed which is a known contributor to this white space problem.

Edward31520 2008-04-28 07:21:30 #
Version: 1.0

Worked Great for Me!

Software performed exactly as described and solved my issue perfectly!

Muhammad P. 2008-04-20 19:44:59 #
Version: 1.0

Fantastic program!

This program works wonderfully. It's easy to use and I highly recommend it.

DAZZA000 2008-04-15 23:22:11 #
Version: 1.0

White gaps removal.

Great program worked as stated.
Would recommend as a good way to fix problem.

Seegar, H. 2008-04-05 12:16:12 #
Version: 1.0

RemoveWhitespace worked

I did have to copy the application to my hard disc, but after doing so it got rid of the big empty gap that I was tired of looking at and scrolling through. The "Little" things in life really are worthwhile. Thanks for the help.

madstar 2008-03-30 10:58:52 #
Version: 1.0

Thanks a Lot

I want to really thank you for the great program. I hate it when things go wrong with my computer and your little proggie did the job with a single click.

I recommend your proggie for all people. It is the best.

E Smith 2008-03-04 09:28:01 #
Version: 1.0

Removed It

This worked well for the most part, small and easy to use. Removed the white space from the add/remove app in XP. Solved all but one, but didn't give a reason why on the one. No big deal though. Thanks.

Neophyte666 2008-02-21 03:01:39 #
Version: 1.0

Nice software.

This software solved my problem in 5 sec and I was trying already for some time to get rid of those empty spaces in add remove programs.
Getting rip of those spaces can be done manually in the registry but it take so long.

Xenogeny 2007-12-20 16:24:59 #
Version: 1.0

Fantastic! Solved the problem immediately.

The large number of blank spaces in my Add or Remove Programs list has been bugging me for over a year. I have tried a couple of methods to solve the problem including editing the Registry. Nothing seemed to work. One shot with RemoveWhitespaceFromAddRemovePrograms and it was solved. You are a blessing. Thanks

Bill Stevens 2007-11-22 19:32:26 #
Version: 1.0

Why Whitespace Remover would not work

I downloaded the RemoveWhitespace program for a friend on his Notebook PC. It would not initiate on start-up when trying to use it. I did some checking and found that the installed Windos XP Pro did not have the Microsoft<.Net Framework> installed cuasing the program to fail at initiating. After downloading and installing the Microsoft update, the program worked perfectly.

Many thanks.......


Lrmourao 2007-11-02 16:42:06 #
Version: 1.0

It didnвґt work for me.

Hi, iвґm from brazil; sorry my poor english; hope you get the idea.
Iвґm running xp home sp2, totally uptdated. I run the program and nothing happenned; the blank lines, black lines e striped lines are still there. May be I have done something wrong, but what? I still thanks the effort of the team.
Thanks a lot, bye, luiz mourгјo.

md518 2007-10-08 20:03:07 #
Version: 1.0

It really works.

I had the infamous whitespce in my Add Remove Program window and I tried this little program and it really works. It found several errors and fix them with one click of the mouse. Thank you for this program.

Ton1 2007-09-28 22:32:09 #
Version: 1.0

Comments on RemoveWhitespace From AddRemove P

The white spot was removed as soon as I executed the program. I am an Autocad user & I was shocked not to find Autocad in the AddRemove window to Uninstall the program. I was able to do the task I wanted & some of the other programs showed up too.

William Stevens 2007-08-31 18:46:52 #
Version: 1.0

AddRemove Problems, use RemoveWhiteSpate

RemoveWhitespaceFromAddRemove Programs is a very simple tool to download and use by anyone. It's ease of use is so good that a computer novice will find no difficulty. It does exactly what it's title implies, it removes the irritating white space that builds up in the Add Remove Programs interface.

Lostuser 2007-08-04 13:50:55 #
Version: 1.0


Este programa es excelente, hace lo que deve, sin costo extra de espacio ni requerimentos, bastante sencillo y util, habia batallado un poco con esos espacios y simplemente los elimino, Remover los espacios en blanco nunca habia sido an facil!... Jajaja...

SMann 2007-07-12 02:52:29 #
Version: 1.0

Didn`t work :(

Downloaded and tried the program a couple of times. It removed some bad entries in the registry but the white space is still there! Tried going through the icon entries manually and removed one -0 value. Still no luck! Seems to have worked for others but no for me :( (i'm running windows XP Home edition SP2)

Granite Bay 2007-07-02 17:02:51 #
Version: 1.0

Granite Bay-Satisfied user

Downloaded the software. One hour later the problem was solved. Use AutoCAD and it seems to be the problem with the whitespace on Windows XP Professional. Software corrected the problem, I am very happy!

WERNER 2007-04-13 18:28:17 #
Version: 1.0


I just Used the program ones,
I have Windows xp Proffesional + Sp2 and the program worked just exelent!!


Werner Maertens

M-Sparks 2007-04-05 08:51:33 #
Version: 1.0

Good Program

This program was easy to use and solved my problem immediately. I would recommend it to anyone.

Mikey the Nomad 2007-03-28 16:16:48 #
Version: 1.0

Works Well

As advertised this little program works well and in my opinion safer than editing the registry. Thanx for sure.

LoupGarou 2007-02-17 06:33:06 #
Version: 1.0

Worked Perfectly

Quick and easy. Worked as advertised. Nothing more to say.

Bobkat 2007-01-30 08:45:34 #
Version: 1.0

Remove White Space

Tried the app and it found one bad entry and let the app fix it.
Don't really know what that did.
Using Win 98 SE and still have to scroll through white space on my Add/Remove list.
So far no fix but no apparent new problems.

Chalres 2007-01-08 02:38:12 #
Version: 1.0

Easy to use, FREE, but didn`t work!

Unfortunately it didn't work on my machine, but I now know what to look for in the registry when I've go time.

PEBOO 2007-01-01 15:44:41 #
Version: 1.0

Did not change problem.

Download and use was easy. After running the program the problem persists. More research indicated the possibility of other issues in the "uninstall" registry entries. Finding the other "problems" eats a lot of time. I "love m$crosoft".

Bulldog 2006-12-29 07:43:27 #
Version: 1.0

White Space Removed

Although not a major problem, having to scroll down so far when trying to remove programs from the add/remove programs window is a little annoying to say the least. After enduring this problem for quite some time I finally found a solution. This program worked as described and took out all the white space from the add/remove programs window.

Thank you

tmaretzki 2006-11-23 11:02:51 #
Version: 1.0

Absolutely Awesome!!!

32KB means it downloaded in the time it took to close the window and as an added bonus it wasn't zipped, so in 4 clicks (2 to launch, 1 to click yes and 1 to close the program) my annoyance was fixed! All the white space (we're talking years worth, a 100 lines or more) gone! I am so happy! That was the most painless and effective fix I've used in a long time.

p.s. I'm using winxp pro. I love this little program!

Kds101 2006-11-21 19:47:44 #
Version: 1.0

It worked!

I had a large gap in the list of installed apps and had tried other registry hacks etc., with little success. This utility was easy to use and corrected the problem completely.

pattwice 2006-09-20 00:22:58 #
Version: 1.0

Did not work

I downloaded the program and ran it(WIN98SE)and there were a total of 6 icon resource problems. I checked all 6 and did the cleanup. The "Add/Remove Programs Property" list still had 13 white space entries. I rebooted and there was no change so I clicked the white spcaces and removed all the entries which stated that the program had already been removed and asked if I wanted to remove the associted program entry from the "Add/Remove Programs Properties" list. A few entries were valid and I left them alone. I now have 2 "white space" areas on top of the list instead of 13. I would have loved the program had it worked. No offence to your program or all the work you put into it. I'm just relating my experience with this application.......Thanks, Pat

sNtsJtCyibEFk0au 2006-08-24 01:29:37 #
Version: 1.0

Get the white out

Worked like a charm, fast and when finished - no blank spaces

Philip Clark 2006-08-19 17:45:41 #
Version: 1.0


This program didn't work for me, however I did remove the whitespace manually via the registry by finding the negative values.I have saved the program to try on other machines with the same problem if I ever see the problem again. It didn't hurt to try it and I'm sure it works for some.

Satified Customer 2006-08-17 13:46:06 #
Version: 1.0

Worked great

I've been trying to fix this problem for over a year. I tried several registry cleaners and none fixed this problem. This may only do one thing but it did it well.

jbrady0554 2006-07-21 17:59:10 #
Version: 1.0

Did not work

I use XP Home and the program did not remove the white space. It said it found 3 corupt programs which I let it fix and then could find no others but the very large space remains. I searched the registry and removed all DisplayIcon negative numbers (Only found 1 and it was a -0)still no change.

Allan 2006-06-20 20:03:57 #
Version: 1.0

The Can

Does exactly what it says on the ... very well

James_fox13 2006-05-29 11:17:02 #
Version: 1.0

V Good.

Simple easy to use did exactly what it said on the tin.

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