LicenseCrawler: A Complete Review

A full review of LicenseCrawler, a free key finder tool

LicenseCrawler is a free key finder program that we've found to be very good. It's simple to use but very impressive with the variety of serial numbers and product keys it finds.

If you're getting ready to reinstall a major application but can't locate its product key or serial number, LicenseCrawler will likely be able to help. It found the serial number to nearly every important program we tested.

What We Like
  • No installation necessary (it's portable).

  • Very easy interface.

  • Can easily copy the keys it finds.

  • Able to export all the keys to a text file.

What We Don't Like
  • Results are cluttered with registry details and other non-product key information.

  • Doesn't officially support Windows 11.

LicenseCrawler 2.4

This review is of LicenseCrawler v2.9, which was released on May 7, 2023. Please let us know if there's a newer version we need to review.

More Info About LicenseCrawler

Here are some more details on LicenseCrawler, including what major operating system and software programs it finds product keys and serial numbers for:

Finds Keys for Operating Systems: Windows 10Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000

Finds Keys for Other Software: Microsoft Office version 2013, 2010, 2007, and 2003; most Adobe products; and many more.

Thoughts on LicenseCrawler

We were very impressed with LicenseCrawler. At first look, it appeared really simple and so we didn't expect much.

But first impressions are sometimes wrong.

Not only did LicenseCrawler find a Windows 10 & 8 product key easily, it also found the serial numbers for several programs that no other key finder program we've used had ever found.

Aside from how effective it is at finding serial numbers and product keys, we really liked the simple results window. It's a little crowded with some generally useless registry information but it's easy to scroll through the results to find what you're looking for.

Several programs were found that didn't make a lot of sense—like Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player (neither program requires a serial number since they're both free and included in Windows)—but that's also a testament to the unique scanning ability of LicenseCrawler. It should be able to locate a seriously impressive list of programs.

If you've had problems locating a program's serial number or product key with another key finder program then we highly recommend trying LicenseCrawler.

The full version of LicenseCrawler is $11 USD and supports blocklist and safelist filters, and will disable the commercial pop-up list. To use the software in a commercial setting, you have to buy a company license.

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