Don’t you hate it when you need to record screens and you find that your Camtasia Studio 8 screen capture tool evaluation has expired?  Grant yourself another 30 days of free Camtasia Studio by using this old registry hack.  The essence of this hack is to remove the registry key inside the dromjmfile class entry.  My testing has also shown the increasing the value by 86400 will also buy you some time.  I should not have to remind you that this camtasia hack is generally viewed as a nasty fraudulent trick, that deprives honest to goodness God fearing software developers of money.  We really love Camtasia, even the old versions because it is perfect for recording how-to videos.  Even the old versions from 2015 have great features.  This Hack Applies to Camtasia Studio 8.5, Tested with CS 8.5.2 Build 1999 ( April 2015) If you find that this works in newer versions of Camtasia, please leave us a comment and let us know.

First thing you need to do is to verify that you have Camtasia Studio 8.5, then you need to quit Camtasia Studio, and check the task manager to make sure no zombie processes are still running.

About Screen Showing Software Version

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Use the registry editor to remove the REG_SZ key inside the dromjmfile key. Another fun hack is to increase the value by 86400 seconds.

  • Start Menu –> Run –> regedit.exe
  • Go to  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE ——>  SOFTWARE ——- >Classes ——- > dromjmfile
  • The “dromjmfile” contains a REG_SZ value such as 7e5d0812
  • Delete the “dromjmfile” key.
  • Make new empty “dromjmfile” key.
  • Start camtasia Studio.
  • You will see the splash screen. It will look like this:

After applying the hack you will see this splash screen


  • Joe Joe

    Oh, this is a nasty trick!

  • Barbara Barberi

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