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Anonymous
April 9, 2005 4:15:02 AM

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What & where are the registry files in XP? in 98 they were System.dat &
User.dat located in Windows folder. I can get into registry by running
regedit but curious if a specific file is still used for working data and for
backup. would like some clarification on this subject.

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Anonymous
April 9, 2005 9:27:18 AM

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Hi,

The registry works very different in WinXP, but you'll find the files
(default, sam, security, software, and system) under
C:\Windows\system32\config. There is also a backup set created and housed in
C:\Windows\repair, which you can use to restore the previous registry from
the Recovery Console.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Roy S" <RoyS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:73848242-7588-4656-BEFD-29FCA17AFE7B@microsoft.com...
> What & where are the registry files in XP? in 98 they were System.dat &
> User.dat located in Windows folder. I can get into registry by running
> regedit but curious if a specific file is still used for working data and
> for
> backup. would like some clarification on this subject.
Anonymous
April 9, 2005 1:14:12 PM

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Roy S wrote:
> What & where are the registry files in XP? in 98 they were System.dat &
> User.dat located in Windows folder. I can get into registry by running
> regedit but curious if a specific file is still used for working data and for
> backup. would like some clarification on this subject.



The registry can be found in %Windir%\System32\Config\. Unless you're
an exceptionally advanced user (or like reinstalling the OS), leave
these files alone.


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Anonymous
April 9, 2005 2:09:39 PM

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One NTUSER.DAT for each user on the machine, some templates and repair.
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator
C:\Documents and Settings\Default User
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\NTUSER.DAT
C:\WINDOWS\repair
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\systemprofile

All hives are stored in %systemroot%\SYSTEM32\CONFIG. Except
HKEY_CURRENT_USER. That's stored in %homepath%.
C:\Documents and Settings\Name Here.

The major hives and their files are as follows:

Hive File BackupFile
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE SOFTWARE SOFTWARE.LOG
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SECURITY SECURITY SECURITY.LOG
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM SYSTEM SYSTEM.LOG
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SAM SAM SAM.LOG
HKEY_CURRENT_USER NTUSER.DAT ntuser.dat.LOG
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT DEFAULT DEFAULT.LOG

Description of the Windows 2000 Registry
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Window...

Registry structure
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsser...

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:73848242-7588-4656-BEFD-29FCA17AFE7B@microsoft.com,
Roy S <RoyS@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> What & where are the registry files in XP? in 98 they were System.dat &
> User.dat located in Windows folder. I can get into registry by running
> regedit but curious if a specific file is still used for working data and
> for backup. would like some clarification on this subject.
Anonymous
April 9, 2005 2:51:06 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Rick: What & where is the "Recovery Console?" Does the "Restore" feature do
the same thing as far as restoring registry to earlier config?

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> The registry works very different in WinXP, but you'll find the files
> (default, sam, security, software, and system) under
> C:\Windows\system32\config. There is also a backup set created and housed in
> C:\Windows\repair, which you can use to restore the previous registry from
> the Recovery Console.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Roy S" <RoyS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:73848242-7588-4656-BEFD-29FCA17AFE7B@microsoft.com...
> > What & where are the registry files in XP? in 98 they were System.dat &
> > User.dat located in Windows folder. I can get into registry by running
> > regedit but curious if a specific file is still used for working data and
> > for
> > backup. would like some clarification on this subject.
>
>
>
Anonymous
April 9, 2005 5:20:10 PM

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Roy S wrote:

> What & where are the registry files in XP? in 98 they were System.dat &
> User.dat located in Windows folder. I can get into registry by running
> regedit but curious if a specific file is still used for working data and for
> backup. would like some clarification on this subject.

Key Files

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SAM - Sam, Sam.log, Sam.sav
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security - Security, Security.log, Security.sav
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software - Software, Software.log, Software.sav
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System - System, System.alt, System.log, System.sav
HKEY_USERS\DEFAULT - Default, Default.log, Default.sav
HKEY_CURRENT_USER - Ntuser.dat, Ntuser.dat.log
HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG - System, System.alt, System.log, System.sav,
Ntuser.dat, Ntuser.dat.log

One should look for that files in "%windir%\system32\config\" and
%userprofile%.

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Arkadiusz 'Black Fox' Artyszuk
Anonymous
April 9, 2005 5:28:08 PM

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Roy S wrote:
> Rick: What & where is the "Recovery Console?" Does the "Restore" feature do
> the same thing as far as restoring registry to earlier config?
>


Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console (Q314058)
http://support.microsoft.com/directory/article.asp?ID=k...;en-us;Q314058


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