Where are the XP Registry Hives
Posted on 2006-11-10
I have been out of the loop for a while. Actually the need just hasn't been there for years. Windows 95/98 had two registry files in the Windows directory. system.dat and user.dat which were the main registry "hive" and the user "hive".
With the advent of Wondows 2000 and XP Microsoft truely went to "hives". The user hive looks straight forward. ntuser.dat in the profile directory. Is that the only file associated with the user hive?
Exactly what composes the system hive and exactly where are they located? Thanks!