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#1 January 4 2005


Editing the Registry for "other" Users (xp)

Editing the Registry for "other" Users

From an account with Administrator level access
· Click Start, Run and enter REGEDIT
· In Regedit, highlight the HKEY_USERS key and go to File, Load Hive.
· Use the File Open dialog to go to the Documents and Settings<username> folder, where <username> is the account you wish to modify.
· Highlight the NTUSER.DAT file in this folder (usually a hidden file) and select Open.
· You'll be prompted to enter a "Key name". You can use whatever you wish, but I use the User's logon name.
· You can now expand the Hive you just loaded and make any needed changes.
· When finished, highlight this Hive again and go to File, Unload Hive.
NOTE:  You MUST unload the Hive prior to logging on to the users account.  Otherwise XP may have trouble loading the user's profile.

source: © Doug Knox


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