January 27th, 2005, 04:20 PM
I can't find my buddy SAM, manages my accounts... uhh....
Fellow Security Enthusiasts,
Where do I learn about XP registry paths, particularly where I find my good buddy SAM.... any help much appreciated. thats SAM.... S..... A.... M...... email firstname.lastname@example.org Heh. unless I take the 5min to just look it up.
carpe noctem, friends!!
\"knowledge speaks, wisdom listens.\" -Jimi Hendrix
January 27th, 2005, 04:24 PM
Hrmmm... Don't see what's so hard about this. Took less than one minute search on Google (but too lazy? Everyone has to "spoon feed" you)
From Microsoft's Knowledge Base
A registry hive is a group of keys, subkeys, and values in the registry that has a set of supporting files containing backups of its data. The supporting files for all hives except HKEY_CURRENT_USER are in the Systemroot\System32\Config folder on Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003; the supporting files for HKEY_CURRENT_USER are in the Systemroot\Profiles\Username folder. The file name extensions of the files in these folders, and, sometimes, a lack of an extension, indicate the type of data they contain.
Registry hive Supporting 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_CURRENT_CONFIG System, System.alt, System.log, System.sav,
HKEY_USERS\DEFAULT Default, Default.log, Default.sav
Eh. I'll post it here. Too lazy to email it to you..