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    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 blitzkrieg766@yahoo.com Heh. unless I take the 5min to just look it up.



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    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.
    Code:
    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,
                                     Ntuser.dat, Ntuser.dat.log
    HKEY_USERS\DEFAULT	         Default, Default.log, Default.sav

    Eh. I'll post it here. Too lazy to email it to you..
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