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== Data directory ==
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== sysmain.sdb ==
Opera stores the user data in the following locations:
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System compatibility database.
  
On Linux:
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== RecentFileCache.bcf ==
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In Windows 7 the RecentFileCache.bcf file is stored in:
 
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/home/$USER/.opera/
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C:\Windows\AppCompat\Programs\
 
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=== Global history ===
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== Amcache.hve ==
The file '''global_history.dat''' is a text file.
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The Amcache.hve file is a [[Windows NT Registry File (REGF)]].
  
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In Windows 8 the Amcache.hve file is stored in:
 
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Welcome to Opera
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C:\Windows\AppCompat\Programs\
http://www.opera.com/portal/upgrade/
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1319089117
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-1
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Where the fields are:
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== AppCompatCache ==
* Title
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In Windows 2000 and XP:
* URL
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* date and time (32-bit POSIX or Unix epoch timestamp)
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Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\AppCompatibility
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=== Search field history ===
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In Windows 2003 and later:
The file '''search_field_history.dat''' is an XML file that contains the history of queries typed in the search bar by the user.
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Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\AppCompatCache
=== Typed history ===
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The file '''typed_history.xml''' contains the history of the URLs typed in the address bar by the user.
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== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
 
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* [http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd837644(v=ws.10).aspx Technet: Understanding Shims], by [[Microsoft]]
* [http://www.opera.com/ Official website]
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* [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb432182(v=vs.85).aspx MSDN: Application Compatibility Database], by [[Microsoft]]
* [http://www.opera.com/docs/operafiles/ Opera: Files used by Opera]
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* [http://www.alex-ionescu.com/?p=39 Secrets of the Application Compatilibity Database (SDB) – Part 1], by [[Alex Ionescu]], May 20, 2007
 
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* [http://www.alex-ionescu.com/?p=40 Secrets of the Application Compatilibity Database (SDB) – Part 2], by [[Alex Ionescu]], May 21, 2007
[[Category:Applications]]
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* [http://www.alex-ionescu.com/?p=41 Secrets of the Application Compatilibity Database (SDB) – Part 3], by [[Alex Ionescu]], May 26, 2007
[[Category:Web Browsers]]
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* [http://recxltd.blogspot.com/2012/04/windows-appcompat-research-notes-part-1.html Windows AppCompat Research Notes - Part 1], by Ollie, 28 April 2012
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* [http://recxltd.blogspot.com/2012/05/windows-appcompat-research-notes-part-2.html Windows AppCompat Research Notes - Part 2], by Ollie, 4 May 2012
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* [https://dl.mandiant.com/EE/library/Whitepaper_ShimCacheParser.pdf Leveraging the Application Compatibility Cache in Forensic Investigations], by [[Andrew Davis]], May 4, 2012
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* [http://journeyintoir.blogspot.ch/2013/12/revealing-recentfilecachebcf-file.html Revealing the RecentFileCache.bcf File], by [[Corey Harrell]], December 2, 2013
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* [http://journeyintoir.blogspot.ch/2013/12/revealing-program-compatibility.html Revealing Program Compatibility Assistant HKCU AppCompatFlags Registry Keys], by [[Corey Harrell]], December 17, 2013
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* [http://journeyintoir.blogspot.ch/2014/04/triaging-with-recentfilecachebcf-file.html Triaging with the RecentFileCache.bcf File], by [[Corey Harrell]], April 21, 2014

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sysmain.sdb

System compatibility database.

RecentFileCache.bcf

In Windows 7 the RecentFileCache.bcf file is stored in:

C:\Windows\AppCompat\Programs\

Amcache.hve

The Amcache.hve file is a Windows NT Registry File (REGF).

In Windows 8 the Amcache.hve file is stored in:

C:\Windows\AppCompat\Programs\

AppCompatCache

In Windows 2000 and XP:

Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\AppCompatibility

In Windows 2003 and later:

Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\AppCompatCache

External Links