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==File Locations==
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== Categories ==
The Windows Registry is stored in multiple files.
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===Windows NT 4 ===
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As a Wikipedia user, I have noticed that none of your articles have categories. Did you know that categories exist in MediaWiki? If yes, is there a reason? I would like to start work on it. [[Special:Categories]], http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Category --[[User:Midnightcomm|Midnightcomm]] 01:09, 23 April 2006 (EDT)
In Windows NT 4 (and later) the Registry is stored in the [[Windows NT Registry File (REGF)]] format.
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Basically the following Registry hives are stored in the corresponding files:
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:Woah, I don't know much about Categories. How would I add them? What are they for?
* HKEY_USERS: \Documents and Setting\User Profile\NTUSER.DAT
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* HKEY_USERS/DEFAULT: \Windows\system32\config\default
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* HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SAM: \Windows\system32\config\SAM
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* HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SECURITY: \Windows\system32\config\SECURITY
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* HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE: \Windows\system32\config\software
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* HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM: \Windows\system32\config\system
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===Windows 98/ME===
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::[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Categorization Categories] are used to help organize pages. I also see that there are no help articles, in the absance if them, I will be using the Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style style guides]. --[[User:Midnightcomm|Midnightcomm]] 01:09, 23 April 2006 (EDT)
* \Windows\user.dat
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::<nowiki>[[Category:File Systems]]</nowiki>
* \Windows\system.dat
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* \Windows\profiles\user profile\user.dat
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==Tools==
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:::Sounds good to me. We welcome your contributions.
===Open Source===
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* [http://projects.sentinelchicken.org/reglookup/ reglookup] — "small command line utility for reading and querying Windows NT-based registries."
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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/regviewer/ regviewer] — a tool for looking at the registry.
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* [http://www.regripper.net/ RegRipper] — "the fastest, easiest, and best tool for registry analysis in forensics examinations."
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* [http://search.cpan.org/~jmacfarla/Parse-Win32Registry-0.51/lib/Parse/Win32Registry.pm Parse::Win32Registry] Perl module.
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* [http://www.williballenthin.com/registry/index.html python-registry] Python module.
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===Freeware===
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:::Yay! I'm all for categories. I've started adding some (tools, licenses, OSes, ...), feel free to add more and categorize the articles. --[[User:Uwe Hermann|Uwe Hermann]] 15:03, 23 April 2006 (EDT)
* [http://www.tzworks.net/prototype_page.php?proto_id=3 Yet Another Registry Utility (yaru)] Free tool that can be run on Windows, Linux or Mac OS-X. If run in admin mode, allows viewing of registry hives on live system.
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* [http://www.tzworks.net/prototype_page.php?proto_id=14 Windows ShellBag Parser] Free tool that can be run on Windows, Linux or Mac OS-X.
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::::How do you add categories? --SImson
  
===Commercial===
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::::: Usually you just add <nowiki>[[Category:Foobar]]</nowiki> somewhere at the bottom of the page, more info [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Category here]. For the tools, I have incorporated the category into the Infobox, see [[dd]] for an example. It looks a bit stupid in the wiki source, but keeps the wiki category and the "Genre:" classification in one place, which is important IMHO. Btw, you can sign your "posts" with "<nowiki>--~~~~</nowiki>" which will expand to username and date, just like on this post. --[[User:Uwe Hermann|Uwe Hermann]] 21:45, 2 May 2006 (EDT)
* [http://www.abexo.com/free-registry-cleaner.htm Abexo Free Regisry Cleaner]
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* [http://www.auslogics.com/registry-defrag Auslogics Registry Defrag]
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* [http://lastbit.com/arv/ Alien Registry Viewer]
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* [http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/index.htm NT Registry Optimizer]
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* [http://www.registry-clean.net/free-registry-defrag.htm iExpert Software-Free Registry Defrag]
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* [http://paullee.ru/regundel Registry Undelete (russian)]
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* [http://mitec.cz/wrr.html Windows Registry Recovery]
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* [http://registrytool.com/ Registry Tool]
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==Bibliography==
 
* [http://www.dfrws.org/2009/proceedings/p69-zhu.pdf Using ShellBag Information to Reconstruct User Activities.], Yuandong Zhu*, Pavel Gladyshev, Joshua James, DFRWS 2009
 
* Recovering Deleted Data From the Windows Registry. Timothy Morgan, DFRWS 2008 [http://www.dfrws.org/2008/proceedings/p33-morgan.pdf [paper]] [http://www.dfrws.org/2008/proceedings/p33-morgan_pres.pdf [slides]]
 
* [http://www.pkdavies.co.uk/documents/Computer_Forensics/registry_examination.pdf Registry Examination, by Paul Davies]
 
  
* [http://dfrws.org/2008/proceedings/p26-dolan-gavitt.pdf Forensic Analysis of the Windows Registry in Memory], Brendan Dolan-Gavitt, DFRWS 2008  [http://dfrws.org/2008/proceedings/p26-dolan-gavitt_pres.pdf [slides]]
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Hi. We have some spambots advertising "Chinese antique furniture" on the wiki. Could also be real people, since they've gotten over the captcha, but I doubt they understand plain English. How do you generally deal with such people here? Or better said, is there someone we're supposed to notify when something like this happens like flag the article as spam or something?
* [http://www.pkdavies.co.uk/downloads/registry_examination.pdf Forensic Analysis of the Windows Registry], Peter Davies, Computer Forensics: Coursework 2 (student paper)
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* [http://eptuners.com/forensics/A%20Windows%20Registry%20Quick%20Reference.pdf A Windows Registry Quick-Reference], Derrick Farmer, Burlington, VT.
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* [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B7CW4-4GX1J3B-1&_user=3326500&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000060280&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=3326500&md5=ab887593e7be6d5257696707886978f1 The Windows Registry as a forensic resource], Digital Investigation, Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2005, Pages 201--205.
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Well, I guess you'll see it when you log in anyway, just thought I'd give you a heads up before it gets indexed and all that.
 
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--[[User:Cmihai|cmihai]] 00:12, 8 January 2008 (PST)
* [http://www.forensicfocus.com/downloads/forensic-analysis-windows-registry.pdf Forensic Analysis of the Windows Registry], Lih Wern Wong , School of Computer and Information Science, Edith Cowan University
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* [http://www.sentinelchicken.com/research/registry_format/ The Windows NT Registry File Format], Timothy D. Morgan
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==See Also==
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* [http://windowsir.blogspot.com/search/label/Registry Windows Incident Response Articles on Registry]
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* [http://www.answers.com/topic/win-registry Windows Registry Information]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Registry Wikipedia Article on Windows Registry]
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[[Category:Bibliographies]]
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* [http://moyix.blogspot.com/search/label/registry Push the Red Button] — Articles on Registry
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* [http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/win4n6/ Windows Forensics Mailing List]
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* [http://samba.org/~jelmer/kregedit/ kregedit] - a KDE utility for viewing and editing registry files.
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* [http://www.bindview.com/Services/RAZOR/Utilities/Unix_Linux/ntreg_readme.cfm ntreg] a file system driver for linux, which understands the NT registry file format.
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* [http://www.beginningtoseethelight.org/ntsecurity/ Security Accounts Manager]
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* http://www.opensourceforensics.org/tools/unix.html - Open Source Forensic Tools on Brian Carrier's website.
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Categories

As a Wikipedia user, I have noticed that none of your articles have categories. Did you know that categories exist in MediaWiki? If yes, is there a reason? I would like to start work on it. Special:Categories, http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Category --Midnightcomm 01:09, 23 April 2006 (EDT)

Woah, I don't know much about Categories. How would I add them? What are they for?
Categories are used to help organize pages. I also see that there are no help articles, in the absance if them, I will be using the Wikipedia style guides. --Midnightcomm 01:09, 23 April 2006 (EDT)
[[Category:File Systems]]
Sounds good to me. We welcome your contributions.
Yay! I'm all for categories. I've started adding some (tools, licenses, OSes, ...), feel free to add more and categorize the articles. --Uwe Hermann 15:03, 23 April 2006 (EDT)
How do you add categories? --SImson
Usually you just add [[Category:Foobar]] somewhere at the bottom of the page, more info here. For the tools, I have incorporated the category into the Infobox, see dd for an example. It looks a bit stupid in the wiki source, but keeps the wiki category and the "Genre:" classification in one place, which is important IMHO. Btw, you can sign your "posts" with "--~~~~" which will expand to username and date, just like on this post. --Uwe Hermann 21:45, 2 May 2006 (EDT)


Hi. We have some spambots advertising "Chinese antique furniture" on the wiki. Could also be real people, since they've gotten over the captcha, but I doubt they understand plain English. How do you generally deal with such people here? Or better said, is there someone we're supposed to notify when something like this happens like flag the article as spam or something?

Well, I guess you'll see it when you log in anyway, just thought I'd give you a heads up before it gets indexed and all that. --cmihai 00:12, 8 January 2008 (PST)