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* transaction log file
 
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In Vista the Transactional Registry (TxR) was introduced. This introduces the transaction log files:
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== Transactional Registry (TxR) ==
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In Vista the Transactional Registry (TxR) was introduced. TxR creates transaction log files similar to:
 
* %FILE%{%GUID%}.TM.blf
 
* %FILE%{%GUID%}.TM.blf
 
* %FILE%{%GUID%}.TMContainer00000000000000000001.regtrans-ms
 
* %FILE%{%GUID%}.TMContainer00000000000000000001.regtrans-ms
 
* %FILE%{%GUID%}.TMContainer00000000000000000002.regtrans-ms
 
* %FILE%{%GUID%}.TMContainer00000000000000000002.regtrans-ms
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Where %FILE% is the name of the REGF normal (data) file, e.g. NTUSER.DAT and %GUID% a string representation of a GUID/UUID.
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TxR is similar to [[NTFS | Transactional NTFS (TxF)]] and uses the [[Common Log File System (CLFS)]].
  
 
== Contents ==
 
== Contents ==
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The REGF basically consists of a set of hive bins. These hive bins contain cells that make up a hierarchy of keys and values.
 
The REGF basically consists of a set of hive bins. These hive bins contain cells that make up a hierarchy of keys and values.
  
== See also ==
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== Also See ==
  
 
* [[Windows Registry]]
 
* [[Windows Registry]]
* [http://www.sentinelchicken.com/research/registry_format/ The Windows NT Registry File Format], Timothy D. Morgan
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* [http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/libregf/Documentation/Windows%20NT%20Registry%20File%20%28REGF%29%20format.pdf Windows NT Registry File (REGF) format]
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== External Links ==
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* [http://www.sentinelchicken.com/research/registry_format/ The Windows NT Registry File Format], by [[Timothy Morgan]]
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* [http://code.google.com/p/libregf/downloads/detail?name=Windows%20NT%20Registry%20File%20%28REGF%29%20format.pdf Windows NT Registry File (REGF) format], by the [[libregf|libregf project]]
  
 
[[Category:File Formats]]
 
[[Category:File Formats]]

Revision as of 01:05, 13 March 2013

Microsoft Windows NT 4 (and later) uses the Windows NT Registry File (REGF) to store system and application related data, e.g. configurations, most recently used (MRU) files.

Contents

MIME types

File signature

REGF has the following file signature:

hexadecimal: 72 65 67 66

ASCII: regf

File types

There are multiple types of REGF files:

  • normal (data) file
  • transaction log file

Transactional Registry (TxR)

In Vista the Transactional Registry (TxR) was introduced. TxR creates transaction log files similar to:

  •  %FILE%{%GUID%}.TM.blf
  •  %FILE%{%GUID%}.TMContainer00000000000000000001.regtrans-ms
  •  %FILE%{%GUID%}.TMContainer00000000000000000002.regtrans-ms

Where %FILE% is the name of the REGF normal (data) file, e.g. NTUSER.DAT and %GUID% a string representation of a GUID/UUID.

TxR is similar to Transactional NTFS (TxF) and uses the Common Log File System (CLFS).

Contents

The REGF basically consists of a set of hive bins. These hive bins contain cells that make up a hierarchy of keys and values.

Also See

External Links