It depends on the junk accumulated honestly, but there are various methods. You can always remove programs, delete download folder, media locations, etc. As some have suggested, keeping some items on a separate internal storage drive is an option as well. Depends on what you have, what your budget is and how you want to handle your system and data. Any updates to software, drivers, and the operating system since that time can be reversed using a restore point. This also applies to the changes these operations apply to the registry, enabling you to undo recent changes to particular registry sections. Although not ideal, this technique can still reset the register.

  • The \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ utility automatically creates duplicates of your libraries, desktops, contacts and favorites to another storage location.
  • A regkeyauditedpermissions_object is defined as a combination of a Windows registry key and trustee name.
  • Cfggen runs in the Windows Preinstallation Environment and on DOS.
  • Go to the Advanced Format Options in the Format Options segment and tick the Quick Format and “Create extended label and icon files” checkboxes.

In the beginning, you may see that the files within the folder are all ‘0 KB’ in size. Name the newly created registry keyEnablePeriodicBackup. Firstly, let’s look at how you can create a backup of the registry yourself.


By contrast, the Windows registry stores all application settings in one central repository and in a standardized form. Since accessing the registry does not require parsing, it may be read from or written to more quickly than an INI file. As well, strongly-typed data can be stored in the registry, as opposed to the text information stored in INI files. The registry can be edited manually in Microsoft Windows by running regedit.exe or regedt32.exe from the Run dialog box off the Start menu. However, careless registry editing can cause irreversible damage. Thus, performing back-up for registry is highly recommended. HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT stores information about registered applications, including associations from file extensions and OLE object class ids to the applications used to handle these items.

The kernel, device drivers, services, Security Accounts Manager, and user interfaces can all use the registry. The registry also allows access to counters for profiling system performance. Configuration options for SFTP Server are stored in the Windows registry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\nsoftware\SFTPServer\20. This registry key holds settings that are available for trkwks.dll SFTP Server globally. Additional registry keys are available to store authorized keys or user-specific configuration.

Special filenames

If you have used the Windows Subsystem for Linux, you’re probably aware that it allows you to treat your Windows file systems (mounted under /mnt/c, /mnt/d, etc.) as case sensitive. This means, among other things, that you can create files whose names differ only by case (e.g. foo.txt and FOO.TXT). In Windows, use of the registry for storing program data is a matter of developer’s discretion. Microsoft provides programming interfaces for storing data in XML files or database files which developers can use instead. Developers are also free to use non-Microsoft alternatives or develop their own proprietary data stores. Data from .REG files can be added/merged with the registry by double-clicking these files or using the /s switch in the command line.

This is important because when erasing the drive you will get different options depending on whether you have the volume or disk selected. Which is why selecting the non-indented entry is important when formatting the drive. Dependency Walker runs on Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7, and 8. It can process any 32-bit or 64-bit Windows module, including ones designed for Windows CE. It can be run as graphical application or as a console application. Dependency Walker handles all types of module dependencies, including implicit, explicit (dynamic / runtime), forwarded, delay-loaded, and injected.

Normal Win32 applications do not behave as if you have selected all the case-distinct-only files. They behave as if you have selected the first one returned by FindFirstFile() or FindNextFile() . This can be observed in, for instance, Notepad, which always opens one file in a case-equivalence-class of files, the one that is found first . The folder storing uploaded access and usage data for virtualized applications accessed through VDI. The path used to store logging configuration and the log files generated by each process.

Currently doing forensic data recovery from all kinds of crazy systems and devices. I have never used chntpw with Windows XP 64-bit but I have successfully used it with Windows XP 32-bit, Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64-bit. Lets add a value that will cause Windows Calculator (calc.exe) to run when a user logs in. In real life situations, I only reach this point when it is the last thing to try before a repair-reinstall which can take a considerable amount of time and is fraught with potential pitfalls. Recovery Console Command prompt in Windows XP has no reg or regedit command. Event 4663In situations where certain object operations are not logged, SACLs can be used to provide that additional insight.