Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: User Registry Keys Not Displaying

01 Mar 2012   #1
dvenner

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
User Registry Keys Not Displaying

Hi
I have a windows 7 pc and various users who use it. Each user that logs on creates a local profile ok. However when you logon with the admin account and open the registry editor and look under the HKEY_USERS key only the S-1-5-2xxxx entry is there for the admin account and the standard system entries but each key for every user that has logged onto the pc is not displayed.

Under windows XP you where able to see entries for all users who had logged onto that pc. Has something changed with Windows 7 by design or is there something wrong with the installation/setup of this machine.

Thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
01 Mar 2012   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Just use "Load Hive" from the file menu when you have HKEY_USERS selected
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Mar 2012   #3
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

i've read about the HIVE, but really don't understand it.

Does a "Load Hive" load the keys for all users, or just the current (logged in) user?

if/when i edit the registry i log in with both my STD and then ADMIN accounts, as i have found differences in the keys...

thanks, david
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

01 Mar 2012   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Load Hive loads any file related to the registry. For example, a user's hive:
"C:\Users\[USERNAME]\NTUSER.DAT"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 User Registry Keys Not Displaying




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
AuditPol.exe - Where are the registry keys?
Hey everyone, This may be a dumb question but when we set up the Advanced Auditing features on our Win 7 image, where are the registry keys for those settings stored? I already looked at /HKLM/Security/Policy/PolAdtEv however I have nothing under Security at all (not expandable). I can confirm...
System Security
Unusual registry keys
All, Today was not a good day - I ran Windows update and after restarting, my computer hung at the ""Preparing to configure Windows. Do not turn off your computer." message. Took numerous reboots, including safe mode and using a previous restore point to get things running again. After all of...
General Discussion
Calculator displaying wrong characters in keys.
Hi! I'm using Win7 in portuguese (pt-PT) and the calculator has some some keys with strange symbols in them. So, instead of the backspace arrow, there's a rectangle, and the "x" was replaced by a square. In scientific mode it's even worse. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1879386/Capturar.PNG I've...
Software
Deleted Registry Keys
Hi, Am on Windows 7, and reinstalled it couple of times before, although it works probably, but games dont work, gives me crashAPP message, and even failed to install it. even play player dont play some files. am wondering is this is due to deleted Reg keys, and how can I restore deleted reg...
Performance & Maintenance
How do I know what is the function of some keys in registry?
uhh That is a good Thread tittle :p well yeah, i mean when im in regedit, i want to know what some keys are for... but still it is just a big damn tree, im wondering how some people make tutorials of, how to change an option in desktop!, how did they know that if you modify certain keys you...
Customization
Registry keys not identified
Hello All, I have been trying to create a registry entry which my Script searches for and performs a certain action upon successfully identifying it. HKLM/Software/XYZ Say XYZ is the key I am creating. XYZ also has a subkey making it HKLM/Software/XYZ/ABC Now I am adding a string value to ABC...
Performance & Maintenance


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:00.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App