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Windows 7: User Registry Keys Not Displaying

01 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 32bit
User Registry Keys Not Displaying

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.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Just use "Load Hive" from the file menu when you have HKEY_USERS selected
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01 Mar 2012   #3

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

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
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01 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Load Hive loads any file related to the registry. For example, a user's hive:
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