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LWE10153 : Which HKEY_USERS - Hive belongs to a certain user?

Symptom:

All local profiles are stored under a SID under HKEY_USERS - how to figure out the username

Cause:

Operating System Windows uses SID, not username

Solution:

If you need to find out which hive under HKEY_USERS belongs to a certain username, just look under this key:

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-..........\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

Here you'll find the username after "Documents and Settings" inside the profile definitions.

Second option: just use "find..." context in registry editor on HKEY_USERS (it just might take a little...).


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