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The Windows NT Registry File Format
by Timothy D. Morgan


The Windows registry serves as a primary storage location for system configurations and other information. Numerous third-party commercial and open source tools have been released to interpret and manipulate registry hives, but a comprehensive description of the registry's data structures seems to be missing from the public domain. This document attempts to shed light on the details of the registry format and will be updated as more information is made available.

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