Load registry user hive

by Apr 27, 2011

If you need to manipulate registry data from another user, you may be out of luck because HKEY_CURRENT_USER always points to your own user data. However, you can  manually load a user hive like this:

reg.exe /load HKU\Testuser c:\users\tom\ntuser.dat
PS > dir Registry::HKEY_USERS\Testuser\Software


This will load Tom’s registry settings into HKEY_USERS\Testuser and once loaded, PowerShell can then access and even manipulate that data.


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