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    Read USER.DAT

    Is it possible to read a USER.DAT file?

    I want to examine the USER.DAT files of several users on our network. There is a copy of these files available on one of our servers.
    Normally I would use RegEdit, but RegEdit only allows to examine the registry files on the computer you work on.
    Is there a utility somewhere which allows selecting a User.dat file for browsing it?

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    Re: Read USER.DAT

    Bart,

    I haven't tried this, but since the USER.DAT file is siply a registry hive, you should be able to open it with REGEDT32.EXE - which is only available from an NT machine.
    -Mark

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    Re: Read USER.DAT

    I haven't needed to try this for myself, but visit <A target="_blank" HREF=http://download.cnet.com/downloads/>CNET</A> and check out a utility called REGDAT. There are a couple of others out there but I can't remember just where.
    Granville

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    Re: Read USER.DAT

    Hey guys!

    Thanks,

    It did the job!

    Bart

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