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JSI Tip 2019. How can I search or export a non-loaded hive?

If you want to search or export a non-loaded hive, such as a User hive, when the user isn't logged on, or a hive from another instance of WinNT or W2K:

1. Use Regedt32 to load the hive. See tip 0182 for an example.

2. With Regedt32 still open with the hive, start Regedit. The hive, as you named it, will be present.

3. Search or Export.

4. Select the hive in Regedt32 and Unload it.

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