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By ask_anurag ·
Hi,

Can someone tell me how we can modify NTUser.dat file.
If some tool is available then please let me know.

Thanks and regards,

Anurag

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by wcp In reply to NTUser.dat

You may use Registry Editor (regedit).
However, you cannot edit your own ntuser.dat.

1. Run regedit and navigate to HKEY_USERS.
2. On the File menu, click Load Hive.
3. Navigate to Documents and Settings\User and choose ntuser.dat. User is the account you want to modify. It cannot be the current login account.
4. Type an arbitrary name when you are prompted for a key name in the Load Hive dialog box.
5. In the new subkey you can modify what you want.
6. On the File menu, click Exit.

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by wcp In reply to

My apology to you.
I did not realize that the Registry for Win2K is not same as Win XP.

1. Run regedt32 and navigate to HKEY_USERS.
2. On the Registry menu, click Load Hive
3. same as above
4. same as above
5. same as above
6. On the Registry menu, click Exit

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RE: You may use Regedit to edit NTUser.dat

by jnsunkersett In reply to

Hi,

I want to edit the NTUser.dat of my own profile.
1. so created another local-user with administrative privilages
2. logged off
3. logged in as local-user

In regedit, as per you instructions, attempted loading the hive, NTUser.dat, of my profile.
Entered the arbitary key when prompted

followed by an error dialog;
'Cannot load, the file is use by another process'

Which another process could that be, when I had logged off (step 2 above)

PS: I want to edit NTUser.dat of my profile on a Win2K server.

~g1

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by covae In reply to NTUser.dat

NTUser.dat file can be modified by using a program. I think techrepublic was posting the program for awhile.

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by jmanoj444 In reply to NTUser.dat

Under Windows NT 4.0 you can modify the Ntuser.dat hive so that all newly created users inherit certain settings. Anything that can be defined or modified in HKEY_CURRENT_USER can also be set in the Ntuser.dat hive (for example, international settings, colors, screen savers, sounds, and cursors).
MORE INFORMATION
The default user profile is created when Windows NT is installed. The first time a user logs on to a workstation (or domain), the default user profile is copied to the user profile.

The default language in this profile is set to U.S. English. Every new user that logs on will have U.S. English selected even if the administrator has set the system default locale to a different language.

To change the default language or any other settings for NEW users, you can use the registry editor to change the default user profile.

This profile is stored on the local workstation at:

%SystemRoot%\Profiles\Default User

with the name: Ntuser.dat.

If you want to create a default profile for all new users in a Windows NT domain, the default user profile can be copied to the Netlogon share on the primary domain controller. A subdirectory must be created within the Netlogon share called "Default User" and the default profile copied to that subdirectory. The easiest way to do this is to create a customized profile and copy that profile using the System tool in Control Panel and clicking the User Profiles tab. The Everyone group should be given permission to use the profile. This profile should be copied to every validating domain controller. The Replication service can be used for this.

The Netlogon share is normally located at
C:\WINNT\System32\Repl\Export\Scripts on the primary domain controller (PDC).

To view or modify the Ntuser.dat hive, do the following:

WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting fro

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by jmanoj444 In reply to NTUser.dat

Under Windows NT 4.0 you can modify the Ntuser.dat hive so that all newly created users inherit certain settings. Anything that can be defined or modified in HKEY_CURRENT_USER can also be set in the Ntuser.dat hive (for example, international settings, colors, screen savers, sounds, and cursors).
MORE INFORMATION
The default user profile is created when Windows NT is installed. The first time a user logs on to a workstation (or domain), the default user profile is copied to the user profile.

The default language in this profile is set to U.S. English. Every new user that logs on will have U.S. English selected even if the administrator has set the system default locale to a different language.

To change the default language or any other settings for NEW users, you can use the registry editor to change the default user profile.

This profile is stored on the local workstation at:

%SystemRoot%\Profiles\Default User

with the name: Ntuser.dat.

If you want to create a default profile for all new users in a Windows NT domain, the default user profile can be copied to the Netlogon share on the primary domain controller. A subdirectory must be created within the Netlogon share called "Default User" and the default profile copied to that subdirectory. The easiest way to do this is to create a customized profile and copy that profile using the System tool in Control Panel and clicking the User Profiles tab. The Everyone group should be given permission to use the profile. This profile should be copied to every validating domain controller. The Replication service can be used for this.

The Netlogon share is normally located at
C:\WINNT\System32\Repl\Export\Scripts on the primary domain controller (PDC).

To view or modify the Ntuser.dat hive, do the following:

WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting fro

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by jmanoj444 In reply to NTUser.dat

Under Windows NT 4.0 you can modify the Ntuser.dat hive so that all newly created users inherit certain settings. Anything that can be defined or modified in HKEY_CURRENT_USER can also be set in the Ntuser.dat hive (for example, international settings, colors, screen savers, sounds, and cursors).
MORE INFORMATION
The default user profile is created when Windows NT is installed. The first time a user logs on to a workstation (or domain), the default user profile is copied to the user profile.

The default language in this profile is set to U.S. English. Every new user that logs on will have U.S. English selected even if the administrator has set the system default locale to a different language.

To change the default language or any other settings for NEW users, you can use the registry editor to change the default user profile.

This profile is stored on the local workstation at:

%SystemRoot%\Profiles\Default User

with the name: Ntuser.dat.

If you want to create a default profile for all new users in a Windows NT domain, the default user profile can be copied to the Netlogon share on the primary domain controller. A subdirectory must be created within the Netlogon share called "Default User" and the default profile copied to that subdirectory. The easiest way to do this is to create a customized profile and copy that profile using the System tool in Control Panel and clicking the User Profiles tab. The Everyone group should be given permission to use the profile. This profile should be copied to every validating domain controller. The Replication service can be used for this.

The Netlogon share is normally located at
C:\WINNT\System32\Repl\Export\Scripts on the primary domain controller (PDC).

To view or modify the Ntuser.dat hive, do the following:

WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting fro

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