How to edit HKEY_CURRENT_USER for another user

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Mahi
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Thanks, this was very helpful

OhGonneck
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This does not seem to work if the other user has administrative privileges. The SID under HKEY_USERS is just not there then.
Maybe it’s in another reg-file?

Adrian
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An easier way to link the user’s SID with their username is to look to the HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlhivelist key.
There you can find the location for all users hive files and their SID. Also there you can see the location of the administrative users profile (like SYSTEM).

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