How To: Match a user profile to folders in HKEY_USERS
Instructions provided describe how to identify which folder stored in the registry under HKEY_USERS is associated with each user profile on the computer.
Note: The Security Identifier (SID) is a unique name (an alphanumeric character string) that is assigned by a Windows Domain controller during the login process that is used to identify a user.
This procedure enables administrators to make modifications to specific user profiles located in HKEY_USERS, mimicking those found in HKEY_CURRENT_USER when that user is logged in.
- Open the Windows Registry Editor.
- Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList.
- Select each folder individually and look at the ProfileImagePath key to identify the user profile associated with the selected folder:
Note: The folder name in the above example; it is S-1-5-21-2060139532-2050374463-2073913816-1157.
- Expand the HKEY_USERS\<folder>. In this example, HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2060139532-2050374463-2073913816-1157. This is that user's HKEY_CURRENT_USER. Proceed with the desired modification:
Last Published: 8/8/2019
Article ID: 000010572
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