Registry (Windows)

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SK/UK = System key/User key: This key can be used as a user key under HKEY_CURRENT_USER or as system key affecting all users on the machine under HKEY_CURRENT_USER. Unless otherwise stated all keys are DWORD, 0 disables the feature and 1 enables it.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT

Contains software settings about drag-and-drop operations, handles shortcut information, and other user interface information. There is a subkey here for every file association that has been defined.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER

Contains settings regarding the currently logged-on user.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Contains information about the hardware and software settings that are generic to all users of this particular computer.


HKEY_USERS

Contains all user profiles stored by their SID, you should only require use of this key if you want to edit the registry of a user whilst not logged on as the user. HKEY_CURRENT_USER points to the SID of the user currently logged on and HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT points to the "<SID>_Classes" key (along with HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes.)

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