Windows 10: location of NTUSER.DAT file? Solved

  1.    30 Jan 2016 #1

    location of NTUSER.DAT file?


    I'm trying to fix a Windows 10 app problem and want to delete/uninstall completely. The problem is with an app installed by a second user of the PC.
    In order to do this I want to edit registry for this user. So, I want to load the hive for this user. But I can't locate the NTUSER.DAT file. I've looked in Users/user, but this only contains folders, no files. I have hidden files as viewable.

    A C: drive search doesn't find the file either.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    30 Jan 2016 #2

    You have the location right but making hidden files visible isn't enough. You must also uncheck in folder properties "Hide protected operating system files".
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    01 Feb 2016 #3

    got it


    Need to use File explorer menu: View->Options->Folder Options->View and untick the property.

    More here for anyone else needing this
    Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows 7, 8.x, 10, or Vista

    LMiller7 said: View Post
    You have the location right but making hidden files visible isn't enough. You must also uncheck in folder properties "Hide protected operating system files".
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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