location of NTUSER.DAT file?


  1. Posts : 2
    win10
       #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 Computer


  2. Posts : 1,249
    Windows 10 Pro
       #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 Computer


  3. Posts : 2
    win10
    Thread Starter
       #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:
    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 Computer


 

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