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Old 07-11-2006, 04:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was udner the impression that the registry contains all the default values and initialisation values of the programs, but i still see .ini files scattered across the directory. what are those .ini files for?

my administrator has disabeld registry editing, is there any reason for that?

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Old 07-11-2006, 07:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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in corporate environments registy access is often disabled as the registry gives a user significant control over their PC and is a security risk.

The registry contains a whole butt load of stuff, from MRUs to settings & associations etc.
Some programs still use .ini files and windows includes some for backward compatability reasons.

Edit: I think the point you're missing is that the registry contains pretty much all the settings (including security) for windows as well as some for applications.

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thanks for the reply

makese sense now
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