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Old 10-28-2003, 06:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,
Can any one tell me what this file does and if its safe to delete is as its taking up 52 file fragments on my hard disk and its only a 1kb file.

Its located in the "c:\winnt\system32\config" folder along with a load of other files some of which being the event logs. Which i might add dont take up nearly as many fragments.

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Old 10-28-2003, 06:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i think it keeps a log of installed software.....just double click it and it will tell you whats inside of it
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Old 10-28-2003, 06:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Cant open it mate in wordpad or notepad, do you think its safe to delete?
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Graphics Card OnBoard 2D/3D Graphics
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Old 10-28-2003, 07:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Don't think it would be smart to delete. Read on...

Hives are the major subdivisions of all of these subtrees, keys, subkeys, and values that make up the Registry. They contain "related" data. Look, I know what you might be thinking, but this is just how Microsoft divided things up -- I'm just relaying the info, even I don't know exactly what all the advantages to this setup are. ;-)

All hives are stored in %systemroot%\SYSTEM32\CONFIG. The major hives and their files are as follows:

Hive
File
Backup File

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE
SOFTWARE
SOFTWARE.LOG

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SECURITY
SECURITY
SECURITY.LOG

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM
SYSTEM
SYSTEM.LOG

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SAM
SAM
SAM.LOG

HKEY_CURRENT_USER
USERxxx
ADMINxxx
USERxxx.LOG
ADMINxxx.LOG

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT
DEFAULT
DEFAULT.LOG
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Old 10-29-2003, 04:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Oh good old microsoft! (note sarcasm there).

Thanks for your help everyone :-)

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Graphics Card OnBoard 2D/3D Graphics
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Writer Combi - 52x32x52 CDRW + 16x DVD
Modem N/A - LAN 10/100 (Disabled)
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