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Is there any way I can access registry of my Windows 7 installation from Ubuntu. I believe that Registry Editor is a GUI to edit various configuration settings which are stored and distributed among multiple files. So I wonder if I can access those configuration from Ubuntu (or any other non-windows OS).

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The chntpw tool has (very basic) registry editing capabilities.

Also try the regedit that comes with Wine – you might be able to load the Win7 registry hives into it. The files are:

  • HKLM\SYSTEMWINDOWS/system32/config/system
  • HKLM\SOFTWAREWINDOWS/system32/config/software
  • HKCU for any user → <user profile>/NTUSER.DAT
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Offline NT Password & Registry Editor has a registry editor which works under Linux

  • There is also a registry editor and other registry utilities that works under linux/unix, and can be used for other things than password editing
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