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A Technical Pocket Guide to Examining the Windows Registry

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A Technical Guide to Examining the Windows Registry


The Windows Registry is a centralized hierarchical database that contains both system and user information and settings for Windows computers. These settings can be anything from a user’s desktop background to the time zone setting for the computer.

To some, examining the Registry is a daunting task making even the most experienced examiners shake with despair. But it does not need to be that way. In this entry, we are going to demystify what all the various sections of the Registry mean.

Cellebrite Inspector automatically parses out a lot of information that is derived from the Registry so understanding how the Registry is structured is important to successfully articulate the evidence presented.

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