HKEY_USERS (Identifying the SID of current logged in user)


During the troubleshooting of an application to deal with HKCU entries where the current user doesn’t have access to registries, checking the SID of the current user can help you identify the particular hive of the logged in user.

use the command whoami /user

Open the command prompt and enter the above command (In user mode) .The command will display the SID of the current logged in user.

open the registry with admin user and check the hive under HKEY_Users with the displayed SID.Delete or add the registry to  troubleshoot the application.

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