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October 23, 2019  5:31 PM

Weird DedicatedDumpFile Side Effect

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Crash reports, Registry hacks, Windows 10, Windows Registry

In writing an Admin Toolkit item today for Win10.Guru, I stumbled across something weird and unexpected on my working file drive (F:\). I can only describe it as a weird DedicatedDumpFile side effect. It produces a locked file on that drive that I cannot delete, nor attribute to a running process...

November 2, 2018  12:09 PM

Win10 Registry Backup Task Broken

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Backup, Windows 10, Windows Registry

At least three recent versions of Windows 10 suffer from a Task Scheduler task failure. By default, Windows 10 is supposed to back up the Windows Registry when the OS is idle. That’s why the related task is called RegIdleBackup. (It resides in the \Microsoft\Windows\Registry subtree in...


March 19, 2018  3:26 PM

Understanding NTUser.dat in Windows 10

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Registry, User Profile, Windows 10, Windows Registry

Saw a fascinating question on TenForums this morning, as I was making my "morning run" though the new threads there. It appeared in a thread named "ntuser.dat" and read "Why do I have so many ntuser.dat files?" Being one...


October 10, 2016  1:06 PM

RegEdit Gets Address Bar

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
RegEdit, Windows 10, Windows Registry

Normally, I don't write much on Insider Preview releases for Windows 10 here. But the latest build, 14942, includes a small but significant and noteworthy change. It appears as a single line of data in the Registry Editor, aka regedit.exe. In that single line...


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