[Wine] writing binary windows registry files

Peter Daum gator_ml at yahoo.de
Sat Jan 30 03:07:31 CST 2010

vitamin wrote:
> Peter Daum wrote:
>> I had hoped to be able to use windows "reg.exe" to read/write windows registry files on a linux system and found, that this does not work)
> Of course it doesn't. Kernel handles registry, reg.exe is just a gui app that displays it.
> Wine itself can't read Windows binary registry files. Which means no windows program running on Wine will... Google for few Linux native programs that can do specific tasks, like resetting admin password.

Any windows program that works by accessing the underlying disk files
instead of just using the windows API (the regedit.exe in Windows 98
for example works that way and therefore works just fine under dosemu -
unfortunately, it can't handle XP registry files) should work just as
well even if running on wine. If there is such a program, then I guess,
it would be more likely a windows program and not a Linux program ...

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