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NAME

       winregfs - Windows registry FUSE filesystem

SYNOPSIS

       mount.winregfs [fuse_options[,...]]  hivefile mountpoint

DESCRIPTION

       winregfs is a FUSE-based filesystem driver that enables accessing of Windows registry hive
       files as ordinary filesystems. Registry hive file editing can be performed  with  ordinary
       shell scripts and command-line tools once mounted.

       Registry values are shown as files with a file extension corresponding to the data type of
       the value. These are generally named after the REG_* types seen in  the  Windows  registry
       editor.  For  example, dw is a DWORD, sz is a string, esz is an expanding string, bin is a
       raw binary value, and msz is a multi-line string.  Types  different  from  the  "standard"
       types may appear in rare instances.

       Because  registry  keys  and  values  can  have forward slashes in their names, there is a
       special word _SLASH_ that is used in place of any real slashes and is converted  back-and-
       forth automatically.

       Opening  a  value's name without the extension is supported, but you should always use the
       extension if possible to avoid ambiguity issues.

KNOWN ISSUES

       winregfs does not currently support writing value data greater than 8,192 bytes (8 KiB) in
       size.  If  such  a write occurs, the data will be truncated and an error will be returned.
       Unicode data is not currently supported, partly due to a lack  of  support  in  the  ntreg
       library.

       Incorrect  or  unrecognized structures in a registry file may cause this program to crash.
       It is not recommended for use on important data and while most operations  generally  work
       as expected, you use it at your own risk. Please report any bugs you encounter.

       winregfs loads the entire hive file into one large chunk of memory.  This is a side effect
       of adopting the low-level registry library from the program  chntpw.  There  is  a  silent
       delay  as  the hive is loaded and if the file is large enough there is a chance of failure
       due to being unable to allocate enough contiguous memory. Changing this behavior is a very
       difficult task due to how the ntreg library works with the data.

SEE ALSO

       fusermount(8), fsck.winregfs(8)