Registry Types and Locations
  • 14 Mar 2023
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There are three different types of registries (Machine, User, Custom). Each machine can have any number of user and Custom registries:

Machine-level Registry

A registry with a known location that can be queried by anyone, and by default requires administrator privileges to install/modify.

  • Windows: %ProgramData%\upack
  • Linux: /var/lib/upack

User-level Registry

A registry with a known location based on the current username, which can be changed by the current user and administrators.

  • Windows: %USER%\.upack
  • Linux: ~/.upack

Custom Registry

A registry with a different location and possibly different permissions.


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