SAM File

What is the use of SAM file?what will you do if SAM file is corrupted?

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  • Dec 4th, 2010

there are two ways to resolve this issue,

1- rebbot the system ,use F8 and start with command prompt option ,

go to c:windowsrepair  folder copy the sam file from there ,

then go to C:WindowsSystem32config and paste and replace the sam file..

Done :)

Or ,
2- remove the HDD  connect to another system and copy sam file from there and paste  it on C:WindowsSystem32config

Hope this will resolve your issue ..


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  • Aug 26th, 2016

SAM file used to store users names passwords in workgroup systems. we can restore this from backup by login safemode, and copy the sam file in backup

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