Dump SAM Files and System32\Config Directory with Fast Raw File Copier

Fast Raw File Copier Pro easily allows you to copy files while showing progress percentages as well as the ability to copy files which generally cannot be copied through traditional means in the Windows OS. An example of a file which cannot be copied due to built-in Windows OS protection is the SAM file which contains user password hashes, this file is no problem for Fast Raw File Copier Pro nor is other protected files alike.

What is SAM file ?

The Security Accounts Manager (SAM) is a registry file in Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. It stores users’ passwords in a hashed format (in LM hash and NTLM hash). Since a hash function is one-way, this provides some measure of security for the storage of the passwords. Read more…

I am going to use Fast Raw File Copier Pro to dump the entire content of the protected directory C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\ that contain sensitive files, such as SAM file and registry files.

1) Open Fast Raw File Copier Pro and select source directory:


2) Click on “Settings” and remove the check on “Recursive copy files”:


3) Click the button “Copy Files” to start the cloning of the \config\ directory:


4) Now check the destination directory to see the dumped files:


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