AppCompatCache 1.2.1

dotnet add package AppCompatCache --version 1.2.1
NuGet\Install-Package AppCompatCache -Version 1.2.1
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="AppCompatCache" Version="1.2.1" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add AppCompatCache --version 1.2.1
#r "nuget: AppCompatCache, 1.2.1"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install AppCompatCache as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=AppCompatCache&version=1.2.1

// Install AppCompatCache as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=AppCompatCache&version=1.2.1


Command Line Interface

AppCompatCache Parser version

Author: Eric Zimmerman (

        c               The ControlSet to parse. Default is to extract all control sets.
        f               Full path to SYSTEM hive to process. If this option is not specified, the live Registry will be used
        t               Sorts last modified timestamps in descending order

        csv             Directory to save CSV formatted results to. Required
        csvf            File name to save CSV formatted results to. When present, overrides default name

        debug           Debug mode
        dt              The custom date/time format to use when displaying timestamps. See for options. Default is: yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss
        nl              When true, ignore transaction log files for dirty hives. Default is FALSE

Examples: AppCompatCacheParser.exe --csv c:\temp -t -c 2
          AppCompatCacheParser.exe --csv c:\temp --csvf results.csv

          Short options (single letter) are prefixed with a single dash. Long commands are prefixed with two dashes


AppCompatCache (ShimCache) parser. Supports Windows XP, Windows 7 (x86 and x64), Windows 8.x, Windows 10, and Windows 11.

Introducing AppCompatCacheParser

AppCompatCacheParser v0.0.5.1 released

AppCompatCacheParser v0.0.5.2 released

AppCompatCacheParser v0.9.0.0 released and some AppCompatCache/shimcache parser testing

Windows 10 Creators update vs shimcache parsers: Fight!!

Updates to the left of me, updates to the right of me, version 1 releases are here (for the most part)

Everything gets an update, Sept 2018 edition

Locked file support added to AmcacheParser, AppCompatCacheParser, MFTECmd, ShellBags Explorer (and SBECmd), and Registry Explorer (and RECmd)

Windows Registry Knowledge Base

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Special Thanks

Open Source Development funding and support provided by the following contributors: SANS Institute and SANS DFIR.

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net5.0 was computed.  net5.0-windows was computed.  net6.0 is compatible.  net6.0-android was computed.  net6.0-ios was computed.  net6.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net6.0-macos was computed.  net6.0-tvos was computed.  net6.0-windows was computed.  net7.0 was computed.  net7.0-android was computed.  net7.0-ios was computed.  net7.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net7.0-macos was computed.  net7.0-tvos was computed.  net7.0-windows was computed.  net8.0 was computed.  net8.0-android was computed.  net8.0-browser was computed.  net8.0-ios was computed.  net8.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net8.0-macos was computed.  net8.0-tvos was computed.  net8.0-windows was computed. 
.NET Core netcoreapp2.0 was computed.  netcoreapp2.1 was computed.  netcoreapp2.2 was computed.  netcoreapp3.0 was computed.  netcoreapp3.1 was computed. 
.NET Standard netstandard2.0 is compatible.  netstandard2.1 was computed. 
.NET Framework net461 was computed.  net462 was computed.  net463 was computed.  net47 was computed.  net471 was computed.  net472 was computed.  net48 was computed.  net481 was computed. 
MonoAndroid monoandroid was computed. 
MonoMac monomac was computed. 
MonoTouch monotouch was computed. 
Tizen tizen40 was computed.  tizen60 was computed. 
Xamarin.iOS xamarinios was computed. 
Xamarin.Mac xamarinmac was computed. 
Xamarin.TVOS xamarintvos was computed. 
Xamarin.WatchOS xamarinwatchos was computed. 
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