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BitLocker: Decrypting a locked drive, not having recovery key or password

The problem is that I have forgotten my password to unlock my E: drive which contains my important information. Unfortunately I don't have a recovery key. I click on Unlocking a drive and then I click ...
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I reset fedora root password in recovery mode but fedora asks for password during login again, why?

I have a fedora core 4 whose password is unknown, I reset the password using the following commands : in grub boot loader I put rw and init=/bin/bash and then I executed mount -o remount,rw / ...
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Administrator password after restoring registry

I had some problem during system boot. I read that this problem can be solved by registry replace using: copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system copy ...
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Forgot my .pst password [duplicate]

I have a .pst file which contains some of my old emails. When attempting to load the the pst file outlook is asking me for a password. Is there a way I can recover my .pst emails ? thanks in advance
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Acer Aspire One a0531h/zg8 BIOS suddenly asks for password

I have an old Acer Aspire One a0531h/zg8 with Arch Linux installed on it. I think it had Windows 7 before. I've never had any problems with it after I started using Arch. However, recently, I turned ...
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How do I recover the BIOS password?

I need help, but I really think I have blown it. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and am having a ton of problems. So, I thought that I would try alighter version of Linux. However, I put in a BIOS password. ...
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Can't change Windows 7 password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can’t change any system files from cmd I forgot the Windows 7 password on my own computer, I used the trick described in Resetting Your Forgotten Windows Password: ...
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Specific password recovery [closed]

I have a zip folder which I saved and password protected. I forgot the password but I know that the password is something like : BlueMonday!2012 or bluemonday2012 I know I can brute force the file ...
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Forgot Windows password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do if I forgot my Windows password? I've forgot a Windows 7 Pro password. My situation is as follows: one Windows computer, no CD/DVD one Mac with Windows ...
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How can I recover a saved account password from Yahoo! Messenger on a Mac?

The Problem I have a friend who's forgotten their Yahoo account password. They changed it recently and forgot what it was changed to. Fortunately, they have saved the password in Yahoo! Messenger ...
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How to unlock the HDD?

I have a friend who accidentally locked his computer's HDD, either by using password lock or some other way (he does not know). The BIOS too was locked but I have dealt with that. Now I am supposed ...
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Recovering a Truecrypt password using preset word combinations?

A few months ago I created a Truecrypt volume, with a password I created using words from a cover of a book that I stringed together randomly. The words were typed out side by side with no spaces. ...
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Reset password of the embedded webserver on a hp color cm4730 mfp?

There's an internal webserver on this hp color cm4730 mfp which we set to a random password which nobody wrote down... how do we reset it?
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How can I login as another user in Windows (Vista) without knowing or changing their password?

My son has a Windows Vista PC in his room, and I want to login has him so I can see what he is surfing. His account has admin rights, and mine has too. Is there any way to do this without resetting ...
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Is it possible to import a (gnome) keyring to another from its binary files

(This question was originally posted on AskUbuntu, but got no good answer: http://askubuntu.com/questions/217709 ) I have recently set up an Ubuntu box using Gnome desktop, and want to import data I ...
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SonicWall TZ210 decode exp file

I have the backup file of the Sonicwall TZ210 but lost the admin password. The backup file is .exp, is there a way to decode it using windows pc?
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Windows 8 Login Password Out of Sync with Windows Live ID

I'm working with a computer that has setup a local account connected under Windows Live ID. The user can login to Live ID (like hotmail) from another computer with the correct credentials. However ...
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How can I extract a password-protected file a zip archive?

I have a zip archive with several files. Zip can password protect individual files (not just the whole archive) and I have such a protection on one file. How can I extract this file if I no longer ...
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Why is it possible to change the password of an admin user on linux?

A few days ago, a friend of mine, wanted to show me that he can use my linux even if I don't tell him my password. He entered in GRUB, selected the recovery mode option. My first problem is that he ...
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HDD not accepting Password

I have Dell Inspiron 6400 and my Hard disk (Seagate) was password protected. Now suddenly my HDD not accepting password (even though I know the password). I tried my HDD into another Laptop but result ...
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WinSCP - Is there any way to reset or remove the master password?

For the life of me I can't remember what the master password is and there seems to be no option to reset or remove it without knowing it. Obviously the master password is used to encrypt the FTP ...
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How can I retrieve my ssh passphrase from gnome-keyring?

I forgot the passphrase for my ssh private key, but it's still stored in gnome-keyring, so it seems to me that I should be able to recover it. Seahorse lets me recover web site passwords from my ...
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Forgotten LUKS passphrase

i am stuck with a big problem. I have encrypted my linux drive with LUKS and now I can't remember it. During boot, it prompts me for the passphrase, but I went into troubleshooting mode and deleted ...
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Is there any way to change the Windows 7 password using the command prompt?

How would I change the password of Windows 7 using the command prompt if the existing password isn't known, but I have admin rights?
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Need help mounting device : mount -t ntfs-3g mount failed: No such device

I'm using ophcrack-vista-livecd-3.4.0.iso on Windows 7 to recover a password. When I tried using the software, I got a message saying "Tables Found" along with another message saying "No partition ...
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How to recover forgotten remote windows RDP password?

I had found this example: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/remote_desktop_password.html But it turns out it doesn't seem to work with the "newer" RDP save files. Anybody have any tips to retrieve my ...
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How do I reset my Windows 7 password with a flash drive?

My laptop was installed with Windows 7 with only one account, but no reset disk was created. Now I had forgotten my password and don't know how to reset it. Had tried OPH Crack to burn its ISO into a ...
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Disabled auto-login in windows 7 and now I can not log in

I bought an old Toshiba from craigslist which was set up with Windows 7 Ultimate and an administrator account. I didn't want to bother logging in anymore, so after some Googling, I unchecked "Users ...
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True crypt - forgotten password

I've got a small true crypt container (that I created and own) I have forgotten the password too and would like access to. Are there any tools available to crack true crypt containers? Bonus points ...
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How to unlock without a disc or password

My friend bought an old iMac at a garage sale. It's locked, no start up discs. The people he bought it from have moved already. We don't know where. How can we get into the computer without the ...
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Sharing admin passwords with coworkers in small IT company

We are a small IT provider with couple of employees. We'd like to share a lot of customer password data we need to maintain the customer services. What password repository software there exist which ...
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Reset account on Mac Mini running OS X Lion

Mine is the sole administrative account of a 2010 Apple Mac Mini running OS X 10.7. Somehow I have not been able to log in to the computer. I've searched the net and heard that I could do a reset ...
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Resetting password of a locked out of Windows 7 VM image running on a ESXI Server

While Setting up the group edit policy in a windows 7 OS running on vmware ESXI server. I have enabled login via smart card authentication.Now that Iam logged out of the system and the smart card ...
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Reputable Access Password Recovery [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove the password from Microsoft Access file Bypassing Access database security is a trivial matter. There are many freely available tools that can recover or crack ...
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how to recover forgotten “owner password” of pdf file

I need to resize a pdf file to crop its surrounding white border. I can crop it using PDF-Shuffler on Ubuntu. But cant save the change, because of owner password protection. When i try to open that ...
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How to reset Lenovo Thinkpad to factory settings (lost password)

Need to reset to factory settings: my Lenovo Thinkpad is locked because I cannot find my password and I don't remember my log in. Can you tell me how to reset it to factory settings?
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how to retrive data from user account having administrator power?

I installed Windows XP on my system and made two user accounts which one has administrator power and the other is just a normal user. After that I didn't use the system for more than month. During ...
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How to get password of the network connection i'm currently connected to [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the wifi password stored somewhere in windows-7? I've got win 7 and win 8 installed on the PC. Win 7 automatically connects to my router and it saved the password ...
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Win 7 Starter Login Account Password Unknown

Win 7 Starter Question How do you log in with a different account. The owners' username is the only account available at login screen and owner has forgotten the password. I have tried safe mode ...
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How to retrieve Google Talk password from a registry hive?

Further to my previous question ... brief summary ... stolen laptop found old harddrive booted from it & auto into gogole talk but, now, presumably since the harddrive is in a different PC, ...
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How to retrieve my Gmail password, from Google chat?

About a year ago my laptop was stolen at the airport. I bought another, but could not remember my Gmail password, not could I remember the answers to the private questions, nor had I registered a call ...
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How to remove the Supervisor BIOS password for an IBM ThinkPad

I lost my BIOS password for the IBM ThinkPad. This doesn't belong to the CMOS battery – I need to remove it from EEPROM. How can I remove it?
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John The Ripper 1.7.9 with MPI not exiting on success

I am trying to use the MPI capabilities of john 1.7.9 and am testing with a simple 4-char password on a single 8-core server machine. I noticed that after success, the process that cracked the ...
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How can I obtain a password from a website using a form using the GET method on an .aspx platform?

I am trying to find out a password for an area of a website that uses the GET method to authenticate correct credentials. The page is an .aspx but I'm not sure if that makes any effective difference. ...
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What software can I use to decrypt a Mac OS X password hash?

I recently fired up an old Mac Mini that I haven't used for years, and found that I forgot the admin account password. I managed to get the password hash, but have hit various snags when following ...
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using John the Ripper to recover RAR password

Testing John the Ripper in Mac OS X as a RAR password recovery solution, but xargs gives me an error: john --incremental:all --stdout | xargs -I jtr unrar e -pjtr -inul test2.rar | grep 100% xargs: ...
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How can I unlock single-user mode?

I stupidly forgot the password to my MacbookPro. I have locked single user mode 2 weeks ago (for security reasons). How can I unlock single-user mode to get my password back?
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Lost access to only account in Win7, how to recover password? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do if I forgot my Windows password? I have a friend who bought a new Win7 computer, and he set it up with a new (admin) account and password, and now when he ...
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How to crack Winrar password without any software [closed]

Anybody know how to crack the Winrar password without using any software. I forgot my password which is having more than 7 characters and have special symbols. So if I use any of the software it will ...
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Unable to change root password under single user mode

I'm using redhat el 5.4. I was trying to change the root password under single user mode. I got no error when I ran passwd. However, when I boot from normal mode, my new password is still not ...