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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 ...
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Resetting Mac OS X Tiger administrator password without a disk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset my Mac OS X password without an install disk? I'm currently in possession of an eMac G4 running OS X 10.4. I went to install some software, and found I ...
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How do I reset my OS X 10.6 password?

I was following steps given at makezine.com to reset a forgotten password for MacBook Pro (Mac OS X 10.6). But after doing #/sbin/SystemStarter it doesn't give me back shell prompt #, as if it is ...
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I have most of the password for my 7z archive. How can I crack it?

I know most of my password. I think I've only got some capitalization and/or some character inversions in certain spots. What is the fastest way to try all combinations? If that still doesn't work ...
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Blanking/changing Mac OS X password in Linux

I have a computer running Mac OS X, and I have a Linux live CD (I have Ubuntu 11.04, 10.4, and BackTrack 5). How do I blank the password on Mac OS X from my start CD, what program ...
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How to Find out the Boot up Password in a laptop

I have a friend who has his laptop locked by a boot up password. He has asked me how to view the password. Please note that he does not wish to reset it. Anyone has any idea of software etc. to do the ...
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Recover ADSL password for my Linksys WAG54G2

I have a Linksys WAG54G2 ADSL router and I want to change my router. The problem is that I don't know what my ADSL password is (I'm not talking about the router's login page). I contacted my ISP about ...
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What programs on Linux can recover a Windows password from another part of the system?

I am going to create a portable Linux on an 8gig USB drive, and I was wondering if there was a password recovery tool within Linux to recover passwords from Windows/Mac(at least Windows). I know ...
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Retrieve admin password [closed]

How do I retrieve the admin password if I have forgotten? I have changed the default password to something else. Now I can not login since I do not remember the new password.
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winrar how to remove that password? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: RAR Password recovery Ok I "forgot" my WinRAR password. So basically I was googling for a solution and found Winrar password recovery and winrar cracker. Both of these ...
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Reseting Vista Admin Password from Installation DIsk

I am trying to reset the admin account password that I forgot for an old Vista machine. Because I don't have a password reset disk, I have resorted to attempting to run net user from the command line ...
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How can we recover (not reset) the router password?

How can we obtain the current username and password of a router that is currently connected to the computer? I've already tried the default username and password. Some answers have suggested ...
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How can I reset the administrator password on my Mac without a Mac OS X installation disc?

When I bought my Mac mini, I got it without the installation disk and I also didn't get the administrator password. Is there a way to find out in my computer the admin. Password and get a system ...
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What can I do when I have forgotten my LastPass Master Password?

Right, Here's the situation I'm in - got assigned to a new system. Installed LastPass. LastPass login stares at me... and I'm blank. The password hint doesn't work ( mainly because after their ...
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Recover password in Outlook 2010

Is it possible to recover the password for an email account in Outlook 2010? I need to re-install Outlook, and I don't know the password of the mailbox. Alternatively, is it possible to just move the ...
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Toshiba Satelite laptop not booting

Toshiba Satelite laptop not used for a long time, turned on but did not boot to windows xp. Console light read "HDDPassword=". Son-in-law says he removed battery and pluged in and still got the same ...
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How can I change/erase Windows password using Ubuntu Live?

How can I change or erase the Windows XP password from Ubuntu Live (11.04) booted on the PC in question? I reckon it should be possible, at least it is possible to do so to another Ubuntu ...
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How do I recover or reset VMware ESXi Server root password?

I've inherited a VMware ESX Server 3i 3.5.0 but haven't found any documentation, especially not the root password, nor have I gotten hold of the former admin. The suggestions I've found online ...