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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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Password Won't Work after Crash

My Win 7 computer locked up, so I shut it down (holding down the power button till it shut off). Logging back on, I got an error message that it couldn't load my profile (like I'm entering the wrong ...
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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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Windows 10 password reset after update

I updated to windows 10 from windows 7 and can't log in to my account. So I forgot my windows 7 password long time ago and have been using fingerprint login ever since on my HP Elitebook. I was ...
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How to access computer without password

So I never really post questions in forums like these but this one has got me stumped. So I upgraded my windows 7 computer to Windows 10 and didn't like it plus things were messing up. I decided to go ...
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mac OS X password recovery / using utility/terminal reset no hard drive or user shown

My password stopped working on my macbook running OS X 10.11. I keep getting diverted to the guest screen. I searched through stackoverflow and followed the instructions to recover my password ...
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Where does Lenovo X1 2nd generation store its supervisor password?

I have forgotten the supervisor password for my Lenovo X1 carbon 2nd. generation. Searching online I figured out how to remove the password for 1st generation X1 laptops. But I also read that unlike ...
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How to remove the password of a .docx document

Following advice from horatio and stuartd for the question How can I unlock a Microsoft .docx document? , I've tried unzipping the .docx file, but it won't work. When I try to open it says "The ...
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How to reset user password for a MediaWiki instance using sqlite database?

The web server does not have email functionality, so the regular "forget password" feature does not work from the password resetting web page. Also the standard documentation on resetting password ...
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I cannot remember my password to the wireless router i am connected to

I am currently using a Dell laptop using windows XP and I am connected to a wireless router. I wish to find out the password to the router to connect a desktop without resetting the router as that ...
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Windows 8: recovering a saved auto-login password (netplwiz)

A couple of months ago, I've installed Windows 8 on a laptop of my mom. I created a Microsoft account for her, and used some tutorial to enable auto-login with netplwiz, so she won't have to enter the ...
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Force Windows 8 to Boot Into USB/DVD

My friend's grandfather recently died, and as the local go-to tech guy they came to me with his desktop computer to try to get into it. It is a Windows 8.1 Acer desktop computer, model AXC-603-UB17. ...
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How to reset the windows password of another laptop's hdd?

I have a password reset request for the windows on a laptop. The BIOS seems to be locked and the owner doesn't remember it's password. I have taken out the 2.5" hdd and plugged it in to my windows ...
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Network Password Recovery

I am trying to recover a password for my network. It's set up like this: a network of computers, and a central server which authenticates login-passwords entered, and is also a network share. Username ...
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How to recover Windows 8 without password?

I would normally log in with a PIN to use my laptop, but all of a sudden the "Sign-In Options" button used to enter a PIN had disappeared, and I was only able to enter a password, which I do not know. ...
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Can't login to Windows 7 Home Premium even from safe mode and from the command prompt

I use Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on my computer. Previously there was no problem. I have a new computer that I bought less than a year ago. I used it as usual, but when I opened it again the next ...
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How to make custom dictionary for password recovery

I forgot my password to KeePass, but I know almost all of the letters/numbers and the order they go in. I usually have a main password then add some stuff before and after that. Everything I try I ...
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How to generate Asus BIOS rescue password?

I have an ASUS laptop. The problem is that I've forgot my BIOS password. I've clicked Win+r in order to get a date upon which a rescue password would be generated. The date is that of today 2014/10/05....
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Windows 10 upgrade OK but asks for password

I have allowed my laptop to upgrade to windows 10 using the automatic unattended method, When I returned to the machine it seemed to be finished Ok but it immediatly asked me for a password in the ...
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Rar Password Unlocker crashing with rockyou

I am trying to use Rar Password Unlcoker with the Rockyou dictionary to unlock a file. Unlocker works with smaller dictionaries and brute force. As soon as I use the 140MB Rockyou list however I get ...
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Password Recovery from Router without Reset

Background Story: Previous Technician for a small business set up a network for a customer. The Technician went AWOL (The small business owner is a close friend, and I knew the previous technician as ...
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Ban a stolen device from Firefox Sync

I have my Firefox Passwords synced to my android tablet device. Now that device got stolen, and I am not sure, if i had really set a masterpassword on the stored passwords there. Can I somehow delete ...
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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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After a hard restart, I am unable to repair the MBR of my BitLocked drive and don't have the key

Why would Microsoft not build in a password entry widget into the repair process? How can I save my data? I've tried everything I can think of. Windows 8.1 Pro (not sure if version N or not, not ...
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Manipulating the HDD password via an SATA-USB adapter

This question is related to The master password of Transcend SSD. I've forgotten the password of Transcend SSD370 ,which I set. When I boot my PC by a live CD with the SSD connected to the SATA port, ...
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How do you recover a Skype account by using a Microsoft account?

I created a Skype account using email way. Then I had linked to Microsoft account. Over time I forgot my password to Skype and lost access to primary email. Now I can sign into Skype only using my ...
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Reset Skype password not possible when email is microsoft account but not linked

I forgot my Skype password and was trying to reset it with the form at https://login.skype.com/recovery but it redirects me to the account/password recovery of my microsoft account. (Probably because ...
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Forgot the password to truecrypt boot loader 7.1a

Hy please help i'm a total knob at this and i forgot password of true crypt boot loader i have a dell vostro any idea what to do ?
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OSX OSX Mavericks: Cannot login: Corrupt password file: Recovery mode bash not working for resetpassword script

Running OSX Mavericks on Macbook Air SDD disk. The system has corrupted the password file so none of my six identities can log in - password invalid. Following discussions and tests with apple ...
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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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Locked hard drive Eee pc 1005 HAB

I have a Eee pc 1005 HAB that has a locked hard drive. I don't have a password for it or the master password. I was told i could take up the battery for the BIOS and put it back in to reset it but I ...
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Have to Unlock password on hard drive on Dell Optiplex 745 series

I have a Dell Optiplex 745 series Desktop PC. When I start the PC it asks for the password for hard drive. The whole message is following: Hard disk #***9RW0GKNY-595B is protected by a password. ...
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Will data be lost when I reset password using lusrmgr.msc?

My grandmother has forgotten the password for her user account. It is the only administrator account. Thankfully it is set to automatically log in when the computer starts. I am able to get to lusrmgr....
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Microsoft Account Recovery Form

I've been attempting to access my Microsoft Account (all roads on Microsoft websites lead back to the same form), so here goes: I've forgotten my password, so I follow the "Forgot Password" link, ...
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Does the Password reset disk created for windows work if the password is changed after creating it?

Does the windows password recovery disk work, if the password for which it is created is changed.
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Not able to log in after changing root password

I'm using LXLE (which is basically a lighter Ubuntu), and I managed to successfully change the password that I forgot after many tries (in the end I used this procedure: https://wiki.archlinux.org/...
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TP-WR841N password not working after firmware upgrade and config restore

I have been having issues with WiFi drop-outs recently, and decided to upgrade my firmware. Router is a TL-WR841N. Upgrade completed, but all settings were reverted to defaults, so I restored the ...
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Can I brute force a Time Machine password?

I had computer that was failing SMART check. Not a huge deal, was still under warranty, and I'd had Time Machine configured for years, so I had a good backup. Took the computer to get the HD ...
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Is a Windows 10 device bricked when you don't remember the password and a wrong PIN has been entered three times?

I was given an HP stream tablet some months ago as a gift and upgraded it to Windows 10 when it came out. The friend who gave it to me quickly set it to PIN and I forgot the password as I never used ...
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Recover password from Opera EMail client

I'm using Opera 12 build in EMail client. Cause Opera is not anymore so great with new websites I'd like to move on and change browser and EMail client. But I can't do this cause I forgot password to ...
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How to sniff passwords remembered by applications?

Suppose someone forgets their password for a web application such as gmail, facebook or some other application installed on the system such as skype, but the web browser or skype still remembers the ...
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How to recover password protected power-point?

I have a powerpoint file which was written using MS Office PowerPoint 2007. When I click on my .ppt it's asking for password. I forgot my password I used to open my .ppt file. I'm using PowerPoint ...
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How to retrieve information from an encrypted drive?

I encrypted my "F" drive and stored the recovery key. After someday, I tried to open the drive by typing the correct password but it wouldn't unlock. I then tried to unlock it by recovery key but ...
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Reset Enable password ASA 5505 via ASDM

I have an ASA firewall setup, but i have forgot the enable password; I have the admin password anyway. I am not trying to reset password using rommon; Please dont suggest confreg break I saw an user ...
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Forgot username & password for Novell client 4.91 sp5 (9.15) on Windows XP

I need to know a way around the user name password. I just got the computer and don’t want to put Windows XP back on it. I want to log in and then change stuff, but can’t. I’ve tried the safe mode, ...
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How to recover the root password (passwd/chroot not found)?

I did init=/bin/bash, ctrl-x, mount of root, but when I try to run chroot or passwd it simply doesn't find any command. I see many tutorials, but they assume I have passwd and chroot. But I have not?...
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How to list all possible combinations for a predefined set of words?

A few years back I made a TrueCrypt password with a random combination of a few friends' first names with no names repeated (7 names to be exact). I forgot the sequence and how many names I used. I ...
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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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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 disable password reset in Windows 10?

On the windows 10 lock screen, after entering a password incorrectly, there's an option to reset it (using a local, non-MS account). I'd like to disable this option (if I forget my password, I'm ...