Is there anyway I can get back a forgotten password that is remembered and stored in my Windows Vault on my Windows 7 Professional laptop?

  • What do you want to do with this password? Do you need to delete it (in case it was a wrong input) or you simply want to know it so that you can use it for other purposes. – Corporate Geek Feb 15 '12 at 12:06

Perhaps it's worth trying Network Password Decryptor? It can apparently decrypt the passwords stored in the vault. I've not used it myself though.

[Edit] If that doesn't work there is another program that does a similar thing: Network Password Recovery v1.31 (just make sure you are logged in as an administrator and run it as an administrator) [/Edit]

  • What happens when you run it? – James P Mar 29 '11 at 11:51
  • shows me my username and os but when i press button to start, just nothing happens, tried running as admin too but still the same. – Paul Brown Mar 29 '11 at 11:52
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    Did you try the Network Password Recovery program in the end? Nirsoft's tools actually seem pretty good - I was using their BlueScreenViewer utility the other day. – James P Apr 7 '11 at 10:19
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    The second link (Network Password Recovery) worked well for me. – Blair McMillan Feb 15 '13 at 1:03
  • Note that the Network Password Recovery installer installs some really dodgy looking crapware. – Jamie Kitson Feb 16 '16 at 11:53

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