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Questions tagged [password-recovery]

For information on retrieving or resetting passwords

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Extracting text from a .dat file [on hold]

Please help if you can. I do coding in MQL (Metatrader). After an update, my demo account details were deleted. Everything is in a dat file now which contains the password to my former account but ...
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Recover Windows 10 password when encryption is used

I managed to forget my Windows 10 user password. I searched here, but most answers refer to solution when no encryption is present. The problem I have is that I have standard Windows encryption ...
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Unable to login into admin account in windows 7

I have Windows 7 utimate edition on my PC, After a long time i work on my PC i am not able to log into my "Administrator" account, when i check the "Administrators" localgroup i found it have two ...
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How do I switch from using a Microsoft account to local account [duplicate]

From the cmd line how do switch from MS account to local account. I can't access my account and I want to switch to a local account so I can change the password from the admin account or parted magic ...
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Two different servers (with one tied to SAP), with different login id's. Can they all sync?

Forgive me in advance: I USED to be a network admin many moons ago, but moved to management and my skills have weakened over time. So I might use wrong terms... background first, then question: ...
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How to reset user password on Linux install using LUKS full disk encryption?

I have a basic Linux Mint laptop that uses LUKS full disk encryption, but I do not remember the user password. I do remember the encryption passphrase and I am able to boot to the login screen but ...
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How to reset kali linux password in windows subsystem for linux

I have installed Kali Linux subsystem on windows. And now I have forgotten the root password in Kali, there is just the terminal of Kali Linux and nothing else. How can I reset my password safely? ...
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ACTIONTEC C1000A VDSL modem: telnet shell password?

I have an ACTIONTEC C1000A ADSL/VDSL modem (purchased, not leasing from CenturyLink). I recently upgraded it to the latest firmware provided by CenturyLink as I write this (CAC004-31.30L.95). Before ...
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Brand new Windows 10 laptop: “wrong password”

I just unboxed a laptop and went through the setup steps, including setting up a user "foobar" with password "1234". Finally the setup completed, the computer rebooted, and presented me with a ...
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Is it Possible to Recover a Saved Password from MobaXterm

I have a password saved in MobaXterm for that I have forgotten. Is it possible to recover that password from the application somehow? The password is used to SSH into a Linux portal. The Linux ...
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Recover Mac Mini

I was given a Mac Mini. It uses only 110 VAC power & has a CD/DVD drive. Don't see a model number. It boots up, but the previous owner's ID and password requirement render it useless. I am using a ...
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How would I go about recovering access to my TrueCrypt Volume?

I forgot my password of a TrueCrypt file I used a few years ago. How would I go about 'cracking' it? I'm not sure if there is a way to attack it or if it can only be done by brute-force. I used it on ...
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Canoga-Perkins Password recovery (Brute-forcing via COM port)

I was recently given a (Canoga-Perkins 9145E-104) Media converter/NID. The friend that gave it to me works for a local CLEC and gives me all kinds of working free gear from upgrades etc. I had ...
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how-to-reset-remove-bios-password-on-the-hp-stream 14 0ax [duplicate]

There was a user named Moab that stated he could generate an admin pw from the code it spits out after 3 failed attempts, can anyone still do this for me? I am desperate (helping a friend). My code is:...
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How to permanently delete data, No Admin Privileges?

I was using my friend's laptop, who has the Admin account who by profession is also Linux Admin, A normal user account was created for me, which I was using to browse and to save files. Now my friend ...
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Should I remove the CMOS battery?

I forgot my windows 10 password and I have no system image to restore my laptop to, plus it is not possible for me to reset my PC as I have some paid apps installed. I have to remove the CMOS battery ...
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Asus p9x79 Deluxe, cannot clear Bios password

I have pressed CLRTC button on the motherboard and removed battery but the Bios password stays. Is there any other ways to reset that password or bypass it?
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unpack zip file using custom dictionary

I've archived some files a long time a go and I kind of forgot the password. I have a list of keywords that i remember. Is there any way (or software) that uses a custom dictionary for unpacking an ...
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Not admin anymore after changing username on MacOS High Sierra

I've changed my username and now I'm unable to do admin stuff. No sudo, no system preferences unlock work. I've managed to: start in single user mode open a terminal chroot into my system As this ...
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How to know save password of any website saved in Chrome

I logged in to the trello.com website and I saved the password in Chrome when I did so. Now I want to login on other desktop but I forgot my password. Is there any way to find the password which is ...
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Symfony: Login and Password recovery not working anymore

A friend of mine (who is unfortunately unavailable at the moment) created a website for me by using Symfony. We tested everything before going live - it worked quite fine. But, after some weeks a ...
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How to open my password protected zip file [duplicate]

I found this ancient hard drive with zipped files from years ago and I have completely blanked on the password. Is there a way to crack these? Running Mac OSX 10.9.x
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recovering windows 10 password using windows 8

In my laptop both windows 8 and 10 are installed side by side. Unfortunately I forgot the password of windows 10 but still can use windows 8. Is there any way to obtain windows 10 password using my ...
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How to reset forgotten windows 10 administrator password from a standard user? [duplicate]

I have forgotten my Windows 10 local administrator password and l'm trying to reset it. I have standard user password can this be helpfull to reset admin account ?? or any other way to reset my local ...
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Can I make a second userkey.psw file, or make a working copy of one?

In Windows 7, I want to have a second copy of my userkey.psw Password Reset Disk file, with the same password: one to keep in the building, the other to take offsite. If I generate a second userkey....
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Debian Linux unused in 2 years; cannot remember username nor password

I have tried every page I found on the web about resetting a username to something I could know (been 2 years since I've used the laptop with that Debian). Nowhere do people show the Debian GNU Grub ...
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lenevo thinkpad 11e password reset

I have a Yoga 11e Thinkpad laptop and I can't make any choices in the BIOS. It asks for a password, and if you answer incorrectly 3 times it lets you into the BIOS but you can't make any changes. If ...
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Thunderbird 52 on Linux: retrieve password

I am running Thunderbird 52 under Linux. I need to retrieve my password, from the "Passwords" tab but the security section has no tabs under it. What shall I do?
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How to read key3.db and logins.json in plain-text?

How do I get key3.db and/or logins.json to print in plain-text using commandline? $ cat /home/*/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/key3.db $ cat /home/*/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/logins.json
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Unable to recover windows password [duplicate]

Last week I lent my laptop to my kid brother and he changed my password (Password of the only admin account in the PC) , and now i am lock out of the laptop and he says he doesn't remember what he ...
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MacBook Pro Locked out at Boot

My MacBook pro is asking for a password the second I turn the computer on, and no password makes it go away. Is there any way to bypass this, or get Linux to work?
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Bypassing/Resetting Locked Win 10 Password [duplicate]

The church I go to gave me a computer and said I can have it an play with it. I seems to be the secretary's old Desktop. It is a Dell (maybe Windows 10) Desktop computer. They don't remember the ...
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How can CMD be opened at locked screen? [duplicate]

So my computer had a no signal black screen for almost 8-9 maybe 13 years finally got the black screen off and turns out my aunt who I let use my pc put a password on my admin account. So I've looked ...
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How do I restore Chrome/Google account stored website passwords

I just cleared my Google Chrome history. Once it finished, I lost my synchronized passwords. Any help to get saved passwords back?
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Create Password = Password incorrect

-Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit, Administrator account Previously, my password stopped being a valid entry to login to my Windows 7 user account. I didn't change it. Possibly a memory error, but I ...
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Recovering a (only partially) forgotten LUKS passphrase

I am currently trying to access an old netbook with some files that I would like to go through. The problem is that I can not quite remember the password for the disk encryption and as a result keep ...
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Determine password used for ZIP file

I have a password-protected ZIP file that contains a single file. Also I have the same file outside the archive in a plain version. I know for sure that this is the same file. Is it possible to ...
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Cannot login to laptop because of forgotten password [duplicate]

Hi everyone, I cannot login to my laptop because I have forgotten my password. It keeps asking me to enter password I used last time but I don't remember a thing! I could ...
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Local data on Chromebook is locked because old password was forgotten

I was helping my aunt over the phone with a computer problem, and long story short, she restarted her Chromebook, then realized that she didn't know her password (she's hibernated it since she got it)....
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How to access the SAM file in Windows 10

In the past I have cracked Windows passwords with a Live Linux disk and navigating to the SAM file. In windows 10 it seems this information is stored on the cloud. Is there a way to find this locally ...
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Enable admin account on group policy computer [duplicate]

EDIT: The answer of another duplicate question did not solve me case. The registry editing did not work. So my uncle bought a used computer with WINDOWS 7 that was apparently used in a business and ...
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Recover Windows saved Wi-Fi PSD via Ubuntu Live

WARNING: all I'm doing is legal, the admin password is not known but I've been authorised to do this on the computer. I don't want to change the administrative Windows password because there is ...
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Need help recover/rest local password: Accidentally changed Windows 10 username and password and can't log into my computer account [duplicate]

need urgent help. I have a laptop with Windows 10 (originally 7 when purchased, updated last year to 10). I don't have a second computer. Also I'm not good with computers. Problem: I was trying to ...
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Cannot boot from CD even if bios boot order is OK

I have to boot from cd on a HP Pavillon g6. It has Windows 7 factory installed but the guy forgot his password. So I made this Windows 7 recovery cd from another Windows 7 to try to do something. ...
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Forgot Windows user password [duplicate]

Forgot my User password of windows 10 . Help me find a solution
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Windows/Dell issue

I have my mom's Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop sitting in my lap at the moment. It runs on Windows 7. And I absolutely cannot find the password for it. I've tried multiple things, but none work. There is a ...
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Powershell script to test zip passwords from file

I have powershell script: $passwords = Get-Content list.txt $7ZipPath = '"C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe"' $zipFile = ".\dane_7up.zip" foreach ($password in $passwords) { Write-Host $password $...
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Lost Administrator Password of a HP Pro X2 612 G1 with 64-bit Windows 8.1 installed

I've just bought a HP Pro x2 G1 and only have the user name and password. I am trying to update and download new drivers but can't because it keeps asking for the admin name and password. The user ...
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How do I access the BIOS on Kali Linux in order to change the username and password? [duplicate]

I just started using Kali, but I forgot what I used as password and username, so I want to know how change it. Can someone please help me?
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no password and system recovery needed and i am thinking of just wiping pc and reinstalling everything

My computer password is lost. It also needs system recovery but that requires a password. I have everything i need off this pc can i just wipe the computer and reinstall windows to get my computer ...