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Re: locked out of XP, need file access
From: "Rade Bonifacic" <rbonifacic () sympatico ca>
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2003 18:17:41 -0500

Hi J,

go to the following URL
http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm
and you will find links to tools that will help you

Best Regards

Rade Bonifacic, CISSP
IT Security Consultant
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "J. Yoon" <supercool9000 () hotmail com>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2003 10:45 AM
Subject: locked out of XP, need file access


I'm locked out of my own Windows XP box.
Being a paranoid,
I have not provided myself with any password hints
even for the administrator mode.

I do remember about 2 characters from it though
but there's just too many combinations.

There are personal files in there that I need to access.

I remember that with the old Win98,
it was possible to do something with the .pwd file
(not that we needed it,
since all the files are accessible anyway)
but I'm sure things have changed significantly since.

I did infact try using a XP password recovery tool kit
and global-resetter thing I got from the net...
but the software asks me to enter root password
and then tells me to get lost.
It's strange and ironic,
because the passwd is precisely what I'm trying to figure out.

I don't wanna read a 1,000 page book just yet
cuz I need access to my files asap.

What would be some of the necessary simple steps to take at this time?
Thanks in advance...

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