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Can anyone help me how to recover my login password or break through login to windows.I have forgot my password of windows login and i am not willing to format my windows drive partiton.is there any way through safe mode.My login was Of administrative rights
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Did you use safe mode and choose the administrator account
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Yes i have used SAFE MODE but as i have already mentioned that i have admininstrator as my account Which i am using therefore i cannot access the safe mode also
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The administrator account shown on the safe mode log in screen is the XP administrator account, not the one you are trying to use

If no administrator password was set during the installation of XP, try that
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Yeah I have kept a password for administrator at windows Installation....At safe mode as well as windows startup it asks for this password which i kept....So is there any way to break through it........I wanna backup files on my windows drive
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You need at least one administrator password
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Thats why i posted here that i dont know any administrator password..Is there any procedure to pass through it..I really need to backup.
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You could put the drive in another PC as a slave drive
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I have tried this too but no improvment by putting it slave.when i access the windows drive and trie to copy files it says access denied... not enough rights contact administrator...Soo hard luck i think
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OSS, you really, really can't remember the password? This would be the easiest way to solve this problem...

Think hard.

Emery.
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How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP?

When you access a file or a folder in your system, you may receive an error "Access Denied", which indicates that you don't have permissions to access that folder or the file. The error is seen is after you reinstall Windows XP and try to access your old profile. If you are an Administrator (or Administrator-level User account) and want to access the contents of the folder, you can take ownership of the folder or file.

You must be logged on to the computer with an account which has administrative privileges.

If you use XP Home Edition, start the computer in safe mode and log on with an account that has Administrative rights to have access to the Security tab.

For XP Professional, you need to disable Simple File Sharing in order to see the Security tab.

To disable simple file sharing:

Click Start, click My Computer.

On the Tools menu, click Folder Options, click the View tab.

In the Advanced Settings section, clear the Use simple file sharing (Recommended) check box. Click OK.

To take ownership of a folder:

Right click the folder you want to take ownership of, then click properties.

Click the Security tab and click OK on the security message, (if one appears).

Click Advanced, click the Owner tab.

In the Name list, click your user name, or click Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator, or click the Administrators group.

If you want to take ownership of the contents of that folder, select the Replace owner on sub containers and objects check box.

Click OK, then click Yes when you receive the following message:

You do not have permission to read the contents of directory folder name. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?

All permissions will be replaced if you press Yes.

where folder name is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of.

Click OK then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and its contents.

To take ownership of a file:

Right click the file you want to take ownership of, then click Properties.

Click the Security tab, click OK on the Security message (if one appears).

Click Advanced, click the Owner tab.

In the Name list, click Administrator, or click the Administrators group, click OK.

The administrator or the Administrators group now owns the file.
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