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mikell808

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I have several discs that are supposed to be able to, and have been succesfull at, removing forgotten sign on passwords from both XP and Vista, for some reason my discs do not see the profile on this computer for me to remove ( clear out ) the password. I am trying to backup up all her photos from her old computer, she does not remember her password. I have since taken the drive out and attached as a slave on both a windows 7 and XP system, neither would allow me access to the "Documents and Settings" folder, claiming I do not have permission, when I try to give myself full access permission I get an error. I need to backup the photo files, any suggestions on another way to access the folder, remove the password or get permissions

Edited by mikell808, 08 December 2010 - 08:51 AM.

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Nevermind.....finally realized the photos are in the USERS folder on Vista. Doh!!!!
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You can download Ophcrack to try or You can remove the Vista administrator password on command prompt with an available admin account to enter safe mode first. If you have another Windows Vista admin account, try these steps below:

Step 1: Press F8 when your Windows Vista PC is booting. You will come to the Advanced Boot Options. Then choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press Enter.

Step 2: Enter safe mode with an available admin account.

Step 3: Type "net user" and press Enter. The command prompt will show you all accounts on the Windows Vista PC.

Step 4: Type "net user Paul 123" (Paul is the locked admin account's name and 123 is the new password) and press Enter. Now you have successfully created a new password on the locked admin account.

Step 5: Type "shutdown -r -t 00" and press Enter.

Your Windows Vista PC should be rebooted automatically and then you can logon Windows Vista with the new password.

Original source:
http://www.blog.lost...owspassword.com

Edited by vivyno88, 08 December 2010 - 09:05 PM.

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*Due to the nature of online help we are not able to verify ownership, and will not be able to help bypass or recover any user passwords, cd keys, license codes, serial numbers, etc.


Hello, mikell808, the Terms of Use state we are unable to help you recover any passwords, I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

Edited by Feilena, 08 December 2010 - 11:59 PM.

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