How can I recover a password on my computer?

By DaMaluJordan
Aug 19, 2008
  1. Are there any free full programs that allow me to recover a password that is on my computer. I saved my password on facebook in firefox but it is hidden with black dots for each character. I know i can just sign on but i want to know the password. I don't remember it since i've been gone for a while. can you help me figure out what it is?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Which one?

    User Accounts Password Recovery

    Try Offline NT Password (Xp and Vista)

    Try Ophcrack Live CD (For Vista)

    Create a password reset disk in Vista (before you password protect your useraccount)

    Microsoft policy about lost or forgotten passwords

    How to log on to your Windows XP-based computer if you forget your password or if your password expires

    Try Offline NT Password (Xp and Vista)

    Try Ophcrack LiveCD (For Xp)


    For Laptops see:
    HP / Dell / etc. laptop password help thread (Aug - Oct 2008)

    For Desktops:
    Try reset Bios from the main board (usually jumper on Maniboard)
    Try clrcmos for clearing out cmos passwords
    How to use
    Boot to DOS. (using a bootable floppy or CD containing CLRCMOS.
    Type clrcmos on the command line and press enter
    Works on 99 % of computers
    Or contact your computer manufacture for an unlock key

    I should have stated to put your specs in your Profile (also answering Yes in there as well)
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