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How to find passwords in regedit in win 7

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  • Windows 7
  • Regedit
  • Windows XP
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November 3, 2009 12:05:21 AM

where do I find the passwords in windows 7, regedit?

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a b $ Windows 7
November 3, 2009 2:17:04 AM

Are you trying to retrieve a password that you've forgotten?
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November 3, 2009 11:32:27 PM

No, I'm trying to find where admin. passwords, and saved passwords are stored.
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a b $ Windows 7
November 4, 2009 12:41:39 AM

C:\Windows\System32\config\SAM
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November 4, 2009 9:45:33 AM

Well I found this but now I can't open it, The file is already open or in use by another appliction.
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a b $ Windows 7
November 4, 2009 5:51:30 PM

You can't open it directly while Windows is operating. Even if you could all you'd see is a long hash string encryption. The passwords are encrypted so no text of the passwords even exists.

If you still want the hash strings, use a Live Linux boot CD to extract the file. It's still just gibberish but at least you'd have the encrypted hash. You could then use a decryption program.

By the way, if this is for Windows 7, why did you create the thread in the Windows XP section?
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November 4, 2009 10:20:24 PM

Thanks for the info and as for the thread in the wrong section, I didn't know that I did put it in the XP section. Again thanks a bunch.
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a b $ Windows 7
May 2, 2010 5:54:32 PM

TheViper said:
Are you trying to retrieve a password that you've forgotten?


Yes, How do I Retrieve a password that I've forgotten?
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a b $ Windows 7
May 2, 2010 7:28:48 PM

Quote:
Yes, How do I Retrieve a password that I've forgotten?




If you set a password, XP will have invited you to set a password reminder hint and a reset. If you didn't it's not easy to do and most Forums won't advise you on it in case you're trying to hack someone else's account.
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May 19, 2010 3:50:14 AM

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