I am an undergraduate student working on my senior design project. My laptop has been untouched for a while now and i cant remember the password for the life of me. (admin password) i could reset the password and just get a new one but i need the password because it is the same password i used to protect all my engineering files and these are the ones i need for my senior design project. I've heard there are some programs that you run while the computer is booting up and they claim they can tell you what the password is. is this any true? what can i do to recover the password?
any help is appreciated