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Windows 7: The password on windows?

08 Sep 2011   #1
livenicely

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
The password on windows?

Please can u tell me that where or in which file the password on users account save?
If i forget my password can i retrive it by opening any file of the computer by attaching hard disk with another computer?


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08 Sep 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You can make a Password Reset disk:
User Account Password - Change
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08 Sep 2011   #3
livenicely

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

actually i want to ask the name of the file in the windows where this password resides?
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08 Sep 2011   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If you forget your password you probably won't be able to open that file.
My method is simpler. Write down your password and save it in a safe place.
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08 Sep 2011   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can't view it easily.

It is in the SAM registry hive.

There are programs which can be used to change it - so you can log in if you forget it.
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09 Sep 2011   #6
FranzB

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
If you forget your password you probably won't be able to open that file.
My method is simpler. Write down your password and save it in a safe place.
Exactly. I really do not understand why people do not write down their passwords somewhere.
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09 Sep 2011   #7
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Just write it on a sticky note and stick it to your monitor.
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09 Sep 2011   #8
FranzB

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
Just write it on a sticky note and stick it to your monitor.
Sure....... as if there are no other places in this world
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09 Sep 2011   #9
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FranzB View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
Just write it on a sticky note and stick it to your monitor.
Sure....... as if there are no other places in this world
Just a suggestion. It's pretty much impossible to lose it that way. Though if anyone else uses your computer, you'd be better off to keep it somewhere else.
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