The password is stored in SAM, security accounts manager, which is run off/part of the system registry and is not accessible during operation of the system using the registry.
Usually the files are:
For restarting windows:C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL.EXE user.exe,exitwindowsexecFor Windowsshutdown:C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE user,exitwindows
More OS specific commands can be found below,
Information for deleting SAM files:
In Windows NT / 2000 / XP, system uses SAM(Security Account Manager) to manage the safety of user account.SAM uses Security Identifier to perform Account management. The Security Identifier was created with the user account, and once you delete the user account, the SID will be deleted at the same time. One SID with only one account even if the same user name created in different time will with different SID. Therefore, once an account is reconstructed, it will be given a different SID, and won't keep the original jurisdiction. SAM perform with %System Root % system32configsam file. This file is a Windows NT / 2000 / XP user account database, all user name and password and related information can be stored in this file.
In the SAM file.
The boot password is a feature provided by the motherboard (hardware) and is not stored in a file on the disk that WindowsXP could access.
No. Only the BIOS settings and password are stored in the battery-backed CMOS memory. Windows passwords are stored in the Windows registry, in a file on your hard disk.
User account passwords are not stored in the regedit. The passwords are stored in a hidden file located in Windows. This file you can't see no matter what, you would have to get a third party program to unlock it and grab the information from the file.
The root password is stored in hashed form in the /etc/shadow file.
Most Unix systems no longer store the passwords in the password file; it is stored in a private file called /etc/shadow, only accessible by the root account. The passwords are stored in encrypted form in that file.
in /etc/shadow file, encrypted
if its windows then its a windows file, probably in the c drive
To set a password on a regular file, one should use the application that created the file e.g. MS Word for .doc files. You may also opt to set a password on the folder containing the file.
You must first compress the files as a .ZIP file. When you compress the file, under the security tab, you can password protect it.
Commands for applications are stored in an executable file. They are the primary programs that operate all Windows operating systems.
To lock a folder in Windows XP, right click on the folder in which you have stored your data and click "add to archive." Proceed to the tab called "advanced," and click on "select password." Create a password and select that box labeled "encrypt file names."
I recommend an easy-to-use program to unlock Windows password-Windows Password Key. It can reset/remove your password without losing any data. Please refer to instructions below: 1. Download Windows Password Key on another accessible computer.2. Run the downloaded file and install it.3. Burn a password reset disk with Windows Password Key.4. Reset your windows password with the burned disk above.
This command provides the ability to the administrator to enter an encrypted form of the enable password. If the administrator uses the enable password command the password is stored in plain text within the startup config file. If enable secret is used, the password is stored as an encrypted string within the startup config file.
Tally Pasword is stored in company.900 file, to recover your password send this file at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.tallyworld.com for more details
To get more helpful info, u can search the method source: Windows Password Reset Std/Windows Password Reset Pro/Windows Password Reset Deluxe. And have a try. Follow my steps: Step1:Download and install Windows Password Reset Step2:Burn Windows Password Reset ISO file to CD/DVD Step3:Put in your newly created CD and remove your Windows Password Hope it can help.
In A+ Guide to Managing & Maintaining Your PC Sixth Edition, Page 59 of Chapter 2 "What an Operating System Does" You will find it says: "The data is stored in a file on the hard drive called a SWAP file or PAGE file. The Windows 2000/XP swap file is Pagefile.sys, and the Windows 9x/Me swap file is Win386.swp."
There is an easy-to-use thirty-party tool to reset your password. It is Windows Password Key. It supports Windows 8.1, Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows Server 2012 (R2)/2008 (R2)/2003 (R2). You can follow the steps below:Step 1: Download and install Windows Password Key in another accessible PC.Step 2: Run the downloaded file and install it.Step 3: Burn a reset disk with Windows Password Key.Step 4: Reset your password with created disk above.
never it ruins every file you've stored in Windows so please don't use it!!!!
The windows registry. Technically in the file system.dat though you cannot directly edit this file
Passwords are completely useless in Windows 98. If you would like to recover a personal profile, all you need to do is delete the password file. It will be follow the syntax of USERNAME.PWL, where [USERNAME] is the name you log in with. Just delete this file. Then log in using a blank password, and change it in the Control Panel.
Yes, there are many ways to password protect a program file in Windows 98: 1. Use a compressor and compress your program file with a password. (7-Zip, Winrar, Winzip...) 2. Empathy (http://migeel.sk/projects/empathy/) which add a small code to your program file and you have to enter a right password in order to execute that file. Phaoloo ===== Yes and no. No is if you do not have any specialised software for the task, yes is obviously if you have such a program. Of course now with Win XP and Me if your file system is FAT or NTSF does not matter, just zip, encrypt and password protect! If the Windows 98 drive is in FAT format then you could use a free program I have used........... http://axcrypt.sourceforge.net/ Redgreen