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lost password for a folder pls help

Q: lost password for a folder pls help

hi all,

ill start first sayin sry about my english,
the problem is i forgot teh password for one of my folder on my hd?
is there anyway i would be able to retrive it ? or reset it ?

running on windows xp


thnx all.

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A: lost password for a folder pls help

I'm sorry, TSF can't help you with this

We will not provide any user with information about the location of websites that assist with software pirating, hacking, password cracking and keystroke recording software. Furthermore we will not offer advice, assistance or instruction with regard to any of the above activities, illegal or otherwise.

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Hello

I need help zipped a folder with winzip and placed a password on it is there a way to get passed the password or to recover it please help

A:winzip folder password lost

Hello,
As far as I know, there is no way to unlock the .zip file without decrypting it i.e. entering the password.
There are some methods that try and guess passwords of .zip files, it may be an easy fix. Here's a website containing some programs that may help you out:
Top 5 Best Free ZIP File Password Cracker or Recovery Tools for Windows
They are designed for hacking and cracking, but will hopefully do for your intentions

If that fails, the only way to get your files back is if you made a system restore, and you can restore Windows back before you encrypted.
Of course, someone else may have the knowledge to help you out more efficiently. So you won't have to consider a system restore (if you have a backup option) unless its the last option.
Hope this helps!

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I clicked on the Hidden box of Properties for a couple of my folders.

I lost my limited user account folder in the Users folder. How do I get it back?

Thanks,
theAdmiral

A:I lost my limited user account folder icon in Users folder.

You mean you hide it? If that what happened, just change the folder view setting to show up the hidden folders.
Refer here:
Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

If that isn't what happened, then elaborate the situation much more.
Take Care

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Dell D600 Lost HDD password, need the SN run through a password generator if anybody can help me out? I know Rustam has one but havent been able to reach him.

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Thanks Muchata
 

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Hello,

I bought a laptop about a year ago. Shortly after buying it, we lost the password before making a backup disk. I couldn't change the password, we run Windows 7, without the old password. Luckily, or so we think, we have one of those laptops that has a fingerprint scanner so I have been able to log on using my fingerprint as a password. However, I can't believe that I am locked out of changing the passwords on this computer.

I have learned my lesson! Always back it up first! But for now, I need some help. I am also a little worried that I may have been hacked into. A friend said that if your password all of a sudden doesn't work, that is a sign of a hacker. That is what it felt like happened to me. I swear I thought I had the password right, then all of a sudden it stops working.

Thanks so much-Bill

A:Lost password w/ no backup. How can I reset the admin password?

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable then reset your password

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Hi  Can anyone help me sort a problem out. I cannot for the life of me remember the power on password and now all that shows is system disabled and a code 69468164 Is there a way to clear the old password??? Any help appreicated











Solved!
View Solution.

A:Power On Password lost - Adminsitrator Password - BIOS

@26kenley? Enter     76540160 Regards, DP-K

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got Uncle's old pc and cannot access windows because of novell password. Uncle has passed away and we had been given this awesome pc but cannot get into it. What to do? Do not really need to see any files but cannot get by crtl+alt+delete message. Family would like to see some files. Any suggestions? Thanks.
 

A:Lost password/lost uncle

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Is there a way to password protect a folder without having to password protect all the dcouments in the folder?
 

A:password protect a folder rather than documents in the folder

This is not a "business applications" question, but a Windows question. I'm moving it to the appropriate forum. Good luck!
 

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My old desktop motherboard kicked the bucket. I used XP Pro to have two login accounts on the PC, and I password protected "my login", the other user was not password protected. So I put the hard drive in my old desktop and it won't let me access my folder that is associated with the password login. Any ideas? It is my account "folder", so I have the password. But again it was only the login password through XP Pro...to login to the computer under my account, not some other type of security measure.

PLEASE HELP!

THANKS A LOT!!!!!!!!!!

Ryan
 

A:how to access password protected folder when you have the password

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A:HOW TO UNLOCK A DRIVE PROTECTED BY BITLOCKER WITHOUT ITS PASSWORD AND RECOVERY KEY ?(I LOST MY PASSWORD AND RECOVERY KEY)

Hi  ashish,
The drive must be unlocked by the recovery password or recovery key. But you lost it and haven?t print the recovery information or save it anywhere. No any other method to help you.
I am sorry for that. I suggest you consult professional data recovery company.
Best regards,
Karen Hu

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Hi,

I had upgraded from communicator/netscape 4.7x to netscape 7.2 several months back. All was fine till tuesday 7/5/2005 I log in and noticed my sent folder was empty, also another work related folder is empty:

I'm not sure how to do a screen shot here so:

Sent 2KB File 7/5/2005 1:38pm

Sent.msf 2KB MSF File 7/5/2005 10:57 pm

Sent.snm 3,280 KB SNM File 1/12/2005 3:22 PM

similarly another folder:

csgfld MISSING not there!
csgfld.msf 2846kb msf file 7/1/2005 5:24 pm
csgfld.snm 4848kb snm file 1/12/2005 9:13pm
My Sent folder from my 6/9/2005 backup is a 65M+ file with thousands of messages

My csgfld folder from my 6/9/2005 backup is a 99M + file with thousands of messages

I saw that my disk space was almost gone when i noticed these folders were "empty". Please advise.

Did i hit a netscape bug?
Did i hit an upper limit to folder size in terms of messages/Megabytes?
Did netscape zero out these files since I did not have diskspace instead of just warning me?

Am i stuck with losing 3 weeks worth of email in my sent and csgfld folder?

Thanks for your help in advance.
 

A:netscape 7.2: "sent" folder empty/lost, also another folder the same

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A:Lost Folder

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I had a folder in Outlook 2003 that I stored certain emails. It has disappeared. I havent noticed it gone before today. I installed IE7 this afternoon and restarted the computer. Thats when I noticed it has gone. I also noticed that a few, but not all, of my emails got moved to a "large mail" folder under "search folders". Anyone know where my other emails may have gone or how to get them back?
 

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Hello,
My folder, Paul, no longer appears under C:\Documents and Settings. How do I get it back?


Paul

A:Lost Folder

Hi and welcome to TSF did you delete it ? try in the recycle bin, you can also try this
To display hidden files and folders
1.
Open Folder Options in Control Panel.

• Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

• Click Appearance and Themes, and then click Folder Options.


2.
On the View tab, under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.

and please use a smaller font size it looks like your shouting

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During the set up with True crypt I got confused, saved the folder from my desktop in another drive, I came out of true crypt unable to follow the instructions, now I can't get into the folder on my desktop, any idea how I can find it, when I click to open it the message says it's been moved or changed, also I can't remove my USB pen drive, when I right click safely remove hardware, a pop up says it cannot be removed right now, try later.

I'm not bothered about true crypt, if I can get into my original folder which has personal information in it, and safely remove the pen drive, I'll be more than happy.
 

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A:Lost folder

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Okay here's the problem-I have a user that has office10 and he said he was moving e-mails to a folder then all of a sudden he lost the folder. Now it's not apst folder because I searched but when I do a search in Windows 7 for one of the e-mails it will say the e-mail is in outlook but I can't seem to find the folder they are in. Can someone please help me with this?

A:Lost folder

Just to be clear, your user has Office XP / Office 2002 installed and while "moving" emails in Outlook 2002 he "lost" the folder - is this correct?

As your search for an email says it is in Outlook, my best guess is the target folder was moved and may be located as a subfolder under another. Expand out all folders and see if it's "hiding" in the folder tree.

Regards,
GEWB

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A:Lost folder??

Try system recovery at a point before you deleted the file or try freeware Glary Undelete. Good luck.

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I use Windows Mail. Never had a problem. I do genealogy work and I have quite a lot of surname folders where I store email pertaining to that surname. It's very important and there are a lot of attachments with documents. Today I go in and one of the folders is gone. The very first one titled Ansell-Collins.

Now where could it go? I searched the deleted folder... not there. I check to be sure it didn't jump into another folder... I opened everything. GONE.

Can anyone explain this and perhaps help me get it back?

If I was beyond the limit of how much mail I could store wouldn't I get some type of warning before it just deleted something I needed? Years of work down the drain.

A:Help lost folder

Welcome
We cannot give you the reason, but Im fairly certain that I can give you the solution.Download and use Shadow Explorer
ShadowExplorer.com - About
Do not use the computer for any other reason. If Explorer does not work, do not use the computer post and I will give you another solution.
Nothing is truly deleted from the hard drive until it is overwritten. That is why I say dont use.

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i have searched the computer and i can't find them anywhere please help some one!!
 

A:lost folder

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hello everyone

i seem to have lost my folder in my favourites and the other files are
all over the place, can you please tell me how to get my folder back and how to organise my files better


calmat

A:lost folder

Hello Calmat,

Did you lose your folder in the C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites folder, and what folder was it that you lost?

Could you give more details and screenshots showing what you mean?

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Lost the Password for the main desktop when it was changed by someone. How do I retrieve my desktop? 

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My question is:
My sister forgot her pasword and has been trying everything for a week.
 
Would it be better to reformat the hard drive and reinstall windows 7 or restart the computer as a new computer?
 
Can either be done without the password or is it a paper weight?
 

A:lost password

Hi Later70,
 
Unfortunately, forum rules do not allow us to provide information that circumvents built-in security or copyright. I can sympathize with your dilemma and hope that you understand that there is no way we have to prove the legitimacy of your request though it is. However, we can suggest options.
 
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/f/forgot-password-windows-7.ht
 
These also were posted by our own quietman7
 
 
Forgotten Password Instructions provided by Microsoft for Windows 7 and Vista:
What to do if you forget your Windows password in Windows 7
Reset your Windows 7 password - Create a Windows 7 password reset disk
What to do if you forget your Windows password in Vista
Non-Microsoft Forgotten Password Articles for Windows 7:
How to Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password the Easy Way in Windows 7
I forgot my Windows 7 password
Lost Administrator Password in Windows 7 or Vista
How to Reset the Password of a User Account in Windows 7
How do I Log on to my Windows 7 computer if I forgot my password
12 ways how to reset the Windows administrator password Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP
Hope this helps
 
Regards..............................

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First the password really isn't lost.
The computer was left behind when a friends tenant skipped out. Having had my computer crash before with no backup i would like to get this one running as a spare.
I cant get past boot screen into windows with out the password.
(computer description) HP 6630 Pavillion with WIN 2000 Pro, both floppy and
CD inputs. Thanks in advance for any help
KHB1
 

A:lost password

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One of my users lost his windows 2000 password, is there another way to get on his laptop?
 

A:Help!! Lost Password

I found this HTH

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;258289
 

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A:lost password

Forgotten Admin or User's Password = Win NT/2K/XP

http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/
 

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A:Lost password

Forum rules forbidden anyone from helping you with passwords.

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A:lost password

Enter your email here i have an operatron 280 same thing and no windows xp cd . good luck
 

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A:I lost my password box at log in and i cannot log in!!! Help me!!!

Can you do a system restore before you made these changes?

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A:lost password

Sorry but Password help is against the forum rules.

You'll have to visit your local PC shop.

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I still have the old Hard drive and install, so if anyone can direct me in the right direction on where to look for stored/saved passwords i would greatly appreciate it.

A:Need Help Lost Password

Have you contacted MSN to see if they can reset it for you?

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A:Lost Password

Sorry no lost password help here
Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

http://www.techguy.org/rules.html

topic closed
 

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Good Day for most!

I have a Toshiba Laptop, and i set a password but forgot it what can i do?
 

A:lost password

which password? Windows login? BIOS?
 

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Does anyone know how to get into a laptop that my daughter evidently messed up the password on??  It gives a hint but nothing I have typed in gets me in there.  Reset seems to have been to have had something on a usb which I didn't do to start with. Thanks,Glenn

A:Lost password

In general, discussions on how to defeat security measures are not allowed.  If you are talking about recoivery from USB drive, you may be talking about a bitlocker encryption code.  That is stored with your microsoft ID.  If you search for recover bitlocker key, you can find some information.

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I've set him up a new-to-him (used) computer with Windows XP and also moved all his personal AOL files; but, he doesn't know the password so every time he needs to collect mail, he has to go to the old Windows 98 system. He has the free AOL and he doesn't want to pay AOL for tech support.

I know the password is encrypted on the old Windows 98 system; but, I don't know where it is stored. This is the question: Are there any files or folders I can transfer from the old system to the new one that might solve the AOL log-in problem?

If it's stored in the Windows Registry, I know he will have to just bite the bullet and pay AOL.
 

A:Lost AOL Password

Sorry. Rules prevent us from assisting with password issues.
 

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A:Lost Password

Instructions here: microsoftMark

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A:lost password...

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Hi,
I lost the password to my administrator's account on our home computer. I called microsoft & they told me they could not help. Is there any way to reset the password on my computer?
I have XP home
Thanks,
Susan
 

A:lost password

Welcome to TSG....

At the present time we are unable to assist with anything to do with Passwords for anything, basically because of the fact that we can not determine the ownership of the computer and the fact that this is a security matter. Please read the Tech Support Guy rules below:

Tech Support Guy Site Rules
http://www.techguy.org/rules.html
 

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Hi,

I misplaced my MS OFF Enterprise 2007 password, which am running now on this machine.

Need to format it BUT have misplaced the pw.......how can I retire it?

Thanks.

A:Lost password?

I think you mean the product key for Office not a password.

See this thread, second post.

Hard Drive Crashed - How to Recover MicroSoft Office? - Microsoft Community

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I changed my windows password and now when I try to log in it doesn't let me. I already try system recovery but it don't let me go to safe mode, the only option is normal windows. Please somebody help me.

A:Lost Password

I changed my windows password and now when I try to log in it doesn't let me. I already try system recovery but it don't let me go to safe mode, the only option is normal windows. Please somebody help me. Hi vilma1, and welcome to BleepingComputer. Unfortunately we have a strict policy regarding topics of this nature, please read the excerpt form the rules below.No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user.

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i change my password while partying.when i wokeup i could not remember it.how do i get it back?

A:lost password

Sorry but no-one here will help with password recovery (and it's against forum rules). We don't know who you are and if the system is actually yours.

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Just bought this Classmate Notebook for my wife and she passworded it to startup.  A few days ago she opened a Microsoft Outlook e-mail and put another password for it.  She shut down the system for that day.  The following day the Notebook failed to recognize the password she put in.  Thinking that the Outlook password is corrupted, we went online to Microsoft Outlook website and changed the password for outlook but the Notebook keeps saying 'Your PC is offline. Please sign in with the last password used on this PC.'  Simply, we have lost it as my wife keeps changing passwords for fun and can't remember the last one she used. Please anyone with any idea how to get the Notebook running again?

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i have lost Admin password. How to login or reset new passwd plzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

A:Password lost

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