Friday, November 16, 2012

How to Crack Excel Password without Any Software?

Password protection is one of main features of MS Excel which allows user to protect their confidential data from unauthorized access. There are two types of passwords which can be added to an excel file: "Password to Open" and "Password to Modify" (or edit excel sheet). Many times excel user forget their own password and hence loses access to their important (and confidential) data. To help such users I am writing about how to remove "Password to Modify" excel sheet without any software.
  1. Change the file extension of excel file from xlsx (or xls) to zip.

  2. Right click on the zip file and extract the content of this zip file.

  3. In extracted zip folder navigate to location xl->worksheets and right click on the password protected xml sheet.
  4. Open this sheet with Notepad and then search for the tag “sheetProtection”.

  5. Once you find the “sheetProtection” tag then you need to delete this tag and save the file.

  6. Now replace the old xml file (in zip archive) with this edited xml file. (You can also replace complete xl folder simply by dragging it to zip archive).
  7. Now change the zip archive extension from zip to xlsx and open the file.

Now you can edit the excel sheet without any password.
Note: - (a) Always make a backup copy of original excel file to avoid any accidental loss of data.
(b) This method works only with MS Excel 2007 and 2010.
(c) This method does not work to unprotect excel sheet if it is protected with “Password to Open” excel file. In such situation you can use excel password recovery software to open password protected excel file.
I hope that by following the above mentioned steps you can easily remove password of your encrypted excel sheet.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

How to manage security settings of outlook PST file?

Almost every outlook user is aware that email items such as emails, contacts, calendars, notes get stored in a PST file format in Outlook. These PST files also stores important and confidential information of user so it is very necessary to maintain the proper security of PST file. When an outlook user creates a new PST file then MS outlook offers him to choose from three types of encryption:
No Encryption–When you enable this thenthere is no encryption on Outlook PST file (as the name suggest). Anyone can access your PST file by using a text editor so it is always better to avoid this encryption setting.
Compressible Encryption - If you use compressible encryption then your PST file is encoded in format which can be compressed by using compression programs. If a PST file has compressible encryption then it can not be read by any text editor.
Higher Encryption - This type of encryption settings ensure highest degree of protection. High encryption enabled PSTfiles can also be compressed but degree of compression is less as compared with 'Compressible Encryption'. It also increases time to fetch data from a PST file having Higher Encryption setting.
If your PST file does not contain confidential information then you can use 'Compressible Encryption' (or even No Encryption) otherwise you should always select "Higher Encryption".
Beside these securities setting you can also enable password on outlook PST file. Enabling password on PST file ensures that no unauthorized user can access it irrespective of the security settings (compressible or Higher Encryption). The only thing which needs to take care is that you should well memorize your password so that you never forget it. In case you forget PST file password then no need to worry because you can use outlook password recovery software to recover password of PST file.
I hope after reading this article you will be able to protect your private and confidential outlook data from unauthorized access.
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How to Reset Windows 7 Password without any Software?

There are many Windows 7 users who forget their windows login password and face many problems to recover or reset it. These Windows 7 users are always in search of method (manual or automatic) which can help them to recover lost password. So here I am writing about how to reset Windows 7 password without any software.The only resource user need to follow this method is a bootable Windows 7 Installation Disk.
1. Make CD/DVD drive as first booting device (in most of Windows PC CD/DVD drive is first booting device by default) and insert Windows 7 Installation Disk in the drive.
2. On Restarting PC you will see message "Press any key to boot from CD". So you can press any key to start booting (from installation disk) process.
3. Next you will see two options:“Install Windows” and “Repair Windows”. Click “Repair Windows”.

4. Next you will see various options to recover windows. Click on “Command Prompt” option to continue.

5. Type the following commandsin command prompt window:
copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\
copy /y c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe

6. Reboot your PC (and take out installation disk)
7. After restart (at login screen) press shift key 5 times. It will show you command prompt window.

8. At command prompt type: net user user_name new_password

For example if you want to set new password 12345 for user Patrick then you can write net user Patrick 12345.
Now you can easily login to windows 7 with new password.
If you don’t have Windows 7 password reset disk (or not able to access command prompt) then no need to worry because there are many password recovery software to reset windows password. These Windows password recovery software provide easiest way to reset windows password in few minutes only.
I hope this article is very helpful for users who want to reset windows 7 password without any software.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

How to Enable Windows 8 Picture Password?

Recently Microsoft has launched Windows 8 Operating System with many new and unique features as compared with its earlier version Windows 7. Out of these new and unique features, picture password is one of the features which is very attractive and getting popular as lightening speed. This feature allows its user to prevent unauthorized access by enabling password with the help of picture. In picture password authentication system, user can select any picture (to appear on login screen) and register specific patterns by touching (or dragging) finger on the picture.

If you are Windows 8 user and wanted to enable picture password then you can following these steps as given below.

1. Click "Settings" on the Charms bar.

2. In settings panel click "More PC Settings" -> Click "Users" (on the left side of the screen).

3. On clicking "Users" you will see your account information. From "Sign-in options" click "create a picture password" button.

4. You will see "Picture Password Wizard". In the first screen of wizard you will be asked to select a picture to be used for password.

5. After selecting picture you will need to register (two times) 3 gestures on picture by dragging your finger on the picture. You can draw gestures in any shape like line, circle, triangle etc.

Note : Be careful about the direction in which you draw gestures because they are direction sensitive.

6. If you get success in making same gesture (depending upon some accuracy level) then Windows 8 saves it as picture login password for your account and from next time onwards you need to repeat this gesture to login to your user account in Windows 8.

So, now no need to remember long and complex passwords, login quickly by dragging finger on picture. I am sure you will be very excited to share this great feature with your friends too.
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Monday, October 29, 2012

How to Protect MS Office 2003 Documents by Applying Password ?

As we know that technology is growing with lightening speed and there are too many good and bad experience user are facing. Maximum data is now easily available and there is high risk of leaking confidential data. Any un-authorized user can access your data very easily if it is not protected. So, it is very important to protect your data which is saved in MS office word, excel, powerpoint etc. 

I am very well aware that many users are not aware about how they can protect MS office document by applying password. Some users found it very difficult exercise to use passwords. 

If you are working on Microsoft Office 2003 then you can apply the following simple and easy steps to protect MS office document (.doc, .xls, .ppt) by applying password protection.

1. Open the document (.doc, .xls, .ppt) to protect with password

2. Click Tools, then Click Options

3. Click Security tab and then click advanced button.

4. Scroll down the encryption type and click RC4, Microsoft Enhanced RSA and AES Cryptographic Provider. By default, the Encrypt document properties box is checked and the Key Length is 128. Confirm both the fields and click OK

5. Two boxes are available in the Options window: Password to Open and Password to Modify. Type the password in the Password to Open box and click OK. Type the password in the Password to modify box also, if you want reviewers to enter a password before they can save changes to the document. But this password needs to be different from the Password to Open box.

6. Re-enter Password to Open and click OK.

7. Click File and then click Save As or click Save, if you have saved the document.

8. Type the file name in Filename and click Save.

By applying above password protection to MS office document you will get the feeling of security because un-authorized user cannot access your document without your permission unless you share the password with them. It is important to keep strong password which you can easily recall. 

I have read so many questions over the discussion forum where user said they could not recall saved MS office password because it was very complex. In such situation I have given them suggestion to download some recognize Office Password Recovery utility to open the protected MS Office document. For my personal use I always opt for Stellar Phoenix Office Password Recovery utility to recover MS Office document password as it is user friendly and easily recover the password. I would recommend you to protect your MS office document you can surly give a try to this utility. Hope the above steps will surly help you to protect your MS office document.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

How to unprotect excel sheet from read only password ?

Password protection is one of the most important features of MS Excel. Password protection feature ensures that only authorized user can see or modify the data of the excel file. This feature allows user to set (mainly) two types of password on excel file: Password to open and Password to modify. First type of password (Password to open) restricts the user from opening the excel file whereas second type of password (Password to modify) can be used to protect excel sheet (or cells) from unauthorized modification.
Many times it happens that the authorized user forget excel file password and hence they also lost access from opening/editing the excel file. In such situation most of the user take help of excel password remover software to recover lost password.
Here I am sharing how you can edit read only password protected excel file without any password remover software.
  1. Login into your Gmail account.

  2. Click on documents (or open after you have login into Gmail account).
  3. Click Upload Document icon.

  4. Browse the file you want to edit and upload it.

  5. Now open the uploaded file with Google spreadsheet (Click File-> Open with ->Google Spreadsheets) and make the desired changes.

  6. Download the edited file as an Excel file.

  7. Now open the downloaded file. It will open in “Protected View”. Click “Enable Editing” to remove read only password permanently. 

Now your file is unprotected from read only password.

This is one of the best method to unprotect excel sheet without using any password remover software. The only limitation of this method is that it can not be used to remove “password to open” excel file. You can recover “password to open” excel file by using excel password recovery software.
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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Unprotect Excel Sheet with Brute-Force Attack and Masking Technique

MS Excel provide many features to manage and analyze large volume of data. Graphical representation tools and inbuilt (mathematical, financial, statistical and logical) functions make it very easy for everyone to analyze and summarize data without any special expertise. Besides so many user friendly features, MS Excel also provides a very useful security feature called “Password Protection” to prevent unauthorized access (or modification) of valuable data. This password protection feature of MS Excel allows User to protect entire workbook, individual sheet or cells of a file. 

Many times it happens that Excel user forget the password enabled by them to protect their worksheet. In such situation it is really very difficult to unprotect excel sheet without password remover software. I searched a lot to find methods of removing excel password without software but did not get even a single method which can do this. From my search I analysed that almost all the excel password remover software are based on two features: Brute-Force Attack Technique and Masking Technique.

Let me explain you how Brute-Force Attack and Masking Technique help to unprotect excel sheet. 

Brute-Force Attack Technique – This technique involves making all possible permutations of characters (lower case letters, upper case letters, special characters, numbers) of your password. All excel password breaker software provides you the option to specify the probable length and characters in your password. On the basis of the password length and characters all possible permutations are made and run through for checking. Total time taken by software to recover excel password directly depends on the total number of permutations (which in turn depends on the length and complexity of your password). 

For example if your password is 3 characters long and include numbers, Upper case and lower case letters then there will be total 62 * 62 * 62 = 238328 guesses or permutations (Here 62 = 26 lower case letters +26 upper case letters + 10 numbers).

Masking Technique – Many time it happens that user remember first few (or any) characters of their password but not able to recall full password. In such situation Masking Technique allows user to specify the initial (remember) characters and replace the unknown characters by '?'. This helps Brute-Force process to search for the unknown characters only and hence reduces the time to crack excel password. 

Overall we can say that because of Brute-Force Attack and Masking Technique excel password remover software has very high success rate. So, if you forget your excel file password then you can use any excel password recovery software based on Brute-Force Attack and Masking Technique.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

How to Solve the Problem “Outlook keeps asking for password”?

Many Outlook users complain that Outlook keeps asking for password (network password) repeatedly. Situation becomes worse when “Enter Network Password” pop-up message appears after every 20-30 seconds. Pop-up keeps on flashing even the user has entered correct username and password. Enabling the “Save Password” or “Remember Password” also does not solve the problem.

The possible reason for this problem can be:
  • Corrupted Outlook profile.
  • Registry has incorrect Protected Storage System information.
Solving corrupted Outlook profile problem:

This problem can be solved by creating a new outlook profile and connecting this profile to the .pst file of old profile (or damaged profile).
  1. Create new outlook profile.
  2. Locate the .pst file used by damaged profile (you can find it at location C:\Documents and Settings\ user_name \Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Personal Folders.pst).
  3. Configure new profile to use .pst file of old profile. This can be done by following the given below steps (based on MS Outlook 2010):
    1. Open Outlook.
    2. File tab -> Info -> click Account Settings (in Outlook 2007 Account Settings option is available in Tool menu, in Outlook 2003 and 2002 Tool -> Options).
    3. E-mail tab-> click your email account. (in Outlook 2003 and 2002 Mail Setup -> Email Accounts -> View or change existing e-mail accounts - > Next)
    4. In the "Account Settings" dialog box Click "Change Folder".
    5. Click New Outlook Data File-> click Office Outlook Personal Folders File-> click OK.
    6. Browse and locate the .pst file of old profile-> click OK.
Solving Incorrect Registry information Problem:
  1. Close all the programs
  2. Click Start -> Run
  3. Enter "Regedit" and Click "Ok"
  4. Locate the folder : HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
  5. Edit Menu-> New-> Expandable String Value
  6. Name it as "AppData"
  7. Double click new entry and write "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data" in "Value data field" box.
  8. Click "OK" and Close the registry editor.
Note: Before following this solution make sure that you have created a backup copy of registry.

I hope that with the help of these two methods you can make outlook to remember your mail password. So no more complaints that Outlook keeps asking for password.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Some Unique Features of WinRAR

WinRAR is one of the most famous data compression tool for windows and Mac Operating Systems. Users can simultaneously compress many files into a single WinRAR file with the help of this tool. The compressed WinRAR files are very easy to send as attachment in mails because they have much smaller size as compared to the size of files in uncompressed form. This is the main feature of WinRAR which makes it so popular among users for compressing files before sending them.

WinRAR has many features which make the data compression tool unique in the crowd. Some of these features are:

  1. It supports almost all famous compression formats like RAR, ZIP, CAB, ISO, ACE, ARJ 7-Zip etc.

  1. WinRAR has the ability to automatically analyze files and selects best compression technique.

  1. With the help of WinRAR a user can split a large file into many smaller files thus making it easy to send larger files through email.

  1. WinRAR allow users to specify the folder to extract the files or it can also create the folder itself (having same name as that of archive file) to extract the files.

  1. WinRAR also provides the functionality to scan the files (which are prior to extraction) by connecting with external antivirus programs.

WinRAR also provides the facility to protect your data with password along with compressing it. Users feel comfortable with its 128 bit password encryption technique while sending very sensitive and secret data over internet. This feature of WinRAR makes it to be considered as the most suited data compression tool to send file over internet. The 128 bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) of WinRAR excludes the possibility of any unauthorized access to the archive content. Even you will not be able to extract the archive content if you forget its password or enter it wrongly. So you must be very careful if you want to use this feature of WinRAR. You should try to set password which can be recalled by you very easily. Though lots of password recovery software available on the net those are capable enough to recover password from any kind of password encryption.
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Thursday, July 12, 2012

How to Repair Corrupt or Damaged MS Word File

MS word is one of the most used utilities. It is used everywhere in office, school and at home. People use word files to write thesis and important notes. Suppose you spend several hours to write some thesis or important note, next time when you tried to access that doc file, it gives error that document has been corrupted. In above situation your whole work has gone waste. MS word documents can get corrupted or damaged due to several causes like improper system shutdown, virus attack, operating system corruption and power outage etc. To prevent data loss due to corruption of word file windows provide some helpful tools like “backup copy” and “AutoRecover”. With the use of these option user can recover lost or damaged documents.
In order to use these options you need to change settings of MS word. If your word documents get corrupted and your “backup copy” and “AutoRecover” setting is not enable then windows can't help you to repair damages word file. In this situation you need to find word repair software which is compatible with your computer configuration to repair corrupt .doc files.
Enable Backup Copy Option to create backup of word document:
MS word have an inbuilt tool to prevent data loss due to corruption of document, it automatically create backup of every saved word document. If your original word files get corrupted due to any reason then you can restore that file from backup. Following are some steps to enable this option…
  1. Go to Start --> All Programs Select MS word.
  2. Click on Tools --> Options.
  3. Now Click On Save Tab.
  4. Select Always Create Backup Copy Check Box.
AutoRecover Feature:
AutoRecover feature of MS office will constantly saves data of the working files. This feature is very helpful for those users whose system accidentally gets shutdown while working on the word document and user could not get time to save his document. When you launch MS Word next time, word will restore last auto saved data and show list of recovered file in “Document Recovery Window” on the left hand side of document screen. Now select files which you want to save and Double click on that. You can save this recovered file on appropriate location.
These inbuilt features of MS office will be very helpful in most of the cases of corruption but not every time. If you can't repair corrupt word file with these options then you definitely need to download file repair tool to repair your word document.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

How To Recover Password Of Chit-Chat For Facebook Instant Messenger

Chit-chat for facebook is instant messaging desktop application for chatting with facebook friends. It uses Facebook login details email id and password. If you ever forget or lost password of chit chat instant messenger then you can recover it from . If you could not able to recover with that option then third party chit chat password recovery software is only option to regain access of your account.

In password loss situation first try to recover password with, follow given steps for facebook password recovery.

  1. Type in your web browsers address bar.
  2. Now click on “Forget your password ?” option.

  1. You will send on Trouble Accessing Your Account ? Page.

  1. Enter you registered Email ID or Mobile number with correct CAPTCHA and click on Continue.
  2. Now click Reset My Password on Confirm Password Reset Request page.

  1. Now Check Inbox of your email. You will receive a confirmation code, insert confirmation code and click on submit.

  1. Now you will get option to enter New password and Confirm Password. Insert here your desire password and click on Change Password option.
  2. Login into facebook account with new password.

Use this new password to login into chit-chat for Facebook tool. In any situation if you are not able to reset your chit chat for Facebook password with above written method then don't worry there is one way which allow to recover chit chat for Facebook password. This instant messaging tool basically saves password in encrypted file. There are few tools are available which can decrypt password file and retrieve password. One such tool is Stellar Phoenix Messengers Password Recovery Software. Use it to recover lost or forgotten password of chit-chat for Facebook instant messenger.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

How to Unlock password-protected Email Account

Outlook Express
Outlook Express (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Each one of us wants to keep our vital data safe and protected, whether it is data stored on the hard disk or data contained in an email messaging application. For the same reason, all email applications support password-protection and give you the opportunity to lock your email accounts containing a warehouse of confidential and business-critical information. For most of us, the task of remembering the password is quite horrifying and tormenting. Losing the password of your email account or some other application is a frequent problem faced by almost every user. This problem will indeed make all your work-related mails and other items inaccessible and pose a serious threat to your productivity. To avoid such circumstances, you should use competent Mail password recovery software.

I want to discuss a similar case of one of my close friends. He has a habit of setting strong passwords to his email accounts and follows a routinary practice of changing the password frequently. He has a multitude of accounts configured in various email clients. Well, for security reasons, changing the password in a week or two is often advised. However, this can also prove to be dangerous. You may easily lose these passwords and end up making all your email account data inaccessible.

Additionally, complex passwords are generally difficult to crack using the simple and conventional methods. But, at the same time, they are hard to remember. My friend had a similar problem. He lost the password set to his own mail account and made his account permanently inaccessible. His attempts to recall the password ended with no successful result.

In all such situations, it is wise to opt for a third party Mail Password recovery tool. Before going for a third party tool, do not forget to use all the inbuilt measures to recover your lost password.

There are a range of software in the market that can be used to recover password of all commonly-used email clients, such as Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Live, Incredimail, Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape Communicator, etc. These software employ advanced brute-force attack to quickly get close to the exact password match. Such software are available in both the 'Demo' and 'Full' versions. The 'Demo' version can be easily downloaded from the Internet.
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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Excel Password Remover to Reset Password of Protected Excel File

Dock icon for Excel 2011 for Mac
Dock icon for Excel 2011 for Mac (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Are you searching for an option to protect your Microsoft Excel sheet? Or you do not want any one to make any alteration in your MS-Workbook? Or you do not want anyone to even open your MS-Excel sheet until and unless you provide him/her a password? Then don't worry! This is possible with latest versions of Microsoft office. Confidentiality and privacy are the two words which developed the need of password protection in your Microsoft Office Suit applications. Therefore, you can save your important Microsoft Excel sheet in three different manners like:

  • Password To Open: Applying this utility no one can even open your excel sheet until and unless he/she has the password. You can do this via Save As>>Tools>>Security Options and an existing one Main Menu>>Tools>>Options>>Security.
  • Password To Modify: So, after applying this protection, you can protect your Excel sheet from unwanted changes. Thus, the people who only know the password can make alterations in your MS-Excel sheet. To do so go to Tools>>Protect Document or Unprotect Document

However, to remember a lot of password is out of the strength of humans and provide the same password to different files does also not make sense. Hence, various big organizations which use password to protect their Excel sheets also provide use MS Excel password recovery tool.

Let me tell you my example. I joined a new office last week, the person whose work I have to handle, had protected some of his Excel files and went without telling their password to anyone. However, to start the work I have to view few of them. The situation became worse when I found out that I can not even open some of the very important files. I immediately told the whole situation to my Team Lead and he recommended me to contact the system administration department. I contacted them and told them the case. Therefore, to recover Excel password, they installed a password recovery software in my computer and in just few clicks and short time I all of the passwords were saved in the text document format at the prescribed location in my computer.

An efficient Excel password remover software can recover both the passwords 'to open' and 'to modify'. These software use Brute-Force attack mechanism to give you 100% result. The software which I used provides various parameters that help to narrow down the search for Excel password. Hence, most of the software can recover the password from Excel sheets created in MS Excel 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000.
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Monday, June 11, 2012

How to Resolve “Not a valid password” Error of MS Access Database

Are you getting “Not a valid password” error message while opening password protected MS access database? You get frustrated because MS access didn't taking correct password. In this post I will demonstrate why you are getting this error? And how you can resolve this problem?

Cause of the Problem: This error occurs when your password ends with backslash (\). Due to some unknowns reasons this error message pop up whenever you try to open ms access database with password which ends with backslash.
You can verify this error by following below written procedure.
  1. Start MS access.
  2. Create new database with name sample.mdb.
  3. Now navigate Tools > Security > Set Database Password.
  4. Write 123456\ (your selected password ends with backslash “\”) in password and verify box.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Now open this sample.mdb database and write 123456\ in password box and hit OK. You will get error “Not a valid password” error message.

Once you have verified that you are getting same error and reason is password ends with backslash. Now question remains how to remove or reset access database password?

In this case you know exact password but cannot access your file with it so access password recovery tools are not useful for you. Basically you want access of your important data right? You can import data from password-protected access database to newly created database.

Below written steps will help you to import data........
Note: This procedure need to reference the Microsoft DAO 3.6 Object Library.

  1. Start MS access database.
  2. Create new database importDB.mdb.
  3. In the Database window, click Modules, and then click New.
  4. Type code written in the following image. Please download image and zoom it for clear visibility.

  1. Replace with actual password of your database in the following code.
  2. Now in the View menu, click Immediate Window.
  3. In immediate windows write following command and press Enter. ?ImportDb("")
If you follow each step correctly then this code will run successfully and your whole data will import to new database importDB.mdb. Because this database is not password-protected so you can access your valuable data.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Reset windows password with “Offline NT Password and Registry Editor”

There are several methods to reset lost windows administrator password. You can reset password if you boot your system in safe mode with command prompt, use password-reset disk, use windows installation disk and use offline NT password and registry editor are very helpful methods to reset lost windows password.

In this post I am sharing how you can reset windows password with offline NT password and registry editor.

Offline NT password and registry editor are windows registry editor tools and you can download it for FREE. It can reset password of any length and complexity. It supports all windows versions from windows NT3.5 to windows 7.  It didn't required access of your computer because it can work offline.

1.In the case if you ask windows to lock files with password at the time of installation then with this method you will get access of your computer but files and folder will be inaccessible for you.
2.Be very careful while editing windows registry because if you edited any wrong file then it may create problem for you.

Here the steps to reset windows password with offline NT password and registry editor.
1.Get live CD of offline NT password and registry editor.
2.Reboot your system with live CD. It will find all partitions of your drive.
3.Select that partition in which windows houses.
4.In next step provides location of password registry. In most of cases default path works.
5.After reading password registry tool will print list of all valid users and provide you option to set new password, wipe the password, enable/disable an user, or escalate their privileges to those of an admin. Make sure you write the changes to the registry before exiting the tool.
6.Set new password for any user you want.
7.Now exit.

Now boot your system normally and login with new password. You are able to login your computer. It works perfectly almost in every condition. 
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Remove Excel Password with 7-zip (Free Tool)

Losing excel password is a pathetic situation. Without having correct password you could not access your important excel sheet. To recover lost excel password you have two ways
  1. Use some password recovery manual method.
  2. Use excel password recovery paid software.

Using excel password recovery software is easy but expensive method. Before using paid tool first try all other ways to recover lost password. Here I am going to explain you a very effective way to remove excel password.
To use this method you first need to change the file extension of your excel file from .xls/xlsx to .zip. Few computer users find it difficult to change file extension in windows 7 so I am explaining here, how you can change extension of any file.
  1. Open drive where file is stored.
  1. Click on Organize > Folder and Search Option.
  1. In Folder Option > Click on View.
  1. Uncheck “Hide extensions for know file types”, click Apply > OK.
  1. Now rename your desire file with your desire extension.

Remove excel password: 7-zip is a open source tool which you can download free from Internet. Download it and follow steps written below...
  1. Download and Install 7-zip tool (free tool).
  2. Change extension of excel file from .xls/.xlsx to .zip.
  3. Now Open it with 7-zip.
  4. Go to worksheet 1 of workbook by clicking XL-worksheet.
  5. Right click on it and click on Edit.
  6. Now search for >password< or password and delete all data related to password and save.
  7. Now revert its extension from .zip to .xls/.xlsx.

You need to follow each step to complete the removal of excel password. Some times when you try to edit workbook it will show some garbage value that means 7-zip is not compatible with your operating system. Download correct version of 7-zip for hassle free excel password removal.
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Monday, May 28, 2012

How to Set Password to protect PowerPoint Presentation 2007

To prevent PowerPoint presentation from unauthorized access user need to protect it with the password. MS PowerPoint allow user to create two type of password i.e.:
  1. Password to open
  2. Password to modify”
"Password to open" It protects the presentation from accessing and "password to modify" prevents it from modification. Sometime user face problem to create password in MS PowerPoint 2007 because its interface is quite different from earlier version. There are basically two procedures by which you can set password. This post will guide you to create passwords for MS PowerPoint 2007 in both ways.

Method 1: In first method you can create by clicking on Prepare option.

  1. Click on MS office button and move cursor on Prepare option then click on Encrypt Document.
  1. In Encrypt Documents dialog box, you will find a Password box type your password here and click on OK. ( You can type up to 255 Characters in password box)
  2. A confirm Password dialog box will open retype your password in Renter password box and click OK.
  3. Now save your working file to save your password.

Method 2: You can create PowerPoint password at time of saving file.
  1. Click on MS office button and click on save as
  1. In Save as dialog box click on Tools .
  1. In Tools menu select General Options. In General Option dialog box which says ‘write your desire password’ in password to open and password to modify box and click on OK.

You can select any of the above method which you find easy. First method is for those who don't want to apply password to modify and Second method is viceversa.
READ MORE - How to Set Password to protect PowerPoint Presentation 2007

Monday, May 21, 2012

Guide To create Strong windows Password

Password is used by every computer and Internet user for protecting their valuable data and information from unauthorized access. Everyone tried to create strong password which is hard to crack with software to by human. Even though we create strong password but still a password cracker program easily crack our password, isn't it ? So what is the meaning of strong password and how we can create a approx unbreakable password ? In this post I will focus on these two points.

What is a strong password: As per Microsoft recommendation for windows password, a strong password must have following characteristics:

  1. The length of password must be at least eight characters.
  2. A complete word should not present in the password.
  3. It should not contain any name related to you. (like your username, real name or company name)
  4. If you are changing your password then it must be totally different from previous password .
  5. A strong password must contain uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and special symbols.

Any password which is following these five rules will be a strong password and this type of passwords are very difficult to be broken. A password which contains uppercase, lowercase, numbers and special symbols can be a weak password like sampatrik2U! because it contain username and a complete word. You can correct it by writing it in this way $amp@trik2 U!. Including space in password and replace some letters with special symbols is make it very strong.

Always create a password which very easy to remember for you because losing password means losing access of your computer. So you can pick a phrase that is meaningful  for your password like my brother arun's birthday is 11 may 1987. Using this phrase you can create your password Mbabi11/may 87 or you can make it more strong by replacing some letters with special symbols like Mb@b!11 05 87.

I hope this post will guide you to create very strong password which are very easy to remember. But always remember that never create a password which you can't remember. But in case you forget your password then use advanced third party password recovery software to recover it.
READ MORE - Guide To create Strong windows Password

Friday, May 18, 2012

Recover Password of Protected Excel Wordbook by Using Password Revealer


To improve security in MS Excel and protect your workbooks from unnecessary modification by unauthorized users, Microsoft has introduced advanced password-protection. You can secure your whole workbook or some specific elements in your workbook by applying a password. Only authenticated users will have the right to make changes to the workbook or its individual elements. You can apply two different types of passwords to an Excel workbook: 'Password To Open' and 'Password To Modify'.

The 'Password To Open' feature can be used to prevent the illicit or unwanted users from opening the Excel workbook. This feature uses any of the standard encryption methods to secure data in the file. You can do this via Save As>>Tools>>Security Options and an existing one Main Menu>>Tools>>Options>>Security. Additionally, if you want to keep other users from changing the structure of your Excel workbook, you can use the 'Password To Modify' feature. With this feature, you can define a guideline for others and then, they need to follow this guideline for modifying the content or formatting of your workbook. To do so, go to Tools and choose Protect Document or Unprotect Document.

However, if there are a hell lot of passwords, there is always a high risk of losing these passwords. These passwords will keep on clogging up your brain and consequently, you forget them when trying to unlock your password-protected Excel workbooks. At this stage, you need to take help of professional MS Excel password recovery software.

Let me tell you my example. I joined at a new office last week. The person who left the organization had protected some of his Excel files. He didn't tell the passwords to anyone. However, I had to use those files in order to start my work. But, I found out that I cannot even open some of the important files. I immediately narrated the whole situation to my Team Lead and he recommended me to contact the system administration department. I contacted them and told them this problem. To recover Excel password, they installed a password recovery software on my computer and it was all over in just a few clicks. All the passwords were saved in the text document at a specified location in my system.

An efficient Excel password recovery software can easily recover both: 'password to open' and 'password to modify' set to your Excel workbook. These software use Brute-Force attack mechanism to give you the recovered password with 100% accuracy. The software which I used provided me various options to narrow down the Excel password search. 
READ MORE - Recover Password of Protected Excel Wordbook by Using Password Revealer


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