How to Recover Lost Passwords with WinMend Password Retriever
If you have ever forgotten your Windows login password, you know how frustrating it can be to access your files and applications. Fortunately, there is a tool that can help you recover your lost passwords easily and quickly: WinMend Password Retriever.
WinMend Password Retriever is a utility that recovers passwords stored in Windows' SAM, SAM database and registry databases. It can be used to recover lost passwords of Microsoft's operating systems: Windows XP/Vista/7/8 and 10. The program allows you to retrieve both local and remote passwords, including those with expired or disabled accounts.
In this article, we will show you how to use WinMend Password Retriever to recover your lost passwords in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Download and install WinMend Password Retriever
You can download WinMend Password Retriever from its official website: http://www.winmend.com/password-retriever/. The file size is about 2.5 MB and it is compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8 and 10. After downloading, run the setup file and follow the instructions to install the program on your computer.
Step 2: Run WinMend Password Retriever and select the target system
After installing, launch WinMend Password Retriever from the Start menu or the desktop shortcut. You will see the main interface of the program, which looks like this:
On the left panel, you can see a list of available systems that you can recover passwords from. You can choose either the local system (the one you are currently using) or a remote system (another computer on the same network or a removable device). If you choose a remote system, you will need to specify its IP address or hostname, as well as its username and password (if required).
On the right panel, you can see a list of user accounts that belong to the selected system. You can select one or more accounts that you want to recover passwords for. You can also filter the accounts by their status (active, disabled or expired).
Step 3: Start recovering passwords
After selecting the target system and user accounts, click on the \"Start\" button at the bottom of the interface. The program will start scanning the system and retrieving passwords for the selected accounts. This may take some time depending on the number and complexity of the passwords.
When the process is finished, you will see a message box informing you of the results. You can also view the recovered passwords in the right panel, as shown below:
You can copy the passwords to the clipboard or save them as a text file for future reference. You can also export them as an HTML file for printing or sharing.
WinMend Password Retriever is a handy tool that can help you recover your lost Windows passwords in a matter of minutes. It supports various Windows versions and systems, and it can retrieve both local and remote passwords. It is easy to use and has a user-friendly interface. If you ever forget your Windows password, you can rely on WinMend Password Retriever to get it back. aa16f39245