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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Desktop passwords.

When this computer was new, back in the day, everyone in the family had their own desktop. Now that I'm the only user, I want to get into the others and clean everything up, but I don't know the passwords. No one can remember theirs, except me, is there a way to find out what they are, or to get into those desktops without them?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 12:15 PM
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what version of windows....
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 01:09 PM
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If you can log in to at least one, you can browse the harddrive and look at their profile tree.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-17-2004, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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Windows 98.

Chris, I'm on the desktop I use, how do I browse that shit? I want to make sure there isn't anything on them worth saving before they get deleted.
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you could do this a couple ways... one do a search for *.pwl and find the password file of the users that have logged in and del the ones you want to change so you could log on as them....


the other way would be to just browse to like c:\windows\profiles\*

and look at their profile and pull anything you need and delete the folders when you are done.
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You're gonna have to speak more english, I know how to type papers and find porn, that's about it.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-17-2004, 11:03 AM
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well I don't know how to get much more english... but I can try..

do this the easy way... open "My Computer"

double click on your C:\ drive


double click on the windows directory

Find profiles and double click on it

you should see some peoples names in there

Double click on each one you want to see and view the files

Delete what you don't want out of there or just delete the fold that corespons with the persons name...

Done


If you want to just change a password in windows 98

go to find files or folders

Search for *.pwl
Delete the .pwl that corresponds with the login name

Logout of your machine and logback in as the person... with a new password and it SHOULD prompt you to confirm it and at that point the password is reset...
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