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BigVE
02-23-2005, 07:10 PM
I have my computer set up so that the kids can log in and have thier own settings seperate from me and my wifes settings. Today for some reason when I went to log in for MY settings it would not accept my password. I have not changed it and Im the only one who COULD access the setup to change the passwords. Is there some way I can bypass the log in and still get all MY settings back? I can get onto my computer of course but all my favorites and desktop settings are "lost" so far. ?????

Phobia
02-23-2005, 07:30 PM
OS?

BigVE
02-23-2005, 07:42 PM
Windows ME

Phobia
02-23-2005, 08:08 PM
Windows ME

Throw your PC out the window and buy a new one. Heh heh.

I don't have an answer for you. ME was a pretty short lived product. Not too many people know it well.

KCFalcon59
02-23-2005, 08:26 PM
Format c:

:p :p

BigVE
02-23-2005, 08:28 PM
Format c:

More info please...is this a dos prompt?

htismaqe
02-23-2005, 08:38 PM
Format c:

Seriously. That was funny like ten years ago.

KCFalcon59
02-23-2005, 08:40 PM
Seriously. That was funny like ten years ago.

I know. It's the first time I have had a chance to beat anyone to it. Let me have my weak attempt at humor. :)

BigVE
02-23-2005, 08:41 PM
I had no clue THEN either. ? :)

BigVE
02-23-2005, 08:43 PM
I know. It's the first time I have had a chance to beat anyone to it. Let me have my weak attempt at humor. :)
HEY! It worked! You ARE a genioouss. :shake:

KC Jones
02-23-2005, 09:23 PM
caps lock on?

KCWolfman
02-23-2005, 09:25 PM
Find the *.pwl file in the Windows directory and delete it.

The one to want to delete will be your username*.pwl. For example, if your username is Alzheimers it would be C:\windows\alzheimers.pwl

The next time you log on it will ask you for a new password without requiring the old one. This works in Windows Millennium, but I wouldn't try it with anything made after that.

IMPORTANT Make a copy of this file and place it in your documents before you delete it. Or just move it over. That way if there are any negative repercussions, you can just put it back.

KC Jones
02-23-2005, 09:26 PM
oh, and most of your settings should be somewhere like C:\documents and settings\account

I can't remember the exact path name

KCWolfman
02-23-2005, 09:27 PM
oh, and most of your settings should be somewhere like C:\documents and settings\account

I can't remember the exact path name
That would be XP, wouldn't it?

Saulbadguy
02-24-2005, 07:17 AM
Find the *.pwl file in the Windows directory and delete it.

The one to want to delete will be your username*.pwl. For example, if your username is Alzheimers it would be C:\windows\alzheimers.pwl

The next time you log on it will ask you for a new password without requiring the old one. This works in Windows Millennium, but I wouldn't try it with anything made after that.

IMPORTANT Make a copy of this file and place it in your documents before you delete it. Or just move it over. That way if there are any negative repercussions, you can just put it back.
That will work in Windows 98 or ME, not NT/2k/XP.

KCWolfman
02-24-2005, 05:32 PM
That will work in Windows 98 or ME, not NT/2k/XP.
That's what he asked for, isn't it?


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Saulbadguy
02-24-2005, 06:18 PM
That's what he asked for, isn't it?
I was re-enforcing the part of your post that stated this :

This works in Windows Millennium, but I wouldn't try it with anything made after that.

:D