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BigVE 02-23-2005 07:10 PM

Home PC question.
 
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

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Originally Posted by BigVE
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

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Originally Posted by KCFalcon59
Format c:

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

htismaqe 02-23-2005 08:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KCFalcon59
Format c:

Seriously. That was funny like ten years ago.

KCFalcon59 02-23-2005 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by htismaqe
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

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Originally Posted by KCFalcon59
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

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Originally Posted by KC Jones
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by KCWolfman
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.


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