Password Recovery and Reset Software
Forgetting a password is like a rite of passage for any computer user. We sometimes have to remember dozens of them - one for Windows, one for that important file at work, one for the financial software at home, etc.
Below you'll find lots of resources to help you recover or reset that important password.
Free Password Crackers
A list of password cracker programs that will recover or remove various kinds of passwords for free.
Free Windows Password Recovery Tools
A list of the best free Windows password recovery and reset tools.
Free PDF Password Remover Tools
A list of the best free PDF password remover, cracker, and recovery tools for Windows.
Free Word Password Recovery Tools
A list of free programs that remove or circumvent Microsoft Word passwords.
Premium Windows Password Recovery Tools
A list of several "premium" (they cost money) password recovery and reset tools for Windows.
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
My review of Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, a password removal/reset tool for Windows passwords.
How To Remove Passwords Using Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
A complete walkthrough of Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, a free program you can use to reset your Windows password.
My review of Ophcrack, a Windows password recovery program.
How To Recover Passwords Using Ophcrack LiveCD
A screenshot based tutorial on recovering a Windows password using Ophcrack LiveCD.
PC Login Now
My review of PC Login Now, a password removal/reset tool for Windows passwords.
How To Remove Passwords Using PC Login Now
Complete tutorial on using PC Login Now to reset Windows passwords.
My review of Kon-Boot, a password bypassing tool for Windows passwords.
Cain & Abel
My review of Cain & Abel, a password recovery software program for Windows passwords.
Active Password Changer Professional
My review of Active Password Changer Professional, a premium Windows password recovery program.
Windows Password Recovery Programs FAQ
Answers to common questions about Windows password cracker/recovery tools.
Comparison of Free Windows Password Recovery and Reset Software
A Windows password recovery software program comparison table.