Active Password Changer intends to help you reset the password for a certain Windows user in order to recover the files from the personal folders. It can be useful if you forget the password for a certain user which has important information in their folders.
The program scans the SAM (Security Accounts Manager) and retrieves the computer accounts that can be processed. The passwords included in the SAM file are hashed which prevents them from being read but this tool attempts to reset them by deleting the entries from the file.
This method enables you to login with a blank password and to recover the important files even if you did not remember the password. The wizard-like interface enables you to activate the account and to force the user to change the password at the next login.
The application features an easy to use interface that is accessible even for casual computer users. In the package there are two other components that enable you to create a portable disk and a bootable CD-ROM. These can help you reset the password even if you cannot log in to any account.
Both the desktop application and the Boot Disk Creator are designed to guide you through the required steps. When you are creating a bootable disk you can select the media type and the items that you want to include on the DVD.
You might wonder if a chain and a padlock are more reliable than using a Windows password. Well, let’s just say that testing the utility is a little difficult because the demo restrictions prevent you from resetting a password or making other modifications.
Active Password Changer is a compact application that might be able to help you reset the password of your Windows account when you lose it or forget it.