I forgot my Windows95 Password
Passwords are usually used to protect a system
again unauthorized access.
However, security is "weak"
under Windows95, because by just entering a new Username, the
system allows to login (not so with WindowsNT: without a valid
user-name and password, you CANNOT login, so if you want a secure
system, use Windows NT4 with NTFS-formatted disk).
The biggest problem with password: people forget them
But that is no problem under Windows95:
look in the Windows-directory for PWL-files:
If you forgot your password, simple delete
(or better just rename) the PWL-file
of the user, then login again under that User-name, you can now
enter a NEW password.
The file "RNA.PWL" stores the password of the
My experience: Delete the RNA.PWL-file, reboot, delete the file
RNA.PWL again, then goto Dialup-Server, it will now complain
about a "corrupt" password, but at least it will give
you now a change to enter a NEW Password !
Warning: this also deletes your passwords for
DIALING OUT !
Extract from the Winodows95 Resource-Kit:
Install it from "Control-Panel"/"Add/Remove
(if you do NOT have Windows95 of CD-ROM, it can be downloaded
it downloads the self-extracting file PWEDIT.EXE,
which contains PWLEDIT.EXE and PWLEDIT.INF)
||Don't forget to put the
(otherwise it does
NOT get installed)
The Password Editor is then available from the Menu "Accessories":
||I did not have a matching
PWL-file, only the one