Recover Passwords for Dial-up or VPN Connections

by Eric Geier [Published on 3 Aug. 2011 / Last Updated on 3 Aug. 2011]

Run this utility to retrieve passwords stored for Dial-up or VPN Connections.

Like other services, Windows lets you save the passwords used for your dial-up and VPN connections. If you forget these passwords and need to use them on another computer, for example, you’ll find they are hidden behind asterisks.

However, you can use a utility, such as Dialupass from NirSoft, to recover them. It can even recover them from a specific phonebook (.pbk) file or from another instance of Windows, such as on an old drive or network computer.

Remember, other people that have access to your computer can also use utilities like this, so you might consider not caching your passwords.

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The Author — Eric Geier

Eric Geier (Dayton, Ohio) is a Freelance  Tech Writer and Author specializing in computer networking. He's also the Founder and Owner of NoWiresSecurity, which provides a hosted cloud-based RADIUS service to help businesses easily secure their Wi-Fi networks with the Enterprise (802.1X) mode of WPA/WPA2 security. He’s also the Founder and Owner of On Spot Techs, which provides on-site computer and technology services.

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