Windows Password Recovery Tools

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NirSoft Web site provides free password recovery tools for variety of Windows programs, including Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, Microsoft Outlook, Dialup entries of Windows, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, and more...

If you want to download a package of all Windows password recovery tools in one zip file, click here. The password to extract the files is nirsoft123!

Be aware that some Antivirus programs might detect that these password recovery tools are infected with Virus/Trojan. All these Trojan/virus alerts are "False Positive" issues. Click here to read more about false alerts in Antivirus programs

As you may know, I removed the command-line options that exports the passwords to a file from all major password-recovery tools. You can find the reason for removing the command-line options in this Blog post. If you need to use the command-line options of these password-recovery tools (For legal purposes only !!), you can download a package of all major password-recovery tools with command-line support, by following the instructions below:

  1. Click this download link.
  2. Enter 'download' as the user name, and 'nirsoft123!' as the password.
  3. After downloading the package, extract the files from it using the following password: nirsoft123!

If you want to get more information about the locations in the Registry or in the file system that the passwords are stored, you can read this: Password Storage Locations For Popular Windows Applications.

The following table describes the most popular password recovery utilities for Windows in NirSoft Web site:
MessenPass Recovers the passwords of most popular Instant Messenger programs in Windows: MSN Messenger, Windows Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, ICQ Lite 4.x/2003, AOL Instant Messenger provided with Netscape 7, Trillian, Miranda, and GAIM.
Mail PassView Recovers the passwords of the following email programs: Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail, Outlook Express, Microsoft Outlook 2000 (POP3 and SMTP Accounts only), Microsoft Outlook 2002/2003 (POP3, IMAP, HTTP and SMTP Accounts), IncrediMail, Eudora, Netscape Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird,
Mail PassView can also recover the passwords of Web-based email accounts (HotMail, Yahoo!, Gmail), if you use the associated programs of these accounts.
IE PassView IE PassView is a small utility that reveals the passwords stored by Internet Explorer browser. It supports the new Internet Explorer 7.0 and 8.0, as well as older versions of Internet explorer, v4.0 - v6.0
Protected Storage PassView Recovers all passwords stored inside the Windows Protected Storage, including the AutoComplete passwords of Internet Explorer, passwords of Password-protected sites, MSN Explorer Passwords, and more...
Dialupass Password recovery tool that reveals all passwords stored in dial-up entries of Windows. (Internet and VPN connections) This tool works in all versions of Windows, including Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2003/2008.
BulletsPassView BulletsPassView is a password recovery tool that reveals the passwords stored behind the bullets in the standard password text-box of Windows operating system and Internet Explorer Web browser. After revealing the passwords, you can easily copy them to the clipboard or save them into text/html/csv/xml file.
You can use this tool to recover the passwords of many Windows applications, like CuteFTP, Filezilla, VNC, and more...
Network Password Recovery Recover network shares passwords stored by Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2003/2008.
SniffPass Password Sniffer Windows utility which capture the passwords that pass through your network adapter, and display them on the screen instantly.
You can use this utility to recover lost Web/FTP/Email passwords.
RouterPassView Windows utility that can recover lost passwords from configuration file saved by a router. This utility only works if your router save the configuration file in a format that RouterPassView can detect and decript.
PstPassword Recovers lost password of Outlook PST file.
PasswordFox PasswordFox is a small password recovery tool for Windows that allows you to view the user names and passwords stored by Mozilla Firefox Web browser. By default, PasswordFox displays the passwords stored in your current profile, but you can easily select to watch the passwords of any other Firefox profile. For each password entry, the following information is displayed: Record Index, Web Site, User Name, Password, User Name Field, Password Field, and the Signons filename.
ChromePass ChromePass is a small password recovery tool for Windows that allows you to view the user names and passwords stored by Google Chrome Web browser. For each password entry, the following information is displayed: Origin URL, Action URL, User Name Field, Password Field, User Name, Password, and Created Time. You can select one or more items and then save them into text/html/xml file or copy them to the clipboard.
OperaPassView OperaPassView is a small password recovery tool that decrypts the content of the Opera Web browser password file (wand.dat) and displays the list of all Web site passwords stored in this file. You can easily select one or more passwords in the OperaPassView window, and then copy the passwords list to the clipboard and save it into text/html/csv/xml file.
WebBrowserPassView WebBrowserPassView is a password recovery tool that reveals the passwords stored by the following Web browsers: Internet Explorer (Version 4.0 - 8.0), Mozilla Firefox (All Versions), Google Chrome, and Opera. This tool can be used to recover your lost/forgotten password of any Website, including popular Web sites, like Facebook, Yahoo, Google, and GMail, as long as the password is stored by your Web Browser. After retrieving your lost passwords, you can save them into text/html/csv/xml file, by using the 'Save Selected Items' option (Ctrl+S).
WirelessKeyView WirelessKeyView recovers all wireless network keys (WEP/WPA) stored in your computer by the 'Wireless Zero Configuration' service of Windows XP and by the 'WLAN AutoConfig' service of Windows 7 and Windows Vista. It allows you to easily save all keys to text/html/xml file, or copy a single key to the clipboard.
Remote Desktop PassView Remote Desktop PassView is a small utility that reveals the password stored by Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection utility inside the .rdp files.
VNCPassView VNCPassView is a small Windows utility that recover the passwords stored by the VNC tool. It can recover 2 of passwords: password stored for the current logged-on user (HKEY_CURRENT_USER in the Registry), and password stored for the all users.
Reveals the password stored behind the asterisks in Pocket PC device.