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
There is also a password recovery package with full install and uninstall support.
The installer automatically copies all files into the installation folder that you select, and creates a
start menu folder with shortcuts to the all installed utilities and help files.
The uninstaller removes all files, including the configuration files (.cfg) of each utility.
The installer created with Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (NSIS).
If you want to download the password recovery package with install/uninstall support, click here
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:
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.
Recovers the passwords of the following email programs:
Windows Live Mail,
Microsoft Outlook 2000 (POP3 and SMTP Accounts only),
Microsoft Outlook 2002/2003 (POP3, IMAP, HTTP and SMTP Accounts),
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 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
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...
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 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...
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
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 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 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 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 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.
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.