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Its been a rough week. Yesterday morning we found that my grandmother had passed in the morning. Now my family and I are trying to get everything ready for the funeral. My grandmother had a desktop HP computer with windows 7 home. Of course it has a password and no one can figure out what it is. PLUS all of her contacts and all her pictures she loved are on the computer. I am trying to get into her computer to retrieve her address book, and i have three hours to get a picture for her article in the paper tomorrow. Only thing i can think of is to pull out the hdd and use a docking station for the pictures but i am lost in how to get a hold of the address book to contact everyone. I am lost and very tired, any ideas, help or anything to figure out how to get into it would be grateful. You can PM me if you wish with a solution if need be.
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http://www.pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

Burn that to a disk and boot to it.
You can delete the password for an administrative account and then log in with the user.

Yanking the drive would also be effective.
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thanks man
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Not even a "sorry for your loss"???

Anyways, try what beers said.

Sorry for your loss.
    
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If that doesn't work, you could try ophcrack, or as you said, just pull the drive. Also, sorry for your loss.
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thanks, i couldnt get pogo to work because it would not find the regestry file. So i pulled the drive, but we were wanting to know what was on the computer. If a last request other than the will
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You can find everything that was on the computer by pulling the drive and looking through it. Seems like the easiest and most time effective solution in this case.

Sorry for your loss aswell mate
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Originally Posted by jjjc_93 View Post
You can find everything that was on the computer by pulling the drive and looking through it. Seems like the easiest and most time effective solution in this case.

Sorry for your loss aswell mate
thanks, im still trying to find her contact list and be able to access all her passwords for stuff like AOL so we can just send a massive email out to everyone in her contact list, just feel bad not telling everyone.
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post #9 of 13
First of all I'm very sorry about your loss.

Which browser did she use to access her e-mail accounts? If it was chrome or firefox then it's relatively simple to view the saved passwords but if it's IE then you'd need to install 3rd party software to view them. Chrome and firefox (if memory serves) both have a section in the options menu to view saved passwords from forms and the autosave password feature within the browsers.
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post #10 of 13
Easiest way would be to just pull it out and look through it that way as someone already mentioned.
and i am very sorry for your loss,
wish you the best
Edited by badatgames18 - 3/12/11 at 8:25am
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