Network Password Recovery is a free password recovery tool that retrieves all lost local area network passwords and .NET passport account passwords that were stored on your system by Windows for ease of use. The utility can be used only by the current logged-on user.
The software can also regain lost passwords of the Credential’s file of external drive provided you remember the last log on password. This requirement arises because the Credentials file is encrypted with the SHA hash of the log-on password, which is necessary for decrypting the Credentials file. This is the new feature that has been added to the version 1.20 of the software. The feature can be accessed from the user interface of the program from the advanced options of the file menu or from command-line, by using /external parameter.
Specifically the software can recover Passwords of mail accounts on exchange server (stored by Outlook 2003), Password of MSN Messenger / Windows Messenger accounts, Internet Explorer 7.x and 8.x: passwords of password-protected Web sites (“Basic Authentication” or “Digest Access Authentication”). The item name of IE7 passwords always begin with “Microsoft_WinInet” prefix and hence it can easily digg out the passwords. The passwords stored by Remote Desktop 6 and Login passwords of remote computers on your LAN can also be retrieved.
Netowork Password Recover too is compatible with Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 98/ME and Windows 7, but remember that the utility gives results only if you are logged in with administrative privileges. In Vista, you need to be install it as an administrator for this software to work fine, else it might now work for you. Since Windows 2000 does not save network passwords the software cannot be used for it.
The best part about this software is, no installation procedure or DLL is required to run this on your system. The executable file in the zip file simply has to be run after placing the zip file in a folder. The displayed passwords can be saved by copying to the clipboard or saving them to text/HTML/XML file. You can save them through the command line options too.