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PC Unlocker – Unlock Forgotten Computer Password Easily

January 10th, 2014 by Admin

How to unlock your computer password when you forgot it? The PC is locked and you can not log into Windows. Hence you can not install any software to unlock it. As you already know you can just re-install Windows, but it involves in installing almost any software again from scratch and it may also cause data loss.

Luckily, there is a powerful PC unlocker software that will allow you to reset forgotten Windows 8/7/Vista//XP password. It’s called PCUnlocker, which can be downloaded as an ISO file and burned onto a CD or USB drive. After that boot your locked computer from the PCUnlocker Live CD or USB drive, this tool has a very understandable user interface which allows you to unlock Windows password instantly.

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to unlock computer password with PCUnlocker:

Step #1: First of all, you have to download the ISO image of PCUnlocker using an alternate computer you can still log on. Once the download is complete, unzip the download file and you’ll get the bootable ISO image: pcunlocker.iso. Burn it to a blank CD (or USB drive) using the freeware ISO2Disc or ImgBurn.

Step #2: Now turn on your password protected computer that you’re trying to unlock. Insert the burned PCUnlocker disc and set the boot sequence to CD (or USB drive) first in the computer BIOS.

Step #3: Once your computer boots from the CD (or USB drive), it begins to load the Windows PE system. After the booting procedure is complete, you’ll see the PCUnlocker program which displays a list of Windows user accounts existing in your Windows SAM database.

Step #4: Choose a user account and then click on “Reset Password” button. Confirm your operation and the program will instantly reset the password and also unlock your user account if it was locked out or disabled.

Step #5: The last step is to restart the computer and remove the PCUnlocker Live CD/USB drive. When booting to the Windows logon screen, left the password box empty and you can then log on your computer immediately.

Have you ever tried to log into a Windows computer for a few minutes and you finally realize that you forgot the password? Using the PC unlocker software you can unlock any computer password quickly and easily.

KeyFinder Plus: Recover License Keys of Installed Software

October 22nd, 2013 by Admin

Lost your license key and can’t find it on a CD case, a manual or an old email somewhere? For those situations when you have to reinstall software on your computer and you don’t have the license keys or serial numbers, KeyFinder Plus is your savior. This small application will find the license, serial and product keys for all the software you had installed on your system prior to reinstalling it.

Simply run the KeyFinder Plus program on your computer, it automatically detects and decrypts the license / serial keys of all the popular softwares from your system, including Windows 8/7/Vista/XP, Office 2013/2010/2007/2003, Adobe CS2 – CS6, SQL Server 2012/2008/2005/2000.

One more thing which makes this small utility more useful is that you can retrieve the license keys from external Windows installations or any external Windows directory as well. Along with Windows you can also locate license keys from external software registry hive as well as remote computers.

Overall KeyFinder Plus is a nice tool that helps you to recover lost license key from any running system. After recovering your lost license keys, print them out or save them to disc and you’ll always have your keys to hand, should disaster strike – much more convenient.

Hide Your Sensitive Data with Protect My Folders

October 14th, 2013 by Admin

All of us have sensitive files that need to be hidden from prying eyes. This can be anything from our documents to pictures of family or friends. If you’re looking for a simple way to help you hide data from prying eyes and don’t want to have to deal with encryption, Protect My Folders might be the ideal choice. It works with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP.

How to Safeguard Your Data with Protect My Folders?

  1. Download the installer of Protect My Folders. After that, double-click the downloaded file and allow the setup wizard to complete the installation.
  2. Upon first run, you will be asked to create a password for the application. This step is crucial because it will protect the application from allowing others to unhide your hidden folders.

  3. After you create the password, the main window will open for the application. From here, you do all the work. Click the “Add/Lock” button, navigate to the folder you wish to hide and click OK.

  4. Now that the folder is hidden, so it will not appear in Windows Explorer. You cannot even type the path of the folder and have it appear, even from Command Prompt.
  5. To access a folder that you have hidden, all you need to do is run Protect My Folder program again and enter your password. Choose the folder you wish to access and click on Unlock button.

With the folder password protected, the folder cannot be unhidden without entering the password. This  adds a second layer of protection for the folder in case the Protect My Folders program is deleted.

How to Protect Files from Being Deleted Accidentally

September 21st, 2013 by Admin

Is it possible to protect files/folders from being deleted? I have some files that have been encrypted so they cannot be read but wondered if there was an way to protect them from being deleted. I know I could hide the file in the “Properties” menu but I want to stop them from being deleted if possible.

Looking for a way to protect your important files from being deleted by mistake in Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP? Sometimes you need to ensure that your valuable photos or videos cannot be deleted accidentally by yourself or other family members. In this situation, Protect My Folders will really come in handy.

How to Protect Files from Being Deleted Accidentally?

  1. Download and install Protect My Folders program on your computer. After installing, double-click the shortcut on your Desktop to start the program.
  2. The first time you start the program, it will require you to set a new password for Protect My Folders. Don’t forgot this program as you need it to open and use the program next time.
  3. When you see the main interface of Protect My Folders, click on Settings button. Check the “Read Only” option under the Lock Options section. If you don’t want to hide your private files, you can uncheck the “Hide” option. Close the Settings dialog.

  4. Click on Add/Lock button to add your desired folders or files. It allows you to add one or multiple folders or files at a time. Afterwards, you can exit this program.

  5. Open the Windows Explorer and try to delete your protected folders or files, you’ll keep getting the “Access Denied” error message. The protected files will remain there even if you try to delete the top-level folder.

This is how can you protect your files from being deleted in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP. If you need a better security protection for your private data, you can hide and block any access to your files with Protect My Folders.

How to Password Protect Any Windows Application

September 18th, 2013 by Admin

Need to lock your application so that other can’t open it? Or don’t want an unauthorized people to look at your e-mail or calendar while you’re away from your computer? Protect My Folders is what you need. It is a small application that lets you password protect any executable file in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP, without altering the program itself.

How to Password Protect Any Windows Application?

Protect My Folders is a simple tool to use. In order to use it to password protect your Windows application, first download the installer from this link and then install it.

Once installed, run Protect My Folders. During the first startup, you will be asked to create a new password. Put your desired password in that filed and then confirm the password. Once done, click OK. Remember that you are going to need that password each time you start the application.

Now the main window of Protect My Folders will be show. Click on the “Add/Lock” button, a file explorer will open and select the executable file of your application from there to protect. Now others can’t run or open your application without the password you used.

Conclusion

To sum up with, Protect My Folders is a robust small application which lets you protect your Windows application with a password so that others can’t open or use it. In case you forget the password there is no way to access your protected Windows application since it will remain permanently locked. Try it if you remain concerned with privacy of your Windows application.

How to Securely Hide A Folder or File in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP

September 18th, 2013 by Admin

These days, hiding a folder or file is probably something you will need if you use a computer shared with others. By default, you can change the file attribute and make your private files hidden. The problem is that just as many people know you can show files and folders that have the “hidden” attribute by simply changing a radio button under the folder view options.

In this tutorial we’ll show you a secure method to hide a folder or file in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP. Make your private folders or files invisible from Windows Explorer and Command Prompt, even computer geeks can’t find out your hidden secrets. This can be achieved by a computer security program – Protect My Folders.

How to Securely Hide A Folder or File in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP?

Download the setup package of Protect My Folders and save it on your computer. Once you’ve downloaded it, double-click the setup file to install it on your computer.

Start the Protect My Folders program. The first time you start the program, it will prompt you to set a new password for Protect My Folders. This password is designed to prevent others from unlocking your protected folders or files, or uninstalling this program.

After logging into the program, you’ll see the main interface of Protect My Folders. Simply click the “Add/Lock” button and you can add a folder or file to the protected list. After that, your folder or file will be protected and disappear from Windows Explorer and other applications.

Exit the program. Your protected folders or files will keeping invisible until you unlock your folders / files with Protect My Folders program. It’s that easy!

Lost Windows Password? Here’s How to Bypass It

September 3rd, 2013 by Admin

I lost the administrator password and do not have any other account. How can I bypass the password so I can get into my Windows system?

Losing Windows password could be a nightmare that will leave you without access to your system. This could happen out of forgetfulness, the result of idiotic roommates with nothing better to do, or any number of other situations that could result in a total loss of access to your computer. But don’t worry! Here we’ll show you an easy way to bypass Windows password after you lost your password.

All you really need is a USB drive and another computer to create a PCUnlocker Live USB drive on. In many cases, you can bypass lost Windows 8/7/Vista/XP password in just a few minutes.

Lost Windows Password? How to Bypass It?

  1. First, you are required to create a PCUnlocker Live USB drive from another computer that you have access to. This can be your work PC, or a friend or family member’s PC (any PC within your reach). Download the ISO image of PCUnlocker and burn it to your USB drive using ISO2Disc program.
  2. Insert the PCUnlocker Live USB into your own machine and boot the computer from it. Before that ensure you have set your BIOS to boot from USB drive. After successfully booting from PCUnlocker Live USB, it will load the operating system that is installed on the USB drive.
  3. When the boot process is complete, it will start the PCUnlocker program. This program automatically searches your Windows installations and displays all user accounts existing in Windows SAM registry file. In the list box, you can also find out which user account is password protected, disabled or locked out.

  4. Choose one of your user accounts and click on “Reset Password” button. The program will bypass your lost Windows password instantly.
  5. Restart the computer and disconnect the Live USB. The account that you’re trying to regain access to will no longer require a password. Quickly get back into your system without data loss!

PCUnlocker: Unlock Any Computer without A Password

August 29th, 2013 by Admin

Whether you forgot Windows login password or your administrator account got locked out or disabled accidentally, there is a simple way to unlock your computer without a password. Here we’ll get you through the process of unlocking any password protected computer with PCUnlocker Live CD.

How to Unlock Any Computer without A Password?

Step #1: First, you are required to create a PCUnlocker Live CD from another computer that you have access to. This can be your work PC, or a friend or family member’s PC (any PC within your reach). Download the ISO image of PCUnlocker and burn it to a blank CD or DVD using ISO2Disc program. If you don’t have a CD burner, A USB flash drive can also be used to make a bootable PCUnlocker USB drive.

Step #2: Next thing is, insert the PCUnlocker Live CD into your own machine and boot the computer from it. Before that ensure you haven’t set your BIOS to boot from any other drive than the optical one. After successfully booting from PCUnlocker Live CD, it will load the operating system that is installed on the CD drive.

Step #3: When the boot process is complete, it will start the PCUnlocker program. This program automatically searches your Windows installations and displays all user accounts existing in Windows SAM registry file. In the list box, you can also find out which user account is password protected, disabled or locked out.

Step #4: Choose one of your user accounts and click on “Reset Password” button. The program will remove the account password, and also change the properties of your user account so it is enabled, unlocked and never expired. It will also turn off the logon hours restriction and fix the local security policy that may prevent you from logging in.

Step #5: Restart the computer and remove the Live CD. The account that you’re trying to regain access to will no longer require a password. Quickly regain access to a password-protected computer without a password! No need to start over with a fresh Windows installation when you are locked out of your computer.

Conclusion

With PCUnlocker Live CD you can reset forgotten computer passwords for both local administrator accounts and Active Directory user accounts. It works on all versions of Windows systems, including Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Besides the features mentioned above, PCUnlocker can also help you promote standard or limited user account to administrator, reset Windows 8 Microsoft account password, and more.