vishalhak
vishalhak
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07 Feb 2012

Decoding SAM file

hello friends,
here's another question.
is there any method of revealing the contents of SAM file in windows
XP.
😁thanks for all your suggestions in advance.😎
Rahul Jamgade

Rahul Jamgade

Information Technology
10 years ago
Yes , there are ways to decode the SAM file at least for the password.
VipulPatel

VipulPatel

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
what is the method for retrieving password from SAM file
coolsam

coolsam

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
Hi

I am Sam and also would like to know ....how it's possible


Looking forward for your reply
vishalhak

vishalhak

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
Of course, I am very keen to know what is behind SAM😎
Rahul Jamgade

Rahul Jamgade

Information Technology
7 years ago
vishalhak
Of course, I am very keen to know what is behind SAM😎
The SAM database stands for Security Account Manager and its stores the password for all the local users on windows system. It is also called as SAM database. You can use many tools that can help you to retrieve password from the SAM database such as Ophcrack. You need to boot from live CD or from different OS than the OS for which you are trying to retrieve the SAM file as the file is locked for the running OS and could not be accessed.
7 years ago
Actually, the passwords will be stored in Plain Text or at least encoded ones, which can be decoded, as the Google Chrome uses your login password as the Master Password! 😀 Check out the Chrome source code to find something by which you can get the password in plain text during runtime of the OS! 😉

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