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Forgotten Password on the Windows Easy Transfer

  1. #1


    Carleton, Skipton
    Posts : 51
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 (x64 bit)

    Forgotten Password on the Windows Easy Transfer


    I have recently found a Windows Easy Transfer file on a USB Stick. It was created by Christmas time, it is before the computer (Hard Drive) broke. So, I luckily found this on USB Stick in one of my drawers from last Christmas.

    Now I am currently have a new tower PC which it has Windows 8.1 in it and it works fine. Just that my old tower has been upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 (trial) for a while from October 2013.

    But, I can't remember what the password was - so I am struggling to know what the password was. I am just worried that I cannot reset the password on the Windows Easy Transfer, it has all of my lovely photos and videos and also my work documents. The thing is that I cannot get access to the old PC, because it is gone. But, I have got my stuff in my Windows Easy Transfer file - just that I can't remember the password.

    Is there a way to get to my password out by doing something?

    Thank you for reading!
    Regards,
    Benjamin123

    "If you want to see my System Specs (this PC), you click it below on the left"
    Last edited by Benjamin123; 15 Mar 2014 at 08:25. Reason: Adding more texts

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Not as far as I know.
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  3. #3


    Carleton, Skipton
    Posts : 51
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 (x64 bit)


    What do you mean? I need help!!
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    That is the problem with passwords. They are there to limit access to people who know the password. If you don't know it - tough luck. Sorry.

    There are various paid utilities which try and crack/recover passwords. Never heard of one that will attempt it on on mig files. Perhaps you will be able to find one that does.

    You could ixquick for "password recovery" or maybe "password recovery mig files" and see if you can find something
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    a lot opf people use the same or slightly different passwords ,i know i do ,when i cant remember one i just try all the different combonation the few different words i use .eventually i get it .maybe you did this to ,just try all the passwords you can think of ,you might get lucky
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    Sorry Ben, but unless you can come up with the password you are SOL.

    There are utilities for extracting the contents of mig files, but they all require the password.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin123 View Post
    I have recently found a Windows Easy Transfer file on a USB Stick. It was created by Christmas time, it is before the computer (Hard Drive) broke. So, I luckily found this on USB Stick in one of my drawers from last Christmas.

    Now I am currently have a new tower PC which it has Windows 8.1 in it and it works fine. Just that my old tower has been upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 (trial) for a while from October 2013.

    But, I can't remember what the password was - so I am struggling to know what the password was. I am just worried that I cannot reset the password on the Windows Easy Transfer, it has all of my lovely photos and videos and also my work documents. The thing is that I cannot get access to the old PC, because it is gone. But, I have got my stuff in my Windows Easy Transfer file - just that I can't remember the password.

    Is there a way to get to my password out by doing something?

    Thank you for reading!
    Regards,
    Benjamin123

    "If you want to see my System Specs (this PC), you click it below on the left"
    It don' look good for you recovering your data with out the password, that is the exact reason for passwords. RoboForm has saved me many times you only have one password to remember
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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