What soft helps me open the *.sam file

I've lost my password, so i want a soft can open my *sam file. Anyone know? ( *sam file in win XP , like *.pwl in win 98)
namteovnAsked:
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
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namteovnAuthor Commented:
anyway, i want to open my *sam file! Can i ?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
No, it's an encrypted file.  You cannot open and edit it with notepad, for example..
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
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namteovnAuthor Commented:
But i have known that, there was a soft can open it!
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amirinamdarCommented:
Yes, you can do that. You need to use LC4 for that.
http://www.atstake.com/products/lc/
when you open the program in wizard mode, select 'retrive from local machine' or open your sam file from the program directly. you will be amazed!!
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amirinamdarCommented:
sorry, i did not mention. It might not be legal to use this to crack another person's machine password. I hope you realize that. of course if you are using it to open your own sam file, it 's ok.
good luck!
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Actually, LC5 is out - and owned by symantec now, if I'm not mistaken.  (They're buying everyone).
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Although L0pht Crack - whenever I've run it, required Administrator privilages to run and only cracks the passwords, finding out what they are if they aren't too complex or if you let it run for days...
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namteovnAuthor Commented:
but that site can't by buy credit card! Any one know where to download it?
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amirinamdarCommented:
...true, the brute force  version of the password cracking can take days and you require a full version for that. Of course, if a person does not have administrative priveleges on a machine, he has no business running L0pht Crack, LC4 or LC5!
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amirinamdarCommented:
From: http://www.atstake.com/products/lc/purchase.html

Ordering by Fax
Fax your name, address, >credit card info<, and email address to (719) 623-0399 or (509) 691-7614. Be sure to name the product (LC 5) and license type you are ordering.
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