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How can I recover saved AIM password from registry

How can I recover a saved password in AIM (Version: 5.9.6089).

I know it is hashed and stored in hkey_current_user\software\america online\aol instant messanger (TM)\current version\users\*screenname*\Login\password1

The password is saved in AIM, but I don't remember what it is, and it goes to my email as well.
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Maybe you could try MessenPass (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/mspass.zip) even though I've never used it
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Alex_Dev,

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Thanks, war1
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orangutang:
I tried that program and it does not support AIM v.5.9:
"AOL Instant Messenger (only older versions, the password in newer versions of AIM cannot be recovered) " in the help file

war1: I tried the 30 day free trial and it also didn't work unfortunately.  In its help file...
1.75.574
3.0.1466
4.1.2010
4.3.2229
4.3.2229
4.6.0073
4.7.2480
6.0.4.5 (beta)
6.0.28.1

Important: starting from version 4.8 of AOL Instant Messenger, the password is not stored locally anymore, so it cannot be recovered by AIMPR – the program will show Unsupported version message. If that case, use AOL online form located at http://www.aol.com/aim/password.adp to get your password back. However, version 6.0 is supported (password is stored in Windows Registry). "

I tried the "AIM Decryptor" but it is just the Delphi source code and I only have Visual Studio 6.0.  I downloaded Free Pascal but I couldn't get it to compile.  If you knew how to compile it into an executable I would love to give it a shot.
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AIM 5.9 just doesn't make it easy I don't think to recover a saved password.  It is a hashed password, so I'm guessing nobody can unhash it, and the only way might be to compare every possible word/number combo and find a matching hash.  Oh well, you have both helped as much as could be done.