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#1 oreofudge

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 05:01 PM

Hi,

 

My sis forgot her password to her Toshiba laptop and sent me her HDD thinking I will be able to retrieve her files from it, is it possible to do so if I put it into a HDD enclosure and connect it via USB to my computer?

 

Thanks.



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Posted 28 October 2014 - 05:48 PM

Unless her files were part of an Encrypting File System, you shou be able to freely access the drive.

It may be easier to reset her password.

 

http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/



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Posted 28 October 2014 - 06:25 PM

Thanks for the quick response, she only had two users on that laptop, her as the "administrative" one who forgot her password, and a second user with standard or limited access.

 

She already took out her hard drive and sent it to me (she lives in NC, I live in FL), so I have it and thinking to put it inside an enclosure and see if I could at least get her files back. I am sure she must not had anything fancy set up security-wise, just the regular user password protect for her files that set up lets you set.

 

Any other feedback? ;-]#



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Posted 29 October 2014 - 07:47 AM

Try it...that's the true test.

 

I believe that Toshiba notebooks employ a series of different passwords...some are for hard drive access, some are for BIOS, and so on.  The intellgent thing to do would be to access the Toshiba support page for that specific system...and use "password" as the search phrase for any documentation on changing, forgotten passwords, etc., IMO.

 

From what I've read, certain passwords employed by Toshiba cannot be circumvented in any manner other than having Toshiba do so.

 

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 09:43 AM

...true that Louis, I'll just go ahead and try and see where it takes me.

 

Thank you all! ;-]#



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Posted 30 October 2014 - 07:28 AM

:thumbup2:

 

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