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From: ravi ndran
Date: Monday 15 October 2001 4:09 PM
Subject: please guide me
Question: done a project in visual basic
it converted to exe with password
unfortunately i forgot my password
how to get my password or coading
please guide me,

I don't really understand what you mean by "it converted to exe with password".  If you mean that you used an input box to ask the user for a password when the program is started, you may be able to retrieve this password.  Open the program with Notepad e.g.

notepad.exe c:\programs\app.exe

You will be able to see all of the strings used in that program around the center of the file.  It will look something like this:

T y p e       T e m p      \ E x t d i s c .   N3f
`ӓ     {2 0
O3f
`ӓ    .           \ D e f a u l t I c o n        E x t e n s i o n   d o e s   n o t   e x i s t   o r   n o   i c o n   h a s   b e e n   a s s i g n e d   t o   t h i s   f i l e t y p e .

You can see that the words 'Type' and 'Temp' were used as strings in this program.

If you have the original source code, then it will be better to look at this.

Let me know what you decide to do.


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