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    Default Anyone can help (word 2000 recovery)

    A Friend of mine saved this .doc file a few years ago, password protected it, and now he had forgotten his password...:| All of the password recovery tools i tryed couldn't do it in less than 21-30 days(( He needs it by 20 April 2008. Please help! Thanks a lot!

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    Until you find a better solution I'd suggest opening it in Notepad, extracting all the data and re-doing all the formatting.

    It won't be much fun but amongst all the binary data contained in the doc you should still be able to see a large percentage of the relevant text.
    I'm a compulsive post editor, you might wanna wait until my post has been online for 5-10 mins before quoting it as it will likely change.

    I know I seem harsh in some of my replies. SORRY! But if you're doing something illegal or posting something that seems to be obvious BS I'm going to call you on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hummerxploit View Post
    A Friend of mine saved this .doc file a few years ago, password protected it, and now he had forgotten his password...:| All of the password recovery tools i tryed couldn't do it in less than 21-30 days(( He needs it by 20 April 2008. Please help! Thanks a lot!
    Ok, I'll lend you my laptop and my pc but then it'll only be done by in 7-10 days. Damn... that's still not soon enough.
    [FONT=Courier New][SIZE=2][FONT=Courier New]hehe...
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    ࡱ >    n  p  g h o .....I get text like this when i try to open it with any text editor The password he set, it's an open password, wich(bad spelling) encrypts the file - 40-bit encryption... Thanks for your help anyway!

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    Actually, i found a program that decrypts the files in one minute, Express Recovery (Inhouse Edition), from lastbit software( lastbit[dot]com ).....It's a little over 8GB, but it's too "cheap" for me...( Pricing/Order
    Express Recovery (Inhouse Edition) costs $1499. You can place an order here.

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    Every word doc starts with a similar line, see:
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    ࡱ                >  	               v          x          u   
    I'm pretty sure if you keep scrolling through it you'll see the actual content. I tried it here quick with no problems, though I didn't go digging into settings.

    Quote Originally Posted by .lonewolf View Post
    Ok, I'll lend you my laptop and my pc but then it'll only be done by in 7-10 days. Damn... that's still not soon enough.
    This is just begging for a Hackers quote
    I'm a compulsive post editor, you might wanna wait until my post has been online for 5-10 mins before quoting it as it will likely change.

    I know I seem harsh in some of my replies. SORRY! But if you're doing something illegal or posting something that seems to be obvious BS I'm going to call you on it.

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    Does your friend know if he used a random password or not.

    If he thinks he may have used a familiar password, he can write down all the passwords he might have thought of in various combinations of uppercase and lowercase... then he can try eliminating them one by one.
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    Did your friend try 'god, sex, and love'?
    A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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    Default Tryed....also, posted a screenshot....i'm only seeing black dots and special chars

    Quote Originally Posted by thorin View Post
    Every word doc starts with a similar line, see:
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    ࡱ                >  	               v          x          u   
    I'm pretty sure if you keep scrolling through it you'll see the actual content. I tried it here quick with no problems, though I didn't go digging into settings.
    Also, i made a screenshot h**p://www[dot]largeimagehost[dot]com/gallerys/untilted/tQtrU[dot]html

    Thanks!

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    He used a random password generator ( He thinks the password is 5-6 chars)

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