If you are reading this, chances are that you have been locked out of your Administrator account. Or maybe, you’re just curious about the magic that the CMD can do. The Command Prompt is one the oldest interfaces and has been there since the 80s. These days, it only performs administrative tasks, and it is excellent at that.
But, can it show the admin password?
Well, you cannot see the admin password using the command prompt. If that were possible, many people’s devices would be compromised. It would be simple for hackers to gain access to files, which they could leverage for anything. If the admin password leaks, your device is at risk of getting malware, and a hacker can sweep other passwords and even your credit card information.
TechBiva 101: The University Information Technology Services says that you may need to talk to a repair shop once you forget your admin password. There, the expert will have all the necessary tools to reset your device.
In this article, you will see how you can find your admin passwords with some third-party tools. Also, you’ll learn how to work your way around administrator restrictions and so much more. Read to the end to get all the tech details in the post.
TechBiva 101: Note that the CMD cannot show the admin password.
How Do I Find Out What My Administrator Password Is [Using Tools]?
The best way to get your password is by using password recovery tools such as:
1. Lazesoft Recover My Password
2. John the Ripper
4. Trinity Rescue Kit
5. Passware Kit
Let us look at each of them briefly.
If you are looking to crack the admin password, Lazesoft should be your go-to software. The developers have designed it to remove and reset passwords, especially if you do not remember them.
To use the software, you will need to download and save it on a USB drive. Then, use it to reboot the computer and follow the given prompts. The process is straightforward, and the program is user-friendly. Therefore, you do not have to worry about any hiccups.
The tool supports all versions from Windows XP and above, and it costs at least $17.95. Compared to the others on this list, that price is quite competitive.
Of all the admin password crackers, this is the most versatile. That is because it works across all platforms, from Windows to Linux and anything therebetween. Also, you can use it to recover passwords on a mobile device.
However, it has a caveat. You will need to have significant technical knowledge to operate it. And although it is available for free, you’ll need to pay to access the most important features.
If you’re tech-savvy, this should be the best option for you. Your experience in CMD and other command-line interfaces will come in handy.
Thanks to its straightforward application, Ophcrack will help you to see your administrator password. Then, you will only need to download the ISO image that it comes with. Then, burn it on a CD or DVD, and then reboot your computer from the disk.
Ophcrack uses a different style of cracking the admin password: the rainbow tables. This is a quicker method than brute force attacks, and it works efficiently.
The only caveat is that if your admin password was long, the program might not deliver effectively. But with all other things considered, it is an excellent tool.
Since you can’t show the admin password using the CMD, better try Trinity Rescue Kit. It is a free, exciting tool developed as a Linux distribution for recovering passwords on Windows. It has an easy-to-use interface, so operating it will not be a problem for you.
The only catch is that the developers stopped working on projects years ago, so it is not updated regularly. However, that does not change the fact that it is straightforward to use.
5. Passware Kit
Passware Kit is one of the top-ranking password recovery tools, which explains why we have mentioned it last. It is available across multiple platforms, and it is as affordable as $49. Also, it supports various file types, meaning that it will crack your admin password sooner than you expect.
TechBiva 101: All those tools can help you show the admin password, although not using the cmd.
What Is The Administrator Password?
Any PC comes with a default account, which may have a password or not. If the primary account has a password, it becomes the administrator password. Simply put, the admin password is the code used to access the main profile of the computer. These days, Windows accounts have these multiple ways of signing in:
Once you set up an admin account and create an access code, it becomes the admin password.
How Can I See My Password Using CMD?
You can’t. The CMD can only show account information, but it can’t unmask the passwords.
How Do I Find My Administrator Passwords Windows 10 CMD?
Although the Windows 10 CMD is powerful, it cannot help your recover your administrator passwords.
How Do I Turn Off Administrator Restrictions?
Disabling the built-in administrator account is easy; you just need to use these steps:
1. Click on the Start Menu or use the keyboard shortcut Windows Key + X.
2. Then, navigate to Computer Management.
3. There, expand Local Users and Groups, then click Users.
4. Select the specific Administrator Account, then right-click and select Properties.
5. To turn off restrictions, check the box that reads account is disabled.
TechBiva 101: To avoid troubling system operations, you shouldn’t disable the Administrator restrictions.
How Do I Change Administrator Password Using CMD?
To change the password belonging to the admin account using the command prompt, follow these steps. Note that if you do not have admin access, you cannot make any changes.
1. Press the Start Menu button, or click the Windows icon from the taskbar. This should open the Windows menu.
2. Type in cmd to show the command prompt.
3. Before you open it, right-click and choose Run as administrator.
4. When the cmd opens, type in net user and press enter. You will see all the accounts that are registered on your computer.
5. Find the account you want to change by reading below the Administrator heading.
6. Once you have found it, type net user (name) *. It should be something like this:
C:\Windows\system32 net user TechBiva *
7. When you press enter, the following message will show below the command line:
Type a password for the user: _
8. Start typing the new password, and be careful not to have the caps lock on. Note that the screen will not show what you type. This is because the interface will be masking what you key in for security reasons.
9. Press Enter when you are done.
10. Then, re-type the password and press Enter. If the two passwords match, the interface will show this message:
The command was completed successfully.
Now, you can restart the computer and test if the password change was successful.
How Can I Bypass Administrator Passwords?
To skip over the part where you have to enter the admin password, you must first access the local administrator password. Once you do, follow these steps:
1. Press the Windows button plus R to open the Run screen.
2. In the input box, type netplwiz, which should show the User Account window.
3. Uncheck the box that says user must enter a user name and password to use this computer.
4. Then, click on the Apply button.
You will be prompted to set a new password, so fill in the blanks and click OK.
How Do I Find My Administrator Passwords Windows 7 Using CMD?
You will need to use a password recovery tool because CMD will not show admin passwords. If you missed the list, scroll up and see the one we’ve listed in this post.
How Can I Bypass Windows Login Without Password?
You can start the computer in Safe Mode to skip the log-in process. However, Safe Mode will not give you access to your PC’s devices.
How To Add User Using The CMD
Adding users from CMD is easy; you just need to follow these steps:
1. Open the command prompt from the Start menu by typing cmd. Remember to do it as an admin.
2. When the interface launches, use the net user (username) password/add format. For example, it could be net user TechBiva 123456 / add. But, if you don’t want a password, leave it out and type (username) / add.
3. Press Enter to run the line. You should see a message which says that the command was completed successfully.
As noted in the beginning, it is tricky to show the administrator password using the command prompt. But, if you really want to know it, try any of the five password recovery tools we’ve listed. They should help you deal with the problem effectively. If not, you can talk to our technical experts via the comment section.
With all those questions answered, you should be better at your CMD skills. Even though you cannot show the admin password, you can add new users and bypass the log-in screen using safe mode.
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