Windows Mail Password Recovery Screenshots
The main window of the program allows you to choose one of the three recovery modes:
This mode is very simple and does not required any special knowledge from you. The final Wizard dialog contains found and decrypted logins and passwords of the following types:
Manual recovery mode
Windows Mail stores its encrypted passwords in 'C:\Users\%USER%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail' directory. For Windows Live Mail the root mail directory looks like 'C:\Users\%USER%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail' However to proceed with manual decryption, you'll need two things additionally:
In order to decrypt DPAPI protected Windows Mail private data, you'll have to provide the program with the user Master Key, SID and logon password. By default, the Master Key file is stored in the following folders:
Sometimes it is enough just to uncover asterisks to remember your forgotten password. WMPR can successfully unhide such passwords. Just open 'Asterisks password revealer' dialog and drag the magnifying glass to the **** password box. You can also reveal asterisk passwords for other mail programs, not only for Windows Mail / Windows Live Mail.