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Recovering files

Recover Lost Password SDK98 by james33
Posted: 6 Aug 02 (Edited 26 Feb 05)

This applies to SDK98 only and has not been checked on any other version
First of all be VERY VERY CAREFUL

Go to: Start|Run|Regedit
Then navigate through the Registry to the following branch:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE|SOFTWARE|Sidekick 98|version 1|PASSWORD

Highlight Password and go to:
Registry|Export registry File
and check the Branch at the bottom refers to the Password Branch

SAVE IT TO THE DESKTOP AS A FILE NAMED:
SDKPassword.reg

in the right pane of Regedit there is a name
pswd
Highlight that name and delete it
then exit Regedit.

When you next start Sidekick it will have a blank/Greyed out password box and 2 Boxes to enter and confirm your new password, I would suggest (V.Strongly) that you enter a
very simple one.

Start Sidekick

Once Sidekick is up and running
go to
Tools|Preferences|General

and untick the box that says 'Password at startup'

IMPORTANT IMPORTANT
Make sure you then click the password button in

Tools|Preferences|General

Then enter your password and leave the new password Text boxes both empty.
Ok that dialogue and then make sure
Password at startup
is still not ticked..

As I said before be very careful in the registry
any problems just
DoubleClick the Registry Backup

SDKPassword.reg on the Desktop

and you are back to where you were at the beginning.
If all goes well just delete
SDKPassword.reg
PERMANENTLY.
HTH

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