Miranda Password Recovery
Password Recovery for Miranda is a tool that is able to automatically find and decrypt Miranda Instant Messenger password information with a click of a button! All major protocols are recognized (ICQ, AIM, MSN, Yahoo, Gadu-Gadu, Jabber, etc), multiple profiles are supported. This tool works for all versions of Miranda IM when passwords are saved in the profiles. It can recover passwords from external files too. Please note that Miranda IM locks user profile files when it is running, which means passwords can be recovered only when Miranda is shut down (i.e. not running). Download Miranda password decoder and try if it decodes your Instant Messenger passwords:
Functionality of Miranda password recovery - in other words, what this tool can do:
Extra recovery features:
Even if you have already un-installed Miranda, there is still a good chance that you can recover the passwords for your accounts. Firstly, run the program, click "Recover password!" button and see if the program manages to automatically find and decrypt passwords.
Manual recovery from external files
You can use the From File button if the automatic recovery doesn't work or if you need to decrypt Miranda passwords from a database that has been moved from another hard drive or computer.
First thing - find the database which has your passwords stored. Windows Vista/Windows 7 location:
Windows XP location:
<system drive>:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Miranda\<profile-name>.dat
Earlier versions of Miranda stored the profile databases in the following location:
Once you located the profile database, copy it to the system where you have Password Recovery for Miranda installed and click on the From file button in the recovery window. Select your file in the Open File window and click OK. All passwords stored in the selected Miranda profile database will be decoded and shown on the screen.
* Please note that Miranda IM locks user profile files when it is running, which means passwords can be recovered only when Miranda is shut down (i.e. not running).
Miranda passwords are encoded using the following encryption algorithm:
.dat files are used to store profile information, passwords and chat
The actual passwords are encrypted using the following routine:
take symbol, calculate "symbol +/-5" and use that
Latest Reactive Software Blog entries on this topic:10th June, 2010 - Update: Password Recovery for Miranda
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