User Guide – Messenger Password Recovery Pro

User Guide - Messenger Password Recovery Pro

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About

XenArmor Messenger Password Recovery Prois the Enterprise software to instantly recover ALL your lost or forgotten login password of popular instant messengers. It also helps you to recover passwords from portable Messengers, external drives or custom profile locations

Supported Instant Messengers

Current version supports password recovery from following popular Instant Messengers,

  1. Trillian
  2. Paltalk
  3. Google Talk
  4. Nimbuzz Messenger
  5. Spark IM
  6. Beyluxe Messenger
  7. Digsby IM
  8. IMVU Messenger
  9. Instantbird
  10. MSN Messenger
  11. Miranda IM
  12. Myspace IM
  13. Pidgin Messenger
  14. Windows Live Messenger
  15. Yahoo! Messenger

Benefits

Here are the main benefits for you,

  • Recover Messenger passwords from 15+ popular Instant Messengers
  • Recover  passwords of any length & complexity
  • Recover passwords from portable Instant Messengers/external drives/custom Messenger profile locations
  • Save Password Report to HTML, CSV, XML, JSON, SQLite file
  • Command-line version for automation or to integrate in scripts
  • Settings Panel to customize and fine tune Messenger password recovery operation
  • Backup or Save Password Report in HTML/CSV/SQLite/XML/JSON Database
  • Command-line version helps you integrate & use it in your scripts/programs
  • Automation of Messenger password recovery operation
  • Supports password recovery from both 32 bit & 64 bit versions of Instant Messengers
  • Works on both 32 bit & 64 bit Platforms starting from Windows XP to Windows 10

Important Note: This is not the software to hack Passwords as it can recover only your stored passwords from applications on your computer.

Requirements

XenArmor Messenger Password Recovery Pro works on both 32-bit & 64-bit platforms starting from Windows XP to Windows 10.

Here are the specific details,

  • Installation Size: 8 MB
  • RAM: 4 GB+ Recommended
  • Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 2008/2012/2016, Windows 7/8/10.

Note: Mobile/pads/non-windows devices not supported

Installation

XenArmor Messenger Password Recovery Pro comes with standard windows installer which allows seamless installation & un-installation.

Launch the setup file and follow on-screen instructions to complete the installation as shown below,

 

You can uninstall it from the Control Panel or click on Uninstaller from Installed location of Messenger Password Recovery Pro

How to Use?

XenArmor Messenger Password Recovery Pro  is very easy to use. After installation, just launch it. It will instantly recover and show all your stored passwords from popular apps as shown in video below,

You can easily sort the displayed password list based on Application, Username, Password etc. by simply clicking on corresponding header in the List.

Also you can click on ‘Recover Again’ button to refresh & recover the passwords again anytime.

Right Click Menu Options

Right click context menu helps you to quickly & easily copy various fields (such as Application, Account Type, Username, Password etc).

Settings

Settings Panel help you to tweak & customize password recovery operations as per you need. Mainly it helps you to select applications, specify custom profile paths (portable apps/external drive)

To launch, simply click on ‘Settings’ button from the main GUI screen and you will see the Settings Panel as shown below,

 

Refer to below sections for more details on each of the sections in Settings screen.

 

Settings – Password Recovery Options

First section in Settings screen helps you to select or deselect various recovery options & other settings.


Settings – Customize Application Profile Path

This is one of the unique benefits of XenArmor Messenger Password Recovery Pro. It helps you to specify the custom profile paths for each supported application.

This is very useful when you want to recover passwords from portable Instant Messengers, non-default profile locations or profiles copied from another computer or external drive.

Note that this feature is available only in Enterprise Edition.

 

Here are simple steps to add/edit/remove Custom Profile Path (see examples below)

  • In the Settings screen, go to second section “Application Custom Paths”
  • Now to ADD Custom Path, select the application from Selection Box or double click or right click on application in the List
  • Next you can enter the path manually or click on browse button or simply drag & drop the folder
  • Finally click on “Update Path” to add the Path for this application
  • To EDIT Custom Path, select the application from selection box or double click in the List
  • Now you can edit it or select new path by clicking on browse button or simply drag & drop the folder
  • To Remove Custom Path, right click on the application in the List and click on “Remove Profile Path”

All changes to Custom Paths are saved automatically. Once done, you can go back to main screen, click on “Recover Again” to recover the passwords from new Custom Profile location.

Here are the example Custom Paths for all the supported Instant Messengers,

  • Digsby
    C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Local\Digsby\
  • Instantbird
    C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Roaming\Instantbird\Profiles\akl6l0o8.default\
  • Miranda
    C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Roaming\Miranda\
  • Myspace IM
    C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Roaming\MySpace\IM\
  • Pidgin
    C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Roaming\.purple\
  • Spark IM
    C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Roaming\Spark\
  • Trillian
    C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Roaming\Trillian\users\global\

Messenger Password Report 

XenArmor Messenger Password Recovery Pro helps you to generate detailed report in HTML, CSV, XML, JSON or SQLite Database format.

To generate report, after the password recovery, click on Report button and then select the Type of Report (HTML, CSV, XML, JSON, SQLite) from the ‘File Save Dialog’.

Here is the sample of HTML Password Report,

 

Personal Edition generates report in HTML format only, however Enterprise Edition supports all formats.

How to Use Command-line Version?

XenArmor Messenger Password Recovery Pro supports both GUI & command-line in the single executable file. Command-line version helps you to fully automate Messenger Password Recovery operation. You can also

easily integrate it into your scripts or programs as part of advanced operations.

Here is the screenshot of Command-line version (passwords masked for security reasons)

 

Here are various command-line options & examples

  • MessengerPasswordRecoveryPro.exe [report.html | report.csv]
  • .
  • //Recover & Save the Password Report in HTML format (default)
  • MessengerPasswordRecoveryPro.exe report.html
  • .
  • //Recover & Save the Password Report to CSV file locally
  • MessengerPasswordRecoveryPro.exe report.csv
  • .
  • //Recover & Save the Password Report to XML file locally
  • MessengerPasswordRecoveryPro.exe report.xml
  • .
  • //Recover & Save the Password Report to JSON file locally
  • MessengerPasswordRecoveryPro.exe report.json
  • .
  • //Recover & Save the Password Report to SQLite Database file
  • MessengerPasswordRecoveryPro.exe report.db
  • .
  • //Save the Password Report to selected folder
  • MessengerPasswordRecoveryPro.exe “c:\my reports\report.html”

 

By default it will generate report in HTML format. You can specify CSV, XML, JSON or DB extension to Output File to generate report in CSV, XML, JSON or SQLite database format.

Note that Command-line version is available only in Enterprise Edition.

Advanced Feature – Recover from Custom Profile Location

XenArmor Messenger Password Recovery Pro supports Custom Profile Feature helping you to recover passwords from portable Instant Messengers, external drive or profiles copied from another computer.

Often applications change their profile location with every release or some times users choose different location. Since path has changed, automatic password recovery will fail. In such cases this “Custom Profile Path” feature will help you to easily specify the changed location and recover all the passwords.

You can set the Custom Profile location for each supported application through Settings as shown below. For more details on how to add/edit/remove path, refer to “Settings – Custom Profile Path Section”

 

This feature is available only in Enterprise Edition

Automation of Messenger Password Recovery

XenArmor Messenger Password Recovery Pro Command-line version can help you to completely

automate your Messenger password recovery operations daily or periodically. It can generate detailed report which can be used for future auditing or backup purposes.

Here are simple steps to automate Messenger Password Recovery using Windows Task Scheduler.

1) Launch Windows Task Scheduler from Administrative Tools in Control Panel. Next click on “Create Basic Task” on right side panel as shown below,

2) On the Basic Task page, enter name as ‘Messenger Password Recovery’. On next page select ‘Daily or Weekly or Monthly’ with appropriate Time settings as per your need.

3) Next on the ‘Action’ Page, click on Start Program and then enter command & arguments as shown below,

For more command-line options refer to Messenger Password Recovery Pro Command-line Version section.

4) Finally click on Finish button to schedule the automatic Messenger Password Recovery operation.

Contact XenArmor

Have any more queries or need any technical clarification? Just write to us at support@xenarmor.com and you will have response within 24 to 48 hours.

For more details visit home page of XenArmor Messenger Password Recovery Pro