Windows Password Reset Disk File
3.9 | 48 Votes
What is a PSW file?
Password backup file created with Windows' Forgotten Password Wizard; saved on a USB drive, floppy disk, or other media and can be used to reset a password for a Windows user; often uses the filename userkey.psw.
The password reset disk can be used when the Windows login screen appears. Just press Enter or click the right arrow button next to the "Type your password" box. Then select "use your password reset disk." Then insert the password reset disk to reset the user's password.
Programs that open or reference PSW files
Password Depot 3-5 File
3.6 | 28 Votes
File created by Password Depot versions 3-5; saves personal logins, passwords, credit cards, and other sensitive information; incorporates encryption using a master password so that the information can only be viewed and modified with the password.
Password Depot 6 introduced the new .PSW6 format, but can still load older PSW files.
Programs that open PSW files
Pocket Word Document
3.2 | 17 Votes
A PSW file may also be a text document created by Pocket Word, a portable word processor developed for Windows Mobile Pocket PC devices. It contains document text, formatting, images, and other document data. PSW files are uncommon, so many word processing programs no longer support them.
Pocket Word was developed as a portable version of Microsoft Word. However, current versions of Microsoft Word no longer support the PSW file format. So, if you want to open your PSW file in Microsoft Word, you must first convert it to a DOC or .DOCX file.
How to open a PSW file
You can open and edit a PSW file in LibreOffice Writer (cross-platform) or OpenOffice Writer (cross-platform). You can also use Writer to save your PSW file as a DOC or DOCX file, allowing you to open the file in other word processing programs.