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.PSW File Extension

File Type 1Windows Password Reset Disk File

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
3.8 (13 Votes)
CategoryMisc Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

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.

More Information

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.

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Programs that open PSW files
Updated 12/23/2011

File Type 2Password Depot 3-5 File

DeveloperAceBIT
Popularity
3.6 (22 Votes)
CategoryData Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.PSW File Association 2

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.

More Information

Password Depot 6 introduced the new .PSW6 format, but can still load older PSW files.

Programs that open PSW files
Updated 10/23/2012

File Type 3Pocket Word Document

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
3.3 (13 Votes)
CategoryText Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.PSW File Association 3

Text document created by Pocket Word, a portable word processor developed for Windows Mobile Pocket PC devices; contains document text, formatting, images, and other document data; can be exported to a standard Word .DOC format.

More Information

Pocket Word was developed as a portable version of Microsoft Word.

Programs that open PSW files
Updated 3/18/2014

About PSW Files

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