.PWL File Extension

.PWL File Extension

File Type

Windows Password List

Developer Microsoft
Popularity
4.0  |  3 Votes
Category System Files
Format Binary

What is a PWL file?

Password file used by Windows for user logins, network and dial-up passwords; may contain up to 255 passwords, each which store a resource type, name, and password; stored in a proprietary encrypted format in the Windows directory.

More Information

PWL files are used to automatically authenticate users at login screens after they have checked the "Remember Password" option.

PWL files are similar to .KEYCHAIN files in Mac OS X.

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Programs that open or reference PWL files

Updated January 21, 2011

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