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.PWL File Extension

File TypeWindows Password List

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
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CategorySystem Files
FormatBinary

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 PWL files
Updated 1/21/2011

About PWL Files

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