Questions about the recovery of passwords.

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Recovering deja-dup encryption password

I have lost my encryption password for backup on deja-dup. Please can you let me know how to recover it? By the way this is after a re-installation of ubuntu 11.10, so it is probable that the old ...
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How can I reset my Windows XP password using a LiveCD?

My mom's ancient Winbook laptop, using Windows XP Professional, was also hooked up to a wireless keyboard and mouse. Unfortunately, this caused it to only accept the account password at the login ...
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how to back to be the administrator in ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add myself back as a sudo user? I was exploring in user accounts. I only have my account but i changed from administrator to standart. and I didn't can put to ...
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Authorization Code [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative(root) password? When trying to download updates, e.g., flash, there comes up a prompt for authorization code. I tried my password ...
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How to read FTP login data stored within nautilus?

I forgot my ftp user name and password, yet I have a bookmark stored within nautilus so I can still access it. I wonder if I could extract these data from nautilus.
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How to recover boot menu if I lost my password during the installation

I got a new laptop with ubuntu ready to be installed from the factory. I installed to near the end that it's ask me to key-in login, password, retyped password and computer name. Then, I came to my ...
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Authentication token manipulation error when I try to change password

I get this message when I try to change my password. Everything started when I removed password for my username, so when I go to User Accounts, it says "None" for password. But when I try to install ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Windows partition caused administator user to be destroyed? Why? [closed]

I inserted an 11.10 DVD while in windows and was asked if wanted to install on windows like another program, said yes - but in the process my administrator user in windows was destroyed and the ...
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How can I bring up the GRUB menu?

I installed ubuntu as a dual boot system with Windows 7. I was on my user account earlier today and I changed the password. I shut down the computer and tried to re-login but I totally forgot the new ...
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Authentication token manipulation error [duplicate]

I forgot my Ubuntu password so I booted into recovery and dropped into a root shell prompt and this is what happened: root@username-PC:~# passwd username Enter new UNIX password: Retype new UNIX ...
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Can't update/Dont know admin password

My daughter got a computer at a yard sale with an old version of ubuntu. When I try to update, it asks for admin password. It also says version no longer supported.
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Password stopped working after upgrade to 11.10

We have been using ubuntu for over two years. Every time we download an upgrade, our password has always kept working. After downloading 11.10, The password quit working. We went to the community to ...
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How do I open Access-Your-Private-Data.desktop?

Help how do I open this. the README file says THIS DIRECTORY HAS BEEN UNMOUNTED TO PROTECT YOUR DATA. From the graphical desktop, click on: "Access Your Private Data" or From the command line, ...
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Getting an “Authentication token manipulation” error when trying to change my user password

I am logging in to my Ubuntu Server using my username. Once I am logged in I am typing passwd command. Entering a new password but a second after getting following error messages: passwd: ...
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No graphical interface after hard shutdown

I just installed ubuntu on my laptop and I must have spelled my username and or password wrong because I cannot login now. I tried shuting down my computer manually by holding down the power button ...
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Using word list to brute force encrypted partition

I used the Disk Utility to encrypt an external HDD about a month ago. Now it seems that I have forgotten the password. I have formed it according to a set of rules, so I have generated a word list ...
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How to reset lost user password on a guest on VMWare server?

I have a ubuntu 10.10 VMWare image that I set up a while back and have forgotten the login details. Normally I'd boot into single user mode to fix this, but I'm having trouble doing this on the ...
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How do I reset a lost administrative password?

I'm working on a Ubuntu system, and my client has completely forgotten his administrative password. He doesn't even remember entering one; however it is there. I've tried the suggestions on the ...