Being a computer tech for more than 10 years with an uncountable record of helping people with their computer problems, what I found to be most appreciated is when I am able to help them recover lost or deleted data or password. Most software on the computer comes with an option to allow the password to be saved so that the user can quickly login without typing the password. Although it is convenient but overtime it makes you forget your own password especially the non-savvy computer users. The process of resetting the password isn’t easy either because you’ve probably forgotten the secret answer to the question that you’ve set years ago when you signed up for it.
Thankfully there are a lot of free password recovery tools that are designed to extract and decrypt the encrypted password. All it takes is download the program, run it and it shows all the passwords saved on the computer. Although these tool works as described, I don’t use them until I don’t have other choice because the user that you’re helping may not feel comfortable that you saw all the passwords saved on their computer. Here is a more professional tool that is meant for legitimate recovery of Windows Live Messenger password that is saved on the computer.
Unlike most password recovery tools, Windows Live Messenger Password Recovery does not show all of the saved passwords but only the one that you need provided if you’ve entered the correct Windows Live ID. Entering a Windows Live ID that doesn’t exist on the computer will not reveal any password combination. Simply type in the ID at the filter box and click the Check button.
Although this tool was last updated 5 years ago, it works perfectly on Windows 7 with Windows Live Messenger 2012 installed.
By recovering Windows Live Messenger password, you are actually recovering the password for other Windows Live services such as Hotmail/Outlook.com, SkyDrive, Calendar and many more because as they share the same password for all Microsoft Live services.