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Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 22:27:32 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: get the password of windows XP

On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 12:11:56PM +0530, jith wrote:
> I am new guy to use john the ripper
> i want to crack the windows XP password
> i have the SAM system security file from c:\windows\system32\config
> using saminside i got the ntlm and lm hashes
> then how can i get the password from those file....

What does your file look like?

JtR will load files that are in PWDUMP output format.  The lines should
look like:


In the above example, the 3rd field is the LM hash and the 4th field is
the NTLM hash.  The corresponding password is "password".  When you run
JtR on a file containing the above line, it cracks the LM hash:

$ john pw
Loaded 2 password hashes with no different salts (LM DES [64/64 BS MMX])
PASSWOR          (Administrator:1)
D                (Administrator:2)
guesses: 2  time: 0:00:00:00 100% (2)  c/s: 466914  trying: MIMING - D

To crack the NTLM hash (and thus get the case-sensitive password), use
the recipe given in the following posting:


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