Copyright (c) 2022 Nir Sofer
WinMailPassRec is a password recovery tool for Windows 10 and Windows 11 that displays the details of all POP3/IMAP/SMTP/Exchange accounts stored in the mail application of Windows operating system.
For every account, the following information is displayed:
Account Name, Email, Mailbox Type, Mail Server, User, Password, Outgoing Server, Outgoing Server Password, Account Creation Time, Last Used Time, Last Sync Attempt Time, Last Sync Success Time.
This tool works with the built-in mail application of Windows 10 and Windows 11. Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported.
You can also use this tool on older versions of Windows (like Windows 7) for recovering data from external disk with Windows 10 or Windows 11.
Be aware that WinMailPassRec can only recover the passwords of POP3/IMAP/SMTP/Exchange accounts.
It cannot recover the passwords for other types of accounts like Microsoft account or Gmail.
The mail App of Windows 10 and Windows 11 stores the POP3/IMAP/SMTP/Exchange accounts information in 2 different places:
WinMailPassRec combines the information from the above 2 places.
- Under the following Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ActiveSync\Partners (Every account on different subkey) -
Most of the account information is stored under this Registry key, but without the server and password information.
- The passwords and server information are encrypted and stored inside Windows Vault (Located under the following folder: %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Vault\4BF4C442-9B8A-41A0-B380-DD4A704DDB28 )
Start Using WinMailPassRec
WinMailPassRec doesn't require any installation process or additional DLL files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - WinMailPassRec.exe
After running WinMailPassRec, the 'Advanced Options' window is opened, and then you can choose to load the Windows Mail accounts from your current user,
or from external hard drive plugged to your computer.
If you choose to load the Windows Mail accounts from external disk, you have to fill more fields in order to decrypt the mail passwords.
After choosing the desired option, click the 'OK' button, and WinMailPassRec will display your Windows Mail accounts in the main window.
You can select one or more mail accounts (or press Ctrl+A to select all) and then export the list to comma-delimited/tab-delimited/HTML/XML/JSON file by using the 'Save Selected Items' option (Ctrl+S). You can also copy the email accounts list to the clipboard (Ctrl+C) and then paste them to Excel or other application.
View Windows Mail accounts on external drive
If you want to recover the passwords and other details of Windows Mail accounts stored on external disk plugged to your computer, choose 'External Disk' in the 'Load From' combo-box of the 'Advanced Options' window, and
then fill the other fields: The login password of the user, Protect folder of the user profile (e.g: G:\Users\user10\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Protect ),
Vault folder of the user profile (e.g: G:\Users\user10\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Vault ), and the Registry file of the user profile (e.g: G:\Users\user10\ntuser.dat ).
Be aware that if Microsoft account was used to login, you have to extract the actual decryption password with the MadPassExt tool and then paste this password into the login password field.
You may also need to run this tool as Administrator (Ctrl+F11) in order to allow it to read the files from the user profile. If WinMailPassRec cannot read the files, error message will be displayed in the bottom status bar.
Translating WinMailPassRec to other languages
In order to translate WinMailPassRec to other language, follow the instructions below:
- Run WinMailPassRec with /savelangfile parameter:
A file named WinMailPassRec_lng.ini will be created in the folder of WinMailPassRec utility.
- Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
- Translate all string entries to the desired language.
Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site.
(TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be
used in the 'About' window.
- After you finish the translation, Run WinMailPassRec.exe, and all translated
strings will be loaded from the language file.
If you want to run WinMailPassRec without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move
it to another folder.
This utility is released as freeware.
You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via CD-ROM, DVD,
Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this and you don't
sell it or distribute it as a part of commercial product.
If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in
the distribution package, without any modification !
The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied,
including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness
for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental,
consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.
If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility,
you can send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
WinMailPassRec is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of
WinMailPassRec, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'winmailpassrec_lng.ini',
and put it in the same folder that you Installed WinMailPassRec utility.