How to Install and Use the Password List Editor Tool

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If password caching is enabled, Windows caches passwords in the pass- word list file when you connect to a password-protected network resource. You can use Password List Editor (Pwledit.exe) to view the resources listed in a user's password list (.pwl) file. You cannot view the actual passwords, but you can remove specific password entries if you encounter problems using a cached password.

Password List Editor works only if the password list file is unlocked (that is, the user must be logged on). You can view only the contents of the logged-on user's password list file, so you should run Password List Editor on the user's computer.


To install Password List Editor, follow these steps:
  1. In Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  2. On the Windows Setup tab, click Have Disk.
  3. In the Copy Manufacturer's Files From box, type the appropriate line, and then click OK:

    Windows 98:

    <cd-rom drive>:\tools\reskit\netadmin\pwledit

    where <cd-rom drive> is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive containing the Windows 98 CD-ROM.

    Windows 95:

    <cd-rom drive>:\admin\apptools\pwledit

    where <cd-rom drive> is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive containing the Windows 95 CD-ROM.

    NOTE: If you have the floppy disk version of Windows 95, you can obtain Password List Editor from online services. For information about obtaining Password List Editor from an online service, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    ARTICLE-ID: 135315
    TITLE : CD-ROM Extras for Microsoft Windows 95 Upgrade
  4. Click Password List Editor, and then click Install.
To run Password List Editor after you install it, click the Start button, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Password List Editor.


Article ID: 147833 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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