How to open a file with .PWL extension?

File Type : Windows Password List (Microsoft Corporation)
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

You'll need a new app to open this .PWL file

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What is .PWL file extension?

Password file used by Windows for user logins, network and dial-up passwords; may contain up to 255 passwords, each which store a resource type, name, and password; stored in a proprietary encrypted format in the Windows directory. PWL files are used to automatically authenticate users at login screens after they have checked the "Remember Password" option. PWL files are similar to .KEYCHAIN files in Mac OS X.
You can see a list of software programs here on easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open PWLfiles:

  • ElcomSoft Proactive System Password Recovery