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  1. #1
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    how to recover user password

    My daughter has forgotten her password on our desktop system. Note this is not the admin user (me) so I can sudo nautilus to recover her files. All info online seems to pertain to recovering administrators password is there any way of recovering a non admin password? Ubuntu 9.10 but about to be upgraded 10 10. Ta. NH

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    Re: how to recover user password

    Hi

    Just change her password to something new.

    Code:
    sudo passwd <your_daughters_user_name>
    Kind regards
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    Re: how to recover user password

    or, if you wanted to have fun, install John the Ripper and some dictionaries and crack that suckar!

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    Re: how to recover user password

    Thanks I'll go for matt's idea......

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