Access Password Retrieval Lite
Access Password Retrieval Lite is a handy application with a self-explanatory name. Its main purpose is to quickly recover lost or forgotten passwords for Microsoft Access files, in order to help you open encrypted databases and view their content.
Designed with simplicity in mind, the main interface is simple and comprises information about other available products of the developer, which might be quite disturbing for some users. Aside from this inconvenient, the program is very easy to use, enabling both beginner and experienced users to retrieve database passwords with just a few clicks.
There are two available options for selecting the input files: you can either browse for (or simply drag and drop) a single Access database or search a directory in your computer for password-protected databases. If you only want to process a single file, the application displays its name and location, the Access version used for creating it, together with the corresponding password.
You can easily copy the password to the clipboard or choose to open the database directly from the application.
In case you have more than one MDB, MDE or MDA files to decrypt, Access Password Retrieval Lite finds all the supported files in the selected location and displays their name and the corresponding passwords. Double-clicking on any of the found databases displays all the details mentioned above (file, location, Access version, password).
The list of databases and passwords can be exported to a CSV file and saved to your computer for later reference. Note that workgroup user-level passwords cannot be recovered using this tool.
Despite its not-so-appealing looks, Access Password Retrieval Lite does accomplish its purpose. It can instantly decrypt databases created with different versions of Access, providing you with a fast solution for recovering lost passwords.