Lost password to software on my PC

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I have a software installed on my PC that requires a password on start. I have completely forgotten the password and require a program that continually enters different passwords in addition to some predefined buttons between each try (like enter).

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If you have trouble remembering passwords you may want to look into a password manager app. They have their good and bad points. 
I’m curious as to what software you have that requires a password. Usually it is a web site and most of those will have a recovery method link or you can contact the customer support for help.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    The information you provided is not completed. What type of software is there? What OS like Windows/Linux/Mac? Is this your office/personal use? Is there a setup program for this software? However, as you told regarding password, probably there is a built-in mechanism (this software) that can help to recover/change password. If possible, please provide more information.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    So, are you saying this is a power-on password or is it a password that you're prompted for when logging into the operating system? The challenges – and fixes – are different for each of these.
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  • noroozi
    Well thanks for the answers, I suppose I should have provided more info, its a completely offline app created by a friend of mine whom I have no way of contacting and have been using it since forever to store some notes and stuff on my office computer and since other people use the same computer then it should be password protected. problem is I haven't accessed it in a long time and forgotten the password, I tried the files stored in its installation folder but they are encrypted I think since the text files stored there don't make any sense, whenever I entered my password before all the notes would come up and be accessible but that's not happening now. The OS is Windows and the program is custom made and I should say buggy since there is no way of recovering the password. and before you say anything I know of other apps like keep and evernote :)))
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  • Subhendu Sen
    As you written this is customized software and made by your friend and now he is out of your contact. Any good software has a mechanism to recover/change password if the user forgotten. If there is no such mechanism, so it is nearly impossible to recover password. However you can observe the whole directory (this software) and look for any text/batch file is there. Sometimes, password may store in a text file in encrypted form. Just guess.
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