Working with Passware Kit Portable
You can use the Passware Kit to find encrypted files and recover lost passwords on other computers without installing the software there. The Portable Version can be installed on any removable device, i.e., a USB drive or a CD (USB recommended), and then used directly from this device on a target computer.
Passware Kit Portable does not modify settings or files on a target computer (registry records, patched or unprotected files, etc.).
The overall steps are:
- Prepare a portable version on a CD or USB disk
- Run a portable version on a target computer
Preparing Passware Kit Portable
To create a portable version of Passware Kit, click Create | Portable Version… in the File menu:
This displays the screen shown below:
Choose the folder in which to install the portable version. It can be installed directly on a removable USB thumb drive. Click OK.
Passware Kit installs its portable version in the specified folder. Once installed, you can copy this folder onto a CD or USB drive.
Passware Kit Portable is now ready to be used directly from your removable CD or USB drive.
Running Passware Kit Portable
Once you have prepared the portable CD or USB drive, you are ready to use Passware Kit Portable on a target computer by following these steps:
- Insert the portable CD or USB drive to the target computer.
- Run PasswareKitForensic.exe file from the portable CD/USB.
- Passware Kit starts:
Use Passware Kit Portable like a regular version of the software.
NOTE: Passware Kit Portable does not make any changes to the original file system or registry of the target computer. This means that after encryption scanning, password recovery, or decryption of files on the target computer, all items and original passwords remain unaffected. Passware Kit Portable does not save any log files, reports, or unprotected files on a target computer. All data is saved on a portable USB drive. It is recommended to run Passware Kit Portable from a USB drive instead of a CD; otherwise, the program will be unable to save any data due to writing restrictions on a CD drive.