We have an Acer 3860 laptop and can't remember the recovery password. I found this info and am not sure how to implement it. Can anyone help??? TIA

Acer e-recovery passwords
Acer has a nice built in backup/recovery tool. Only drawback: you need to define a password when making your first backup, and by the time you do a restore, you sure have forgotten it.

Luckily, the password is stored in plain text on a hidden partition in the following file: /TOOLS/AIMDRS.DAT
The hidden partition can easily be mounted with any linux live cd.

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Last Post by Stefano Mtangoo

Thanks so much! I understand how it works much better now and am giving it a try. I'll get back with the results after I use it.

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