Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions

Make sure you have an administrator privileges on your computer or you haven't deleted some of the crucial files in the installation folder.

If the problem persists, please try to find out when exactly this error occurs and make sure files needed for decryption process exist.

To activate Advanced Password Recovery Suite, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Open Advanced Password Recovery Suite and click the "Activate Now" button at the bottom-right corner.

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Step 2: On the screen that appears, please click "Buy Now" button if you haven't already purchased your activation code. Otherwise, continue to the next step.

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Step 3: On the same screen, please copy your activation code you have received on your e-mail after the purchase and paste it into the text field below and then click "Activate" button.

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Step 4: After successful activation, please close the application and run it again. Your product will be activated.

Once you've purchased the activation code, you'll receive it on your e-mail. If you can't find your order confirmation message, please check your e-mail SPAM folder just in case.

Advanced Password Recovery Suite requires administrator privileges to store the activation details in the registry. By default, this function is invoked every time you run the software and almost always you have a "write" permissions to your admin account. On rare occasions, your "write" to registry permission might be changed by someone or disabled and you might need to enable it again. Please follow these steps how doing that or see the screenshot below:

Step 1: Type regedit.exe in the taskbar to open Registry Editor.

Step 2: Navigate to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE and right click on Advanced Password Recovery Suite

Step 3: Select "Permissions..." from Edit menu and enable FULL CONTROL under Permissions for ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES for your administrator account.

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*NOTE: Another great article "How to Gain Full Permissions to Edit Protected Registry Keys" with more details and picture examples is provided by How-To Geek, or you could follow the instructions provided on Microsoft official website.

Open "SOFTWARE" section on the upper left corner and click "Scan". Advanced Password Recovery Suite will try to scan and recover most known software keys from your Windows registry in a few seconds and display them all.

As soon as quick scanning is done, you will get an alert asking for a deep registry scan. If you click "Yes", Advanced Password Recovery Suite will perform a further registry scan and try to find all other keys that are not currently in the database. Please be aware that this action could take a few minutes.

Yes. As long as you have access to the damaged drive, Advanced Software Recovery Suite will try to recover those keys. Make sure the damaged drive is connected to your computer as external disk and then select "Scan External Disk" button. Select your "WINDOWS" folder from the damaged drive and click OK.

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Click "BROWSERS" section on the left menu and then click the green "Scan" button. Advanced Password Recovery would scan for all saved login details stored by most popular web browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Vivaldi, Brave, Torch and Epic Privacy Browser.

*Our software can recover passwords for almost all Chromium based browser. To find out how to do that please click here

Mozilla began to automatically switch users from 32-bit to 64-bit Firefox and 32-bit to 64-bit Thunderbird, with the update to Firefox version 56.0.1 on October 9, 2017 and with Thunderbird version 68.

Advanced Password Recovery Suite is 32-bit application so decryption modules for Firefox 64-bit (or Thunderbird 64-bit) could not be loaded and therefore username and password fields are shown blank. Please see How to opt out of 32-bit Firefox migration to 64-bit.

*If you still need to recover passwords for Firefox 64-bit (or Thunderbird 64-bit), it will require to have a 32-bit decryption modules. To find out how to do that please click here

Don't worry about that. Advanced Password Recovery Suite can recover keys for all previously used wireless networks on your PC even those you have accessed only once over the time.

Once again. Don't worry about that :) Advanced Password Recovery Suite could recover all your forgotten e-mail passwords for Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird, Opera Mail, Windows Live Mail 2012, Eudora, PocoMail, The Bat! and IncrediMail in a second.

Click "FTP" section on the left menu and then click the green "Scan" button. All of your saved FTP login details will be displayed immediately. Currently supported FTP clients are: FileZilla, WinSCP, SmartFTP, FTP Commander, Total Commander, CoreFTP, CuteFTP and FlashFXP.

*Cyberduck FTP passwords could be found in CREDENTIALS section with a prefix ftp://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.

Click MAIL or "FTP" section on the left menu and then click the grayed "Custom Password Recovery" icon on the bottom-right corner. Browse for your MAIL or FTP profile folder and then click "Recover Password" button.

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This is a Windows error caused by parsing a JSON file for some Regional formats. The quick fix would be to change Regional format to English like shown on the picture.

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If you don’t want to change these settings, then you only need to change “Digit grouping symbol” from empty to something else like “,” or “.” as shown on the next picture. To do that please go to: Control Panel -> Clock and Region -> Change date, time, or number formats -> Additional Settings -> Digit grouping symbol.

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If you keep receiving the same error after all the changes above, please try to check or uncheck "Beta: Use Unicode UTF-8 for worldwide language support" in Control Panel -> Clock and Region -> Change date, time, or number formats -> Administrative -> Change system locale...

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This is not a common issue and usually occurs when some custom theme is enabled and it doesn't affect the recovering passwords at all. Please try to change the Scale and Layout to 100% in Windows Settings and run the program again.


For Windows 7: Go to Control Panel -> Appearance -> Display and select "Smaller - 100%". If this doesn't resolve the issue, please click "Change color scheme" from the left and select "Windows 7 Standard" before clicking the "Apply" button.


For Windows 8: Go to Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalisation -> Display and select "Smaller - 100%".


For Windows 10: Go to Control Panel -> System -> Display and select 100% from the Scale and Layout dropdown menu. If the display is still distorted, please right click on the program and select "Properties", click "Compatibility" and select "Change high DPI settings". Try to enable (or disable) DPI settings as shown on the screenshot below and see what works best for your display.

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You can send an email with a description of the bug.