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ElcomSoft Recovers Sage PeachTree Accounting Passwords

Written by Matthew Rahman

August 12, 2010

ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. announces the release of Advanced Sage Password Recovery, a Windows tool to display Admin and user passwords to Sage PeachTree Accounting software as well as recover or replace passwords protecting ACT! documents. Advanced Sage Password Recovery works instantly, replacing or displaying the passwords in plain text in just a moment.

Password Protection in Sage PeachTree Accounting

Sage PeachTree Accounting software is one of the most popular accounting packages, and the only major competitor to Intuit QuickBooks. Users forgetting their passwords are no longer able to access their Peachtree Accounting company information. While the Administrator is able to reset lost passwords, the only way to recover the Admin password is contacting Sage, the manufacturer, for a password reset service. The service costs $75, requires a written consent form, and takes time and effort.

In corporate environments, lost and forgotten passwords are a continuous issue. ElcomSoft offers an instant, hassle-free, multiple-use solution for not much more than Sage charges per occasion.

About Advanced Sage Password Recovery

Advanced Sage Password Recovery supersedes Elcomsoft Advanced ACT Password Recovery, a tool to instantly recover or replace passwords protecting databases created with ACT! Personal Information Management software manufactured by Sage. The new product adds the ability to retrieve passwords restricting access to Sage PeachTree Accounting databases, including Admin and all user passwords. With Advanced Sage Password Recovery, it just takes a few clicks to view a full list of Sage PeachTree Accounting passwords in plain text.

All user and administrative passwords protecting any version of PeachTree Accounting software are listed immediately in plain text. Advanced Sage Password Recovery supports all editions of Sage PeachTree Accounting including Pro, Complete, Premium, and Quantum.

Original plain-text passwords can be retrieved instantly for all ACT! documents created with ACT! Personal Information Management software versions 2.0 through 6.0, while passwords protecting documents created with ACT! 2005 and all later versions up to 2010 can be instantly replaced with another password. Passwords in all languages and encodings are supported regardless of length and complexity.

In addition, Advanced Sage Password Recovery can change user security roles in ACT! databases, e.g. upgrades a user account from Restricted to Administrator. Advanced Sage Password Recovery operates locally or remotely, and supports all versions of ACT! up to the latest ACT! 2010.

Compatibility Table

Instant recovery of original plain-text passwords: 

  • Sage PeachTree Accounting (all versions up to 2011)
  • ACT! Personal Information Management (v2.0 through 6.0: Symantec, Best Software)
Instant password reset (replacing lost passwords with a new password): 
  • ACT! Personal Information Management 2005-2010 (Sage)

About ElcomSoft Co.Ltd.
Founded in 1990, ElcomSoft Co.Ltd. develops state-of-the-art computer forensics tools, provides computer forensics training and computer evidence consulting services. Since 1997, ElcomSoft has been providing support to businesses, law enforcement, military, and intelligence agencies. ElcomSoft tools are used by most of the Fortune 500 corporations, multiple branches of the military all over the world, foreign governments, and all major accounting firms. ElcomSoft and its officers are members of the Russian Cryptology Association. ElcomSoft is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and an Intel Software Partner. More information at ElcomSoft web site.

Elcomsoft Advanced Sage Password Recovery supports Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista or Windows 7 with x32 and x64 architectures. The free evaluation version is available at Advanced Sage Password Recovery web page.

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