How to Download and Use Phoenix SID Extractor v1.3 Beta
Phoenix SID Extractor is a tool that allows you to extract the SID (Security Identifier) of any Windows account from a live system or an offline registry hive. This can be useful for forensic analysis, password cracking, or bypassing security checks.
In this article, I will show you how to download and use Phoenix SID Extractor v1.3 beta, the latest version of this tool that supports Windows 10 and has some bug fixes and improvements.
Step 1: Download Phoenix SID Extractor v1.3 Beta
You can download Phoenix SID Extractor v1.3 beta from the official website of the developer, NirSoft. The download link is https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/phoenix_sid_extractor.html.
The file size is only 68 KB and it is a portable executable that does not require installation. You can run it from any folder or USB drive.
Step 2: Run Phoenix SID Extractor v1.3 Beta
After downloading the file, you can run it by double-clicking on it or by using the command line. The main window of Phoenix SID Extractor will appear as shown below.
You can see the list of all accounts and their SIDs on the local system. You can also use the File menu to load an offline registry hive from another system or a backup file.
Step 3: Extract the SID of an Account
To extract the SID of an account, you can simply select it from the list and copy it to the clipboard using the Edit menu or the Ctrl+C shortcut. You can also save the list of all accounts and SIDs to a text file using the Save Selected Items option.
The format of the SID is S-1-5-21-XXXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXXX-XXXX where X is a number. The last four digits are the relative identifier (RID) of the account. For example, the RID of the Administrator account is usually 500.
Step 4: Use the SID for Your Purpose
Once you have extracted the SID of an account, you can use it for your purpose. For example, you can use it to crack the password hash of the account using tools like John the Ripper or Hashcat. You can also use it to bypass security checks that rely on SIDs by modifying them in the registry or in memory.
However, be careful when using Phoenix SID Extractor and SIDs as they can expose sensitive information and compromise security. Use them only for legitimate purposes and with proper authorization.
Step 5: Unpack .Sid and .Sim Files with Phoenix SID Extractor v1.3 Beta
Phoenix SID Extractor v1.3 beta can also be used to unpack .sid and .sim files that are used by some games that require Steam to install. These files contain the game data and can be extracted to a folder without using Steam.
To unpack .sid and .sim files with Phoenix SID Extractor v1.3 beta, follow these steps:
Mount the game image that contains the .sid and .sim files using a virtual drive software like Daemon Tools or PowerISO.
Run Phoenix SID Extractor v1.3 beta and click on Instruments > SID Unpack.
Select a destination folder where you want to extract the game files.
Click on the three dots beside SIM-file and browse to the drive where you mounted the game image.
Select the .sim file that corresponds to the game you want to unpack. For example, if you want to unpack Mafia 2, select Mafia2.sim.
Click on Scan a SIM-file and wait for Phoenix SID Extractor to scan the file and display the list of .sid files.
Click on Select All to select all the .sid files or select only the ones you want to extract.
Click on Unpack and wait for Phoenix SID Extractor to extract the game files to the destination folder.
Note that this method may not work for all games that use .sid and .sim files. Some games may require additional steps or files to run properly. Also, be aware that this method may violate the terms of service of Steam and the game developers. Use it only for backup purposes and with your own risk. 061ffe29dd