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Password Lock Out for CODESOFT – CODESOFT Problem

Summary

This article explains how to reset the user password in the event it is forgotten.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This procedure is for the password to ‘execute’ CODESOFT and does not apply to passwords for individual label templates. See article for label design passwords: Password Lock Out for CODESOFT Label Design Changes – CODESOFT Problem

Symptoms

User is locked out and cannot open CODESOFT.

Explanation

CODESOFT has the ability for a password to be created to maintain security for label alterations.

Solution

This solution resets the password to default ‘no password’ or to ‘change password’:

  1. Make sure CODESOFT is not running
  2. Navigate to C:\Programdata\Teklynx\CODESOFT xxxx > CS.ini file > navigate to the line starting with ‘W2=’ > delete the entire line and save file.
  3. Start CODESOFT.
  4. CODESOFT will prompt you for a password > use ‘CODEPASS’ as the password (case sensitive). At this point, you may leave the password changed to blank to disable password, or change the password to your liking.
Updated on December 6, 2017

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