I figured it out. By going to the registry, under hkey_current_user/network I found the network drive letter listed, with a key called "UserName". This didn't give me the password, but fortunately the password was the same as the password set on my desktop so it was easy to figure out.
I'm hoping someone can help me out with this question - I've searched and searched on the internet but can't find an answer.
I just started working at a new job. Unfortunately it's a church with no IT department or administrator. I have a desktop in my new office with XP Home Edition running on it. Our church database software is running on a network drive, and I can "explore" the drive from my desktop with no problems.
However, I also have a Macbook computer that I prefer using. If I connect to the wifi network in our office, the network drives don't show up. But if I connect through the wired connection that was plugged into my desktop I can see the network drives just fine. (I assume that has to do with the connection the wifi router is making, but nobody even knows where the wifi router is located - just 'somewhere in the ceiling!') The problem is that when I try to access the network drive that has the database program on it, my laptop asks for a username and password. The same happens if I try to access it through Vista running on VMWare Fusion on my MBP.
My thought was, 'okay this is easy - I just need to look up the stored password on the desktop'. The desktop never asks for a password when accessing that drive, so I figure the password must be cached somewhere. But if I go to the User Accounts and click on "Manage my network passwords", the box is empty. I also tried downloading "NirSoft Network Password Recovery", and it shows the password to get into my desktop, but no passwords for accessing the network drive.
I also tried creating a new user on my desktop with the same name my MBP uses. When I logged onto that user through the desktop, the network drive now asks for a password. So that password has to be somewhere on the desktop! I just can't find where. I also tried creating a user on my copy of Vista that has the same name as the main account on the desktop, just in case the network drive is somehow set up to look for that username - no luck though. I can see the drive, just can't get into it.