Passwords Used on Your Computer
Every time you choose to save a password in an
application or on a Web site, the password data is stored in a secure location
on your computer.
If you are an administrator, you can access the password
data and retrieve a list of passwords that have been used on your computer.
Password data is stored in different ways on PC and
MacIntosh computers, but the information is accessible on both types of
Log on to your PC computer with an administrator account.
Open the "Start" menu and click on the
Type "keymgr.dll" into the text box and hit
The Key Manager utility program will launch and display a
list of passwords used on the computer.
Highlight the password item you want more information about.
Click on the "Properties" button on the right side
of the window to view more information about the selected password item.
The pop-up window will display the username, password and
server address for the selected item.
Log on to your MacIntosh computer with an administrator
Open a new "Finder" window by clicking on the icon
in the dock.
Go to the "Utilities" folder in the
"Applications" section of the Mac hard drive.
Double-click on the "Keychain Access" icon to
launch the utility program.
A list of all the passwords used on your computer will be
Highlight a password item and click on the "i"
button at the bottom of the window to view more information about it.
Hope this helps.
Save and Retrieve
Passwords in Google Chrome
The Google Chrome Web browser includes a variety of features
Many sites require a user name and password to obtain access
to special features.
This includes forum, social and email sites.
Your unique ID and password lets the site customize your
experience on the website.
Google Chrome includes a password management function to
save and retrieve your passwords.
Open your Google Chrome browser.
Click on the Wrench icon in the upper right corner of the
screen and then click "Options."
Click the "Personal Stuff" tab in the Options
window. Make sure that "Offer to save passwords" is checked.
Click the "Manage saved passwords" button to see
the saved passwords.
Click the website from which you want to retrieve the
password to select it.
Click the "Show Password" button to see the
Find a Password Using Regedit
you have Windows set to log you on automatically, you can find the password for
your user account by looking in the registry.
By entering the "regedit" command, you can access
the Registry Editor and view the password. Keep in mind, however, that this
only works if you have Windows set to log you in automatically.
Click the "Start" button and choose the "Run" option.
Type "regedit" and click "OK."
Look at the "DefaultPassword" line to
view the password.or
Almost everything on a computer or on the Internet requires
If you are like most people, between home, school, work and
your social networking, you have a host of passwords.
So what happens when you cannot remember your most basic
passwords, such as your Windows password?
There are programs that can find passwords for you, but
there is a way to find them without a program or software.
Open your computer's Start option.
Click on Accessories panel.
Under this, you will see the program "Run," and
click on it.
You will have a black window with a typing bar that is
displayed DOS Mode.
Write down your passwords for future reference.
Type in "cmd" in the blank, then press the Enter
You should then be given a screen that looks like the old
Disc Operating Screens, just a blank screen with information.
You will see the words "Account information."
Type "netuser/user" and press "Enter."
Computer passwords are a key to our computer and online
Look at the list of all your computer's programs that appear
on your screen.
Pick the program that you wish to change the password for,
and after that program name type in "netusername", hit space and and
click "star" key.
So if you're Bob, it would read "netuserbob *".
Be sure and put in the name you use for the specific
computer you are changing passwords on.
You can then create a new password that will allow you to
get back into the program.
If you have forgotten more than one password, you can repeat
the process for other programs.
Do not exit the black screen but simply go back to the other
program's names and repeat the same process with "netusername *",
Enter, and new password.