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Recover Mac OSX Passwords with Keychain

October 18th, 2008 by admin in Apple, Password Info

Have you forgotten a password to a website, email account, or other password? If you use Mac OS X’s Keychain, chances are that your password can be easily retrieved.

First off, open Keychain Access.app (located in /Applications/Utilities/).

Once there, scroll through the list of keys until you find the one that you’re looking for. Double click on it and check the box that says, “Show Password.” Once you authenticate with your user credentials, your forgotten password will be displayed in the text box.

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  1. dave said,

    on March 11th, 2009 at 8:17 am

    ok, what if you login to email & by mistake hit the “save to keychain” checkbox. Now your original password is overwritten but a wrong one. How do you fix that?

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