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How to locate a Saved Password

Many computer users access the Internet for different purposes. Whatever the case might be, most of the websites require a Login Id and a Password to provide services that are otherwise not available to new users. As there are so many web destinations that require a password, your Internet Browser applications provide you with the option of saving your password while you login to any account. The procedure of finding a saved password is fairly simple and this task can be completed quickly.

PasswordInstructions to find a saved password in Firefox

The procedure of finding a saved password may differ according to the web browser you use for connecting to the Internet. You can follow the steps listed below to find a saved password using Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1: Open the Firefox web browser and then click on the ‘Tools’ menu option that is in the upper left area of the browser window that opens up.

Step 2: From the drop down menu that appears, choose ‘Options’. When the ‘Options’ window opens up, select the ‘Security’ tab, which is displayed with a lock icon. The ‘Security’ tab can be located on the upper right corner of the window.

Step 3: Under the ‘Passwords’ title, click on the ‘Saved Passwords’ tab. Once you do that, a window with all your saved passwords would be displayed.

Instructions to find a saved password in Internet Explorer

Step 1: Download the IE PassView freeware application after going to the NirSoft website. Internet Explorer does not have a built-in option that lets you find saved passwords like Firefox. Therefore, you need to download an application that can help you to find the saved password you are looking for.

Step 2: Scroll down the Nirsoft page and you will find the download links available below the ‘Feedback’ title. Click on the link ‘Download self-install executable for installing IE PassView with Uninstall support’. After that look for and click the ‘Save File’ tab on the pop-up box.

Step 3: Click on ‘Run’ to run the application. When the process is finished, you will be able to find any saved password in the Internet Explorer browser.

Instructions to find password in Mac

Step 1: Click on the ‘Finder’ icon and select ‘Go’ at the top of the menu. From the drop down menu, select ‘Utilities’ and double click on ‘Keychain Access’.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Passwords’ tab on the left of the sidebar. Double click on the account that you wish to open and check the box next to ‘Show password’.

Step 3: Once you type in your system administrator password, click ‘OK’ and the password will come up in the box next to ‘Show Password’.

Step 4: To exit the window, click on the red button in the upper left corner of the screen. To exit Keychain Access, press and hold ‘Command’ and ‘Q’.

As seen above, finding a saved password differs according to the web browser and also the operating system; however, by following a step-by-step procedure, it is not complicated at all.

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