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How can I find my Gmail account password on my PC?


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#1 zzzz

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 09:04 AM

On my PC I don't need to enter my Gmail PW every time as it is automatic so I don't remember it.

 

Logging into my laptop, after resetting it which has deleted all my apps and needs me to sign into Google but the PW which I have written down and used in the past is not recognised.

 

Another glitch is that my recovery email address was deleted a long time ago so no good. An option was to enter my library number which I did but got me no further. I have a user name but it is not asked for.

 

So if I can find out the PW which is working on my PC then I can use it on my laptop, yes?

 

Any advice please.

 

 



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Posted 04 November 2017 - 09:08 AM

Cancelled post.


Edited by zzzz, 04 November 2017 - 09:09 AM.


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 10:02 AM

I believe you can file a form with Google to reset your password.

 

https://accounts.google.com/signin/recovery



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Posted 04 November 2017 - 10:40 AM

Also consider using a password manager going forward to avoid this in the future.  My personal favorite is Password Safe, but there are others.   Windows 10 now has a Store app called Password Supervisor, if you prefer to stick with something that uses the new Universal Apps interface.


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 12:20 PM

Thanks for the responses.

 

I have used Password Managers before but I didn't really like them. The one I got on with for some time was Dashlane but a glitch happened so now I have all PWs written down, safe and handy for me and unhackable.

 

 

JohnC_21 Unfortunately that sends a code to my recovery email address for which it also does not recognise my PW.

 

I even tried mail2web.com but that requires the PW for my email address!

 

The PW must be hiding in my PC somewhere - not recoverable?

 

It's lucky I'm using two computers.


Edited by zzzz, 04 November 2017 - 12:20 PM.


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 12:30 PM

WebBrowserPassViewer would be your only chance if it's still in your browser cache albeit a very small chance.

 

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/web_browser_password.html



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Posted 04 November 2017 - 01:33 PM

The first link does not give a zip file only a readme.txt and a help file! (Plus a virus warning by Mcafee). I have sent a message to nirsoft to see what they say.

 

The 2nd link is stopped by Mcafee too.#

 

I'm sure that the program is OK but wait for instructions.



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Posted 04 November 2017 - 02:08 PM

It's a false positive. It's considered a Hack Tool because it sniffs for your password.

 

https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/735f93f94ed33d00f5cfba415dd196d4aa48b96ae095f075903d6ca35d06f71e/detection

 

 



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Posted 04 November 2017 - 02:13 PM

All Nirsoft utilities are legitimate, even if some of what they try to help you do could conceivably be used for nefarious purposes.   They're hardly alone in the second regard.


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 02:13 PM

Yes I thought so but where is the zip file ? Has that been stopped by Mcafee without any indication?



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Posted 04 November 2017 - 02:19 PM

I can't answer that question for you as I don't use McAfee.   Turn it off for a few short moments while you try to download and you'll have your answer.  That or add an exception for the nirsoft website.

 

I have no trouble downloading it from:  https://www.nirsoft.net/toolsdownload/webbrowserpassview.zip


Edited by britechguy, 04 November 2017 - 02:20 PM.

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