Did you forget your password. If you saved it in your browser then there are chances to get it back. Check out below how to view saved passwords in internet explorer or any other browser you’re using.
How to Recover or View Saved Passwords in Browser
# IEPassView (Link) : View Saved Passwords in Internet Explorer
IE PassView is a small password management utility that reveals the passwords stored by Internet Explorer Web browser, and allows you to delete passwords that you don’t need anymore. It supports all versions of Internet Explorer, from version 4.0 and up to 8.0.
For each password that is stored by Internet Explorer, the following information is displayed: Web address, Password Type (AutoComplete, Password-Protected Web Site, or FTP), Storage Location (Registry, Credentials File, or Protected Storage), and the user name/password pair.
# View Saved Passwords in Firefox
Go to Tools > Options and follow the given steps :
- Click on the Security Tab
- Click "Saved Passwords"
- It will open a window when it will show all the sites with your saved passwords in firefox.
- Click "Show Passwords"
- It will ask for confirmation to show the saved passwords of you user logins. Click Yes. And it show the saved passwords along side the logins.
But this poses a security threat, so its better not to store passwords in public computers.
# Recover Saved Passwords in Chrome with ChromePass (Link)
ChromePass is a small password recovery tool that allows you to view the user names and passwords stored by Google Chrome Web browser.
For each password entry, the following information is displayed: Origin URL, Action URL, User Name Field, Password Field, User Name, Password, and Created Time.
You can select one or more items and then save them into text/html/xml file or copy them to the clipboard.