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Tue Mar 16, 2021, 10:22 AM

I forgot to write down my password

Is there a quick way for me to view my password without going through the process of "changing" my password via reset? I don't want to change it, I just want to see it so I can write it down in my password book. I'll need it tomorrow when I log in from a new computer I just purchased on line.













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Reply I forgot to write down my password (Original post)
msfiddlestix Mar 2021 OP
Yonnie3 Mar 2021 #1
msfiddlestix Mar 2021 #4
msfiddlestix Mar 2021 #5
Yonnie3 Mar 2021 #7
msfiddlestix Mar 2021 #8
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2021 #11
msfiddlestix Mar 2021 #12
LuvLoogie Mar 2021 #2
msfiddlestix Mar 2021 #3
ratchiweenie Mar 2021 #6
msfiddlestix Mar 2021 #9
keithbvadu2 Mar 2021 #10

Response to msfiddlestix (Original post)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 10:34 AM

1. You may be able to view it in your browser settings (if that's how it's saved)

In firefox on a PC

Tools
Options
Privacy and Security
Scroll to Logins and Passwords
Select Saved Logins
Search for DemocraticUnderground
Click the eye icon to view the password

Other browsers have similar options to view passwords

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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 10:39 AM

4. Thanks Yonnie, I'll proceed to follow these steps.

much appreciated.

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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 10:50 AM

5. doesn't seem to be as straightforward on Chromebook

went to settings and there are no "tools" showing on panels, so i keyed Tools in the search bar.. it brought up some interesting things to look at, but not the task related to this matter. I'll press on, though. Thanks!

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 11:02 AM

7. Sorry

I don't know squat about Chromebook.

You need to open the internet browser (Chrome?) and look for the settings. I have Chrome on my Android phone and can get to the passwords Chrome has saved.

Another possibility is that your password is saved in Google Accounts.

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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 11:10 AM

8. I suspect it got saved to my google accounts..

I've been accustomed recently to use the google suggested password, which is about a mile long with a million random characters, i just click on save and it never gets written down. If that's how it worked out, I won't need to jump through more hoops. But I just don't remember how I did it on this computer which was new the last time I established the current password.

Oh well.. onward! thanks!

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 11:56 AM

11. The one or two times I decided to try a generated password,

they were no good because they invariably contained special characters not allowed at that site.

I come up with my own password, write it down, and tell my computer to save it. Since I use both a laptop and a desktop, sometimes I forget to get the new password saved on the other computer, and sometimes that causes no end of hassle.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 01:16 PM

12. Exactly. It is exactly this hassle I'm trying to avoid

So in my attempt to avoid screwing up the existing password, I went to my DU account to have a looksie to jot it down in advance of logging in to my new computer (expected tomorrow night) .

But it's hidden and don't see a way to un-hide it.

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Response to msfiddlestix (Original post)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 10:34 AM

2. Your password to what?

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Response to LuvLoogie (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 10:38 AM

3. DU n/t

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 10:59 AM

6. Here's what Google says:

to check your saved passwords:

On your computer, open Chrome.
At the top, click More Settings.
Select Passwords Check passwords.

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Response to ratchiweenie (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 11:11 AM

9. I didn't know about more settings.. thanks!

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Response to msfiddlestix (Original post)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 11:23 AM

10. I email my passwords to myself under a special heading so i can do a word search for them from any c

I email my passwords to myself under a special heading so i can do a word search for them from any computer.

It has saved me many times.

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