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  • Started 9 years ago by goofysufi
  • Latest reply 9 years ago from kevrenn
  • goofysufi Member

    can I retrieve a forgotten password from the shortcuts window?:confused:

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    From our Frequently Asked Question list ( http://fetchsoftworks.com/Support/faq.html#how6 ):

    6. How do I get the password out of a shortcut?

    In order to provide a small shred of security for passwords stored in shortcuts, Fetch does not provide a way to reveal them directly. We recommend that you use the Keychain in Mac OS 9 and X instead of saving passwords with your shortcuts. That way your passwords will be protected by a strong encryption algorithm, and you will be able to look at saved passwords (assuming you haven't forgotten your keychain passphrase). One way that you can look at shortcut passwords is to choose the shortcut from the pop-up menu in the New Connection dialog, click the Add to Keychain box, and connect. Then use the Keychain Access application to view the password you just saved.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jean Member

    Originally posted by JimMatthews:

    From our Frequently Asked Question list ( http://fetchsoftworks.com/Support/faq.html#how6 ):

    6. How do I get the password out of a shortcut?

    In order to provide a small shred of security for passwords stored in shortcuts, Fetch does not provide a way to reveal them directly. We recommend that you use the Keychain in Mac OS 9 and X instead of saving passwords with your shortcuts. That way your passwords will be protected by a strong encryption algorithm, and you will be able to look at saved passwords (assuming you haven't forgotten your keychain passphrase). One way that you can look at shortcut passwords is to choose the shortcut from the pop-up menu in the New Connection dialog, click the Add to Keychain box, and connect. Then use the Keychain Access application to view the password you just saved.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Ok I understand but what can I do now? It's too late for me to use keychain. Logins and passwords are already recorded in Fetch. For my job I need now to work from a PC and get my passwords back !

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    If you still have the shortcut on a Mac you can still use the Keychain to find ou the password. The steps are:

    1) Choose New Connection from the File menu.
    2) Choose the shortcut from the Shortcuts pop-up. The password field should be filled in with bullet characters.
    3) Check the "Add to Keychain" checkbox.
    4) Click OK
    5) Run Keychain Access to find out the password that was just saved.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • nuendo Member

    I understand. but I don't have keychain (The logins and password are on an old iMac running System 9) and I need to move on a PC running Windows XP.

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Keychain is included with Mac OS 9. There should be a Control Panel named "Keychain Access".

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • kevrenn Member

    Doesn't work !
    Do not have "add to keychain" checkbox !
    I have reinstalled Keychain(called Trousseau in France) on my old iMac
    I have an old fetch version (3.0.3)
    I really need to retrieve all my passwords.
    What about sending u the files ? (perhaps u can do something with it)
    I need money and I'd like to sell my iMac
    Thanks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Sure, send the Fetch Shortcuts file to bugs at fetchsoftworks.com.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • kevrenn Member

    Thanks a lot for your help ! Finally I found a solution: I've downloaded the latest version of Fetch, and with the keychain I retrieved all my logins and passwords.
    I know, it's a bit early but I wish u a merry Xmas !
    Jean (Paris in France)

    Posted 9 years ago #

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