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Retrieving Passwords (4 posts)

  • Started 8 years ago by kynsfolk
  • Latest reply 8 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • kynsfolk Member

    I'm using Fetch in OS9 and I'm upgrading to a new computer and OSX. I recently went through my old Fetch Shortcuts and re-typed them into the new Fetch. I was able to find all but one of my passwords required to ftp into a site. The site is an old, defunct Fortune City site, there is no one I can e-mail there for my password and the old Fetch just shows me 8 little dots instead of text. Where can I look on my computer to find the actual password? It appears I don't have key chain software installed and opening up the Fetch Shortcuts prefs just opens up Fetch again. Any help?

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    To reveal the password you should:

    1) Run Fetch on the OS9 machine and choose the shortcut from the Shortcuts pop-up menu in the New Connection dialog.
    2) Then check the "Add to Keychain" button and click OK; you may be prompted to create a keychain file or to enter the password for one.
    3) Then run Keychain Access (you should find it in the Control Panels folder in the System folder), and display the password that was just added.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • kynsfolk Member

    I don't get the Key Chain option in Fetch 3.03 (which I am upgrading from). Is there a way I can import my 3.03 shortcuts into the new Fetch and then use the Keychain trick?

    Originally posted by JimMatthews:

    To reveal the password you should:

    1) Run Fetch on the OS9 machine and choose the shortcut from the Shortcuts pop-up menu in the New Connection dialog.
    2) Then check the "Add to Keychain" button and click OK; you may be prompted to create a keychain file or to enter the password for one.
    3) Then run Keychain Access (you should find it in the Control Panels folder in the System folder), and display the password that was just added.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Yes, you could copy the Fetch Shortcuts file from your OS 9 computer - it's in the Preferences folder of the System Folder - to your new OS X computer. Then open it in the new Fetch by double-clicking on it in the Finder. You'll have two shortcut windows open, both titled "Fetch Shortcuts"; one will contain the old shortcuts and one will be the new shortcuts. Then you could do the keychain trick with the shortcut in the old shortcut list.

    Another alternative is to download Fetch 4.0.3 on the Mac OS 9 machine (Fetch 5 is Mac OS X only), and run it - it should automatically import your shortcuts from Fetch 3.0.3. Then you can do the Keychain trick in Fetch 4.0.3, and enter the missing password in Fetch 5 on your new computer. You can download Fetch 4.0.3 from http://fetchsoftworks.com/downloads.html . Please backup your shortcuts file before doing this, because you may not be able to open it up in Fetch 3.0.3 if necessary again after you run 4.0.3.

    Either should work, choose which one seems simpler to you, and let us know if you have any more questions.

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

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