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viewing cleartext passwords on MAc (3 posts)

  • Started 17 years ago by Jack Sellers
  • Latest reply 17 years ago from Jack Sellers
  • Jack Sellers Member

    Over the past few years I have accumulated many shortcuts. Is there any way I can view the passwords for these shortcuts? (I didn't write most of them down) Mac OS 10.4.2- Fetch 4.0.3 Thank you

    Posted 17 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator


    You cannot view the password directly in Fetch.

    However, you can transfer the passwords to the keychain, and view them there. To do this:

    * Choose the shortcut from the pop-up menu in the New Connection dialog.
    * Click the Add to Keychain checkbox, and connect.
    * Then use the Keychain Access application (in the Utilities folder of the Applications folder) to view the password you just saved.

    To find your shortcut's password in the Keychain Access application:

    * Look for an entry whose Name is the name of the server specified in the shortcut, and whose Kind is "Internet password."
    * Display the entry's details by double-clicking on the entry (Mac OS X 10.4).
    * Click the "Show password" checkbox and enter your keychain passphrase to see the password.
    * Keychain Access will ask for your keychain password, this is usually the same as your Mac's administrative password.

    You will need to repeat the process of moving the password to your keychain for each shortcut. I'd try it once with one password before doing it with all of them.

    Let us know if this does not help you. Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    [This message has been edited by ScottMcGuire (edited 10-26-2006).]

    Posted 17 years ago #

  • Jack Sellers Member

    Works great...thanks

    Posted 17 years ago #


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