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How To See The Passwords Stored In Your Browser

July 25th, 2013 by Andrew Smales

Have you ever forgotten a password for a website, and been annoyed, because it’s saved in your browser, but it shows up as dots? Something like this:

password-dots

This used to happen to me now and then, when I’d try to log into a site on a second computer or browser, and I’d have to reset the password. I’d think “damn, if I could only get the password out of my other browser!”

Well it turns out, there is a way to do this, and it’s dead simple. I’m going to show you how using Google Chrome or Firefox.

  • 1. Click on the dots (don’t erase them)
  • 2. Right-click (or Control-click on Mac) on the password area, and when a menu pops up, choose “Inspect Element”
  • 3. A new window will open, with the HTML source of the page, and one line will be highlighted, which should include type=”password” somewhere.
  • 4. Double-click on the word password and change it to text.
  • 5. Ta-da, your password now shows up!

Hope this is helpful!

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