Recover Forgotten but Saved Passwords in Web Browsers

For all the people who like to visit some website frequently, logging again and again can be an irritating process. I also like to leave some of my websites like Facebook and Gmail logged in my personal computer so that I don’t have to login again and again. Some people also like to use the remember password option in the web browsers so that they don’t have to type the password each time they login to some website.

However this can, sometimes, result in forgotten passwords. Yes there can be occasion when you forget this saved password, and in case you don’t have any backup of the password then what shall you do? You might try the security question to reset the password but here is a simple way to do so by using a third party application.


The app that I found useful is called “WebBrowserPassView”. It is a free utility developed by the famous Nirsoft team and it helps you to find and recover the saved but forgotten passwords off your web browsers. The tool supports many browsers like IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera. This tool can be used to recover your lost/forgotten password of any Website, including popular Web sites, like Facebook, Yahoo, Google, and GMail, as long as the password is stored by your Web Browser.

You don’t need to install the application, so just run the app and it will provide a list of all the web browser username and passwords stored on your machine after scanning all the supported browsers installed in your machine. You now have the option of saving this password list too as txt, html or csv.

WebBrowserPassView is a tool that retrieves secret passwords stored in your system, and thus your Antivirus may falsely detect this tool is infected with Trojan/Virus, so you just need to ignore any such warning. The app is supported on all Windows versions upto Win 8 both 32 and 64 bits.

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