Big problem... Forgot Sparseimage Password

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sprynmr, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I'm screwed right?

    I can't believe I can't think of it. About 3 months back I put all these important files in a sparseimage in case anyone ever got ahold of my computer.

    Now I'm accidentally protecting them from my own eyes.

    *****!!!!

    Any way around these things? I can't imagine so.

    ~Doh!
     
  2. macrumors G3

    iMeowbot

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    #2
    Yup.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. macrumors G3

    iMeowbot

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    #4
    I find that I can remember things like that better if I give up and worry about other stuff. The stress drops and the brain coughs up its secrets :)
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    #5
    You might not be entirely out of luck.

    There is a program called MacKrack that might be able to brute force the password assuming you have a decent Mac and some idea of the length and strength of the password.

    Good luck, and next time write it down somewhere.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea I keep trying to trick my brain into not thinking about it anymore so maybe it'll pop up... but its smarter than that and knows I'm trying to not think about it.

    Stupid brain.
     
  7. macrumors 68020

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    Just try to relax and live your daily life and don't stress over the password. Maybe it'll come to you when you least expect. It has worked for me.

    You might also try looking into hypnosis.
     

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