Finding facebook password in keychain?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by McLonsdale, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. McLonsdale macrumors newbie

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    I forgot my Facebook password and I wanted to get it back from my keychain, but when I click on show password and type in my keychain password I get bunch of random letters and numbers. Why is that? Is there something else I have to do to get the actual password? Thanks
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    That would be the password hash. However, my keychain stores my actual password (in text format).
     
  3. 184550 Guest

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    Why not just reset it via FBs website? ;)
     
  4. McLonsdale thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea, I could just reset it, probably will. I'm just curious now, I thought keychain shows the actual password. I tend to forget my passwords a lot :p so I was really happy that I could find them there instead of restrict them every time, but I guess no?:confused:
     
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  6. itickings macrumors 6502a

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    Free hint: Try the button labeled "Edit" on the post containing the text you want to correct next time.
     
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