I forgot my yahoo password....on my mac.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mac Lux Lucis, May 1, 2008.

  1. Mac Lux Lucis macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2008
    I have forgotten my yahoo password and log in info.
    I have used it so many times on my mac and it must
    be recoverable somehow.
    Ya know how they do on TV....when they're checking someone out....
    Somehow they go back to see everything that has happened on a certain
    Somewhere on my mac isn't there a way to see every keystroke that has
    been made? I'm not talking about getting a keystroke recorder.
    I'm talking about seeing what I have already done.
    Does anyone have a clue?
  2. windowpain macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2008
    If you open the keychain app. (find it with spot light) there is an option to show the passwords that you have entered.
    If you are lucky the yahoo one will be there.

    highlight the password you need and click the 'i' button on the taskbar at the bottom of the screen.
  3. nineteentwelve macrumors regular

    May 31, 2007
    Shrewsbury, UK
    I'm afraid not, as this would be unsafe if someone was able to get access to your Mac. Do you not have any other web sites that you have used your Yahoo! log in information with that you can check the email address?
  4. Mac Lux Lucis thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2008
    Keychain app?....spotlight?....I think that is on a newer osx....I'm on the old 10.2.8.

    This password was only used with one account.

    So all that stuff you see on tv where you click on this that and the other
    and you're able to see matrix like stream of everything I have ever typed is not true?

    I've heard once it's there, it's always there....on the hard drive somewhere. Not true?
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Keychain Access has been around since before Mac OS X, as far as I remember...see if you cannot find it in your /Applications/Utilities/ folder (ie. the folder Utilities inside your (main) Applications folder).
  6. windowpain macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2008
    10.2.8 should still have keychain, it's the program that keeps a record of all the passwords on your computer.
    Try looking in the applications folder, it might be in the utilities folder.

    edit: too slow. :)

    can't help you with the matrix like thing though. Although most deleted things stay on your computer (and are to some extent recoverable) until you write over them with something else. I don't think it will remember everything that you have ever typed though,.
  7. Mac Lux Lucis thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2008
    Will try....

    ok...I am gonna look for the keychain deal....in 10.2.8.
    I'll respond with any luck I have.

    Found keychain app....

    Ok....I'm gonna see if I can figure out this keychain deal which I have found.
    Thanks for your help.

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