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How to View or Show Password Hidden Behind Asterisk Characters

September 20th, 2012 by Admin

Almost all web browsers, instant messengers, email applications, FTP clients and many other software offer the capability of remembering usernames and passwords, which makes it convenient to automatically login to your user account. If you launch the application, you can see that the password field is protected and masked with some asterisk characters. This is good security measure. However, in some scenarios, there may be a need to view or show the actual password hidden behind asterisk characters, especially if you forgot the saved password.

In this guide we’ll show you an easy way to view and show the hidden password behind asterisk characters. With Asterisk Password Recovery utility you can reveal and view the masked password hidden under the asterisks on password field on web pages and program’s user interface.

How to View or Show Password Hidden Behind Asterisk Characters?

  1. Launch the Asterisk Password Recovery program.

    Asterisk Password Recovery

  2. Open up the application you wish to recover a password from. In my case it was MS Outlook. Once the program is open, bring up the account properties dialog of your email account.

    Reveal Outlook Password

  3. Click on the icon , drag the icon to the password field with asterisk characters.
  4. The hidden password will be showed and you can view the actual password of your email account.

Note that the asterisk password recovery tool is meant for password recovery purpose. They won’t be able to decrypt and show Windows logon password (and password in User Account Manager in Control Panel). If you forgot Windows logon password, you can choose to remove the forgotten password with Reset Windows Password bootdisk.

How to Show Asterisk Password Easily

August 10th, 2012 by Admin

Recently one of my friends had a problem, where he had forgotten his Yahoo password and could not remember the answer to his secret question he signed up for the email account with, this was a huge problem for him since he had all his friends and contacts in Yahoo address book.

Luckily for us, he had saved his login and password in MS Outlook, which gave us the only hope of recovering the password with Asterisk Password Recovery.

Asterisk Password Recovery is a handy asterisk password viewer which allows you to penetrate the asterisks used to hide the passwords and show the actual passwords.

Once you have installed the software, you can view password hidden behind asterisk characters by drag the view icon to the password field.If you are logged into a messenger application, you will need to log out so you can see the login window with asterisk characters for you to view the password.

Asterisk Password Recovery can be used to show asterisk passwords from Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, Digsby, AIM, Outlook, Outlook Express or for that matter any desktop tool or web browser which allows you to store your password. A definite must have utility if you are someone who keeps forgetting your password all the time.