Forgot Password? What, again?

by Safe Password Management on April 24, 2011

If you have never forgotten a password then you have probably never used a computer. Here at, we want to help you create easy to remember passwords that are hard to crack and hard to forget. AND, we want to help you find a way to store those passwords in a secure way so that you can always find them again if needed.

Ok, now you’re saying, “Great, that will be helpful… but I can’t remember my password right now and I need to log in ASAP!”. If you have really spent time trying to remember your password and have sat down long and hard and run through every combination… then you’re probably out of luck and need to try an alternative approach. Fortunately, there are tools to help you if you forgot your password.

  • Sometimes the browser itself (if you’ve turned on the remember passwords feature) will help you.
  • Also, check with the service you are using (unless it is your computer) . Often times, the service itself usually will offer a mechanism to help you recover a forgotten password or at least reset it.
  • If you have forgotten, say, your windows password and you can’t get into your computer. Then, you’ll probably need to purchase some kind of software tool like┬áStellar Phoenix Password Recovery (which we can’t/don’t recommend because we’ve never used it). This tool automatically makes you the ultimate startup CD for resetting any Windows password.

From the MS Windows site, they basically make it seem like you’re out of luck. If you do not have a reset disk or cannot log on as an administrator, unfortunately, you may have to reinstall Windows XP and all other programs that were installed on the computer before you can use the computer again. This is for security. Without these safeguards, anyone could reset a password to anyone else’s computer and gain access to private information.

We hope you can remember your forgotten password! In the future, try some of the many tips we share on this site to help you generate long, complex but easy to remember passwords. In particular, we would like to recommend this free online password generator. Using this tool, you can easily generate a password with 20 or more characters and make it easy to remember as long as you pay attention to what you are doing. If you use a paragraph method, you can probably safely store that paragraph somewhere on your computer in a way that would be easy for you to find but hard for a malicious person to find.

We hope you will never experience the Forgot ____ Password syndrome again.

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