Computer Broke, Forgot Password

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  1. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    The device I was using broke. It was set to remember my password. I forgot the password & no longer have access to the email address I signed up with. I could not change the password or email without entering the current password. Now I cannot access my info.
    I signed up with this different name only to see if this can be worked out.
    I hope I don't have to start over with this new name.
    Help!

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  3. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    I've put in for an Administrator; this checks in above the rest of our permissions level.
     
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  5. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks.

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  7. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    I got the old device working but I do not know for how long. When I log in, the password is filled in but I cannot read it. I have always hated that. My password is hidden from me on my device.

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  8. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    This worked for me... turned my Sciforum password dots to readable letters an numbers !!!

     
  9. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    I cannot get that to work. Maybe I should have mentioned both my current devices are Android tablets.

    Thanks for trying.

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  10. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Also, you really should update your profile with a current email.
     
  11. Kittamaru Now nearly 40 pounds lighter. Staff Member

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    If you are using Android, and logging in via Chrome, you should be able to go into settings, click Show Advanced Settings, the click "Manage Passwords" - find the SciForums login and click "show password" and you should be golden.
     
  12. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    You welcome.!!!
    An for me to learn why Android tablets dont work for this:::

    Beginnin at step #3 (which applies to you'r situation)... which step was you'r android tablet not able to complete.???
     
  13. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    @ Stranger... did the below work for you.???

     
  14. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Every time I click on settings with that tablet, Chrome closes. Sigh. I wanted to keep trying for several days before responding.
    I just bought a new laptop computer which I am using at the moment so even if that tablet had not problems I would yet need to switch devices.
    Thanks for trying to help.

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    Last edited: Jun 10, 2017
  15. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    I was focused on trying Kitta's suggestion. I would have to try yours again to answer your question & for now I am focused on setting up my new laptop computer. I will try again in a couple days if that tablet is still working then.

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  16. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    A new laptop computer... an just in time... haha... an as soom as the Administrater wakes up you can get you'r old account back.!!!

    I use whats called a "Chromebook" (for about 4 years)... its fast... always works an dont get bugs or virisus.!!!

    Mine is 15.6 inch... Full HD... 7 seconds to Boot-up an 9 hour battery life.!!!

    Have fun wit you'r new laptop

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  17. Kittamaru Now nearly 40 pounds lighter. Staff Member

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    Hm... if you used Chrome, then there is still a chance. If you signed into a Google account, when you sign into the account on the new device it should bring your passwords over... should being the operative word here
     
  18. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    That did not work either but it made me think of connecting the tablet to the laptop computer & transferring Chrome. But it would not let me copy programs. Only pictures & music, etc.
    Thanks again for trying.

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  19. Kittamaru Now nearly 40 pounds lighter. Staff Member

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    Hm... unfortunately, there isn't much more we can do without either an admin (neither of which have signed on in over a month now) or the recovery email

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  20. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Sinse you can get the "dots" to display you may be a couple of steps away from readin you'r PW by usin the method below.!!!

     
  21. Kittamaru Now nearly 40 pounds lighter. Staff Member

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    From a security and software testing standpoint... the fact that this works, at all, is rather terrifying...

    none the less, I can confirm that it does, in fact, work - it will change the dots in the password box into plain text.
     
  22. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    I tried that again. This tablet has no right click so I cannot get to those functions.
    Thanks.

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  23. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    The fact that you can see your password on your computer is terrifying???
    Hope the admins are OK.

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