BSOD -- Lost Passwords


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Old 05-05-21, 11:19 AM
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BSOD -- Lost Passwords

XPS 420 Windows 7 Pro
8 GB Ram (4 x 2 sticks)
Google Chrome

Tried to fix itself then errors said memory, then after messing around I get 'thermal event' ??
Nothing on screen, just the fan running wide open. Kissed it good-bye.

Hard drive seemed okay so I bought this....

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JGT17B8...roduct_details

Hooked up to my old Dimension 4550 with XP, it worked.

Looking through all the files and stuff, not at all what I thought I'd see.
Anyone know where to look for the passwords in Chrome if they're even there?

I only have a couple passwords 'incorrect' but my Yahoo Mail is the killer.
Change a password anywhere and they'll send it to mail that I can't see.

Any help much appreciated. I did call Yahoo Premium advisor but she heard something wrong and I have to wait 24 hours to try again.

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Old 05-05-21, 01:13 PM
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Open Chrome.
Click on the little man (current user icon) in the upper right corner.
Under mine I see three choices....click on [key] for passwords.
You'll see the sites that chrome has stored passwords for.
After the password...... click on the [eye] to view the password.
 
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Old 05-05-21, 02:30 PM
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On my vs of Chrome
Click the three dots in the top right
click settings
click passwords
(then click the "eye" on the right side of the password you need)
 
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Old 05-05-21, 04:52 PM
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Okay, I bought a new XPS 5940, installed Chrome and I can see the passwords on my NEW account. Problem is my original account (different email) is on the Windows 7 hard drive and I don't know how to find the passwords if they're even there.

I gotta quit for today, this is so far over my head I feel like I'm on the Titanic.

The premium Yahoo lady said call again after 24 hours and it'd be easier. Anyone ever made this call and what did it cost? I asked her and she kid of ignored my question.

Thanks guys, tomorrow is another day.







 
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Old 05-06-21, 09:47 AM
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You should be able to recover your Chrome profile (including passwords, bookmarks, etc) by copying the profile folder from the old HD to your new one. Startup Chrome, and you can then switch profiles.

The profile is stored: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

Don't bother trying to read any of the profile files. Simply copy the whole Default folder to your new HD and start Chrome. It should either startup with that profile - or you can change to that profile. Then use the standard password manager to retrieve or export the relevant passwords.
 
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Old 05-06-21, 06:16 PM
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Thank you so much - IT WORKED. Now I have the passwords and bookmarks, all 5 zillion of them. lol

I write my passwords down in my notebook and always underline if a letter is capitalized. Not this time.


Good luck... what's the worst that can happen?
Well, tried it and still 'invalid password' so I must have changed it and didn't save or write it down, my bad.

Thanks again.



 
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Old 05-10-21, 05:03 PM
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It should either startup with that profile - or you can change to that profile.
Updating my emails today I noticed a lot weren't used in decades, I think I'm looking at the wrong profile.
Plus the newer ones (last few years) I've saved aren't there.

Could you tell me how to change to the other profile?

Thanks very much.




 
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Old 05-11-21, 10:04 AM
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Could you tell me how to change to the other profile?
Click on the person icon at the top right. There, you should see profile options.

I see a Guest profile, and the capability of adding a profile. Do you see multiple profiles?
 
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Old 05-17-21, 11:39 AM
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Hmmm, I answered this last week and it went ... ?

Found the profile thing, only 'YOU' is listed

Anyway, looking through an old box of mail, I moved a year ago, scribbled on an envelope was 'New Email PW 2019' and only 612 unread in inbox.

Attempting to switch everything over to new email is a nightmare, half my passwords I have written down are wrong so back and forth. Gonna take me a year.

Thanks guys, life goes on.
 
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Tried to fix itself then errors said memory, then after messing around I get 'thermal event' ??
Nothing on screen, just the fan running wide open. Kissed it good-bye.
Just as an aside: that PC may not be toast. If you just started to get thermal event after you worked inside to play with the RAM because of memory error, you may have just accidentally pulled a fan connector off.

 
 

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