How to unhide a working email password

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Eric Lewis

I am moving my mother to a newer computer and she cannot recall what password

is represented by the "********" saved password for one of her email

accounts. Is there a way to ask Outlook to UNHIDE the password? Is there

any way to retrieve the password that Outlook has stored or to move email

account info from one computer to another (Outlook to Outlook)?
 
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Basically no, the account settings are stored in the registry, there are a

number of tools that claim to be able to recover / reveal the settings - see

google for examples.

The FilesAndSettingsTransfer wizard (FAST), if available for your version of

office/win invariably corrupts the target outlook profile

"Eric Lewis" <EricLewis> wrote in message

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> I am moving my mother to a newer computer and she cannot recall what
> password
> is represented by the "********" saved password for one of her email
> accounts. Is there a way to ask Outlook to UNHIDE the password? Is there
> any way to retrieve the password that Outlook has stored or to move email
> account info from one computer to another (Outlook to Outlook)?
>
 

Brian Tillman

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"Eric Lewis" <EricLewis> wrote in message

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> I am moving my mother to a newer computer and she cannot recall what password
> is represented by the "********" saved password for one of her email
> accounts.


Have her contact the mail service provider to reset the password to a known

value.

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