How to Recover a lost password of your Gmail account

If you can't remember the login password of your Gmail account, there is still a chance that you can easily recover your lost password, as long as the password is stored in your computer by the email software or by the Web browser that you use.

There are 2 freeware utilities that can help you to recover your lost Gmail password: Mail PassView to recover the password from popular email clients, like Outlook and Windows Live Mail, and WebBrowserPassView, to recover the password from your Web Browser.

Here's some information about how to use these 2 utilities to recover your lost Gmail password:

  • Mail PassView: If you use a popular email software to receive and send messages on your Gmail account, like Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail, or Thunderbird - You can use this utility to recover your Gmail password, assuming that you allowed your email software to save the password.
    In order to use this utility to recover your password, download Mail PassView from directly from this link.
    After you download it, open the zip file and run the mailpv.exe executable. Be aware that because this utility can extract password from your system, your Antivirus software may display an alert and even block you from running this .exe file.

    After running Mail PassView, the main window displays the details of all email accounts found in your system. In order to find the password of your Gmail account, you should locate the record where the value of the server column is pop.gmail.com or imap.gmail.com

    If you located the correct gmail record, you should see the Gmail password that you need under the Password column, as demonstrated in the following sample screenshot:

    Recover lost Gmail password with Mail PassView

    Recover lost Gmail password with Mail PassView

  • WebBrowserPassView: If you use a Web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, or Google Chrome) to login into your Gmail account, This utility can help you to recover your lost Gmail password, assuming that you chose to remember this password.
    In order to use this utility to recover your password, you can download it directly from this link.After you download it, open the zip file and run the  WebBrowserPassView.exe executable.  Be aware that because this utility can extract password from your system, your Antivirus software may display an alert and even block you from running this .exe file.After running WebBrowserPassView, the main window displays the list of all passwords stored by your Web browsers.
    In order to find the password of your Gmail account, you should locate the record where the URL column is https://www.google.com/accounts/servicelogin

    If you located the correct record, you should see the Gmail password that you need under the password column, as demonstrated in the following sample screenshot:

    Recover lost Gmail password with WebBrowserPassView

    Recover lost Gmail password with WebBrowserPassView

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