Commentary Logo
Japan Island disputes in SE Asia    World War III Alarm Anti-Islam video and anti-US sentiment    Skull Say no to brainwashing

       peace and anti-war Israel Iran strike imminent    sanctions as a result of nuclear tests Sanctions on Iran and workarounds    black lightning bolt India's massive blackout

Snapshots of news
Gearheads and mastheads
Home  •  About this site  •  How did we once fight corruption in colonial Hong Kong?
 •  Historical US administrative thoughts  •  USA versus colonial Hong Kong
 •  Anti-corruption review of Nigeria  •  Procurement monitoring in Nigeria
 •  Syndicated news  •  Usman's blog  •  Anti-graft news  •  Socialist news

 Thursday, May 23 2019 1:33pm Hongkong Time

Posted Jan 18, 2013

Back to Blog Index   

See All Saved Passwords In Windows Applications With PasswdFinder

Those days are long gone when a computer user had to remember only a bunch of passwords for their daily work. This was because there were quite a limited number of services to work with. Fast forward today and everything has changed. Now the users have to rely on password management utilities to save all their user credentials. These utilities are dedicated to this very purpose of remembering the passwords for us.

I personally use KeePass which is a nice and secure utility to save all your user credential related data. People also use online password management utilities like Lastpass to sync all their user credentials across different devices. A lot of programs are also coming with built in password remembering capabilities.

Take an example of web browsers. All modern web browsers including Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera come with a password manager. Google Chrome and Firefox will also offer the user to sync their passwords and other browsing data across multiple platforms.

PasswdFinder is a small nifty utility which can reveal all the usernames and passwords saved in Windows applications. There is a large number of Windows programs supported by this utility. When you start the program for the first time, it will show the disclaimer that the utility will not send any passwords or local data to the Internet. This utility does not require any Internet connection to work correctly. So be assured that it is a legitimate utility developed to help you positively.

Passwd privacy concerns

Unfortunately PasswdFinder is not portable. I wish it could go portable so that we can take it anywhere we want.

PasswdFinder comes with a clean and minimalist design and graphical user interface. There are not a lot of options available. There is a menu toolbar which features buttons like exporting the list of passwords to HTML, printing the password list, refreshing the list with the latest entries, find a specific username or password, Settings etc.

PasswdFinder interface

Below the menu toolbar, there is a list of username and passwords detected by the utility grouped app wise by default. You can see that the list does not give the usernames and password in one row. Instead, it places the username, password, server etc. in separate rows.

Right click any entry and you will get a context menu which will allow you to delete the entry or copy the information to the clipboard. You can also use the find function using the context menu option.

Passwd context menu

When you start PasswdFinder for the first time, it will automatically scan computer for supported software and retrieve their confidential information. To see the list of supported software, just click on the Settings button –> Filter by software titles. This will show you the complete list of supported apps. You can uncheck any app to remove its entries from the PasswdFinder list. This can be useful when you want to print the list of specific usernames and passwords.

Passwd supported software list

One drawback of PasswdFinder is that it does not support the latest versions of some software including Google Chrome. I am running Google Chrome 24 and PasswdFinder was not able to extract the credential information from the browser.

Overall, this utility is must have for network administrators and tech geeks. It would have been even great if there was a portable version available.

Download PasswdFinder

See All Saved Passwords In Windows Applications With PasswdFinder is a post from: Technize.NET

The post See All Saved Passwords In Windows Applications With PasswdFinder appeared first on Technize.NET.

Back to Blog Index   

© Usman Khurshid. Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner.


  04/06   Snap Plus: Add Windows 8 Win+X Menu To Windows 7
  15/05   DBCMan: Use Windows 8 Task Manager on Windows 7
  09/05   Adobe Flash Player 11.8 Offline Installers Direct Download Links
  30/04   Manage Dropbox, SkyDrive and Google Drive From One Place
  29/04   Easily Backup And Recover Data From Corrupted Hard Drive
  28/04   How To Check And Monitor Hard Drive Health In Windows
  28/04   Messenger Reviver Enables Windows Live Messenger Again
  27/04   Download Google Drive 1.9 Installer With Offline Access To Google Docs
  18/04   Java 7 Update 21 Offline Installers Direct Download Links
  27/03   Resize Windows 8 Start Screen With These 2 Tools
  19/03   ModernMix Runs Modern Apps In Window Mode In Windows 8
  12/03   Java 7 Update 17 Offline Installers Direct Download Links
  11/03   Adobe Flash Player 11.7 Offline Installers Direct Download Links
  04/03   Webroot System Analyzer Scans Your PC For Problems
  28/02   Effective File Search Is A Better Windows Search Alternative
  22/02   Download Adobe Reader 11.0.2 Offline Installers
  20/02   Download Java 7 Update 15 Offline Installers
  19/02   Firefox 19 Final Offline Installers Full Setup Download [All Languages]
  13/02   Terminate And Kill Multiple Processes Simultaneously In Windows
  11/02   Extract RAR Files With Free RAR Extract Frog
  02/02   Download Java 7 Update 13 Offline Installers With 50 Vulnerabilities Fixed
  18/01   See All Saved Passwords In Windows Applications With PasswdFinder
  13/01   Download Adobe Creative Suite 2 With Free License Key
  10/01   Download Adobe Reader 11.0.01 Offline Installers
  01/01   How to Download Windows Updates for Offline Install [Windows 8]
  24/12   Shutdown Windows Faster With Shutti Shutdown Booster
  24/12   Get IObit Advanced SystemCare 6 Pro Free License
  22/12   Download CCleaner 3.26 With Office 2013 And Adobe Reader 11 Support
  20/12   Download Java 7 Update 10 Offline Installers
  12/12   Download Adobe Flash Player 11.6 Offline Installers
  04/12   Download Dropbox 1.6.3 With Retina Support
  01/12   Download iTunes 11 With Redesigned Interface And iCloud Sync Features
  26/11   Download Android USB Drivers for Windows (LG, Samsung, HTC, Hauwei, Motorola)
  25/11   Edit PDF Files Online And Offline [Complete Guide]
  08/11   Download Adobe Flash Player 11.5 Offline Installers
  16/10   Download Adobe Reader XI (11) Offline Installers With Improved Security
  12/10   Firefox 16.0.1 Released With Critical Bug Fixes About User History Leakage
  10/10   Download Nitro PDF 3 With Auto Save And PDF Editing Features
  09/10   Search Files And Folders Instantly In Windows
  09/10   Download Firefox 16 Final With More Responsive Garbage Collector
  09/10   Automatically Enhance Colors Of Your Images
  08/10   System Ninja: A Powerful Windows Optimization Software
  05/10   Firefox 19 Will Come With Australis Interface And New Tab Strip Design
  04/10   Firefox Metro For Windows 8 Now Available To Download
  03/10   "ConEmu \x{2013} A Colorful Windows Command Console Alternative"
  03/10   View, Disable And Enable Winsock Service Providers In Windows
  02/10   Download SlimCleaner 4 With Software Updates Monitor
  02/10   Download Revo Uninstaller Pro 2.5.9 With Windows 8 Support
  01/10   Install Smartphone Apps In Windows
  30/09   Download Adobe Flash Player 11.5 Offline Installers
  28/09   Download Adobe Flash Player 11.5 Offline Installers
  24/09   Google Drive Offline Installer Links For Windows, Mac, Android And iPhone
  19/09   Best Download Managers For Windows
  19/09   Download TuneUp Utilities 2013 for Windows 8 With 40% Discount
  18/09   How To Extend 30 Day Trial Software To Run Forever
  18/09   How To Backup And Restore Yahoo Messenger! Archive Messages In Windows 8
  13/09   Download iTunes 10.7 Offline Installers With iOS 6 Support
  11/09   Metro (Modern UI) Enabled Browsers for Windows 8
  08/09   Download Windows Classic Theme For Windows 8
  07/09   Magix Photo Designer 7: A Powerful Image Editor And Photoshop Alternative
  02/06   Firefox 13 Final Offline Installer Full Setup Download
  30/05   Add SFTP And SSH Support To Windows Explorer
  29/05   Download Free Download Manager 3.9 With Remote Download Support
  27/05   How To Backup Gmail And Yahoo Emails On Your Computer
  27/05   Download Movavi Video Suite 10 With Free Activation Key
  17/05   System Mechanic: Powerful Performance Optimization Software For Windows
  16/05   Windows Error Lookup Tool: What Those Error Messages And Codes Mean?
  15/05   "Alt – Tab Keyboard Shortcut Alternative For Windows"
  13/05   Block Internet Access To Specific Programs In Windows
  12/05   Edit Large Text Files With PilotEdit Lite (4GB+ Files)
  07/05   Download Adobe CS6 Offline Installers (Free Trials)
  04/05   Miro 5 Media Player With Integrated Youtube, Hulu and Torrent Downloads
  25/04   Download Firefox 12 Offline Installer Full Setup
  24/04   ISO Workshop: Free CD/DVD/Blu-Ray Backup Tool
  23/04   Glary Utilities: PC Tune-up Utility
  19/04   Real Desktop: Turn Windows Desktop Into 3D Desktop
  17/04   ExplorerView: Disable Explorer Auto-Detect Folder Contents
  16/04   Soluto: Improve Windows Boot Time And Fix Problems
  13/04   Download TuneUp Utilities 2011 With Free License
  13/04   Prayaya V3: Create A Portable Virtual Operating System on A USB Drive
  12/04   Adobe Reader 10.1.3 Released. Download Now!
  12/04   Download HD Analyzer To Manage Hard Drive Space
  12/04   Download Free Studio 5 With 47 Free Multimedia Software
  12/04   Skype 5.9 Offline Installer Direct Download Links









Usman Khurshid is a network consultant who works in a mixed environment of Windows and Linux platforms. He studies about the latest advancements in computer technology and shares his views on this technology blog.

Email Usman at usman {at} technize {dot} com

Commentary and reflection pages by Raymond Cheng, PhD DPA FRSA

  Main • Commentary   Special Foci • Syndicated News | Corruption | Socialism | GuanXi

  Health Related • Traditional Chinese Medicine   Others • OXLL

© 1997-2018 The Commentary, Office of Dr Raymond Cheng. All rights reserved. Copyright of selected news articles, the headlines and logos belongs to the respective entities. Read disclaimer

Digital platform powered by Wyith Limited, Wyith Institute. Wyith Limited and Wyith Institute are associated businesses operated by the Office of Dr Raymond Cheng • Dr Raymond Cheng & Partners Ltd and The Commentary Ltd.

Home  •  About this site  •  How did we once fight corruption in colonial Hong Kong?
 •  Historical US administrative thoughts  •  USA versus colonial Hong Kong
 •  Anti-corruption review of Nigeria  •  Procurement monitoring in Nigeria
 •  Syndicated news  •  Usman's blog  •  Anti-graft news  •  Socialist news

Contact the editor at raymond {dot} cheng {at} kellogg {dot} oxon {dot} org

The RendezvousBuildersCommentatorsContributorsReadersResearchers
Reflection Pages • Miscellaneous Stuff
The difference between instant evaluation and improving recognition – November 20
Freddy Krueger revisited: Politically correct education? – October 23
From the evaluator's perspective: Justified conclusions and decisions – October 8
Online and distance-learning degrees from the evaluator's perspective – September 25
The moment fake degrees turned recognized and appraised – September 9

Photo credits for top title bar, from left to right: Iza H (Work), Lukasz Gumowski (Blue balls), Marcin Bania (Smiling and naked), Lautaro Gonda (Milan station), Jan Abt (Girl taking a picture), Daniel Tang (Hot switch), Barbara Henry (Moriah reading), Ralf Herrmann (Checkmate II), Marko Roeper (Led #4), Ian Russell (Girl in downtown LA).
Note: Animated GIF graphics and clipart obtained from,,, and Sketches, cartoons and other handdrawings courtesy of Alice-the-Artist.

Special Alert! This is *NOT* the American Jewish Committee's Commentary Magazine! Special notice! This is not the American Jewish Committee's Commentary Magazine nor are we in any way affiliated with them. To visit AJC's magazine, please go to instead, thank you for your attention.
Memo with pin Technical memos for members
Receiving using Gmail | Sending using Gmail
0x800ccc0e | 0x800ccc19 | 0x800ccc79

This site is best viewed with Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6.0 or above, minimum 1024x768 16M color-depth resolution. The Commentary Group and its personnel do not endorse external sites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. All external sites will open in a new browser window.

COUNT ON THE STATISTICS  100% Towels (c) Daniel Chittka
Photo © Daniel Chittka

This new section contains some interesting statistics in bribe and corruption, please check back for more as we pile up our numbers!

It's statistics time!  Using n-gram: kickback, graft, bribe and corruption - Comparison of their historical occurrences from 1810 to 2009 A.D.

  The word guanxi (collocation) and meanings of bribe: Deeply rooted, disgusting, sad endings

Search for a domain name - no obligation!
 enter a name, word or phrase
 choose an extension
 click go!
Looking for a good book (c) Doug Logan
Photo © Doug Logan
tagged by area of interestBY AREA OF INTEREST
Pragmatics: Politeness trends from the historical perspective of global trade
Computer mediated communications: Social network – Came riding the waves of amazing coincidences
Language acquisition:
A critique on "A corpus driven study of the potential for vocabulary learning through watching movies"

Grammatical analysis: "When a linguist stumbled upon a Buttonwood"
Lexicon and the corpus: "John Sinclair's lexical items – an introduction"
tagged by regionBY REGION • Anything AsiaUS Presence in Asia
ChinaTaiwanHong Kong and MacauJapanKoreaSingaporeMalaysiaPhilippinesPakistanIndiaAfghanistan0 • Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and MyanmarTimor-Leste and IndonesiaMongoliaNew Zealand and Australia
tagged by topicsBY TOPIC • BiofuelRhino and elephant poachingAmerican movies hit China marketChina Internet censorshipChina's outward FDI opportunitiesGlobal rice yield
GLUCK ON SOCIALISM AND CHINA Asia (c) Robert Churchill
Photo © Robert Churchill

Professor Sidney Gluck (c) Sandi BachomI am honored to have obtained Professor Sidney Gluck's (right) permission to allow me to repost here some of his work and interview related to China and socialism. Professor Gluck is professor emertius at the New School University in New York. A classical Marxist, Gluck has been studying China for 60 years in history and modern development. He has lectured all over the U.S. and still welcomes engagement at the age of 94 – photo © Sandi Bachom


COMING 2019 – COMPUTING CORPUS Active Network Hub (c) Phil Sigin-Lavdanski
Photo © Phil Sigin-Lavdanski

Oh, please do not get me wrong. This new section is not about computers, electronics or any engineering stuff, but rather I am currently constructing a new corpus based on Spectrum, the monthly publication from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers USA, from July 2007 to date. Having been a member for over 20 years since 1992, I am always fascinated by some of the terms scientists use when they talk about or envision their new inventions or methodologies. How many of them eventually come into practice? Could there be some insights we could possibly derive, from the linguistics perspective?


This website is published and designed by Raymond Cheng, PhD DPA and reflects only his personal views and opinions in his individual capacity. It does not represent the views and opinions of his firm, employer(s), students, etc., and is not in any way sponsored or endorsed by any other thrid parties. Click here to read my full disclaimer

Share on Twitter  Add to Facebook  Share on LinkedIn  +1 on Google