forgotten password

Ben Bridts ben at bridts.be
Sun Jan 18 12:57:12 EST 2009


Donna Guarnieri wrote:
> My children set up my password for pidgin.  I now want to have pidgin on a new computer and can't get it to work because I don't know the password to use it on that computer.  I can still work pidgin on the old computer but want to quit using that one.  Can you help me to set up a new password or to find out the old one so that I can use my account on the new computer.  Thanks.  Donna@ donnamsf at hotmail.com
> 
You can copy all your settings by copying the .purple folder (see
http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/Using%20Pidgin#Wherearemysettingsanddataincludinglogssaved).

Or you could look in that same folder at the accounts.xml file. Your password is saved in clear text
between the <password>-tag. If your password contains a &...; (eg. &lt; or &amp;) you should replace
this with an other character. see http://www.htmlgoodies.com/beyond/reference/article.php/3472611

--Ben

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