lost password

Daniel Atallah datallah at pidgin.im
Wed Jan 21 17:35:12 EST 2009


2009/1/21 Gar Nelson <Gar.Nelson at noaa.gov>:
> Pidgin does not encrypt passwords (unfortunately), rather it stores them
> in plain text.  If you had Pidgin save your password for you, it's
> listed out in the open in your Pidgin configuration file.  On my linux
> system, it is in (my home directory)/.purple/accounts.xml

http://d.pidgin.im/wiki/PlainTextPasswords

>
> I'm not sure where you'll find accounts.xml on your particular operating
> system. Enable seeing hidden files, and look for a 'purple' directory.

The FAQ (http://d.pidgin.im/wiki/FAQ) explains where to find accounts.xml.

-D

>
> Michelle Kukla wrote:
>> Hello.
>> For a few years I have been a satisfied user of Pidgin and have had no
>> complaints.
>> Recently, my computer was ghosted, and in the process, my password was
>> erased. I have tried a number of different passwords but have had no
>> success in
>> finding the correct one. I have tried many password recovery tools,
>> but none have
>> worked, and the Pidgin password recovery will not take my e-mail
>> address. I just
>> want to have my Pidgin account again. Please help!
>>
>> Thank you
>>
>>
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