How to Retrieve Lost RoboForm Passwords

by Chris Hoffman

RoboForm is a password manager and form-filler program that integrates with web browsers such as Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. RoboForm remembers passwords you use on the Internet so you don't have to remember them and have them in one place. RoboForm stores these passwords in a file on your computer. If RoboForm loses the passwords and doesn't display them anymore, they're probably still in a file on your hard drive. Search for this file using the tools included with Windows and point RoboForm at the file to recover the lost passwords.

Click "Start" and "Search."

Click the "Tools" tab at the top of the search window and click "Folder Options."

Click the "View" tab, click "Show Hidden Files and Folders" and click "OK."

Type "*.RFP" into the "All or Part Of a File Name" box.

Click the "Look In" box and click "Local Hard Drives."

Click the "Search" button.

Note the folder path under the "In Folder" column to the right of the found .RFP file in the search dialog.

Click the "RoboForm" menu on the RoboForm toolbar in your web browser or the RoboForm icon in your system tray and click "Options."

Click "User Data" at the left side of the RoboForm options window.

Click "Set Folder."

Browse to the folder containing the .RFP file, click it and click "OK" twice.

Tip

  • Back up your RoboForm passwords by clicking the "Backup" button under "User Data" in the RoboForm options window.

About the Author

Chris Hoffman is a technology writer and all-around tech geek who writes for PC World, MakeUseOf, and How-To Geek. He's been using Windows since Windows 3.1 was released in 1992.

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