How do I find my desktop password Mac?

Answered by Robert Dupre

To find your desktop password on a Mac, you can check the Keychain Access utility. This utility stores all the passwords and passkeys associated with your user account. Here’s how you can access it:

1. Open the Finder on your Mac by clicking on the desktop or selecting the Finder icon in the dock.

2. In the top menu bar, click on “Go” and then select “Utilities” from the drop-down menu.

3. In the Utilities folder, look for and open the “Keychain Access” application.

4. Once Keychain Access opens, you’ll see a list of different categories on the left sidebar. Look for and select the “Passwords” category.

5. In the main window, you’ll see a list of websites, applications, and other services for which passwords are stored. You can use the search bar at the top right corner if you have a specific website in mind.

6. Find the website or application for which you want to view the password, and double-click on it.

7. A new window will open with details about the selected item, including the username, account, and password. To view the password, ensure that the “Show password” checkbox is selected.

8. You’ll be prompted to enter your user account password or use Touch ID to verify your identity. Once authenticated, the password will be revealed.

It’s worth noting that if you’ve forgotten your user account password, you’ll need to reset it using a different method, such as using your Apple ID or using the Recovery Mode on your Mac.

Additionally, make sure to keep your passwords secure and consider using a password manager to store and manage your passwords. This can help you avoid the need to remember multiple passwords and ensure that they are securely stored.