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Are there any license key finders on Mac?

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Apparently no . – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Aug 17 '10 at 9:20
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Generally, license keys are not stored as plaintext in most application preferences. They would mostly use some sort of stored hash one-way encryption.

I use 1Password to save my license keys. It's also ideal for saving passwords, naturally, and other numbers you might want to keep safe and easily accessible like credit card numbers, etc.

Another dedicated application for this purpose is AppShelf.

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I actually use both but I was just lookin for one of the programs that recover licenses. – JFW Aug 18 '10 at 9:50
1Password FTW. Much easier to store the information as you get it instead of having to fish for it later. – Marcin Aug 24 '10 at 2:39


I mean: license key finders for what? OS X? No. OS X doesn't have a license Key.

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A software that scans through the OS to recover lost/forgotten license keys of apps installed. – JFW Aug 17 '10 at 10:46
Sorry, I don't know of any software that does stuff like that. – lajuette Aug 17 '10 at 11:25

On OS X I usually just search my e-mail for the app name and “license”. Obviously that only works if you get license keys via e-mail, and keep them.

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I know I'm answering to 3 years old thread, but program you're looking for is called "Mac Product Key Finder", which can be downloaded from here:

It's Freeware and works on OSX >= 10.5, but it support only 69 programs (out of millions)

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