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I recently decided to store all of my passwords in KeyPass Password Safe 2. I forgot my password to KeyPass.

Is there anyway to retrieve it? My assumption is no there is not for obvious reasons.

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If you forget this master password, all your other passwords in the database are lost, too. There isn't any backdoor or a key which can open all databases. There is no way of recovering your passwords.

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If you've forgotten it because you just changed the master password, you can do what I do in the future:

  1. Make a backup copy that uses the old password. Make sure this has the new password in it.
  2. Change the real copy to use your new password
  3. Keep the one that uses the old password around until you know the new one so well you don't even have to think about it. After that, delete it.

Hasn't steered me wrong yet.

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Perhaps it's encrypted somewhere on your computer, or stored in a separate file. If you can find it, (try looking in the KeyPass Program directory,) maybe you can - although its unlikely.

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that is very unlikely for a program which exists on security measures - unforgetable even, it would be. –  ldigas Dec 8 '09 at 14:49
@Idigas: You mean, unforgivable, not unfogetable. I have seen many programs making such foolish mistakes. And my answer was not unclear or unrelated. To whoever down voted, please undo. That's not right. I was trying to help. Lack of knowledge does NOT constitute a down vote. –  Moshe Dec 9 '09 at 2:23
@Moshe, there's a certain expectation on answerers that you actualy answer the question. The whole point of the StackExchange sites is that the most helpful answers are voted up by the community, and less helpful answers ... well ... we all have some duds in our portfolios –  glenn jackman Dec 23 '14 at 17:37

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