How to recover saved passwords after have changed Windows password?
Inferno1679 last edited by leocg
Hello, i reset my windows password and all my passwords disappeared. i have the Login Data file, and the old windows password, is there any way i can decrypt the passwords so i can get them all back ?
burnout426 last edited by
You could change your Windows password back for a few minutes, log out, log back in, open Opera and goto the URL
opera://settings/passwordsto see if they now show. If they do, you can click the 3 dots to the right of "saved passwords" and export them to a csv file. Then, you can change your Windows password back to what you want, log out and in, delete the Login Data file while Opera is closed, open Opera, goto the URL
opera://flags/#password-import, enable the import flag, restart Opera, goto the URL
opera://settings/passwords, click the 3 dots to the right of "saved passwords", and import the csv file. Then, all you'd have to do is double-check that Opera saves new passwords and you'll be good.
I would make a copy of your "Login Data" and "Local State" files first so you can always try things again with copies of the backups.
To do the above another way, after you change your Windows password back to what it was for a bit, log out, log in, make a standalone installation to a folder on your desktop, start it, close it, replace its "Login Data" and "Local State" files in its "profile/data" folder with copies of yours, start it, check to see if the passwords are there, export them, and import them into your regular Opera.
A different way to do things if you set your old Windows password again would be to run https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/chromepass.html. If conditions are right, you'll see all your passwords in it.
For other solutions, see https://www.google.com/search?q=chrome+decrypt+login+data+with+old+password.
Note that I was goin to test some of those ways to see if any of them would work, but changing my user account password for Windows (multiple times) didn't cause me to lose my passwords.