KeychainRecovery is a free tool to recover the lost password of a
.keychain file of a Mac operating system.
Most of the applications store the Login
passwords and critical information to prevent hassale of entering
the password everytime by the user. Often these applications use
their own proprietary encryption mechanism to store the credentials.
But on Mac many applications use the keychain files for storing the
username,passwords and sometime even other critical data.
Most often the users of Mac forget the master password of these
keychain files, especially the "login.keychain". KeychainRecovery
helps these users to retrieve the lost master password of the
KeychainRecovery comes with a user interface
for helping the user enter the path to the keychain file.
default KeychainRecovery uses system dictionary of Mac for retrieving
Download the KeychainRecoveryInstaller.dmg
Open that dmg file.
Click on the file KeychainRecovery.pkg
The installation wizard
Choose the appropriate location to install. By default it
installs in the Applications folder.
KeychainRecovery is easy to use with its simple GUI interface even
Here are the brief usage details,
Run the KeychainRecovery tool from its installed location. By
default it is installed in the Applications folder. The filename is
Enter the path to the kaychain file whose password is lost.
Enter the path to the dictionary file which contains the words
with which the master password is to be compared. By default
KeychainRecovery uses the system word list at
Finally click on Start to begin the recovery
During recovery operation, you will see number of words tried and the
last word compared in the no. of tries field. Once the master password
is retrieved it is shown in the Keychain Password
Here is the screenshot of
Version 1.0 : 24th Nov 2010
First public release of KeychainRecovery Tool
KeychainRecovery is designed for good purpose to help users to recover
the lost Facebook account password. Like any tool its use either good or
bad, depends upon the user who uses it. However author or the website
owners are not
responsible for any damage caused due to misuse of this tool.