Password reset

I'm not sure if this is a true bug, but here goes nothing: I tried to log in to add a comment to an Instructable, but I couldn't seem to recall my password, so I used the (lost username/password?) link at the bottom of the dialog screen and entered my e-mail. Sure enough, I received an email from you letting me log in using a reset code: Username: taserian Reset code: [CODE REPLACED] Reset here: [LINK REPLACED] But when I try to reset my password, it still asks me for my old one, which is what I couldn't remember in the first place. The reset code and link only allowed me to enter the site using my account, but won't allow me to reset my password without using my older one. To re-enter my account after shutting down my computer, I would have to resend a request for a lost username/password. The reset link should drop you into a page that allows you to reset your password. Thank you.

Posted by taserian 5 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

how to reset password

I tried to change my password, but the site won't accept my old password. I don't understand. I'm logged in, why can't I change my password? Is there a way to just reset it?

Posted by glazzEye 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

how to hack passwords?

i want to hack my admins password to download adobe flash player in my pc

Asked by shridesh 7 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

remove windows password? Answered

Asked by batcher 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Change Password: Error on Page

Change Image(s) Quick Links Inbox (0 new) Following Image Library Chief Cook Age: 62 Gender: MALE Member Since: Aug 17, 2008 View Profile | Edit Profile You InstructablesDiscussionsSettingsPro Membership ProfileCustomizeProfile ImagesEmail AlertsChange EmailDefault LicensePasswordPrivate RSS FeedsGroups Change Password Old Password: ****** New Password: ********* Retype Password:********* Change Password Error on Page       This appears on the status bar and the bottom of the page. This happens every time.  The passwork does not change. My PC is an HP Pavilion a1520n.  The OS is Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.  I am running IE version 8.0.6001.18702. Submitted by: Chief Cook

Posted by Chief Cook 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

how do i change my password,i forgot my password?

Asked by khizra 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

where do I change my password?

I have seen others ask this question in the question category but I saw no answers. I do not see a settings menu. I see a 'YOU' with a dropbox menu. 'YOU' does not suggest a place for password changing nor does it seem to be a profile really. What is the answer to this question?? thank you and my password manager thanks thinks you are way too 'old'....

Posted by andyjmccartney 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

admin password ?

How do I rest my admin password I forgot it

Asked by CrystalG1 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Password isn't working!

I just noticed that no matter what you type into the password box, instructables logs in. this needs to be fixed!

Posted by XOIIO 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

pass word

It isn't possible to change my password...

Posted by cingel 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

I can not change my password

How do I change my password? ... ... ... The "Normal" links do not work! ... ... ... I have been trying to change it through the "YOU" section. ... ... ... I keep getting "Done" and "Error on page" at the bottom of my browser! ... ... ... I never get an acknolegement or go to another page. ... ... ... I have been trying since Saturday night, May 23. ... ... ... My PDA was stolen with all of my personal information on it and I need to change my password "Like Yesterday"!

Posted by Normjr 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

can some one recommand me a good software to remove some kinds of password,like office, windows

Can some one recommand me a good software to remove some kinds of password,like office, windows

Asked by kikilanahji 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

how to break Windows 7 password.?

Asked by Prabhanshu 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Recieved Password change from the robot.

Hi - Recieved a password change emial fromt he instructables robot on the 7th this month - i haven't been on line to request a change. Followed the email link - it does return to instructables and i did go ahead and re input my original password for the change. - then it said my account wasn't active when i attempted log-in? Then the email change form claimed it was sending a activation notice to my email??? then that my accoutn was now active - then i attempted log in and IE claimed encountering an error. came back and i'm in logged in now. but - never requested the first password change - for all the other bugs if you will and IE error /crash to happen. thoght you should know in case it's important. or if it something i should be aware of about password spoof mail. thanks -chase-

Posted by -chase- 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

'forgot password' link sends no activation code

So I forgot my password and hit the "forgot password" link. I get a form telling me to submit an activation code that I will get in my email, but this is the email I get:Welcome to Instructables! Log in at;=ZZZZZYour account information is as follows:Username: abcEmail: xxx@yyyJoin Date: Jul 24, 2008. 9:31 AMCheers,Instructables RobotIf I follow the link, it just gets redirected to

Posted by rotor 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Need to reset my password everytime i want to login

Since a couple of days I cannot login anymore. Worked fine for the last two years on the same system. The site does not remember me, and when I enter my username/password to login manually I cannot login. (username unknown or password doesn't match) The only method that works now is the following: 1) click 'forgot password' in the logon screen 2) follow the confirmation link in the e-mail that is sent 3) type the SAME password as before :-) This will log me in, but I have to repeat these steps EVERYTIME I want to use instructables. Anybody else having this problem? What is wrong? Please help... System: Windows Vista + IE

Posted by Gerald Maurice 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Can't remember the bios password Toshiba satellite laptop C75D-A7286

I have a Toshiba satellite laptop C75D-A7286 that i have forgot the bios password. I have tried the Esc and F2 start up as well as taking out the cmos battery to no avail. Any ideas ?

Asked by etcuts 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

how do i logon to windows xp professional without knowing what the admin password is?

 I have been given a computer from a school, but they haven't given me the user information (this was last year). I have tried using administrator as the username and leaving the field blank but i am not getting on

Asked by mad-tris 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Password Security:Time delay lock

I've been reading about how easy it is for a computer to try 1000 passwords per second to get into your account. A human being could probably only try 1 every 10 seconds.  So why not put a timer on the gate?  If you enter the wrong password, you have to wait 10 seconds before trying another.

Posted by Toga_Dan 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

how can i log on to windows xp after my son made a user account and password he cant remember without software or disks?

On the welcome screen it has his account name as TYLER. He does not remember what he put as a password. how can i get back onto my windows xp desktop without fancy software or a disk?

Asked by maddmike87 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

password activation

Keep getting email from 'robot' with password activation code. When used to verify password, only response is 'no activation' with another screen box to fill in password code and two password blank boxes. What am I doing wrong? indianasmitty

Posted by indianasmitty 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

lost password and linked email

Is there some way to recover a password to an account other than through email. my old email got hacked and now im locked out of it.

Posted by RedDeadFred 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

how do you reset or remove power on password for ibm z60m

Asked by basscat 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Reset password not working

I recently received a temp password for my account, and now that I am logged in and trying to change it to a new one of my own, I am running into a problem. When I enter the temp pass in the 'old password' window one, I get an error message saying "wrong password" I know the temp passes are often limited in functionality to a short time window, so am hoping for a rapid reply & help on this problem.  Mary

Posted by MaryLenehan 6 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

how do i recover my password if i forgot my second security questioned. and now im locked out of my account?

I forgot my password and answer to my security question how do i recover my password and also forgot how to get into my other accounts it is linked to.

Asked by missexylady30 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Password reset not working

Every time I attempt to log on to the site, I am forced to reset my password. Whatever I set it to, it is rejected the next time I log on. This happens on multiple browsers on multiple operating systems. It happens with passwords I type in myself and with long passwords entered for me by KeePass. I have cleared cookies, with no luck. This has been happening for the last several weeks. Not super annoying, since I don't often have to log back in, but it still feels janky to be resetting my password so frequently. I'd rather my account not be disabled due to suspicious activity! Anyone else seeing this?

Posted by gfish 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Password reset emails not being received

I'm not receiving emails to reset my password when I request them. I do get other emails (notification of group add requests, patches being sent to me, etc) from robot regularly. I don't have a spam folder.

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Password Recovery Program

OK...SOOOOO...heres my problem...I have an 8GB ATP ToughDrive (A Flash Drive) that I can only access 1.41GB of because the Encryption software created a partition in the drive...UNFORTUNATELY the original password set by ATP does not work. i called the, company and they pretty much said eff off...SOOO i am stuck with a dillema...i need the best possible DECRYPTION software, or Password Recovery Software that i can get for free...i have tried google searches, yahoo searches, etc. and every time nothing seems to find the password, or just isnt meant to recover a password in general...Help please?!  NOTE: I would prefer the program to be free, HOWEVER...if i have to pay for it, i wont mind as long as it wont break the bank. Thanks In Advanced For Your Help!!! Sokami Wohali

Posted by sokamiwohali 6 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

password re-set

I have encountered a flaw in password reset. i have made a membership..not pro. but i made the account last summer and i started using this site again after about 4 months of being in-active. i started using this site again everyday for the past week. starting guessing on actual days but lets say it was Monday because i cant remember what day it was. i opened the site got to log in. cant remember password. OK. used the password reset manager. made a new pass word. that all worked. next day. Tuesday. i go to log in. my password isn't what i reset it too. so i go and reset my password again. same thing its nice and dandy. works. lets me in. next day same error occurred. happens everyday. any explanations? any fixes? am i doing something wrong?

Posted by nuckthebuck 7 years ago

Can I produce an image in Microsoft Paint and assign that image to a "hotkey"?

I would like to use that image as a character in the password for my computer. This is so a dictionary program wouldn't be able to break through a password for my computer. Is this possible?

Asked by LeShane 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

PLEASE HELP? Drivelock password

Do you have any software that will unlock a drive loc. When booting laptop it says hd drivelock. I didn't put a pw on it, but it appears to have onet. When I go into setup the drivelock pw is grayed out. Will not let me access it. PLEASE HELP?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how can i access administrator account in vista without modifying the original password?

Hi... My brother has blocked me from accessing a drive in vista by keeping a password for administrator.... I want to access that drive without his knowledge n without modifying the original one... Please help me out.. If possible also tell the same for windows 7......

Asked by ateefahmed 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I have been trying FOREVER to change my password but cannot! I am having to use my temporary password they sent to my e-mail... it is WAY too hard to remember, not to mention the length of it. I see a lot of other people are having the same problem- anyone found out exactly how we go about doing this? It seems like everytime I try to use and find things, I am always running into problems! I am about to just delete this site all together. It just gets too frustrating EVERYTIME I come on this web-site. Can anyone tell me if it is worth staying on here? I belong to a lot of different web-sites, but NEVER had I had this much difficulty maneuvering around any of them. I would just like someone's advice about whether or not to stay on or just go ahead and leave (honestly :) !                            Thanks! Junehearn

Posted by junehearn 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Locked out of Vista laptop Answered

Sony Vaio running Windows Vista Home. I bought a mac and didnt use the Sony for almost a year. Tried to log on and password is not accepted. This is the ADMIN user account. There are no other users. Please help. I own it, It's not stolen.

Asked by sway 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Mac G3 password hacking?

I got a second-hand mac G3 for Christmas, from the sysadmin at my dad's office. Unfortunately, the sysadmin neglected to remove his accounts (and passwords), so as of yet it's impossible to get past the boot screen. Does anyone have any ideas about how I may crack the password or hack into the account... (changing the root password in single user mode doesn't work...) Oh, and by the way, it's running OS X of some sort, but since we can't log in, it's hard to know what cat it is. Help please!UPDATE:With the help of this site, we made an administrator account. We still don't know the master password, and there are a few untouchable files, but we can basically do whatever we want. The next challenge is to connect it to the internet...If you want to know how we got in, here's what we did:(1) we held down command (the propeller) and S as it booted --> this opened single-user mode, a command-line interface with root priveleges(2) instead of "rm"ing (removing), like the web site suggested, we "mv"ed (moved) /var/db/.AppleSetupDone to /var/db/.AppleSetupDone.old(3) we rebooted, and followed the instructions on the screenWhat did this do? It moved the file that told the computer that the computer was set up, so the computer ran the setup "wizard" like it was the first time the computer had ever been booted. After that, all we had to do was follow the instructions on the screen to set up an administrator (root) account. We also learned that the cat is panther, so we might be updating it to a newer version.Thanks for the help!

Posted by threecheersfornick 11 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Live Person Please?

I have submitted for password retreival several times over the last 2 weeks. I never receive the email. No, I do not have a spam box. I found my password but I suspect it get's changed when one submits a retreival form since I still can not log in. So, now, I had to create a new account just to be able to post this! All I want now is for some real person (erm... no fake ppl please) to email me and help me be able to log in with my real account. I'd like to remove this account. Oh no, I hope that is possible too. Anyone working for Instructables want to email me so I can give you my other account's user id and email? So from there you can email that account a new password or whatever the procedure is? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease? *weeps*

Posted by Darcy7777 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

I can not sign in

Everytime I try to login in Instructable I can not sign in even if the pw is correct. I always have to request a new pw and reset it. Can anyone help me?

Posted by faro49 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

complicated case with outlook password?

I changed my password in MS Outlook 2013. And today I couldn’t enter to my inbox, because I lost text file with written outlook password. I don’t know what can recover outlook passwords.

Asked by Humorf7 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

XS-3868 bluetooth module, pairing password?

Hi, was thinking buying this blittle board in the future, but I can see in description that it has a pairing password, (which is 0000). I did not like this option, its any way to remove it? this gave me problems because I need something wont ask for a password, which is not good for audio devices. This is the item. Is there any other option as good as this because that does not ask for any password? Thanks so much.

Asked by destrip 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

How do i recover a password for the PSP internet browser?

I made the password along time ago then I stopped using it for a while and forgot it. its the 2000 series if that helps.

Asked by Chrisdalton 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how do u get past an admin password from a limited account? Answered

Iwithout any programs installed because installing is restricted on limited accounts

Asked by ron2470 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Does any one know a password recovery software for an online game like runescape or Habbo? Plz?

Plz help me i for got mi pwrd.

Asked by drmjj55 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

log in issue?

Hi, I can't log in, and the forgot password link sends no activation, my emails. I don't remember my password... well I do but it says it's the wrong one... My email is: My nick: myckro

Asked by Martin.koch 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Login Hard

When I try to login to the website I found it difficult to click on the password box. It was covered with tabs "Answers" "Contests". Please fix

Posted by enoted 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Unable to Update Settings

I'm using Mobile Safari, iOS 9.3 on an IPad Air. I've tried other browsers. iCab Mobile DOES WORK, so I was able to change my password after a password reset. i don't see anywhere in the iOS app to change settings, either. Thanks

Posted by Marcos El Malo 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

windows XP login password problems

I have never been prompted to enter a username or password to login to my PC computer running windows XP since I purchased my computer 4-6- years ago. I had it unplugged for about 2 weeks while I moved recently. When I plugged it back in, it prompted me for a password and since I never had one or set up the computer to use one to login, its impossible to use the computer or login. I would appreciate any help with this that doesn't require formatting the hard drive. I also don't understand why windows all of a sudden asked me for a password and won't let me login without one or at least run me through the process of setting up one since I never had to use one for this computer.

Posted by swpaulo 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Is there a way to make a batch program uncloseable until the actions have been completed?

I have written a password program in batch but at the moment the user can just hit the close button and then the program will close. As the title asks can I stop that or not? Any help will be appreciated.

Asked by QwertyuioLP 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Where can I find a keychain-sized device to hash passwords?

Where can I find a device that can fit on a key chain or in a wallet (cell phones and graphing calculators don't count) and can perform a common cryptographic hash (like MD5 or SHA1) on a short phrase? I know there are proprietary single-use password generators and devices that store cryptographic keys, but I am curious if there are devices that use a well-publicized hash on the entered phrase but store nothing.

Asked by NobodyInParticular 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Log in fixes

So I was just trying to log in after being automatically logged in for a long time, and was not succeeding. I guess it was because I didn't read "username" next to the box, but I was trying to use my email instead of my username. I kept thinking that it was because i was entering my password incorrectly (when actually my password was correct), so I tried about 6 times. Finally resulting to "forgot my password." This process could be a lot more dummy proof. So, a "dummy proofing suggestions": Make the log in box accept both Username and Email (if programming it is not possible for some reason, perhaps just have a friendly dialog box that would pop up after a filed attempt that says "use your Username, not your Email") Thanks for reading and keep up the good work

Posted by KentaNolin 6 years ago

Problems loggin in

I love Instructables but I am constantly having problems logging in.   I reset my password and it shows me logged in but I can't download pdf files.  It will just flip screens and keeps asking me to login again.    I clean my computer's cookies and cache and sometimes this helps but it seems to me that Instructable has a problem because I don't have this problem with any other websites I use.  Whenever I clean my computer, I then have to re-enter everything to all the other sites which is a real pain. This has been going on for a long least a year.   Will this ever be fixed?  Any other suggestions?  Thanks.

Posted by opusnz 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago