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skip8649
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-25-2012
My Device: torch9810
My Carrier: 3053190482

Password issues on Blackberry Desktop software

Hi all? Having a problem when trying to sync my 9810 torch to my desktop software manager as I do not recall password. I tried the 3 attempts but failed. All my data was lost but I was able to recover data from a previous backup in June.  I Do not  want this to happen again so what should I do , system on software manager does not mention how to change or recover password Note: I removed device already from software manager but it still ask for a password to re-connect?

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sdgardne
Posts: 48,285
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)
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Re: Password issues on Blackberry Desktop software

Hello!

The password prompted for by the Desktop Software and the password you assigned to lock your BB are the exact same password. But, what I suspect is that you've got a mixture of different characters in your device password, and perhaps have not noticed how you must enter those on the BB keyboard. For instance, if your password is

  • ab123

and you enter

  • a > b > ALT > 1 > 2 > 3

the actual result will be

  • ab1er

You must enter

  • a > b > ALT > 1 > ALT > 2 > ALT > 3

in order to wind up with ab123. So, in this example, while on the BB keyboard you think you are typing ab123, you are actually typing ab1er.

On your BB, when you type your password, you should get just a moment where each character is shown in the clear before it changes to an *. Watch closely the next time and you may see a surprising result. It will be those exact characters that you must type on your PC keyboard as that's actually your password.

Good luck!


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