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Find Lost Product Keys

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 by | Filed Under: Security Help

Missing or forgotten product keys for software can be the bane of a PC user’s existence. A DVD for a program without a product key makes a very nice coaster, but it’s not good for much else.

Products keys are often printed on CD or DVD envelopes and often times we hear from people who have misplaced that information and now can’t activate a program or reinstall it after doing a fresh install on their PC. Listen, it’s very important to not lose product keys. Companies that sell software don’t keep a record of which product key is attached to every purchase. It’s your responsibility to keep track of it. In a lot of cases, you’re out of luck. Fortunately there are programs that can help you retrieve these keys if you’ve previously activated the software on your PC.

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Magical Jelly Bean KeyFinder is a popular and free program that can help you retrieve missing product keys and serial numbers.  Let’s take a look at what it can do to help.

The keyfinder can retrieve product keys from more than 300 programs.  It’s also capable of scanning other drives for keys, even non-bootable drive.

It’s able to recover serial numbers for Windows and for Microsoft Office and you can save those files as TXT or CSV files.

Click here to download it for free.  There’s also a paid program called Recover Keys available on the same page. It can recover product keys for more than 65oo programs and even retrieve keys from the BIOS.  This program can even be put on a USB drive, so you can take it with you if you purchase the Enterprise edition. It can recover serial numbers for expensive programs like Adobe Creative Suite products. So if you’ve lost something really valuable, it might be worth the $30 cost to attempt to recover it.

~ Cynthia

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6 Responses to “Find Lost Product Keys”

  1. Barbara Pickett says:

    I solved the problem of “lost” by simply going to my local Dollar Store and buying a cheap little binder address hth and a roller type WhiteOut to delete items not needed. I enter company name, my username, password, and date of purchase. I then add ALL pertinent information that may need in the future, including the expiration date if it’s a renewable app, program, etc. It’s easy to find, (on my desk) and easy to carry with me anytime, anywhere.

  2. Kathy says:

    This is good information to know and have. Thanks.

  3. Judy Fortner says:

    I clicked on the download button and got a adaware block by my anti-virus software. I hesitate to download this product now. I don’t want a bunch of adaware, spyware, malware or anything else like that on my computer. It’s just not worth it!!


    I got a warning of this being a Trojan and did not download it. I really need something like this, what do you think? Heave you used it?

  5. […] afraid I don’t have a lot of good news here. There are programs to help you find lost keys. Click here to learn more. But, security and bug support for Office 2007 ends this fall. It won’t be safe to use after […]

  6. Dianne says:

    Why not try a Belarc scan of your computer…it will give you all the programs and the license keys. This is how i found mine for Office 2007 that I recently installed on my new pc.

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