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  1. Nov 26, 2018  Mac Product Key Finder will scan your local and remote Mac for installed software and show you your serials numbers, then allow printing or saving software-license information to a file. Mac Product Key Finder can be very useful for backup purposes, to save all your serial numbers before it.
  2. Jul 23, 2013  It is able to detect and decipher license keys of nearly two hundred different applications. You can download Mac Product Key Finder from the Magical Jellybean software website. The download is around three megabytes in size and comes in the standard DMZ package for Mac.

There are many backup software on the market and some of them does a really good job in making sure that there is an exact copy of the important files available at the backup drive. Although backing up of files is important, many people forget to backup the Windows product key or third party software license that is installed on their computer. When their computer crashes and had to reinstall everything from scratch, they had to go through the trouble of searching for the license number to activate the software that they’ve purchased. If the license key are misplaced and forgotten, they’d have to contact the software support team and provide them with proof of purchase so that they can reissue the license.

Mar 18, 2020  Without a doubt, a key finder program—a special kind of software tool — is the best way to go if you've lost a serial key for one of your software programs, so long as it's still installed or recently was. Product key-finder programs search your computer for the serial keys stored in the Windows Registry or elsewhere on your computer.

The problem is software licenses aren’t stored in one standard location where you can just copy the whole folder to backup and then paste it back to reactivate all the software. They are stored all over the place either in a form of an external file or a registry key. Fortunately we found 10 software that can scan your computer and recover the lost or forgotten product key licenses so you can back it up in case you need to reactivate them again. Computer technicians can also use these software to help customers recover their software license numbers from non-bootable drive.

1. LicenseCrawler

LicenseCrawler is a portable license recovery tool that is free for private use. It scans the registry area on local and remote computers located at the same network for available serial numbers for Windows, Office and third party applications. The amount of software license that LicenseCrawler can detect is unknown because there is no such information being published at their website or program. Since it is free, you can run it and cross check if it is able to reveal the license for the shareware installed on your computer. Works on all versions of Windows including both 32-bit and 64-bit.

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2. MSKeyViewer Plus

MSKeyViewer Plus is free and portable. Although the name of this tool sounded like it can only view Microsoft key, but it also support Office and third party applications as well. To view the supported applications, run the program, click the About button and followed by clicking the Supported Products button. The list of supported product seems a bit outdated because this program itself was last updated nearly 2 years ago.

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3. Product Key Finder

Product Key Finder is free but take note of the adware installation when installing this program. It is a very simple program that claims to support over 200 programs but without a detailed listings. Running the program will instantly list all the license number and allows you to backup to a CSV file by clicking the Save button. Only support 32-bit Windows operating system.

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4. Softkey Revealer

Softkey Revealer is free and portable program that is able to support retrieving licenses from a huge list of software which can be found on this page. Other than just depending on the signature that they created, it also seems to list keys with the value username, password, user and etc. The program is very small in size at only 200KB in size and even comes with additional tools to decrypt Adobe encrypted key, removing content advisor password and changing the current Windows key.

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5. Keyfinder Thing

Keyfinder Thing is probably one of the most popular free tool to help you recover product keys from your computer. It supports a total of 90 software titles which can be viewed from the View > Software List. You can save the results from the File menu. Take note of the installation of adware during setup.

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6. Magic Keyfinder 2012

Magic Keyfinder 2012 is actually a shareware but the you can use it for free with a huge limitation where only the first 10 digits of the supported product keys are displayed. The actual amount of supported software are unknown. Other than using their database signature, you can also use the deep scan where it detects a certain keywords and determine that it is a possible license key. During testing, only 5 digits from our Windows 7 product keys are being displayed.

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7. Product Key Viewer

Product Key Viewer is a shareware that supports retrieving license key over 1000 applications from your computer. Only the Pro and Tech version will report activation keys for third party applications. The Lite version will only locate the Windows and Office product keys. You can test Product Key Viewer to identify what software is being identified on your computer for free except the data are being partially hidden.

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8. Product Key Finder by Top Password

The name of this software is exactly the same as the one listed under number 3 except this is a shareware that cost $17.95 and developed under a different company called Top Password. The amount of supported software is unknown but the official webpage did mention Windows, Office, SQL Server, Exchange Server, Visual Studio, VMWare, Adobe and many other products. The results are displayed instantly upon scanning. It supports scanning the current system, remote system or even on non-booting systems. Works on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows.

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9. Product Key Explorer

Product Key Explorer is a shareware that cost $29.50 that supports more than 4000 software and games as well. You can view the complete list of supported products at this page. You can scan both local and remote computers with the built-in option to use a different login credentials. The results can be saved to an external file or a registry file.

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10. Recover Keys

Recover Keys is developed by the same company as KeyFinder Thing except that this is their shareware version that supports over 3000 software titles including games. It cost $24.95 to unlock the program or else it will only show the first 4 characters of the license number. It also comes with advanced features to scan multiple computers through IP range or manually selecting the computers that is available on the network.

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Editor’s Note: After testing the 10 product key recovery software above, the software that stood out in the tests are LicenseCrawler and Recover Keys. Both of this tool managed to retrieve additional licenses that weren’t detected on the other 8. Although some of the software claims to support recovering license keys from more than a few thousands software, it is possible that the software installed on your computer is not in the list. You can definitely make a request by contact them to include it in their database.

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Roger Brock2 years ago

just found out keyGetter was one of the best websites for licence


Belarc Advisor – try this software ,it is absolutely free and you can easly get your system details including windows key !!!!!!!!

Rob Crombie5 years ago

“Editor’s Note: After testing the 10 product key recovery software above, the software that stood out in the tests are LicenseCrawler and Recover Key”

I tried those two programs.
The presentation of the results is 10 times better in ‘Recover Key’, so I purchased that.
(BitsDuJour is selling it at 40% off for the next 2 hours)


Dear sir, I have forgotten my software’s last 5digit Serial number. How could i recover those 5 digit serial right now i have the remaining serial number. Software Name is Vakia from ICS products Salem
kindly needful your honor response, Thanking you

Tutko6 years ago

SterJo Key Finder is better and it reveals lots of keys. Also its free unlike some of those mention here.
Here is the link of the website:

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fiona13 years ago

thank you so much for your help. the keyfinder software really works!! =)


i like this website… :)

shivraj13 years ago

Find Software License Keys On Computer

thank you


thanks a lot

Kamran14 years ago

man. u rock! thanks for that!! :)


Great small app! I’ll add it to my Great Software List soon.

jim14 years ago
Find software license keys on mac free

This tool is pretty handy if one needed to reformat their PCs incase of things might go wrong. Anyway, good post.. Keep it up! Regards.


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While this is a useful utility, it will be interesting to see what Microsoft’s take on it is.


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Parallels Support team guest author: Dineshraj Yuvaraj

You are using Parallels Desktop and planning to upgrade to the latest version? Or do you want to install Parallels Desktop from scratch? Either way, you will need your Parallels Desktop for Mac license key to do that. Let me walk you through some simple steps on how to locate and manage Parallels Desktop activation keys.

Whether you upgrade, or choose to install a brand new copy of Parallels Desktop, you will need to purchase a copy of the product on Parallels website, choose version, edition (Standard or Pro) and select the respective option: “New license” and “Upgrade”.Upgrade option for Parallels Desktop 12 is available for version 10 and 11 users. If you have Parallels Desktop 9 or earlier, you will need thefull version license (by clicking on “New license”).

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If you need a full version license, once the payment is done, you will receive your Parallels Desktop key via email and then register and activate it.

Simple! Isn’t it?

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If you have the upgrade version of Parallels Desktop, this process has one difference – you will need your previous version key to complete the activation.

That’s exactly when you need to find it. No worries – this is uber simple as well!

A product activation key is a set of 30 alpha numeric (letters and numbers) divided into five blocks of six characters:


If you already used Parallels Desktop and got the previous version you can find your key registered in Parallels account.

There we have 2 options: Parallels Desktop subscription and perpetual license key.

If you used Parallels Desktop subscription check the following steps:

For Parallels Desktop subscription activation key:

Log in to your Parallels account. If you do not remember the password to your Parallels account, please restore it.

Go to Subscriptions and Licenses > choose My Subscriptions > and copy your key.

And if you purchased perpetual license few years ago, go to Parallels Desktop for Mac > Legacy Licenses in order to find it.

If you still cannot see your Parallels Desktop key in Parallels Account, perform the following steps:

  1. Check your email. Parallels Desktop activation key had been sent to you via the confirmation email order after you completed the purchase.
  2. Check if you registered your key under a different account (email). Try different email address to login into Parallels account and go through “My Subscriptions” and “Legacy Licenses” tabs.
  3. If you didn’t purchase your key from Parallels online store and used one of the reseller websites, you also got an email with license. Please check your order confirmation email sent by the reseller to locate the key.
  4. In case you purchased a boxed copy of Parallels Desktop, the key should be located inside the box. You could also get a box with a code and instructions to redeem it to get your activation key. This article provides you with more information.

Also please note that you key couldn’t be registered and that is one more reason why you cannot find it. If it is that case and you purchased Parallels Desktop for Mac from the Parallels Online Store, please click here to retrieve your key.

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If none of the above methods worked, contact Parallels Support on Twitter and Facebook, we are always here to help!

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