Hey! Guys, Previously I wrote a Post about on How to Recover Gallery Lock Files, that were Locked with the Password and Password is Lost. The Old Post Saved Some of the Irated Patrons by Recovering Files on Moving to a new Location when Extension of the locked files has been changed from .glk to .jpg or user defined Image Extension. Now in this Post I will push you much needed Information on How to Get the Lost Gallery Lock (pro) Password, so that You Don’t have to move Files or play with the Extensions to Recover Locked Media Files.
For this Trick to Work, Your Device Should Be rooted to Access the Sensitive Root Data Location. The Password and Security Question Answer is saved in an XML File in Preferences Folder of Gallery Lock Application, so we will go and open it up and Will Learn Our Own Password Once again from the XML File. Okay! Straight to the Solution;
Go to root Location of your Device, from File Explorer: Use either ES File Explorer or Root Explorer; but be sure the File explorer has the ability to see the Root folder; Means It is Granted root permissions. The recent versions of ES File Explorer has the Root access when You Change the Settings From ->Other Settings in The ->settings Menu and Then -> Root Settings and then Enabling -> Up to Root and -> Root Explorer Options. Or you can use Root Explorer Application alternatively. But here I have used EX File Explorer, So the Interface Options vary If you choose to use Root explorer, However the Navigation and File Locations Remain Same throughout Procedures.
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Once You got Rooted Capable File Explorer -> go to -> “/data/data/com.morrison.gallerylock/shared_prefs” folder and then Find the Preferences.XML File naming “com.morrison.gallerylock_preferences.xml” file Open this XML file as Text and Then Choose Either ES Note Editor or Any Notepad editor If you have installed Separately and scroll down to find the Password you have forgot in there next to “pwd”> and Your Security Answer too.
Note, You cannot change the Password here in XML file and then Put there in Application for newly changed Password, you have to input the Password that has been saved in XML file and Has to input the same into application and then Have to change the Password from the Application, because of Database Interference.
Thanks, Hope this Helps someone in Need.