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How do I recover my Google password or username?

I have forgotten the password or username for my Google account, or I'm unable to access my account for other reasons. How can I recover my account? This Q&A is meant as a general description ...
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Find where my Gmail account is used for registration?

I have a Gmail account that I use for official purposes and another account for signing up to various sites. How do I find to which sites I have given my Gmail ID?
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How do I unlink Google accounts?

I accidentally linked two of my google accounts, so when I log into one it logs me into both. I cannot seem to find a way to undo this. How do I separate them again?
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Removing an alternate username from a YouTube Channel

One of my family members made the mistake of setting their Gmail account to my YouTube Channel. I have finally gotten rid of the email as the primary but now I can't seem to figure out how to delete ...
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Which Google Voice account is my cell number attached to?

How can I find out which Gmail accounts have my cell phone attached to them? I created accounts and now need to delete any that have cell number attached to them.
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How do I Log out of Google Accounts, one at a time?

I volunteer for many organizations, earning me several Google accounts to manage. The Multiple account sign-in feature built into Google is wonderful, except when I click Sign out, its signs out of ...
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How can I block my hacked Google account?

My Google account was hacked. I tried resetting my password, but Google takes 3-5 days to do this. In the meantime, I want the account turned off completely so the hackers do not do more damage. ...
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Google won't let me sign up without providing my phone number [duplicate]

Google says I need to “verify” my account. I don’t want to give up my phone number to Google. Are there any ways to bypass this? I’ve already tried changing my IP address. It doesn’t matter how I ...
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How can I recover my Gmail account when I remember the password, not the username?

I have a Gmail account that I haven't used in ages so I've forgotten the login name I used to sign up with. I've forgotten the recovery e-mail address setup on the account but I can remember my ...
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Totally confused by YouTube / Google+ integration

HELP! I'm losing my mind. At some point YouTube had me choose to create a new "channel" linked to a new "google+" profile -- maybe I had the option to keep my old gmail-linked channel -- I can't ...
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Change photo on Google sign in page

On the Google sign in page - where you can choose which identity you want to sign in as if you have more than one, my old photos still appear. I have altered on my profile and in Google+ but the sign ...
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How to use different Google account for selected services?

I have account A of Google for work stuff and account B for registering other accounts (which hides my identity). I would like to log in to Google Drive, Gmail and Blogger with account A and other ...
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Can the primary email of a Google account be changed to something other than the Gmail address?

I've added a Gmail address to my Google account and now it is stuck and displayed as primary address: david.black.co.at@gmail.com (Primary email) david@dasz.at Remove Is there a way to ...
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Turn off Google Account Chooser

I'm having big problems with Google Account Chooser so I would like to try turning it off. I see that this url https://www.google.com/accounts/optintoaccountchooser?optout=1 is supposed to let me do ...
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How to get to my Gmail on a computer where someone has his Google account? [duplicate]

I am using a different computer than mine. I cannot get to my Google Account because that's the account of my brother which is registered.
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Google 2-step verification: Should my phone know my password?

Just enabled 2-step verification for my Google account. I have installed Google Authenticator on my Android phone, and I set up an application specific password for the Google account associated on my ...
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Gmail account recovery — forgotten password but still can get messages

Story is as follows: My girlfriend is managing gmail account for her father. She set it up, and then used gmails POP3 import feature to download messages from said account to her own account. She ...
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How do you remove managers and separate out YouTube accounts?

I have multiple YouTube accounts that are all linked together, which is super frustrating. Do you know how to separate them? I also created a YouTube channel through my first personal YouTube ...
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how do I recover my gmail [duplicate]

I had a gmail account. When I created this email, I had a secondary or alternate gmails. I think it was in 2013, I deleted all. At that time, I was in Thailand. I used Thailand Phone and changed my ...
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Is there a way to recover a Google Account with just the User Name and Password? [duplicate]

I created a new Google account to use YouTube with a while back. Thing is, whilst I remember the Username I used and the password, I cannot actually remember the email address I used. Is there a way ...
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How do I remove an account from Google?

I have three accounts among the multiple accounts I have for Google's products. One of them belongs to a friend who accidentally made his account one of mine when he was using my PC. How do I remove ...
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Setting up “emergency shutdown” for Google account triggered by entering special second password

Sometimes a captured person can be forced to disclose a password for his online services. It would be useful if those services have ability to set up an additional password, which can tell the service ...
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In a mobile browser, how do I sign in to a different Google account without adding it to an existing account?

I was struggling with this on my iPhone today. I have two browsers, Chrome and the built-in Safari. My wife signed in to her Gmail account Safari, and I signed in to my (Google-based) work email ...
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How to delete Gmail associated with friend's account

I am facing a problem in GMail. I accessed my GMail on my friend's laptop. At that time he added my account details to his account. After this, he is sending mails to everybody from his account, but ...
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How to login to Youtube and Gmail separately?

I have an account called address1@gmail.com and I used this account to make a Youtube account years ago (before Google bought Youtube). It got banned for some stupid reason so I made another Youtube ...
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Google Doc shared with Google Apps account that doesn't have Docs

I have a personal Google account (example@gmail.com), as well as an institutional Google Apps account (example@example.com). However, the Google Apps account is set such that Google Docs is disabled ...
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How can I determine which websites I have created accounts on using authentication methods?

I have used my Facebook account and Gmail account to access dozens of sites. How can I find out on which sites I've used these authentication methods?
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Merge 5 Gmail accounts into one new Gmail account

I have 5 Gmail accounts that I have created over the years and am beyond tired of checking all of them. I would like to combine all 5 together into one and delete all of the old accounts. I know I ...
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Recover Gmail password from iPhone or phone number? [duplicate]

My laptop has just died and I don't know my Gmail password. I do however have Gmail set up on my iPhone. Can I recover the password from this somehow? I was thinking either finding what the password ...
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How do I allow sign-ins from unusual locations in Google?

I work for a company that provides internet to the users through proxy servers located in the USA and Switzerland, which results in all kinds of inconveniences, of which the most annoying is the fact ...
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How can I change the name associated with my Gmail Account?

If I go into Settings > Accounts and Import, under Send mail as I see the name associated with my account. I would like to change this. If I click Edit Info, I see that the name is selected and it ...
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Problems with 2nd Gmail address affecting Blogger and Google+ profile

I have a small business and I have a blog using Blogger (http://straightforwardconsultancy.blogspot.co.uk) which I set up using a Gmail address and later connected to a Google+ profile. All was fine ...
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Can't login to YouTube since changing account name

For a while I got periodic messages on YouTube telling me to move my account to Google Plus and to change the name. Ever since I made that change I can no longer login to YouTube. I get the following ...
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How to log into Facebook using alternative accounts (Google, OpenID)

Everybody has a Google account. Yet, I see no way to use it to enter the Facebook. Others say that I must check "Linked Accounts" in ...
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Remove Chromium Sync Data from Google account

I want to sign in to a new installation of Chromium with a Google account, but I don't want any previously synced data to be downloaded to the browser. How can I delete this data from my Google ...
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Someone's Google account under my domain, how to ask for removal?

I have a domain and that domain is mine since 2011. But when I bought it I noticed that there was a previous owner from the emails I was getting. I recovered his Google account to leave a message to ...
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default gmail account

my daughter logged in to her gmail account and it seems to be the default; when I open gmail, hers is first choice, then mine; she lives in another state and only used her account here once. How do I ...
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Is there any way to tell Google to use a particular account for all Google services by default?

I typically use 2 Google accounts simultaneously in my browser. So whenever I fire up any Google service like Google Maps or YouTube or Google Search, it uses one of the accounts. The problem is that ...
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Changing primary email google

I was trying to make a new blog at blogger.com with a new email. So I register for a new one not knowing that I was already logged into mine. Now the email I wanted to associate with the new blog is ...
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How do I protect my Google/Gmail account?

I have seen lots of horror stories of people who have lost control of their Google account, especially Gmail. How can I prevent the same thing from happening to me? What steps can I take to protect ...
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How do I transfer a Gmail account to a different Google account?

I am moving to a new ISP and realised that I'm going to have a problem with my email as i use my ISP's provided address. So, being smart, decided to take this opportunity to move to Gmail. I then ...
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How can I get into an old gmail account then I dont remember anything but the actual email? [duplicate]

I have a old gmail account I want to get into so I can find a youtube channel I was subscribed to that I cant remember the name of. I know my email but not my password or any other credentials (date ...
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Gmail/Google gave me a new name. How can I undo that?

I had a separate nickname on my primary Gmail account and my YouTube account. I think I pressed something by accident when logging into YouTube. Now, when I am in my email account, when I look in ...
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Google wants my phone number…? [duplicate]

I would do this - I mean, it already wants my name and birthday - but I don't have a phone, and I don't want to give it a fake number. It would be unfortunate for a complete stranger to get my email ...
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How do I change my Gmail profile picture? [duplicate]

I opened a Gmail account and uploaded my profile picture. Later I decide to change the picture, but I cannot find how to do it after the Gmail UI has been updated. How can I change my picture?
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Separate my YouTube Channel from my current Google Account

I created a YouTube account linked to my Gmail account. Now, I wish to separate them. The YouTube account is for a small business, and I would like it to have its own email and for other people to be ...
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Multiple Google Plus pages for one Google Account

Is it possible to create multiple Google+ pages (also fanpages for organizations), that are bind to one single Google account? The background of this question is following case: I have (1) a private ...
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More than one Google account

Does Google allow someone to have more than one personal Google account? If not, is there any way to have more than one Gmail in an account?
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I want to add Gmail to my Google Account, but Google won’t let me change my username

Now, to fully understand my problem I have to tell you that my parents own an Android tablet (which one is irrelevant). After not being able to sign into Google Play with my main Google account (which ...
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Cancelling a Gmail account

In reading all the responses about how to change a Gmail address it seems to me the answer is you can't do it. Is this really correct that once you get an email account are stuck with it the rest ...