There are numerous computer solutions that users can rely on in order to access their Yahoo! Messenger archives when they have forgotten their passwords.
Usually, one will simply need to specify the username they are interested in, and they will be able to explore the contents of the archives located on the computer.
These utilities will typically not allow users to edit the contents of the archives, so they can only read the logs without extracting any text.
However, users should not resort to these applications to access unauthorized accounts or breach other persons' privacy.