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Several years ago we wrote about a program called Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder that could retrieve product keys for many items that you’ve previously installed on your computer. This was useful because sometimes you’ll have thrown out or misplaced the product key for an item you legitimately own, but have no way of looking up what the serial number is anymore since the program stores the info in an obscure location.

Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder once was pretty awesome, but as of last year has been migrating into a paid app by offering a feature-limited version that is free (due to a company purchasing the project). At one point the software was open source though, and as a result someone decided to fork the project in an effort to keep it updated. The resulting app is called Enchanted Keyfinder.

This program is much like the app it was forked from, but has been updated to work with more recent software like Windows 7 and Office 2010. The developer is also pushing to add some new features as well as expanding the library of supported applications, which by my count is approaching the 500 mark. There’s a healthy variety of programs supported by Enchanted Keyfinder ranging from Microsoft SQL Server to Command & Conquer, but some of the more recent Adobe products (anything after Creative Suite 2) are missing from the lineup.

Once you have the software run through your system looking for product keys you can then save the results off to a file (CSV, HTML, INI, or TXT). That way later on down the road the information can be easily referenced.

Enchanted Keyfinder Homepage (Windows only; Freeware)