Find Social Media Accounts With Sherlock

Have you ever wanted to find someone’s all social media accounts with just one username. If you try to do it manually by visiting and searching for username on every social media. It will take you hours or sometimes days to search. Then also maybe still you will not be able to search every platform. So in this article I’ll share you a quick way to find social media accounts with sherlock.

find social media accounts with sherlock

What is Sherlock ?

Sherlock is a python tool. With the help of this tool one can find people using username on more than 200+ social media sites. That includes popular social media sites like Facebook and Instagram.

Now that you know what this sherlock tool can do. How to install it ?

Installing Sherlock

We’ll need to have python and git installed in your system. Because we are going to clone sherlock from GitHub and since sherlock is python tool. We’ll need python to run this tool.

Linux
  • Install python and git with your respective package manager
  • Clone sherlock repository in your system
git clone https://github.com/sherlock-project/sherlock
  • Change working directory to sherlock
cd sherlock
  • Run requirements.txt file to install all requirements for this tool
pip3 install -r requirements.txt
  • Change working directory to another sherlock directory that is in sherlock directory
cd sherlock
  • Run sherlock
python3 sherlock.py
Windows
  • Install python by downloading it from here.
  • Click here to visit sherlock GitHub page and download zip of sherlock tool.
  • Unzip it in any directory you want
  • Open command prompt or PowerShell in the same directory. You can do this by holding Shift button and right clicking. You’ll see option to open command prompt or open PowerShell window here.
  • Run requirements.txt file to install all requirements for this tool. If pip3 gives error then try using pip.
pip3 install -r requirements.txt
  • Change working directory to another sherlock directory that is in sherlock directory
cd sherlock
  • Run sherlock. If python3 gives error then try using python.
python3 sherlock.py
Android

Install Termux from F-droid, open Termux and follow these below commands :

  • Update the list
apt update
  • Install git and python
apt install python git
  • Clone sherlock repository in your system
git clone https://github.com/sherlock-project/sherlock
  • Change working directory to sherlock
cd sherlock
  • Run requirements.txt file to install all requirements for this tool
pip3 install -r requirements.txt
  • Change working directory to another sherlock directory that is in sherlock directory
cd sherlock
  • Run sherlock
python3 sherlock.py

Now that we have installed sherlock, how to find social media accounts ?

Using Sherlock

Make sure you are in sherlock directory and then follow the commands mentioned below :

  • To search for only one username type
python3 sherlock.py username
  • To search for multiple usernames type
python3 sherlock.py username1 username2 username3

Accounts found will be stored in a text file. For example , If the username is amanbytes then all the links of founded social media accounts will be stored in amanbytes.txt .

Conclusion

In conclusion, this you how you can install and use sherlock. Remember this was only for the educational purpose. If you got stuck somewhere feel free to watch my video. I’ll be uploading it soon in few hours.

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