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    Question Shadow Defender problem

    I recently started using Shadow Defender to provide some additional protection from malware etc. on Windows 7 SP1
    The prog works by setting up shadow drives which take all the changes made in the course of a computing session and then discards them when you finish.
    A bit like sandboxing. There are options to exclude chosen folders/files, or to commit changes to your system.

    This works very well, but I have come across one issue that I can't resolve.
    When browsing I usually tick the 'Remember Me' option on websites to save having to input login data on every visit, but now the info is lost between sessions.
    I've tried excluding the Cookies folder, which I thought was where this info was stored, but without success.

    Can anyone confirm where this info is stored, so that I can save it between sessions?
    TIA Alex

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    Look under your username for the default browser cache location. Ensure you are able to see hidden files and folders in explorer.

    C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\ Temporary Internet Files
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    Doesn't help. I also excluded the Temporary Internet Files folder as well, again without success.
    Could there be a registry key with this info?

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    You may be able to find something by opening Control Panel and typing show hidden files in the Search Control Panel box - it could have some logs that you could view by then doing a search for Shadow Defender, but it may need a reinstall and setting up again.

    Don't forget to hide the hidden files again by repeating those steps and checking the Don't button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A1ex View Post
    When browsing I usually tick the 'Remember Me' option on websites to save having to input login data on every visit, but now the info is lost between sessions.
    I've tried excluding the Cookies folder, which I thought was where this info was stored, but without success.

    Can anyone confirm where this info is stored, so that I can save it between sessions?
    Which browser?

    Bruce

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    IE11, Sorry, I should have said.

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    Get yourself a true password manager that does not rely on IE to safe keep and store credentials.
    I don't think you are going to be able to isolate any specific folder or file.
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    It appears to me that you would have to backup and restore a registry key as well as exclude the IE history folder from being reset::

    Starting from version 7.0 of Internet Explorer, Microsoft completely changed the way that passwords are saved. In previous versions (4.0 - 6.0), all passwords were saved in a special location in the Registry known as the "Protected Storage".
    In version 7.0 of Internet Explorer, passwords are saved in different locations, depending on the type of password. Each type of passwords has some limitations in password recovery:

    •AutoComplete Passwords: These passwords are saved in the following location in the Registry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\IntelliForms\Storage2
    The passwords are encrypted with the URL of the Web sites that asked for the passwords, and thus they can only be recovered if the URLs are stored in the history file. If you clear the history file, IE PassView won't be able to recover the passwords until you visit again the Web sites that asked for the passwords. Alternatively, you can add a list of URLs of Web sites that requires user name/password into the Web sites file (see below).

    •HTTP Authentication Passwords: These passwords are stored in the Credentials file under Documents and Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Credentials , together with login passwords of LAN computers and other passwords.


    Nirsoft IE PassView

    Bruce
    Last edited by BruceR; 2014-08-12 at 09:32.

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    The developer tells me he hopes to sort out excluding registry keys in a future release. This would probably help my problem.

    Thanks Clint, I'm using RoboForm, but it's a bit flaky in Win 8.1, which I dual boot with W7.

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