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    Windows (Remembered) Passwords Location?

    People,

    Where are those annoying user names & passwords (which Windows remembers, to automatically insert) located in the OS system files?

    I want to keep the overall system, but also want to clean it up (purge old entries, mispellings, etc.)

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    Re: Windows (Remembered) Passwords Location?

    The passwords are stored in the reg at HiKey_current_usersoftwaremicrosoftProtected Storage System Provider.
    <big>BUT they are encrypted</big> .

    There is a small freeware utility called "protective storage passview" that will allow you to view, move and delete stored passwords. It's easy to use and of course <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> .

    Get it at PASSWORD
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    Re: Windows (Remembered) Passwords Location?

    Some passwords (network shares, Dialup connections, Passports) can be managed from Control Panel > User Accounts > Select a user > Manage my network passwords

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    Re: Windows (Remembered) Passwords Location?

    viking33 & StuartR,

    Thanks very much,

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    Re: Windows (Remembered) Passwords Location?

    Excellent find Bob! Do you have any other recommendations for this kind of utility software? I have a couple of favourites myself. Maybe I could post a combined list in the Software Wants and Finds board.

    Alan

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    Re: Windows (Remembered) Passwords Location?

    Alan,
    Sounds like a good idea.
    I'm an unabashed utility nut myself and have quite a few little gems that I use a lot. Always looking for more.
    Meanwhile, I'll check around and see if i can work up a little list of my favorites.
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    Re: Windows (Remembered) Passwords Location?

    I am also a freeware utility bowerbird, and have a mountain of goodies. I was thinking though, of restricting my proposed thread to apps geared at passwords etc. ... lest the whole thread becomes a mountain in itself. I noticed some other password-oriented stuff on the site you mentioned too. Downloading now ... <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Alan

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