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How to get IE 8 remember correct password?

By Healer ·
When I go to certain web site after I enter the first character of my username the IE brings up the whole username and some black dots in the password field. It looks like it remembers the password. However when I click on "Sign In" it returns "Incorrect username/password."

How can I get Internet Explorer 8 to correct itself with the correct password I subsequently enter?

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Clear the password.

by seanferd In reply to How to get IE 8 remember ...

You may have to **** away all your stored passwords, unless IE8 has some form of password manager. Tools → internet options → general tab → under Browsing History, check passwords → delete.

Ah, here we go. I knew someone would have made one of these:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/internet_explorer_password.html
Use this to delete any entries listed for the site in question.

Probably best to empty the Temporary Internet Files before visiting the site again, whereupon you should be again prompted to save your password.

edit: While you are at Nirsoft, check out some of their other utilities, they are really quite good.

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It helps

by Healer In reply to Clear the password.

Thanks! The link you provides does not help me correct the passwords remembered by IE.

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Well, I have the results of some experimentation.

by seanferd In reply to It helps

First, the IEPV app does allow you to delete individual password entries. I'm not sure what you tried, but it would be a solution to your problem.

Also, IE should ask you to save the password. I tried logging in here with the wrong password, and save it. then, I tried to log in with the correct password, to which IE gave me a dialog box ststing that the password entered was different from the saved password, would I like to save the new one?

So, this leaves me wondering if you have Autocomplete turned off. Check your
Internet Properties → Content tab → AutoComplete → make sure Use AutoComplete For: (both) User Names and Passwords on Forms, and, Prompt Me to Save Passwords are checked.

Ensure also that
Internet Properties → Advanced tab → [Browsing] Use inline AutoComplete
is checked.

If these check boxes are greyed-out, or the tabs are unavailable, then they have been disabled by Group Policy settings.

Hope this helps.

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Sorry I didn't

by Healer In reply to Well, I have the results ...

read the details the other day. When I tried to download it today the web site was blocked by my Internet security software saying the web site posed a threat. I googled and found some reported the software comes with virus and spyware too.

My IE8 only asks me if I want to save password when I first enter a password on a web page, not the second time when I change the password unlike FireFox.

I have checked the Autocomplete has been turned on. I found only the "Use inline AutoComplete (outside of Internet Explorer)" under Browsing which is not checked. I don't know what "outside of Internet Explorer" means though.

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I'm not sure what at that site woul be spyware.

by seanferd In reply to Sorry I didn't

They have always had very good tools. Perhaps they offer some apps which might be considered keyloggers or whatever by some AV. In general, it may be that their tools expose things like passwords (in this case) to you, for which MS has no interface. You'll get warnings like that a lot for tools and security software from some AVs and site-checkers.

[edit to note that you are in full manual control of these tools - they don't install and do some automatic system scan then phone home. Actually, you don't need to install the app at all - just download the Zip file version, extract to your desktop, then double-click the executable file. It is a "portable app" by nature.]

Absolutely nothing wrong with the app. You can ask others here about NirSoft, I'm sure there are a few peers who use their tools.

"I found only the "Use inline AutoComplete (outside of Internet Explorer)" under Browsing which is not checked."

That's probably for other applications which interface with the OS in which you may need to enter passwords, e.g., Office apps.

If I find an installation of IE 8, I'll poke around a bit, but if you use the app to delete the previously remembered password for the site, it should ask you again.

Not sure why MS would remove that function tree from IE 8, but I don't know why MS does half of what it does.

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I managed to download

by Healer In reply to I'm not sure what at that ...

the program iepv.zip today from another computer that has Norton Internet security software installed. I ran the program and it worked great. I have also downloaded at the same time mailpv.zip and pstpassword.zip but Norton Internet security would not let me run them.

The other day I tried to download from another computer installed with Trend Micro Internet security. This AV even blocked my access to the download web page.

By the way what is function tree from IE 8 you are talking about?

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Yeah, that does sound odd, doesn't it?

by seanferd In reply to I managed to download

"Function tree". I meant this:

"Also, IE should ask you to save the password. I tried logging in here with the wrong password, and save it. then, I tried to log in with the correct password, to which IE gave me a dialog box ststing that the password entered was different from the saved password, would I like to save the new one?"

<i>"My IE8 only asks me if I want to save password when I first enter a password on a web page, not the second time when I change the password unlike FireFox."</i>

Why would that functionality be removed? And why did I insert the work "tree". Mysteries upon mysteries!

Oh, and if it is your computer, you should be able to create an exception when you try to run an app and Norton or Trend doesn't want you to do so. I have to do it all the time with my firewall/program guard.

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Yes I knew

by Healer In reply to I'm not sure what at that ...

I could create an exception but I hesitated at the time not knowing what the real consequence was.

What version of IE that you use that would ask you again if you change your password?

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IE 6

by seanferd In reply to Yes I knew

I've never updated IE, so I have no real experience with 7 or 8.

edit: Is it possible that you have any add-ons for IE which might be causing a problem? This assumes that IE 7 and 8 are supposed to work the same way as 6 or FF in this regard.

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No, I don't have any add-ons.

by Healer In reply to I'm not sure what at that ...

I just took all the defaults when I first used IE8, except the search engine of which I selected google.

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