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    How to get IE 8 remember correct password?

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    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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    • #2869841

      Clarifications

      by healer ·

      In reply to How to get IE 8 remember correct password?

      Clarifications

    • #2869835

      Clear the password.

      by seanferd ·

      In reply to How to get IE 8 remember correct password?

      You may have to blow 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.

      • #2869792

        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.

        • #2869645

          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.

        • #2868670

          Sorry I didn’t

          by healer ·

          In reply to Well, I have the results of some experimentation.

          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.

        • #2868620

          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. 🙁

        • #2854831

          I managed to download

          by healer ·

          In reply to I’m not sure what at that site woul be spyware.

          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?

        • #2854730

          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?”

          “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.”

          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.

        • #2854656

          Yes I knew

          by healer ·

          In reply to I’m not sure what at that site woul be spyware.

          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?

        • #2854639

          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.

        • #2868379

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

          by healer ·

          In reply to I’m not sure what at that site woul be spyware.

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

    • #2869827

      Or you could use something like Crap Cleaner

      by oh smeg ·

      In reply to How to get IE 8 remember correct password?

      To flush all of the saved things that you have in IE.

      http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download

      But here the easiest thing to do is reenter the correct User Name & Password and when prompted to save this select Yes or OK and then allow IE to do as it likes.

      I would however suggest using s separate Password Saver like Robo Form as it’s contents doesn’t get emptied along with a Clean Up of the system and is much easier to edit when you change your password.

      http://www.roboform.com/

      Col

    • #2869797

      try this

      by prrethish ·

      In reply to How to get IE 8 remember correct password?

      go tools
      general-delete-check password-&click delete
      or
      go to content-autocomplete-settings-&check appropriate option-then click delete autocomplete history

      Hope this will help u

      • #2869794

        I tried

        by healer ·

        In reply to try this

        the first option and it worked. Thanks!

    • #2869778

      Clear IE remembered passwords

      by navi147 ·

      In reply to How to get IE 8 remember correct password?

      first you have the clear the remembered wrondg password to do this
      open internet explorer -> tools -> internet options -> content -> Auto complete -> clear passwords. this clears the previous passwords. now you will be prompted again for saving the password, Save with correct username and password.

      • #2869660

        IE feature not as good as FireFox

        by healer ·

        In reply to Clear IE remembered passwords

        in this respect. It looks to me IE simply take the first one whether correct or wrong and will never offer to take a different password as FireFox does.

        • #2869655

          Nope.

          by seanferd ·

          In reply to IE feature not as good as FireFox

          You can also get a FF extension to edit the password (and other) databases by hand, which can be more useful than wiping the entire DB.

        • #2868671

          Could you be more specific?

          by healer ·

          In reply to Nope.

          Are you saying FireFox extension works on Internet explorer? What extension are you referring to?

    • #2869771

      Security Risk

      by mehulnpatel ·

      In reply to How to get IE 8 remember correct password?

      It depends on you to decide, but your computer may be at security risk or may be compromised or personal details may be compromised in the first case if at all you let IE8 or even any other software to remember passwords.
      But its upto you to decide. This is just for your information.

      • #2869661

        Thanks for advice!

        by healer ·

        In reply to Security Risk

        There are just too many passwords to remember these days. Even to be able to post this reply I had to use a password to log on.

        Anyway access to financial institutes don’t usually allow to remember passwords.

        • #2868669

          It’s odd that you have to type a password to logon to TR.

          by ron k. ·

          In reply to Thanks for advice!

          If I allow the page to load completely my login credentials show and I just have to click ‘login’ and I’m in and I’m using all of IE8’s default settings. I click ‘keep me logged in’ or ‘remember me’ where appropriate on a website.

        • #2868648

          That’s what I meant.

          by healer ·

          In reply to It’s odd that you have to type a password to logon to TR.

          If I don’t get the browsers to remember the password for me then I have to remember it myself.

        • #2868630

          My IE8 settings.

          by ron k. ·

          In reply to That’s what I meant.

          My only customization:
          Tools\Options\Security\Internet\Custom Level
          Scroll down to Logon and choose ‘Automatic Logon with current user name and password’.
          Also, when you logon there’s often an option to ‘Remember me’. Click that before you logon.
          If none of these instructions work reset all IE8 options to their defaults and try again.
          I have no problems logging on and having my logon name and passwords remembered with all of IE8’s options set to the default.

        • #2854833

          “Automatic logon only in Intranet zone”

          by healer ·

          In reply to My IE8 settings.

          Above was what I’d found in my IE8 setup. Then I changed to what you advised. I have even reset to default and set to ‘Automatic Logon with current user name and password’ again but it doesn’t make any difference.

          I appreciate your effort. In fact I do not need to log on to this web site for posting. I believe it is not because IE8 logs on for me. I believe it is a function of the web site. I remember when I first logged on to this web site it asked if I want them to remember my credential. I suppose there must be a cookie on the computer doing all this job.

          Having changed the setting as you said I went to another web site. It still required me to click on “Sign in” before it used the remembered password to log on. I was not too sure if it was the function of the IE or the web server.

    • #2434471

      How to change an IE password

      by roder51 ·

      In reply to How to get IE 8 remember correct password?

      How to change an IE password: click login but do not click on the username or email address that pops up. Enter your new password and IE will over to remember the new password. I have a screenshot but I see nowhere where I can add it.

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