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Multiple .pwl password list files

By steve.doig ·
Every time win98 is started, the login to windows dialog box is displayed with the default username. It says if no password is entered this screen won't appear again, but it does. Also, seperate .pwl files are created each time, such as user.pwl, user000.pwl, user001.pwl, and so on.

Is there a way to stop this?

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by cdurfee In reply to Multiple .pwl password li ...

Right click under network places and goto properties and switch it to Windows Login instead of Client and it should get rid of the prob.

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by cdobbin In reply to Multiple .pwl password li ...

Delete your pwl files then login and do not specify a password. If this does not help check the user, it should not be naming the pwl's like that, maybe try creating another user name and try it.

Hope this helps.

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by steve.doig In reply to Multiple .pwl password li ...

The first answer worked, cheers.

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by pdpjp In reply to Multiple .pwl password li ...

the method of cleaning up the user profiles is simple.

If you want to remove all user profiles, you first need to disable them.

Restart Windows 95 and when prompted for your logon name and password, click [Cancel].
Double-click Control Panel, Passwords, User Profiles, then click All users of this PC use the same preferences and desktop.
Click [OK] and restart Windows 95.
At this point, you've disabled user profiles but you haven't finished the task. The files and Registry entries for every old user profile still clutter the system (this being true, you may reactivate them at any time reversing the process outlined above). You may choose to delete all the old profile configurations or only a few you no longer need. If all you want to do is prune back a few deadwood profiles, you don't need to disable them.

Completely removing the individual profiles is a two step process: 1) Deleting the profile folders and 2) removing them from the Registry.

Deleting the Files
From Explorer, click View ?Options, Show All Files, then click [OK].
Open \Windows\Profiles then delete the folders for each user name you no longer want.
If you deleted all user profiles, then delete the Profiles folder.
Editing the Registry
These steps outline how to remove user profiles from the Registry:

Open the Registry Editor ([Start]?Run, REGEDIT) and click the '+' signs along the following Keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \Software\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\ProfileList
Select each unwanted user name and press [Delete]. Note, there isn't an Undo command in RegEdit. Be sure you want to remove the Key before you proceed.
If you're deleting all profiles, delete the ProfileLst Key.
Exit RegEdit.


After this is done, if you still get the Windows logon box, enter your name in the Username box, leave the password field blank, and hit OK.

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by steve.doig In reply to Multiple .pwl password li ...

Changed the logon to windows logon

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by flan In reply to Multiple .pwl password li ...

if you have a network card setup on the (ie you can see a network neighborhood icon) the prompt will always appear because it checks your user id to whatever network resources you access. but try changing the login client from microsoft windows network to family logon. (right click on network neighborhood and choose from there)

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