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Where is password stored on a computer

By abhilashsharma75 ·
i want to know that when logging on to a site , then it prompts a message "remember your password and id on this computer" . if we say yes then where is the password and id stored in the computer. now if i want to delete it , which file or registry entry i must delete, so that in future it doesnt shows my id or password when i click on password field or id field.

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Re: Where is password stored

by lyon_bleu In reply to Where is password stored ...

This is stored as a 'cookie.' Where that file is located depends on which browser you were using when you logged on to the site. Many browsers have the ability to open a window where one can toss their cookies 8^)

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Varies by Windows/IE version

by TheChas In reply to Where is password stored ...

While some website data is stored in cookies, the passwords that IE remembers for you are not stored in the individual web site cookies.

The passwords, along with the typed url history is stored in various .dat files

For W98, this file is in the Windows\Temp folder

This is normally a system hidden file.

It is also normally locked so that you cannot access it to review or edit the contents.


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Clear it!!!

by In reply to Where is password stored ...

No matter where the passwords reside,you can clear them completely.
Internet Explore>Tools>Internet Options>Contents>AutoComplete>Clear passwords.
It's ok

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Thanks for sharing this little trick

by snappylin In reply to Clear it!!!

I didn't know this could be done. Thanks.

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