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How to find saved Internet Explorer passowrd?


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#1 lsehbruce

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 03:48 PM

Hi, How do you find passwords that sre saved on Internet Explorer?? I have seen some programs to dowload but am not sure if they are safe. Thank You

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#2 CatByte

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 05:34 PM

Hello

Are you talking about a program that will reveal the passwords used to access various sites on the internet ie: facebook, WoW etc.

If so, then, NO, we cannot recommend any program that will do that. For security reasons , we do not know that you are a genuine user who may have forgotten their password to facebook.

If you have difficulty managing your passwords, I suggest you set up a password manager to assist you in keeping all your passwords together in a safe place.
A good free one is Access Manager http://www.accessmanager.co.uk/ but there are many more...just google 'password manager'.

Sorry I couldn't be more help.

Good Luck,

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#3 Blowwish

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 08:23 AM

Hope my advice wouldn't violate the rules, - here is the article in which it's described how to show saved passwords without using third-party software - http://www.raymond.c...assword-fields/

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 08:34 AM

Hello Blowwish. I am afraid that the article will not help the user in the slightest since he / she probably wants to view the passwords that are already saved in the browser. Bruce, we are sorry but we cannot provide you any assistance regarding this matter as we can verify the legitimacy of your request. We sincerely regret that. :( -- Mohit

#5 Doug

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 10:06 AM

Blowfish,

Thanks for your contributions and helpfulness around the Forums.

With regard to discovering, retrieving, changing, circumventing PASSWORD information, Catbyte and Mohit have accurately stated that we DO NOT provide assistance with such activities.

When you encounter such requests or notice that such assistance is being offered here in the Forums, Please Notify a Team Member, Moderator, or Admin.

We'll be glad to review the situation with you and take the appropriate action.

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#6 lsehbruce

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 11:27 AM

I guess I am confused, why does a window pop up saying do you want windows to remember your password, if it is nowhere to be found?

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 12:41 PM

It is a mystery how MS has decided to make IE handle online passwords. It "could" be some token acknowledgment to "security". Firefox, considered by many to be more secure due to its restrictions and special handling of ActiveX script, makes online password directly available to the owner/user via Tools - Options - Security - Saved Passwords. How is that any more or less secure than how IE handles it? Mystery to me. Sorry, there is no good answer to your question, as far as I know. Doug
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