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Old Aug 26, 2005, 04:02 PM
DohDoh DohDoh is offline
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Question Where's My Password/Cookies Folder? Windows XP; HELP!

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Hello all,

I access to my company's corporate website online where I do my work. You know the usual log in with ID and password (set *remember password/Internet Explorer).

I purchased a new hard drive not too long ago and started over with Windows XP. Now when I access this site I have to retype the password which I can't remember! I know the ID, but do not remember the password! I don't want to ask the head people over at corporate (makes me look bad) so please help me find it in my own computer!

Still have my old drive, which still remembers the password automatically. Where is this file saved? Cookies? Where's the password folder that saves passwords? Please help me find it!


Old Aug 26, 2005, 05:25 PM
Nuttapper Nuttapper is offline
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hmmm it aint the password you need, its the cookie that contains the info, you can find this v easy by putting cookie into the search engine on Xp, personnally I cannot see how asking a question of a help line can make you look bad.. if you were to explain you had to change the drive, or your password has been forgotton... its a pizz poor company that would consider this as bad, rather you forget it than fookin write it down sum where to be found !!!!
Old Aug 26, 2005, 08:53 PM
jmbrown12 jmbrown12 is offline
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If you are using Internet Explorer the passwords are stored in the registery at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\IntelliForms\SPW.

However, you won't be able to read them because they are encrypted.
Old Aug 26, 2005, 10:51 PM
QWERTY QWERTY is offline
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Let's igone glaring details, like how have you been doing your work all this time if you can't remember your password. Or the fact that if the company really cared about security they would [i]not[/i] store the password as a permanent cookie on the harddrive (for the sake of security it should always expire after a short time and/or always require you to re-enter the online banks, e-bay, paypal, etc.)

Even if you copied over the registry keys and relevant files, if the harddrive is new and you just installed Windows XP to it, the password encryption on the old drive would not match the new Windows install. You'd still have to manually enter it at least once before it could be stored.

Last edited by QWERTY; Aug 26, 2005 at 10:58 PM.
Old Aug 27, 2005, 04:57 PM
DohDoh DohDoh is offline
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Yeah I copied my cookies from my old drive to the new one and it didn't work. It's okay though I written the password in one of my old paper files which I found. Ahhh good ol paper.

I only had to type the password once and it remembers it everytime (I set it up that way). Keep in mind this is my home computer, not the office computer.

Thanks anyway!
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