Too many username/password combinations

  Kaz the Gas 22:48 25 Dec 2006
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On my own use home computer, I have allowed windows to remember a number of username/password combinations, to such an extent that I have to scroll to get to some layer ones. Can I delete some selected ones? Is there a file in Windows which I could edit to remove some rarely used ones?

Kaz

  Kaz the Gas 22:57 25 Dec 2006

Typing error - it should have said "I have to scroll to get to some later ones" not "layer ones"

Kaz

  lotvic 00:17 26 Dec 2006

The function of allowing Windows to remember my passwords is called "Auto-complete." click here

this one with screenshots click here

  beeuuem 00:38 26 Dec 2006

If you want to explore the registry click here

  beeuuem 01:20 26 Dec 2006

Apologies that takes you to dead link.
In IE7 you can delete all the passwords in Tools > delete browsing history. BUT it is an all or nothing option - it will remove all the passwords nd you will have to re-enter those that you want to keep on the system.

  beeuuem 01:21 26 Dec 2006

Apologies that takes you to dead link.
In IE7 you can delete all the passwords in Tools > delete browsing history. BUT it is an all or nothing option - it will remove all the passwords and you will have to re-enter those that you want to keep on the system.

  Rigor mortis 01:32 26 Dec 2006

Use something like Revelation to make a note of all your passwords and then clear all your passwords and start again.
click here

  Rigor mortis 01:34 26 Dec 2006

Revelation does work in XP despite the blurb on the download site.

  octal 08:12 26 Dec 2006

If you use Firefox browser you can add or delete passwords at will, if you forget a password it will tell you what it is as well.

  Kaz the Gas 11:10 26 Dec 2006

Thank you all for your replies. Will try out some later when I can escape back from the sales!

Kaz

  Kaz the Gas 17:30 26 Dec 2006

Thanks for all the help so far.

I'm running IE6 and when I get to press "Clear Passwords", my computer hangs up and indicates the program is not responding. I notice lsass.exe is using 90% or more of system resources. Does my registry need cleaned up?

Kaz

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