Windows XP holds Passwords

  David4637 13:39 12 Dec 2007

I use my local library to borrow books. I can renew the library books on line. When I type in my library ticket number and pin number on their web page, windows asks if I want to save them? They are NOT cookies cause I can not find them in the cookies folder. Where are they held and can I access them and edit them. Thanks David

  bremner 14:13 12 Dec 2007

They are held in a registry key that is part of your NTUser.dat file.

You would need specialist software to access this as Windows locks the user out of this file in Regedit.

  bremner 14:15 12 Dec 2007

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  johndrew 14:20 12 Dec 2007

Which browser are you using? I ask because generally they are held within your `Documents and Settings` folder for Firefox but where for others I less certain.

You can `edit` them in Firefox for certain, but it is generally easier to delete the entry and allow a new one to be created next time you go to the site in question.

  bremner 17:00 12 Dec 2007

johndrew makes a good point - my response dealt with IE6 and IE7 and is not valid if you are using a different browser.

  David4637 14:10 13 Dec 2007

Thanks for your replies, I use IE6. The link will display the contents only. Thanks again. David

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