password file

all of a sudden my preset passwords no longer seem to work.
usually when i go to certain internet sites a windows dialog box pops up and asks for my passwords.  after i fill them out once and check the box that says remember my password then i should not have to enter them again.
today i needed to enter them all again.
where is this password file located and what might cause this problem
diekenAsked:
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intheCommented:
Hi
the pc's various passwords are stored in .pwl files in windows/system directory.
if they get corrupt it is quite safe to delete the files and then when next asked for passowrds just enter tem again and they will be restored in a new .pwl file.
Regards Barry
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dew_associatesCommented:
Barry, you really should have posted your comment as a comment and not as an answer given the questioners statement.

Dieken, is the system not saving the passwords at all or did they somehow are no longer available.

If possible, tell us what was happening when you first noticed this. Have you added any updates, any software or hardware?

Dennis
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rayt333Commented:
Once you save a password (in a Web page) with the AutoComplete feature turned on, the password will be filled in automatically whenever you visit that page until the password is deleted, even if AutoComplete for passwords is turned off.
 As soon as you type in the first characters, AutoComplete for passwords will present you with a drop-down box, with the appropriate choices. Just make your selection, and your Username / Password combination will be filled in automatically.
To enable completion of stored passwords:
1.On the Tools menu, click Internet Options
2.On the Content tab, click AutoComplete
3.check the option to use AutoComplete for User names and passwords on forms
     
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intheCommented:
Whoops wrong passwords
im not reading proper ..sorry :-)
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tlikCommented:
dieken :
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diekenAuthor Commented:
yes they are
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diekenAuthor Commented:
i am not talking about the using the auto compleate feature that is also used to fill out forms.  i am talking about a popup box that requests my password info and also allows me to check a box to store that password so i don't have to enter it again the next time.  all i need to to is click ok

the top of the box title is
"enter network password"
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dew_associatesCommented:
Thanks for the info dieken. When exactly does this password box come up, during initial system boot or when logging onto the internet?
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diekenAuthor Commented:
when trying to access a certain area on some websites.
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dew_associatesCommented:
dieken, as Ray mentioned, autocomplete should handle this. What happens if you type the first character of the user name into the box?
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diekenAuthor Commented:
it is not that type of box.
does auto complete work durring the intitial system boot?  no
well this is the same type of box
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dew_associatesCommented:
Dieken, we're just trying to determine the type of logon box that is being generated here. Some are server or FTP logons that hide the logons if you have applied the security upgrades, and some or NT logons to servers that you can implement and they should retain the passwords. Others are generated from sctipts that run when you log on.

What type of site or sites are you logging into?
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diekenAuthor Commented:
i am not having the problem anymore
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dew_associatesCommented:
Okay, if you have time, tell us what happened!
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diekenAuthor Commented:
don't know.  sorry
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dew_associatesCommented:
Okay Dieken, just following up!
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