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how to see passwords with internet explorer

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how to see passwords with internet explorer. windows xp.
I know there is a way to see what passwords that where used. I like to know how to see them and how to delete them, thanks,
Dave
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by:r-k
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Assuming you're using INternet Explorer v7:

Tools -> Internet Options -> Delete (Browsing History)

and then click on the "Delete Passwords" button.

In fact I notice that you can also do:

 Tools -> Delete Browsing History

directly now and save one mouse click.
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by:davekuhar
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i;m using explorer v6.
I'd like to see them!
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This should work for IE6:

 http://www.lockergnome.com/nexus/windows/2005/01/05/delete-passwords-remembered-by-internet-explorer/

Re. seeing the passwords, I am pretty sure that is not possible - they are stored in encrypted form.
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by:war1
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Greetings davekuhar,

There is no way natively within IE to see your passwords as r-k pointed out.  You need a third party tool to see the passwords. Here is a free one.

IE Asterick Password Uncover
http://software.techrepublic.com.com/download.aspx?docid=225989

Best wishes, war1
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Thanks war1. That is potentially very useful.

I discovered you can download it directly from:

 http://www.nsauditor.com/password_recovery/reveal_asterisk_passwords_ie.html

thereby bypassing the sign-up needed at Techrepublic.

However, when I installed and ran it, it did not recover any passwords. Perhaps it doesn't work for IE7.

After a web search I did discover the following utility that does a better job:

 http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/internet_explorer_password.html

Even that is not perfect, because in many cases (e.g. the EE web site) the login information may be stored not in the Registry but in a cookie,
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by:war1
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IE does not have good management of Login Passwords.  And the tools mentioned may not have been updated for IE7.

I do not depend on IE to manage my login passwords. I use Roboform
http://www.roboform.com/
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davekuhar,

We have not heard from you in awhile. Did any comment help you solve your problem? Do you have any more question? If an Expert helped you, please accept his/her answer above with an excellent or good grade.

Thanks, war1
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sorry for the long wait,
Dave
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