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How do you edit password files in Vista?

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Can you get to the password file in Vista to remove old/deleted password?  I thought the extension was *.pwl  but nothing comes up for that.  
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by:KCTS
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Are you talking about the logon password - you cant edit/delete that. If you are taliking about stored basswords for shares etc then go to
Control Panel
User Accounts
Manage Network Passwords
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That was Windows 98..... Can you be more specific?
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by:JosephShafran
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KCTS
This only brings up a couple of passwords when I use the edit option.  I have many other passwords stored. Assuming htey are in a file of some type but perhaps not.
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If you are referring to IE passwords, then I think you are out of luck I am afraid. You can view them, with utils like pspv.exe, from Nirsoft, just not modify them....

Protected Storage PassView v1.63: Recover Protected Storage passwords
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/pspv.html
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