Help! Looking up saved passwords in Internet Explorer

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I have a little pay issue (ok, not so little) that I'm trying to look up and, of course, the password that I have written down doesn't work. Neither did the 2 guesses I got at what I might have changed it to.

So, before I get locked out again, does anybody know how to look up your saved passwords in IE? It's a piece of cake with any other browser but I don't see a way of doing it with IE. It's a third-party site and there's no "I forgot my password" link, so I'm kind of stuck. Anybody?
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John Q. Public wrote:I have a little pay issue (ok, not so little) that I'm trying to look up and, of course, the password that I have written down doesn't work. Neither did the 2 guesses I got at what I might have changed it to.

So, before I get locked out again, does anybody know how to look up your saved passwords in IE? It's a piece of cake with any other browser but I don't see a way of doing it with IE. It's a third-party site and there's no "I forgot my password" link, so I'm kind of stuck. Anybody?
Not sure if this would help but it's a start...

http://www.tech-faq.com/internet-explor ... overy.html
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John Q. Public wrote:I have a little pay issue (ok, not so little) that I'm trying to look up and, of course, the password that I have written down doesn't work. Neither did the 2 guesses I got at what I might have changed it to.

So, before I get locked out again, does anybody know how to look up your saved passwords in IE? It's a piece of cake with any other browser but I don't see a way of doing it with IE. It's a third-party site and there's no "I forgot my password" link, so I'm kind of stuck. Anybody?
[-X this is the exact reason why you should always keep your passwords on a sticky note next to your monitor :wink:
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SoMelo wrote: [-X this is the exact reason why you should always keep your passwords on a sticky note next to your monitor :wink:
Don't laugh. That's one of the reasons why some security experts are going back on their idea of changing your passwords regularly. If they have to change them too often, people tend to put them on sticky notes or to make them so simple even a grownup can hack them. Or they forget them. Better to chose a couple good ones, use one for money matters and one for stuff like message boards and then change them more like once a year.
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I use Identity Protection Manager in Norton. It automatically puts in any password I have saved to the application. It is convenient, accurate, and saves all kinds of time and problems.

BTW...the dialog boxes have once again taken on a mind of their own...arbitrarily putting my cursor in places I don't want it to be.
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Wiley wrote:Not sure if this would help but it's a start...

http://www.tech-faq.com/internet-explor ... overy.html
Thanks but, I don't seem to have one saved for it. Damn!

Good thing there was a freeware one. It kind of seems like extortion to have to spend $30 or $40 when your whole purpose of looking for a password is to figure out why half of your paycheck was missing.
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Parrotpaul wrote:I use Identity Protection Manager in Norton. It automatically puts in any password I have saved to the application. It is convenient, accurate, and saves all kinds of time and problems.

BTW...the dialog boxes have once again taken on a mind of their own...arbitrarily putting my cursor in places I don't want it to be.
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Can't you call or write the company?
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SoMelo wrote: [-X this is the exact reason why you should always keep your passwords on a sticky note next to your monitor :wink:
The Mac comes with a program called Keychain. I use it to hold all of my passwords (it's encrypted) and I put the icon of it in the menubar so it's easy to open it when I need it.

Why you guys use a cheesy knock-off of Apple's OS is beyond me... :D
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Usally you can click on the forgot password or user name and it will ask you for your email, then send you an email with a temp password and you go back in and change the password. Also note books or a little personal phone book.
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Symantec has a great little program attached to the Norton security system...it remembers all your passwords for you. It inserts them for the amount of time you are booted up. When you start your computer it asks for the password.
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Paul wrote:Symantec has a great little program attached to the Norton security system...it remembers all your passwords for you. It inserts them for the amount of time you are booted up. When you start your computer it asks for the password.
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SoMelo wrote: :thumbsdown: Nortons
Works well for me.
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kramer wrote:
The Mac comes with a program called Keychain. I use it to hold all of my passwords (it's encrypted) and I put the icon of it in the menubar so it's easy to open it when I need it.

Why you guys use a cheesy knock-off of Apple's OS is beyond me... :D
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Paul wrote: Works well for me.
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I got it fixed. And got my missing $. Turns out that the 3 passwords they say aren't related are in reality and changing our email PW invalidates the others and we have to call HR, get them all reset and then start from scratch. So, this time, when I got the notice to change my email PW I changed all 3 of them in reverse order and it worked. Don't ask. --:--
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John Q. Public wrote:I got it fixed. And got my missing $. Turns out that the 3 passwords they say aren't related are in reality and changing our email PW invalidates the others and we have to call HR, get them all reset and then start from scratch. So, this time, when I got the notice to change my email PW I changed all 3 of them in reverse order and it worked. Don't ask. --:--
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SoMelo wrote: :thumbsdown: Nortons
Ditto here. I stopped using their stuff when they switched from one-time purchase to subscription.
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