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Stored Log ons

by topotracker / December 29, 2008 2:48 PM PST

Hello - I need to locate the file where my various log-ons are stored. These are the log-ons for different web pages, forums etc. I am using Windows xp in my laptop. Thank you for your help.

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Tell us more.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 29, 2008 8:38 PM PST
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Which browser?


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Most likely ...
by Kees Bakker / December 29, 2008 8:57 PM PST
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it's not one file, but it's a cookie per site.

A simple experiment, assuming you've used this feature to logon into this forum.
- Using the method that comes with your browser (different for Firefox and IE) clear all cookies.
- Try to post again. You'll have to reenter your logon data.


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Delete unwanted log -ons
by topotracker / December 30, 2008 10:22 AM PST
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Thank you - I am using Mozilla Firefox. I will try deleting my cookies.

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Found location
by topotracker / December 30, 2008 12:28 PM PST

I was able to locate where my log-ons and passwords are stored.
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