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user names and passwords

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by whiskey99, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. whiskey99

    whiskey99 Regular member

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    HI,I have a problem with missing UN&PW'S.
    I have lost all of my UN&PW'S in my WINXP OS i probably did something silly and stupid but they are all gone the only ones i have right now are the more recent ones went to GOOGLE to
    if there was a way to retrieve them but whats out there is a little scary to say the least.
    Could this connected to my installing WIN 7 on another HDD i looked around on my PC thru the search bar could i have accidentally sent them somewhere and not realize i even did it,thanks
     
  2. rulisky

    rulisky Regular member

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    I do not know of any specific way to retrieve this info. If you are not sure of where they went or how they got somewhere - I would change them right away. Better safe than sorry.

    Here is what I do. I save NOTHING on my computer in regards to passwords. I keep a "Cheat Sheet" in my drawer to remind me of what I can not remember. I am the only user on my computer (or wife) - NO kids or others to worry about crazy fingers. And I do trust my wife !!
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    i do the same thing for just in case the hard drive craps out or the computer gets hacked(unlikely).
     
  4. scorpNZ

    scorpNZ Active member

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    doesn't stop me from trying :p
     
  5. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    trying what?
     
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    would'a helped i spose if i had said attempting to hack your computer..lol..
     
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  7. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    not my computer!!!!!
     

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