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IE8 cannot get password save prompt


On my PCs at work and at home, both using Windows XP and Internet Explorer 8, I do not get the prompt that asks me if I would like to save my password.
I have the Ask me before saving passwords option checked in Tools/Internet Options/Content/ Settings, and, as far as I can recall, I have never seen this prompt since switching to IE8, so have not indicated a No to the prompt, which I understand deactivates its appearance thereafter.
Is there some other setting in Internet Options or some Registry setting I can tweak to activate the prompt?


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Usernames and passwords are generally stored in cookies....Clearing them will usually cause you to have to enter the info.

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Hi and thanks for your reply.
I've tried clearing out cookies, but this does not seem to activate the password prompt when I next go and log in onto a site with a password...
I didn't have this problem on previous versions of IE.

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What does happen/doesn't happen when you go to one of the sites? Are you automatically logged in? Can you give an example or two of the sites you're talking about?

A site like this one (windowsbbs) has a LOG OFF feature that will clear the cookies.

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Any site that requires a password used to trigger the appearance of a screen in IE6 and IE7 asking if you wanted to save this password, but that doesn't happen in IE8 for some reason, or doesn't on my PCs.


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Many thanks for that. Actually this is one of the first articles I saw when I put the problem through Google (as we are all tempted to do) and it's excellent but does not seem to provide a solution as I've already followed the advice suggested.

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Well, as noted, Issues #2 to #5 are out of your control.

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That's true, but if option 1 is the case, ie:-
1.You have disabled autocomplete in your browser by checking the “Don’t offer to remember any more passwords” box
the key question is how do you restore the facility?
Is there maybe some setting in the registry to restore it?

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This microsoft article may be usefull and the second link is a small program that will reveal any saved passwords in IE.


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885180

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/interne..._password.html


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Thanks for posting those articles both of which have some very interesting points and highlight issues about lost passwords or a malfunctioning autocomplete function.

What I'm really looking to do however is to restore the prompt that appears when you key in a password that invites you to save it.

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The microsoft link I gave should clear out any saved passwords which in turn will show the prompt again. The software will show you all the sites that passwords are saved for and allow deletion.

Using these two processes should make sure that all saved passwords have gone, the prompt should then start to appear again.

I'll keep looking for some other solution but if the above does not work and all your settings are correct I suspect something has been corrupted. The only solution may then be to re-install IE8.


Just found this but not sure it will work with IE8.It is something like this that you need.

http://www.dougknox.com/utility/scri...ord_prompt.htm

Have a look here there may be something similar for IE8

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm


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If you are referring to this link:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885180

That only seems to be for fixing the autocomplete function, not for restoring the IE password prompt function.

I tried running the programme in this link:-
http://www.dougknox.com/utility/scri...ord_prompt.htm

but to no avail.

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Have you tried this one. It will reveal your saved passwords which you can then delete, after that it will have to prompt for the password again.


http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/interne..._password.html

I know you have already done this but could you go through the process for IE8 and confirm you did it excactly as decribed.

http://www.inf.aber.ac.uk/advisory/faq/931/#IE8

This will give me a more accurate picture of what is taking place.


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I deleted all passwords exactly as the instructions indicate, but it still dopes not prompt me to remember a password

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