Windows 10: Passwords not being deleted.

Discus and support Passwords not being deleted. in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; Since the Fall Creators Update my passwords are not being deleted when I delete Browsing History with all boxes ticked except Tracking Protection. I am... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by Judesman, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. Judesman Win User

    Passwords not being deleted.


    Since the Fall Creators Update my passwords are not being deleted when I delete Browsing History with all boxes ticked except Tracking Protection. I am using IE 11. Any thoughts please? Even the password for this forum was retained.

    :)
     
    Judesman, Nov 5, 2017
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    I know its annoying. What you can do to reduce the need of this happening, is to setup the Microsoft Authenticator app on your smartphone (iOS or Android).

    https://www.groovypost.com/howto/use-the-micros...
     
    Andre Da Costa, Nov 5, 2017
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  3. DanW1 Win User
    not being able to use old passwords

    I had to reset my password and now want to go back to an old version of a password I used. How long until I can use it again and if there a way that microsoft can wipe out all my old passwords from it's memory so I can use an old one
     
    DanW1, Nov 5, 2017
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    Hi judesman.

    If you have all boxes ticked I assume that means you have a tick mark in the very top box, Preserve Favorites.

    Could you please remove that tick mark and try it again.


    Ken
     
    Caledon Ken, Nov 5, 2017
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  5. Judesman Win User
    Thank you Ken. No that doesn't make any difference but I have always had the top box ticked and passwords have always been deleted before the update.
     
    Judesman, Nov 6, 2017
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  6. If you type Credentials into Cortana I believe it brings up an app. In the Credential Manager there is Web Credentials. They may be located here.

    Reading different things on google. This site seems to describe it well.

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

    Nirsoft has some interesting tools.


    Ken
     
    Caledon Ken, Nov 6, 2017
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    Samuria, Nov 6, 2017
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    Cool. Same place I referenced, credential manager. The standard delete doesn't work.
     
    Caledon Ken, Nov 6, 2017
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  9. Judesman Win User
    None of this makes any sense. So, I log into a number of my sites and save the password. Only one appears under Credentials, don't know why the others don't appear including the password for this Forum. I delete the one appearing under Credentials and it disappears from Credentials but the site in question is still logged in.

    Previously I could delete saved passwords from Delete Browsing History and all my saved passwords would be removed and I would have to log in again. Something has changed in Delete Browsing History.
     
    Judesman, Nov 6, 2017
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  10. Judesman Win User
    With my passwords saved I see that in CCleaner there isn't any record of saved passwords under Analyse and CCleaner isn't removing them either. It is almost as if there isn't any record of passwords on the computer except for the one that appears under Credentials.
     
    Judesman, Nov 6, 2017
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  11. Sites also use cookies to log you in. So if you click remember me then you don't have to save passwords.

    I wonder are you using a Microsoft account to sign in? If so your passwords are likely in the cloud. Just happens this member posted a screen shot which shows this is possible as Passwords are a "Sync" option.

    Sync settings annoyance! What are the sync'd settings?

    Ken
     
    Caledon Ken, Nov 6, 2017
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  12. Judesman Win User
    No Ken, that doesn't make any difference. I wonder if anyone else who has Fall Creators has noticed a difference.

    What I don't understand is that I remain logged into a number of web sites yet none of them appear under Credentials in Control Panel.
     
    Judesman, Nov 6, 2017
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    I'm out of ideas.

    So you don't sync your passwords, correct?
     
    Caledon Ken, Nov 6, 2017
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  14. Judesman Win User
    Not sure what you mean by that.

    This is what I do with a number of web sites that I am registered with such as this Forum. I log in put in my username and password and click "Would you like to store your password" or whatever the site might say. So every time I return to that site I am already logged in. Then from time to time I delete Browsing History including saved passwords and then when I return to those sites I have to log in again because my log in details have been removed. No problem. Now quite simply my saved passwords are not being removed but do not appear under Credentials (Which I didn't even know about until it was mentioned on this thread). I haven't made any changes and can only think that it is something to do with the Faa Update.

    Do your saved passwords appear under Credentials in Control Panel?
     
    Judesman, Nov 6, 2017
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  15. What I meant by snycing. If you sign in with MS account and you have that syncing option on it saves your password in MS cloud (account).

    So you delete of device but I'm wondering if they are being feed from cloud when needed.

    I don't let browser save passwords. Not sure if they fix but Edge had, at least did, some sort of flaw. I use a passwords manager with no connection to cloud.

    https://www.neowin.net/news/new-micr...-password-data

    I should also add I don't use Edge. I have Apple and MS devices. At the time Chrome was the only cross platform browser of the big three or four (Edge, Safari, Firefox, Chrome)
     
    Caledon Ken, Nov 6, 2017
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