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computer stopped remembering login names

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#1 drhugh


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Posted 01 November 2011 - 10:34 PM

Hi, My home build desktop with windows XP home has stopped remembering my login name on some of the sites I use a lot. Two of them happen to be my banks. Called banks and they said they had nothing to do with it. Don't know what I did but wish I could get it back to remembering. Anyone know what I can do? Thanks

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#2 noknojon


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Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:33 PM

Hi drhugh -

I find that this is not unusual for me at certain times. You should not have your Bank as a Saved Login (password) name.
Every 2 or 3 months I need to reinstall several Login s and passwords (even my email will ask for it to check that I am using it.

I keep my passwords and Login names listed apart from other programs just for this type of event.

Only yesterday my wife needed to retype her Facebook Login and password, and I needed to retype my email login .

You should always change important passwords etc. (like banks) every few months to be more secure also.

No direct solution here, just a few words of advice -

Regards -

#3 hamluis



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Posted 02 November 2011 - 07:28 AM

My guess would be that you need to create new cookies...just a wild guess but the cookies are what reflect the info used by the website when you visit such on return engagements.

I would delete the current cookies relative to such websites (or all of them) and just initiate new ones by revisiting the sites after I have removed the old cookies.


Howstuffworks How Internet Cookies Work - http://www.howstuffworks.com/cookie.htm

Edited by hamluis, 02 November 2011 - 07:31 AM.

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