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All my passwords are "gone" from the PC?


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#1 Dradde

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 04:07 AM

Win 7.

Started PC, Skype didn’t automatically sign in like it always do.

Opened Chrome, it felt like I all cookies, cache and passwords were deleted because I was logged out from every site that I normally am always automatically logged in on, YouTube, Facebook, Outlook, Google, Twitter etc. 

So my Google account wasn’t logged in on Chrome anymore. I logged in and got all my stored passwords back in Chrome of course since they’re stored on Googles servers.

I have stored passwords for some VPS that I manage with Remote Desktop. These passwords were also “lost”:https://gyazo.com/0de433ba64d9d19ae7d85ee38237d41d

I checked my activity history in Outlook and no one has accessed my account. It seems like some registry file with passwords have been deleted from my PC or what is it that could have happened?



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 04:37 AM

I always create a "Password" Document on my computer and save the named file

"Passwords" to Libraries > My Documents > Word > Passwords. 

 

I create the document using the free built-in wordpad.

 

As a backup, in case something happens on the browser or where your passwords are stored.

 

The password document would have this information > Name of Site > Email Address > Username > Password.

You can save it on your computer or off  the computer on thumb drive.



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 04:39 AM

I always create a "Password" Document on my computer and save the named file

"Passwords" to Libraries > My Documents > Word > Passwords. 

 

I create the document using the free built-in wordpad.

 

As a backup, in case something happens on the browser or where your passwords are stored.

 

The password document would have this information > Name of Site > Email Address > Username > Password.

You can save it on your computer or off  the computer on thumb drive.

 

I don't need help with accessing my accounts. I want to know how all my passwords suddenly can be gone from every application on my PC... No one has used my accounts.



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 04:46 AM

Okay, I was just suggesting that in the future you may want to consider using that method I mention.  :)

Did I say anything about your accounts.



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 04:55 AM

Okay, I was just suggesting that in the future you may want to consider using that method I mention.  :)

Did I say anything about your accounts.

 

Your post was irrelevant to my question. Isn't it pretty clear in the OP that I'm not completely green when it comes to computers? I don't need any beginner advices.



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 07:01 AM

 

Okay, I was just suggesting that in the future you may want to consider using that method I mention.  :)

Did I say anything about your accounts.

 

Your post was irrelevant to my question. Isn't it pretty clear in the OP that I'm not completely green when it comes to computers? I don't need any beginner advices.

 

well good morning to you too sunshine.............some one put something in your cheerioes 



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 07:07 AM

I don't use the RDCM but was wondering if this was of any help

 

https://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/116471-fix-remote-desktop-connection-manager-rdcman-failed-to-decrypt-error



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 07:41 AM

 

I have already reset the password for all my servers but this would probably have helped yes.



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 11:03 AM

OP what you describe can happen if you are accidentally logged into another user. Just my theory right now. What do you see when you hit the Windows key or click the Start Menu button? Do you see your name you log in with?



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 10:22 PM

OP what you describe can happen if you are accidentally logged into another user. Just my theory right now. What do you see when you hit the Windows key or click the Start Menu button? Do you see your name you log in with?

 

I have resolved the issue. It happened due to me changing Windows password.



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Posted 18 October 2016 - 03:15 PM

That does not explain how all of your other login credentials disappeared.

 

Sometimes Windows will corrupt your user account and duplicate it. The name will look the same but the actual documents/settings are not. I can help you verify if that was the case if you want.


Edited by hamluis, 18 October 2016 - 03:34 PM.


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Posted 18 October 2016 - 04:10 PM

[deleted; moot]


Edited by RolandJS, 19 October 2016 - 11:21 AM.

"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forums/45/Computer-Technologies/

Backup, backup, backup! -- Lady Fitzgerald (w7forums)

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 04:13 PM

[deleted; moot]


Edited by RolandJS, 19 October 2016 - 11:22 AM.

"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forums/45/Computer-Technologies/

Backup, backup, backup! -- Lady Fitzgerald (w7forums)

Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)


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Posted 18 October 2016 - 06:46 PM

 

I have resolved the issue. It happened due to me changing Windows password.

I never would have thought that browser passwords would disappear just because the Windows password was changed.  I'd like to learn more, do you mind sharing how you discovered this?

 

 

That can happen! To a Macintosh, because of the way the Keychain application can function. Usually though it just prompts you for your new password and then re-associates the password database again.



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Posted 19 October 2016 - 09:17 AM

[deleted; moot]


Edited by RolandJS, 19 October 2016 - 01:51 PM.

"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forums/45/Computer-Technologies/

Backup, backup, backup! -- Lady Fitzgerald (w7forums)

Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)





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