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Q: Windows remembering passwords

Having Windows remember your passwords for logging on to certain sites is very convenient. My husband clicked "no" when prompted to have Windows remember his eBay password. Now he wishes he had clicked "yes." Is there a way to reactivate this? TKS

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I log into several computers on my windows network regularly using Start -> Run ->

The first time these pop up I usually type in a username and password that work and hit remember my username and password. Now I want to use a different username and password for that computerName. How can I do this?

I'm really looking for a quick extension that I can add into the Run box.

I tried some crazy ideas like \\userName[email protected]

That didn't work... hehe

Help, anyone?

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Crap, that smiley was actually a

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Windows is remembering my passwords for the most part, however I had one place that I had entered the incorrect password and now it (Windows) will not remember that password. What do I need to do to get it to remember the password again?

Dell XPS 17
Windows 7 Home Premium
IE 9

A:Solved: Windows 7 has stopped remembering IE passwords

Check with the options at that webpage to see if there is a setting to remember the password or not. It may have been set NOT to remember it.
Also look for ALL of the Cookies for that site, and delete them, as the setting may be saved within a cookie.

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Good Day All -

I recently upgraded to IE 9, however due to compatibility with some web programs for work I had to roll back to IE 8. I also encountered a profile issue and I lost all my saved username and passwords in IE. My IE 8 is now not asking to save usernames and passwords and it had in the past. I have searched the internet and everyone says make sure it is set up to remember username and passwords... by going to Internet Options > Content > AutoComplete> Settings. I have all the boxed checked. I have triple checked it. I looked in the IntelliForms in the registry as another website suggested and nothing is there.

Please help!

A:IE 8 Not Remembering Passwords

Hello darrinlewis441,

Peruse these two links to see if they are of help.

Why Won’t IE Remember My Login Info?

> Why Won

> How To Force Your Browser to Remember Passwords - How-To Geek

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When I go to a new website that requires a password, a box pops up from Win 7 and asks me if I want to "Remember This Password". There is one site that I clicked NO the first time I used it. What can I do to get Win 7 to remember the password for that website now?

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What browser are you using?

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I had to log off from facebook in order to check another profile, thus having to enter that one and then once I was done reenter mine. However, no matter how many times, it always signs me out when I close the internet. I did hit "remember my password" option when I rentered it, but it doesn't.

Is there to really make sure that when I got to places like facebook, I'm already logged in and I don't have to retype anything?

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Did you at all press on clear private data? If you're using mozilla, you could just press remember when it asks you if you want mozilla to remember the password.

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How can I get windows 7/Internet Explorer to remember my passwords to some of my favorite websites so I don't have to retype them everytime I log in.

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use a paasword manager like Roboform or Keepass or similar

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hey guys thanks a lot for the help last time, but now i have a new question:

i did some registry tweaks on xp, its all good except now my machine won't remember any passwords
i backed up my registry before i did anything so i can always go back but i was wondering if there is a service i need to turn back on to get it remembering again or if it is something else because i can't figure it out


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Even though I click 'Yes', usernames & passwords are not being remembered. Please tell me how to fix this. Thank you.

A:XP/IE6 not remembering passwords

I think this is what you're looking for:

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In Internet Explorer, I am having a problem. My first step was to contact Microsoft, but they said I would have to talk to you as it was an OEM version. In IE, the box for a username and password pops up. I fill in the info, and check the box to remember it. However, the next time I go back, the fields are blank. This happens every time, for all sites. I have tried everything I can think of, including reseting all default settings, etc. Thank you.


A:IE NOT remembering passwords

So Microsoft gave you the address of this site to get help? Is that true?

Anyway, are you talking about IE not remembering the userid and password when you first connect to the net via your dialup connection or are you talking about userids and passwords when you go to certain webpages?

If your talking about it not remembering the userid and password when you first connect to the net via your dialup connection then do this,

Start>Find>Files, key in *.pwl and press enter. You should see one that has the username for your PC. Right click on it and select Rename. Now rename it .old, for example, bhesson.pwl would be renamed to bhesson.old

Now click on Start>Shutdown>Restart. When the Windows logon box appear at startup leave the password box blank and click on OK. It's important that you click on OK and not on Cancel.

Now see if IE remembers the userid and password. You may need to key it in the first time but after that subsequent conections should remember it.

If your talking about userids and passwords when you go to certain webpages then do this, Start>Settings>CP>InternetOptions>Content>AutoComplete. Make sure userids and passwords are selected.

[This message has been edited by bhesson (edited 11-11-2000).]

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IE8 isn't remembering passwords on my email accounts. I have tried putting them on as 'trusted sites' under internet options - this didn't work. This happened before and I posted here but didn't save the topic (is this possible?) so can't remember how to fix.



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Blue, here is your previous topic about this issuehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic312303.htmlHere is how to find any of your previous posts:Click on your name next to Logged in as: on the left side of the page, just under BleepingComputer.comYour profile will open. Click the drop-down arrow next to Options (left side of page) and choose either Find member's posts or Find Member's Topics. Scroll through the list until you find what you are looking for.In your case, you won't have a lot of pages to look through.If you have several pages of posts or topics, and don't want to wade through the them all click on Search at the top right of the BC page. This is useful if you don't know the date range of when you posted, but you do remember a few keywords from the post. Click on More Search Options.When the search page opens, type in a keyword from the post you made, then enter your name in Filter by Member Name (optional). Scroll down and click Perform the search.Example: I went to Search options, typed in the keyword passwords, then your name. The search brought up your post here and your previous post.

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I accidentally deleted all my passwords the other day in FF, and now the few I have in it, sometimes it's remembering and sometimes it's not and I have to look up and type in. I've looked at the passwords and they're supposed to be in there; however, sometimes showing and other times won't show even with closing tabs and windows and reopening.

Anyway to fix this?

It wasn't a problem before.

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Do you happen to be using any Ccleaner software related by chance? Is the option Remember passwords for sites checkmarked?

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I cannot get IE 6 to remember my passwords...I have tried all sorts of different things, security, content, yet it will not store the passwords.

I'm using a HP pavillion with WindowsXP

A:{RESOLVED}Remembering passwords...

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It started this morning. Previously I had no problem with this. But now, everytime I visit a website, say sevenforums, even though I logged in previously and checked off the option to remain logged in, and checked off the option at the bottom of the screen to have IE9 remember my password, I am asked again to enter my user name and password.
Did I somehow change a setting? Should I ask for a new laptop for Christmas?

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Do you have "Delete browsing history on exit" under Internet Options checked?? And if so, is "Cookies" checked, as one of the things to be deleted? If your cookies are being deleted, then that may be why you're getting logged out of websites, even though you have checked the option to remain logged in.

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I have both a Gmail and Yahoo mail accounts..all of my of my other sites will have the password loaded when I click on them... but can not get Gmail or Yahoo to do that..I have looked all over help and this site and can find no help..anybody have any ideas...

Any help would be greatly appreciated..Thanks

On Dell OptiPlex 755 running win7 pro 32 bit..

A:Mail Programs remembering passwords

You want to have to put the password in each time is that right? What browser or client are you using?

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My computer is running Vista 32 SP1. I use Firefox 3 and Internet Explorer 7 all updated. My privacy and security settings are both set to not clear cookies, private data or passwords, but I'm prompted to enter my passwords on all sites that I frequent or have accounts with whenever I open either browser. This only started within the last week or so. I've skimmed through my my startups, msconfig, and services to see if something new is there that may be affecting my browsers. I have Webroot Spysweeper/Antivirus, nCleaner, and Spyware Blaster installed, but they've all been there for months. Any insight or clues would be appreciated.

A:Browsers Suddenly Not Remembering Passwords

My guess is it is either spy sweeper or ncleaner that is deleting the cookies. If you have ncleaner in startup, I would suggest removing it from startup, reboot and see if that is the culprit. If not, do the same for Spy Sweeper.

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I'm running OL 2002 with XP Home on both my desktop and HP laptop. I'm having no problems with OL remembering my passwords on my desktop, but the laptop continually forgets them even though the "Remember my password" box is checked. It will run fine for awhile and then it starts asking for passwords again.

What should I be looking for, or is there a fix I need to download that I haven't found?


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Any ideas?

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I've been cleared by the mal-ware thread by the way. So Whenever I click remember me (Like on this site) It should remember me right?
But that's not the case with my firefox. Whenever I close the browser window and go back to this site then it doesn't save.

Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

Thanks I appreciate it.

A:[SOLVED] Firefox is not remembering passwords?

You need to have cookies enabled for the 'remember me' feature to work.

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I used to have a triple-monitor setup, but one of the monitors died. Since I removed the other monitor, Windows has had trouble remembering the "Always On Top" status for: 1) The Taskbar 2) Gadgets and 3) Winamp.

I've restarted a number of times since I removed the monitor but still the problem persists. Windows will remember to keep an element on top for a little while, but eventually forgets until I manually click on the object to bring it back on top, where it remains until Windows next forgets. The taskbar no longer has a tickbox option for "Always on top". Winamp is set to be "Always On Top".

Does anyone have any ideas on how to resolve this problem? Thanks!

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I have a file ( a .shn file.. non compressed audio ) that is played with winamp. Everytime I go into folder options and customize the icon that a .shn file should use, within a day it changes back. This is the only file that does this. I've tried using different icons, including a winamp icon.... I've change other icons on my system and there fine.... Jojo

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I'm getting really annoyed that I have to keep resizing my windows. It's especially apparent with my control panel window which gets used more than most. I've been using windows since 3.1 and NEVER had this issue. Did Microsoft decide to make this resource cow, which is a pain to use, and then decide to remove the ability to remember window sizes just to spite us or are they just plain stupid?

So far I give Vista a 3 out of 100! Yet another version of windows dumbed down for the American people.

Vista 64
Amd 6000+
eVGA 9800 gtx+
4 Gig Kingston HyperX PC2-6400
500 Gig WD 7,200rpm

A:Why aren't my windows remembering how I sized them?

Maybe this help you:
Brian Scott : How to set the default size and layout of all Windows Explorer windows.

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Windows 7 Home, x64

I was starting a game (Trackmania United) and it froze and nothing was responding so I held the power button and restarted.

When it powered on and i went into Windows i noticed everything had gone back to default, the background was different, system colors, nothing on Taskbar or Start Menu.

Now I can't have permanent settings, for instance I like the System Tray to have all icons showing all the time, but when I restart it only shows icons that are actively used and i must click an arrow to see background icons that are not in use but are still running.

I also cannot pin Shortcuts to the taskbar, when I right click an open program and click 'Pin to Taskbar' it simply does not allow me to click this, literally I can not click this option. I am the admin of the computer and only use on it. Thanks for help, very odd of this to have occurred.

A:Windows 7 not remembering settings after restart

Quote: Originally Posted by xplore

Windows 7 Home, x64

I was starting a game (Trackmania United) and it froze and nothing was responding so I held the power button and restarted.

When it powered on and i went into Windows i noticed everything had gone back to default, the background was different, system colors, nothing on Taskbar or Start Menu.

Now I can't have permanent settings, for instance I like the System Tray to have all icons showing all the time, but when I restart it only shows icons that are actively used and i must click an arrow to see background icons that are not in use but are still running.

I also cannot pin Shortcuts to the taskbar, when I right click an open program and click 'Pin to Taskbar' it simply does not allow me to click this, literally I can not click this option. I am the admin of the computer and only use on it. Thanks for help, very odd of this to have occurred.

This would be extremely easy if you have a backup from before the problem started

Do you have the OS dvd to do a repair install from?
Ken J

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I don't know if this has been asked before but I searched and couldn't find anything. After performing some Windows XP updates recently I've discovered that Windows Explorer won't remember the settings from a previous session. The window opens up minimized, the folders sometimes have the large icons rather than the Details that I prefer. I've gone through the various view settings and tried different things and nothing seems to work. I'm sure there is some simple thing that I am overlooking but I've gone through the settings again and again. Any help is greatly appreciated.


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Windows 7 does not remember/save wireless networks even though I check "connect automatically" when I connect. In the Manage Wireless Networks control panel ONLY the current wireless network I connected to is ever listed. If I connect to another wireless network then that previous network is gone from the list.

Any ideas how to resolve this?

P.S. - I'm running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

A:Windows 7 Not Remembering Wireless Networks

Try Deleting All Wireless Profiles, and rebooting the system.

Once you've rebooted, check the "Connect Automatically" option and connect to the desired wireless network.

Then disconnect from the first wireless network and connect to the second.

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Brand new HP Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium machine just out of the box. Shipped with a dial-up modem and NO wireless adapter (DUH!). Installed an EnGenius USB wireless adapter which set up without a hitch. Went through the process of connecting to the internet. Was able to get online and surf-- no problems.

The problem is that Windows 7 will not retain the wireless settings, and EVERY SINGLE TIME that I boot up the machine I have to go through the WHOLE PROCESS of opening Network Sharing Center, searching for my wireless home network, typing in the security code, and establishing the connection ONCE AGAIN. Why won't Windows 7 remember the wireless settings??? This is most frustrating! IF I open the "Manage Wireless Networks" panel there are NO NETWORKS listed! I have run Windows update.

Can anyone provide me with a a clus as to what is going on here? Thanks for any and all assistance!

A:Windows 7 Not Remembering Wireless Settings!!!

Hi technomann,

Try going in to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Manage Wireless Networks. If the desired internet connection is already listed, right click and go to Properties. If not, add your connection manually. In Properties, there should be a check box with an option to have Windows 7 automatically connect to this network. Make sure that box is checked and let us know if this fixes the problem.

Microsoft Windows Outreach

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Windows explorer 7 does not remember the previous size.

Really annoying.

Any ideas?

Edit: To explain more what I mean is when I open my computer, the size of explorer may be quite big. When a open it again another day it goes small.

Windows explorer keeps changing size automatically, really annoying.

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Hi I'm new here.

My friend came over and used MSN on my PC. Now whenever I load up my PC, on the log-in screen before I log-in to Windows it remembers his email address. Under where it says Adminstrator (that's me) it says "7 unread messages" and when you hover over you can see that it's referring to my friend's hotmail account.

How can I stop my PC using his email address like this?

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I'd like to make it so windows explorer (not IE, I'm talking about the file browser) doesn't show suggestions when entering locations in the address bar. For example, when entering C: in the address bar, all the most recent locations are listed (for convenience I guess). Let's just say that this convenience could become a big inconvenience...lol


A:Stop windows explorer remembering locations?

Hi, I spent ages looking for an answer to this but I simply can't find one (mainly because Google seams to think Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer are the same thing).

However I have found a possible work around.
The following thread details how to clear Windows Explorer history Clear Windows Explorer history in Windows 7 - How to , it recommends using CCleaner available from CCleaner - Home
Hope this is of use.

There must be a way to permanently disable this, I will keep looking.


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I have a micro-usb cable for charging my mouse that the cats chewed through. It was doing the device connect/disconnect sound over and over with an annoying popup. Oddly enough, the cable still works but now it shows as an "Unknown Device" in the Device Manager under "Other devices".
The way I did my cable management in the back of my desktop is I ran everything through a tube, so even though I have a replacement for that micro-usb, in order to remove it and replace it with the working one I'd have to spend so much time and effort. What's funny is the reason I did all of this cable management was because of the cats, I had all of my usb cords going through a separate piece of cardboard to where they plug in but they still managed to find an exposed area to chew.
So my ghetto solution was I replaced the connect/disconnect .wav with a .wav with no audio. The pop up is what is still giving me trouble though, every time it pops up it forgets that I set it to "Hide icon and notifications"

"USB Device not recognized: The last usb device you connected to this computer malfunctioned and Windows does not recognize it" - How do I get this message to permanently shut up.

My printer has also been giving me a similar pop up but it's only once I boot since it's not turned on then.
There has to be a better solution to either permanently tell Windows Explorer Notifications to go to hell or simply resolve this error without having to stress re... Read more

A:Windows Explorer Notification is not remembering settings

If it is no longer plugged into a USB port and you are still getting that notification, you may be able to get rid of it by going into device manager and deleting the hidden profile. So, to view profiles that are not active, you must select View then select Hidden profiles. Once done, you will see many devices displayed that are greyed-out which indicates they are not active. Find the one you think may be causing the issue and delete it. No guarantees but this was the first thing that came to my mind. Good luck.

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Hey All,

I have FF 5.0 and I have an issue.

When I have it set to remember my windows and tabs from last time, it
brings up only one website, even if I use the file and exit option.

Private browsing is disabled on my custom history settings, as is the clear history when FF exits option.

Any ideas?

A:Firefox remembering tabs and windows issue

When I have it set to remember my windows and tabs from last time, itbrings up only one website, even if I use the file and exit option.Private browsing is disabled on my custom history settings, as is the clear history when FF exits option.Does that only one website is your Homepage?If yes, please see that BOLD, that was the answer, as your history was clear when Firefox exit, there will no other history of website that you have visited before so Firefox only open your Homepage as that the only history left.

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I have a user with a Dell Latitude E4300 running our corporate Vista image, using a docking station and an external Dell 24" FP display.

Windows is not remembering the positioning of the external display upon undock/redock.

Previously, Windows would retain neither the positioning or resolution of the external display, but disabling TMM in the task scheduler has resolved at least the resolution part of the issue - still, it forgets the positioning of the external display.

Issue occurs both over VGA and DVI connections. I've removed/re-installed the latest drivers for the onboard video card from Dell's website, to no avail.

Any ideas, folks?


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I really need help with this. I've asked on multiple forums and no one knows the answer. I've tried all the fixes across the web and none of worked so far from checking settings to editing the registery and nothing.

My sound mixer is not remember the settings I give to individual programs after they close and reopen. Say a game for instance, if I put the volume to 20% in the sound mixer and then exit the game, then go back on the game and check the volume in sound mixer. Instead of it saying 20% still and remembering it resets the volume to 100%.

This is really annoying. I really hope someone here will help me fix my problem. I need help!


A:Windows 7 Sound Mixer Not Remembering Settings

This is not a problem with the actual sound device, but an issue with the programs, or games in this case.

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First of all let me apologize for repeating the scaling issue. I have searched high and low and tried just about anything i could find, but Windows is still misbehaving.

First let me explain my issues. There are 2 specific ones that annoy me.

Issue 1.
I have an HP Elitebook 8570w laptop that I use for work. At home I use the laptop as it is but at the office I have a docking station with a second display connected to it.

My issues are when i connect it to the docking station.

My PC has a native resolution of 1920x1080 and my second screen is 24" and 1920x1200.
When i insert the laptop in the docking it scales the laptop screen and it becomes blurry while the larger screen is clear.

The settings that so far works best for me is to have "Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays" turned OFF and set to smaller, but every time i insert it in the docking station I have to go in to these settings and change from smaller to another setting on the slider, click apply and then change back to smaller. This removed the blurryness and scaling seems normal without having to sign out and back in.

This is my settings for the scaling.

The result after booting up in the docking station: (full screen snipp showing one half clear and the other blurry)

Changing this setting once and back fixes it:

My question about this is why does it do this? From what I understand of the settings here is that I have set it to smaller and (after changing ... Read more

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Hi Everyone,

I have a strange problem with windows 8.1

I have 5 screens, 3 screens connected to a display card, and 2 on motherboard.

When i was with windows 7, no problem at all for the past 2 years. Once upgraded to Windows 8.1, windows DOES recognise all 5 screens, however, it will revert back to a single screen and 800 x 600 resolution.

I will have to enable and reposition all screens again until the next restart. Any idea?


A:Windows 8.1 not remembering resolution and additional scns

Newest GPU drivers ?

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For some reason everytime i restart Windows XP pro, windows xp doesnt remember my windows sizes, and some folders and files's name have different text color, whats going on!!

Thank You!!


maybe my hijackthis log will help!!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 4:52:03 PM, on 3/31/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
D:\Program Files\Movielink\MovielinkManager\Movielink Tray.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\RemCtrl\ATIX10.exe
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A:Remembering windows size & documents names with different colors!

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = dynhost.inetcam.com;register.inetcam.com;
look omnious. Do you have any knowledge on this site?

This is the only one I can see that needs to be removed:

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {B9D6B3C2-09AD-464A-8162-8C55114C808A} - (no file)

Have you tried Sybot S&D, Lavasoft Ad-Aware and CWShredder?

Also it could just be a driver problem. Try updating the graphics card drivers.

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Using Eventghost I have setup a command to open a Video folder on monitor 2 (HDMI connected Sony Bravia)
I also have installed and use Display Fushion to manage my monitors.
My problem is that Windows Explorer seems to want to remember its last opened location so that I now find even if I open any other folder on my PC it displays straight to my TV screen (Monitor 2).
Only after dragging the opened folder back to my PC monitor and then closing it all other folders open as normal on my PC but also the programmed Eventghost macro video folder. This fails to open on TV unless dragged back to TV and then I?m back to the problem again of all folders opening on TV.
I basically just want Eventghost to do its thing without Windows then remembering and making all future folders opening on Monitor 2 (TV).
Hope I?ve explained this clearly enough.

A:Stop Windows Explorer remembering the last monitor is was opened on

Solved my own problem so though I'd write for others just in case.

Installed free software called MultiMonitor, this gives the option of creating a command line to switch connected monitor off and on.

When in the off state folders open normally on PC, switch monitor back on and the folder dedicated to open on connected monitor still does.

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When I open windows explorer menu it opens at a smaller window size then I'd like it to, so I resize it and close it but the next time that I open it from right clicking on the start menu and choosing explore, it opens at the same position and small size and isn't holding the window resizing that I did... What I've tried so far to make the window size "stick":

1. Use the Windows Explorer "ALT" key to bring up the File menu at the top of the explorer and choose "close" after resizing my Explorer window.

2. Made sure that the "Remember each folder's view settings" is checked. I've also unchecked it, chose apply, then recheck marked it and chose apply just in case it needed refreshing.

3. Used the "X" button at the top right of the window to close it after resizing it to the size that I want. And finally

4. Chose the upper left corner menu (the one with Restore, Minimize, Move, Close in it) and chosen Close.

None of which has worked to save the windows explorer sized window, it always opens in the same exact position and the same exact size (which I want to make larger when it initially opens as it's way too small for me)

I've heard that resizing the window and using the "X" button to close it will not save the size and that you have to use the ALT menu to choose File > Close to save the size and position however that's not working for me.

Any other suggestions?


A:Windows Explorer window not remembering the size when it was last closed

Hello Kuplo,

Applying METHOD TWO in the tutorial below will reset the folder views and allow Vista to remember them again.

Windows Explorer Folder View settings

I hope this helps,

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Hell everyone, my computer (ever since I can remember) has been a bit stubborn in remembering the size I give to certain windows and, on occasion, the type of views I give inside folders and so on (big icons, lists, details, etc.) I was wondering if this was a general problem with Vista or if my system is somehow compromised? Oh, and also on program windows like IE and Windows Media Player...

Also, I can't, for the life of me, seemingly keep the Windows Update settings to "Automatic". Every now and then the system has a pop-up notifications telling me to check my Windows Update settings and I do, then I change it back to automatic but it goes back to disabled after a few days. The strange thing about this is how it only began about two weeks ago, this Windows Firewall problem, the other window sizes and views has always been present in my system.

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Hi i did label my last thread as fixed.. Well everything was fixed until i rebooted this morning to find that windows still does not remember the startup options selected. I am going to use msconfig.exe --> seletive startup to see if any difference is made. Windows for some reason doesnt like to remeber anything after a restart, it forgets bookmarks i've added before the restart, rocketdock programs that have been newely added, it forgets all state of memory after a restart..

I will keep looking for a fix but please does anyone know of registry edits which cause a system to forget its last state before a restart/shutdown.. I got the start context menu's back for some reason they were disabled along with the taskmanager/run command and shutdown buttons.. So i know something has tweaked the registry so that it forgets its last state before shutdown..

Please help me find the tweak.


A:Windows Remembering Bookmarks, Startup Items --> Problems, please read and help !!

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My Mozilla Firefox Password manager now has no saved passwords in it. I don't recall doing anything that caused it but do I have any hope of recovering? I've tried "un-hiding files" in Control panel but no help. Any suggestions . . . Please!

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Can anyone help me ive got myself into a pickle. I have to create a database using ms access 2000 for a uni project and while experimenting have put on workgroups and a database password. Now there is no way i can copy the db to a cd (for my teacher). ive tried opening the database in execlusive but its says that i have not got the needed permissions and to ask my adminstr. Any idea's?

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hi i have a strange problem with my windows mails that is when i create a mail it is not picking the email address automatically though the the option is set to pick up automatically in options

A:Windows Mail not remembering mail addresses

Hi anilthap.

Welcome to the forums.

WM will remember the last 29 addys you have sent mail to. It will also search in you Contacts folder for addys, but it won't do that until you tab or click out of the 'To' box.

One thing that can break WM finding addys in the Contacts folder is improperly moving the folder from Users/username. If you have not done this, then you might try Problem 2 here: Windows Mail problems

Hope this helps. Please keep us posted.


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Using XP Pro - when loaded no password was entered. For the past week every time I log on I receive message " Your password will expire in XX Days" (down to 6 days today) "Do you want to change it now?" If I respond yes system asks for old password. I do not have an old password. I am afraid system is going to lock me out in 6 days. Also system is taking up to 10 minutes to load when turned on. For the past several days I have been receiveing a new message at log in - "system could not log you on user name and domain do not match" If I hit continue system boots up. Here is what I have tried thus far -
- checked out all passwords on control panel - no passwords set for myself as administrator.
- start -run- control passwords2- got into user password screens - turned off requirement for passwords for all users.
- re-loaded XP
- restored XP to a previous date before messages started
- ran McAfee Virus scan - found one infected file - deleted it.
I am at a loss - Can anyone provide insight as to how I can determine what the system thinks is my password???

A:Windows XP Passwords

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Now how do I get rid of windows passwords


A:Hot to Get Rid of Windows Passwords

what do you mean, exactly? Removing them so you don't need them to logon?

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what is the point of user passwords on windows when the passwords can be removed in under 30 seconds? just curious

A:Passwords on Windows

Whats the point of locking the door or the luggage or the....?

Passwords are one layer in a multilayered approach to security. Windows passwords can be coupled with data encryption with Bitlocker or Truecrypt for even stronger protection. However, if a thief has prolonged physical access to the system, pretty much all bets are off.

Unless somebody steals your system and so has all the time in the world to get in unauthorizedly, a strong password will be able to deter the casual thief. More accomplished thieves can be deterred by having bios passwords, changing the password regularly, keeping a password which is a combo of characters and numerals and encrypting sensitive data.

But again physical security of the system is most important.

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Is there any way to not have a password to log into my new laptop with windows 8 on it.
If not, can I setup a different password for my wife and my daughter? If so, will I have to get each one of them a seperate live.com e-mail account?
thanks, Wiley E. Coyote.

A:Passwords on Windows 8

Create a local account. DON'T EVER use MS account. Just no..

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