XP: Remove Saved Passwords and Usernames

Posted August 27, 2006 by MickeyMouse in Windows

XP offers the ability to store all of your online usernames and passwords. As a result, anybody accessing a computer with this saved information will also be able to access those private online accounts. Here is how to purge that information and protect your privacy.


I am not absolutely against storing passwords and usernames. In fact, on my personal computer, I store numerous usernames and passwords. This keeps me from having to log in to those accounts time after time. However, what happens when I accidently allow Windows to store my private information on a public computer? Can just anybody access my webmail now? The answer is “yes,” unless you clear that information. Here is how to do it.

1. Click Start.
2. Click Run
3. Type in the following, and press ENTER:

rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr

4. When the Stored User Names and Passwords dialog box appears, select the information you want deleted, and press the Remove button.
5. Press the Close button when you are finished.

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