After reading the article on Forcing IE To Save Passwords For Web Sites After Answering No, many readers have emailed me saying they now realize, Internet Explorer no longer prompts them to save passwords anymore and how can they enable this feature.
This is a good question, since they want to enable password prompting, but have no idea how it became disabled (let alone how to enable).
While Firefox password management can be found in one location, Internet Explorer is a little more obscure and is actually part of the AutoComplete feature.
First let's solve the mystery of how IE asking to save passwords become disabled.
The most likely cause is checking the box "Don't offer to remember any more passwords". Once checked, even if you answered Yes or No, IE will no longer prompt you to save passwords.
The other method (of disabling), is actually where we'll enable password prompting, by clicking on Tools \ Internet Options and select the Content tab. Then click on the Settings button next to AutoComplete in IE 7…
…or click on AutoComplete button in IE6.
Now you just need to click on "Prompt me to save passwords" and click OK.
Next time you visit a web site that you need to logon, you should see the prompt to save passwords.