I'm always visiting websites that require me to create an account and password. Every time I create an account, I never write it down and end up forgetting the password. Is there any way I can see the passwords in Internet Explorer?
Fortunately there is a tool that works with all version of Internet Explorer, including IE 7 that reveals passwords called IE Passview. The tool is created by Nir Sofer and is free.
After you have downloaded IE Passview, unzipp the files to a folder. IE PassView does not require any installation, and can be started by clicking on iepv.exe. After running iepv.exe, IE PassView scans all Internet Explorer passwords in your system, and display them on the main window.
IE PassView utility can recover 3 types of passwords that are stored in the registry, credential files, and protective storage:
- AutoComplete Passwords – user and account passwords when enter in a Web page that contains a form with user/password fields and a login button.
- HTTP Authentication Passwords – Some Web sites allow the user to enter only after typing user and password in a separated dialog-box. If you choose to save the password in this login dialog-box, the password is saved as HTTP authentication password.
- FTP Passwords – passwords used with of FTP sites (ftp://…)
You can then save the user name and passwords in a file by selecting File – Save Selected Items. If you have previously cleared your browsing history and selected to clear passwords, you will not be able to recover passwords that were previously saved.