It is very convenient to save login passwords for Internet sites such as forums, blogs or pay-sites in the web browser so that you can log in to those sites with the click of the button when you visit them again.
That is, it is great until you can't remember the password anymore but would like to know it again, or notice that anyone else on the system can look at your saved passwords as well.
This could be the case if you want to switch from Internet Explorer to Firefox or Opera for instance. how do you get saved passwords from Internet Explorer to another browser?
Protected Storage Pass View does not only reveal passwords that have been saved in Internet Explorer while accessing protected sites or using the auto complete form, but also passwords that have been saved in Outlook Express and MSN Explorer.
All of the passwords are encrypted and hidden, and Pass View automatically scans and displays all the information that it can find in the Windows Registry. Internet Explorer passwords are shown next to the url and the username which is all the information one needs to access those sites and services again.
The IE PassView program is compatible with all recent versions - and not to recent - of Internet Explorer from IE 4.0 all the way up to Internet Explorer 9. For each password, you also get the web address, type, where it is stored and the username. One, some or all items displayed by the program can be exported as a HTML report or to CSV, XML or txt files.
Note that the Protected Storage PassView application has not been updated since 2006 which is a strong indicator that it may not be compatible with newer versions of Internet Explorer anymore. I suggest you try IE PassView first which is compatible with all recent versions of Windows and all versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser.
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