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How to transfer passwords and other saved info from one PC

Postby guest » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:32 am

Q; I just get a new computer. Is it possible transfer website passwords and other saved info from one PC?

A: If it i Chrome, You may try data sync on:

•In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu .
•Select Settings.
•Under "Sign in," click the button Advanced sync settings.
•In the drop-down menu, select how much information you want to sync. You have two options:
Sync everything: All of the information in the checkboxes will sync.
Choose what to sync: Mark the information you want to sync with checkboxes.
And there you go! Any device you're signed into will have all your info saved on it!!
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Re: How to transfer passwords and other saved info from one PC

Postby guest » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:34 am

For Chrome, You need to export them directly from the database (Chrome MUST be closed). If this is new to you, then thats why you shouldnt try.
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Re: How to transfer passwords and other saved info from one PC

Postby guest » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:55 am

For IE, we may modify the registry.
1. Close Internet Explorer.
2. Click on Start >Run and in the run field type regedit (you will need to have administrator rights to edit the registry)
3. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\IntelliForms\Storage2
4. In the left window pane, select the Storage2 key, then from the menu, select File / Export and save the key to your Desktop with the File Name: oldstorage.reg
Now all your previously saved passwords will be preserved.
Follow the below steps below to know on how to import them back if needed:
a. Select the Storage2 key again, then from the menu, select File / Import and select the oldstorage.reg file (from the Desktop), and click Open to merge the data back into the registry. Click OK to acknowledge merge was successful.
b. Select the Storage2 key again, then from the menu, select File / Import and select the newstorage.reg file (from the Desktop), and click Open to merge the data back into the registry. Click OK to acknowledge merge was successful.

Also refer: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/f ... 8afbeed3b7
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Re: How to transfer passwords and other saved info from one PC

Postby guest » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:57 am

You may use Credential Manager. Quoted from the internet:

A cool feature of Credential Manager is the ability to update authentication details, changing login and password details as necessary. This vastly simplifies the process of rotating your passwords for all the web services you access. A big security risk people face is that they often use the same username and password combination for each forum or social networking site that they visit. That means that there only has to be a security breach at one forum and the passwords for all forums are lost. With credential manager you can use unique password for all forums and then update them without having to go through the hassle of having to have an e-mail sent out to you to remind you of what your old complex password was.

My favorite part of Credential Manager is that it allows you to backup all the credentials used on one computer and transfer them to another computer. I use complex passwords that are almost impossible to remember, which means that I tend to use certain web services on certain computers because I can’t remember the credential information so that I can log on to that service from another computer. Credential manager allows me to by backing up the Windows Vault and then restoring it on another computer – allowing me to ensure that each of my computers running Windows 7 (and I use a number of them) has access to the same set of stored credentials. The backup process is secured by forcing you to the secure desktop when entering the password used to encrypt the exported Windows Vault . You must go through the same secure desktop process to import the passwords on the destination computer.

Credential Manager is one of those small but cool features I’ve been waiting for. As I mentioned earlier, getting people to use separate complex passwords for the different websites that they use can be hard. They end up using the same password for all websites, which is a really big security risk. Credential Manager takes the hassle out of remembering complex passwords. It is a nifty feature and one that makes it hard to switch back to computers running earlier Windows operating systems.
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Re: How to transfer passwords and other saved info from one PC

Postby blin » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:29 pm

To save (or export) BOOKMARKS and PASSWORDS:

1) Go to the Start menu > Run.
2) Enter one of the following directories in the text field, then press OK.
>>Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data
>>Windows Vista: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data
3) Locate and open the folder called "Default" in the directory window that opens.
4) TO COPY BOOKMARKS: Copy the file named "Bookmarks", and save it for backup.
5) TO COPY PASSWORDS: Copy the file named "Login Data", and save it for backup.
6) Once you have formatted the drive or created a new profile, follow steps 1-3 and simply paste the files saved in steps 4 & 5.
7) All your bookmark data and password data are back!

To create a new browser user profile if your Chrome keeps crashing follow instructions in this link: http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bi ... wer=142059

There is no need to use any decryption or export tools - they are a waste of time and may possibly even "export" your valuable data elsewhere!
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