Browsers forget passwords since 2004 update

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  1. Posts : 161
    Windows 10

    If you use a password manager you would have a backup ready whenever you needed it. Relying solely on your browser to keep all this information ready and available all of the time even with regular updates and many scenarios where this data could be corrupted, is not a wise idea. You should never put 100% trust into any software you use. You use it as a customer, not as a loyal servant. Your responsibility is to have enough awareness and knowledge to understand the lay of the land and have options should things go wrong, should software not be up to scratch, should you need to migrate, backup, upgrade etc. Relying on a distant entity you've never met to do all the work for you is, well, when you put it that way futile in the long run. Anything can and often will go wrong. But you'll look foolish when you're trying to chase down a multi-billion dollar software giant because they messed up your passwords. The same can be said for anything regarding computers on and offline. If this website goes down tomorrow, what will you do? Do you have alternative communities? What happens when you lose your credit card? Or your car keys? You can't blame Toyota if you lose them down a covering outside your house. Your bank won't rush to empty their coffers so you can continue to live if you can't access an ATM.

    When things happen like this it really shows you that everything and anything can be wiped at a minutes notice, accidentally or otherwise. Tomorrow it could be your entire computer and perhaps decades of family photos, work documents, whatever else you may have on there. Don't assume the software you use, or even the computers/devices you use, are able to fix things when the proverbial hits the fan.

    Have a plan to fall back on when things like this happen.
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  2. Posts : 1,513

    I didn't know about that bug. I'm glad I didn't run the 2004 update.
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  3. Posts : 364
    Windows 10

    In case anyone is having the same issue, see the answer on this thread and the respective Chromium tracker link

    Systemwide password amnesia (v2004 build 19041.173) - Microsoft Community
    Last edited by Sumit Dhiman; 08 Nov 2020 at 07:00.
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  4. Posts : 8
    Win 10 21H1
    Thread Starter

    Sumit Dhiman said:
    In case anyone is having the same issue, see the answer on this thread and the respective Chromium tracker link
    Last reply 11 hours 0 minutes ago (
    For those who don't want to search the whole thread for the solution, the relevant text (in my case) was this:

    Open powershell as admin (right click on start menu > powershell (admin) )

    paste this line:

    Get-ScheduledTask | foreach { If (([xml](Export-ScheduledTask -TaskName $_.TaskName -TaskPath $_.TaskPath)).GetElementsByTagName("LogonType").'#text' -eq "S4U") { $_.TaskName } }

    Does it show any results? If so, open task scheduler and disable those tasks. Does that fix the problem?

    (That potential solution is from: 1069383 -

    I've run for about 24 hours now without having to re-enter passwords in my browsers. This time period has included logoffs, reboots and sleep, and... so far, so good.
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  5. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    I may have a good temporary fix for Opera browser not keeping you logged in. A little annoying but once done every site stays logged in.
    Settings /Under Privacy and Security /Cookies and other site data /Under General Settings /Ad web address to Sites that can always use cookies
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