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Why does IE9 does this?

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    magicalclick

    In the event of sudden power off (like hold power button or power outage), IE9 will lose all the saved passwords. Why is that so? Is this intentional and why?

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    cbae

    ,magicalclick wrote

    In the event of sudden power off (like hold power button or power outage), IE9 will lose all the saved passwords. Why is that so? Is this intentional and why?

    Yeah, that is pretty annoying. Every now and then, my notebook overheats causing Windows to freeze. When that happens, I have to hold the power button down to force a cold boot. About 90% of the time an IE window is open when I have to force the cold boot, so I end up losing all of my saved passwords.

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    W3bbo

    Losing saved passwords? As in the entire password keychain is lost? Or you just lose your cookies for your current sessions?

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    Sven Groot

    You pretty much lose all login info, even persistent cookies. I hate it when it does that too.

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    Michael Butler

    I'm glad I'm not the only who has this issue. It's so annoying to log on one day and find all my remember me cookies are gone. Used to be a pain with my old machine that locked up regularly, but even my new PC does it fairly regularly. Never been able to establish a pattern. Thought it was happening because of a bad patch.

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    IDWMaster

    One more reason to use Google Chrome or Firefox! (sorry, I support Microsoft, just not their desktop web browser. Still has lots of catching up to do with Firefox, Google Chrome, and other HTML5-compliant browsers that conform to W3C standards completely)

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    Imaginary conversation on how this condition was created in IE:

    MS Engineer: "Zoinks! IE's cookie/password store on disk is totally open to password sniffing by rogue applications when IE is running! We need to re-write the cookie/password store immediately!"

    MS PM: "Sorry we don't have time for that as we need to get the foundations for the HTML5/JS hype machine out the door in time for Build. We need to burry the failure that is Silverlight/WPF as quickly as possible. How about you wipe the cookie/password store off disk when IE is opened and use an in-memory copy."

    MS Engineer: "But if the computer looses power the user will loose all of their stored password..."

    MS PM: "Well we shouldn't be storing passwords for them anyway. That's a bad practice so we're doing them a favor. Let's also not forget that you can be replaced..."

    MS Engineer: "Okay...okay..."

    Smiley

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    blowdart

    Strange, I've emailed the IE discussion list internally, if they come back with a public response I'll let you know.

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    W3bbo

    ,IDWMaster wrote

    One more reason to use Google Chrome or Firefox! (sorry, I support Microsoft, just not their desktop web browser. Still has lots of catching up to do with Firefox, Google Chrome, and other HTML5-compliant browsers that conform to W3C standards completely)

    The W3C has not finalised HTML5 yet, and won't for a long time. Gecko, WebKit, even Presto all deviate from the provisional published specifications in some way already anyway. Trident's conformance level with the draft HTML5 and CSS3 specs has absolutely nothing to do with the stability and correctness of user chrome code.

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    magicalclick

    @blowdart:

    Thanks please keep me posted. It is kinda strange because I would think it is easier to read the password file without destroying it. I would have to intentionally do this to achieve the same effect .

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    JoshRoss

    That's an awesome bug! I like strange ones like that.

    -Josh

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    ZippyV

    Does the loss also happen when IE crashes?

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    AndyC

    @ZippyV: Yes, that's usually when I've noticed it.

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    Minh

    What? You guys are using IE9? Why?

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    PerfectPhase

    Good timing for this post, my machine just BSOD and was wondering where all my passwords had gone Smiley

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    Harlequin

    ,Minh wrote

    What? You guys are using IE9? Why?

    Don't derail someones thread...

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    Minh

    @Harlequin, it was a serious question

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    PaoloM

    ,Minh wrote

    @Harlequin, it was a serious question

    Maybe because one wants to? Firefox and Chrome are ok, but not that much better than IE9 at this point...

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