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If I access my computer with Remote Desktop from another computer, is my password stored in any way on that computer? Assume that the client computer is "clean" (no virus, malware, keylogger, etc).

Does Remote Desktop do any caching that could potentially expose my information at a later date (after having logged off and closed Remote Desktop)?

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Your password is not stored. – Ramhound Feb 19 '13 at 11:52

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I found this answer by splattne.

Apparently Windows caches parts of the screen in %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Cache.

To prevent this, disable Bitmap caching or Persistent bitmap caching (depending on your version of Windows).

This could probably be a potential security risk, if someone else was able to open it and see parts of your screen.

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Passwords are encrypted using win credentials API. It's possible to decrypt them if someone intends to. This thread explains in a bit more detail

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As long as you don´t save the password in the .rcp file, one would need physical access to a computer you are currently logged on to crack the password.

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