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Question from one of the sales guys and I don't have a ready answer for him..

You know how IE8, by default, offers to save passwords? Right after submitting username and password it prompts with "Do you want Internet Explorer to remember this password?" Typically he says yes. Once, for one site, he said No.

Now he'd like to undo that "No" answer. Is there a way to do that without resetting or clearing all previously saved data?

To be clear: The option to save usernames and passwords is still checked/enabled in the AutoComplete settings dialog. The "Save that for you" prompt is still alive and well on any other page. Just not the one that he once said No to and wants to change.

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According to Google, this can only be done by changing settings in the registry, check the step by step guide here : How To Force Internet Explorer To Save Web Site Password After Answering No

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Ugh. I was hoping for something a bit more end-user friendly :-) But, in a pinch, that looks just clever enough to work. Thanks. – Chris_K Dec 15 '09 at 15:19

Had the same problem and this what worked for me on IE11:

  • Go to Internet Options and under Content click on AutoComplete Settings;
  • Untick Forms and User names and passwords in forms and click OK and Apply;
  • Restart IE i.e. close and open again;
  • Go to Internet Options and click on Delete Browsing history;
  • On next pop up untick Preserve Fav website data and tick the rest - press Delete;
  • Restart IE i.e. close and open again;
  • Go to Internet Options and under Content click on AutoComplete Settings;
  • Tick Forms and User names and passwords in forms and click OK and Apply;
  • Restart IE i.e. close and open again;
  • Go to the website you want IE to remember the password and log in - it should ask if you want to remember the password.

Hope this helps!

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Oh word, this is old, but the fix is so so easy. Add a space to the end of the username and put in the password and voila, like magic, IE will ask if you want to save the password as if it's never seen that username before.

The only caveat, of course, is if the site doesn't allow spaces after the username, but it's usually not an issue.

Enjoy!!

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Not really an answer since it requires creating a new web account with a different user name. – DavidPostill May 5 at 20:00

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