IE7 Back To IE6 - Lost Stored Logon Ids And Passwords

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by johnjinsf, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. johnjinsf

    johnjinsf Guest

    Just an observation...

    Yesterday I uninstalled IE7 which went smoothly.

    This morning I have noticed when I have gone to the websites for which
    IE7 was storing logon ids and passwords, that both the logon ids and passwords
    are all missing. seeming lost in the downgrade from IE7 to IE6
    johnjinsf, Jun 5, 2008
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  2. PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 5, 2008
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  3. johnjinsf

    johnjinsf Guest

    I uninstalled IE7 via the Add/Remove Programs facility

    I only had 5 or so logon ids and passwords stored in IE7, so it did not
    cause me major problems. I made the posting so that other users can take
    care before they go from 7 back to 6, especially if they store many logon ids
    and passwords.

    Everything else appreared to be OK - a good sign was the Windows Update Icon
    in the system tray informing me that there was an IE update available!

    I have discovered one other thing this morning - my Default Web Browser
    setting was no longer Firefox - I had changed it to Firefox before I started
    on 7 to 6, in case there were major problems with IE.

    This morning when I clicked on a link in an email nothing happened.

    Simply changing the default back to Firefox does not work.

    If you want to keep Firefox as the default, you must first make IE6 the
    default browser, and then change it to Firefox.

    Again, I just wanted to have my experience posted in case it might assist
    else at another time
    johnjinsf, Jun 5, 2008
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 5, 2008
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