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Create A Shortcut To The Stored User Names And Passwords Dialog In Windows

If youíve saved a password when connecting to a website that requires authentication, for a remote desktop session or a mapped drive or site login, you might have wondered where the passwords are saved. In this article you might be interested in how to create a shortcut directly to the dialog where those logins live and be able to manage those logons.

You can add this to any folder, the desktop, you might not use it every day, but itís good to know how to do it.

User Name And Passwords Dialog Shortcut

To Start right-click on the desktop and choose New > Shortcut from the menu.

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In the location box, enter in the following command, and then on page that follows give the shortcut a usefull name.
rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr

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Once you have the shortcut, youíll want to right-click on it and choose Properties, then click the Change Icon button on the Shortcut tab.

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If you change the textbox value to the following file, you can find a good matching icon for the shortcut (adjusting if your Windows is installed elsewhere on your computer).

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Now you should have a really nick looking icon.

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This icon will open up the Stored User Names and Passwords dialog.

Note: that you can also use this to backup and restore your saved passwords, and it should work in either Windows XP, Vista or 7.

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