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My friend was fixing my pc and was able to view my msn password. I think he saw it in my temp internet file, but I am not sure. where elese would info like that be stored, and if it was in my temp file how would you find that info?

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  • kiameco Jan 18, 2009

    No decrypting program used , this seriously has become some sort of obession of mine to figure out how this was done. he is a trust worthy friend so i am not too concerned about him knowing my password, just curous of where he wouldve found it. I know that people who have signed on to there msn from your computer there email address' are in your temp internet file,under messanger ,thinking this might be a key of some sort ....anyone know anything please respond... plz and thank you

  • kiameco Jan 18, 2009

    its a newer version ,,,but this is not the first time he has been able to do this 5 years ago when i was at his place and i used my messanger he called me three days later knowing my password....

  • kiameco Jan 18, 2009

    I dont save my msn history...

  • kiameco Jan 18, 2009

    hmmm?>,,, I am using the newest msn,, anyone in the last 6 months who has signed in from my pc I can view there email address in my internet temp file (I am not too good at keeping up with deleting my history on explorer) so I guess you have no clue either..??

  • kiameco Jan 18, 2009

    where is the hidden file option?

  • kiameco Jan 18, 2009

    Thanks but still no Passwords ,,, i can however see objects they downloaded such as winks and there back ground choices

  • kiameco Jan 18, 2009

    He will happy to here that...I guess the hunt continues,,,thanks for your help

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Usually all msn messenger files are located at

C:\Documents and Settings\< your PC username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Messenger\<your messenger username>

saved passwords are encrypted so in order for him to have gotten your password he would have had to use a decrypting program

If you have any reason to believe he knows your password I would change it as soon as you can.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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  • machadojr_fe Jan 18, 2009

    are you using a newer or older version of msn?

  • machadojr_fe Jan 18, 2009

    also do you save conversations using the save history option in msn?

  • machadojr_fe Jan 18, 2009

    the older versions of msn stored temp files in the temp directory as .dat files but the newer ones if the history is not saved delete them as soon as they are no longer being used.

  • machadojr_fe Jan 18, 2009

    enable hidden files and look in the temporary folder for MSN you should be able to find it if it's there

  • machadojr_fe Jan 18, 2009

    click tools>folder options once in the msn folder then click the view tab and where is says hidden folders and files click show hidden files and folders

  • machadojr_fe Jan 18, 2009

    even if you had found them in MSN the file would show encrypted symbols like this ╛rather than anything similar to a letter other than maybe a U, so I'm sorry but I do not see another way this is possible

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Hotmail is MSN's email program, while Messenger is an instant messaging and networking program.


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The most likely reason you aren't able to sign in to your MSN accounts is user error.

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A slow browser can impact your ability to log in to your MSN accounts.

Try deleting your browser's cookies and clearing its cache before attempting to sign in again. This process varies from browser to browser.


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A slow Internet connection can also hinder your login attempts.

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Click on the "File" tab at the top of your browser, and make sure there's not a check mark next to the words "Work Offline."


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First Solution: Browser Clearing

Try Clearing your Browser maybe you have a problem on your current browser.

Tips: Always Upgrade your browser to the lastest version.
Avoid using old browser such as IE 6 got lots of problem.

Solution in Clearing History Browser,

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Note: Users running Internet Explorer 7.0 and above will need to press the Alt key in order to access the file menu easily to get access to options such as File, Tools, etc.
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Mozilla Firefox users can clear their history by clicking the "Tools" menu, "Options", clicking the "Privacy" button, and under "History" click the "Clear" or "Clear Now" button.

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It is an odd problem. Try this, make sure your logged in as admin,
1.)un-installing msn, delete all files from - Document and Settings- Administrator- Application Data- Microsoft- MSN Messnger.

2.)Empty all temp folders from, Document and Settings- Administrator- Local Settings- Temp. Also clear all other temp folders, cookies, history, etc....

3.)Reboot. Reinstall messenger and put in your account info. Hopefully this works. If it dont then goto Microsoft support site and post your problem there. They should be able to help you.

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