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Passwords Are Not Migrated by the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard or User State Migration Tool

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This article was previously published under Q283734
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SYMPTOMS
After you use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard or the User State Migration Tool to migrate program settings, programs that require passwords may no longer work properly, or may prompt you for a password that you previously saved.
CAUSE
This behavior occurs because passwords are not migrated with programs when you use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard or the User State Migration Tool to migrate program settings. This is a security feature that protects your passwords.
RESOLUTION
To work around this behavior, save your passwords in your programs after you migrate your programs.
STATUS
This behavior is by design.
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Article ID: 283734 - Last Review: 01/11/2015 19:56:00 - Revision: 1.1

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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