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Exploring IE’s Form Data

Posted by William Diaz on December 22, 2011


A while back I was troubleshooting a user complaint about disappearing form data in Internet Explorer. This provided me a chance to explore some of the internals of IE and how it handles this data. Form data is AutoComplete information that is stored locally on your computer to make it more convenient to input commonly used data into forms in web pages. This information can be username logins, passwords, and other common fields like First Name, Last Name, Address, etc…

To begin, Forms data is enabled or disabled from from Internet Options > Content > AutoComplete:
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