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Windows 7: A password manager with documentation that makes sense?

17 Apr 2014   #1
Gorham

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
A password manager with documentation that makes sense?

I've been going around in circles with KeePass for several hours and I can't get the hang of it. I'm reasonably techified and don't often run up against a total blank, especially with a program others are strongly touting. I'm sure it's me but damn it's frustrating!

I have tons of passwords and realize a text file listing them isn't the best management practice. I'm trying to get from A through B to C where

"A" is the list of sites (and systems) and the associated passwords which I enter into the software...

"B" is the process by which my often-pitiful passwords are converted to strong passwords...

"C" (and this is the kicker) is the process by which I visit all those sites and their log-ins are automagically changed to my new and improved passwords.

Is this possible? Am I asking more of the technology than it has to give?

If I can't have the whole process, I'd surely appreciate recommendations for the best of the bunch for creating as much of my wish list as possible. Preferably with documentation that makes sense.

Thank you so much more than enough for any help.

G.


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17 Apr 2014   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

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17 Apr 2014   #3
trendy

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 

have a look at this,It's very popular.Good Luck David.

https://lastpass.com/
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28 Apr 2014   #4
Gorham

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I've read the reviews and have tried several programs. I keep coming back to 1Password; I'd try LastPass except that I don't want to involve the Cloud in this.

Anyway, I've narrowed it down to 1Password and something called BFolders. I found BFolders for my Kindle Fire and researched it. It looks promising because it also have a PC desktop version that seems to have all the features I want (we'll see after further research) and allows syncing without the Cloud. It also seems to promise compatibility with my about to be received smartphone.

So I think it's down to those two. I've never had a smartphone before so I may not be able to use it to help me decide but the other two - Kindle and Desktop - should give me all I need.

Or I may stay with 1Password which may work with a smartphone but doesn't allow input in the Kindle read-only version.

Thanks much for the consideration and help.

I had marked this resolved but then found it didn't allow me to post my current thoughts. So I'm keeping it open for a bit longer.
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28 Apr 2014   #5
trendy

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 

1Password is not free !!, I believe that you have to buy a licence for it.
Good luck.
David.
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28 Apr 2014   #6
Gorham

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trendy View Post
1Password is not free !!, I believe that you have to buy a licence for it.
Good luck.
David.
Right. You have to buy a license for both my final candidates. I should have mentioned I was aware of that. I have to say that ease of administration and security trump cost for me at this point.

I've been dismayed at the lack of good documentation for these applications. I'm technologically experience x many years and am generally considered a bright person. I'm good at problem solving and can usually get around software installation confusion. Not this time. Maybe it's me.

Anyway, I'm sneaking up on a reasonable compromise for what I need.

Thanks for the heads up!

G.
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28 Apr 2014   #7
Gorham

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Sheesh. 1Password it is I guess. As Malwarebytes was scanning the B-Folders installer, I noticed several java components. So that rules that out. Don't want Java if I don't need it. And I don't.

So now I *will* mark it solved. Thanks all.

G.
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