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Change password

SyncBackFree is the freeware version of SyncBack. It is *not* an evaluation version of SyncBackPro/SE.
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aliccam
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Change password

Post by aliccam »

I wonder if someone could tell me how a password can be changed within SyncBack Free
if the Windows password has been changed?
I searched everywhere but haven't found a clear answer anywhere.
Thank you.
cliffhanger
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Re: Change password

Post by cliffhanger »

Hi, change password where in SyncBackFree? Do you mean in a Schedule? If so, there's no way of editing that direct from inside SB (except by deleting & then re-creating the Schedule) - you would need to access the Windows Scheduled Task/s that SB created for you and edit the password there.

Actually changing a password in a Task isn't a clickable option via Windows either - you have to provoke it into asking for the password then supply the new one. Luckily, if you have the new-style Scheduler (Vista-and-later) and you also have multiple Schedules, you should only need to change the password in one of your Tasks; this will propagate to the other Tasks by changing the single centrally-stored copy of your password that modern Windows uses for all a given user's own Scheduled Tasks.
aliccam
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Re: Change password

Post by aliccam »

Thanks, cliffhanger, very much.
Well, all this is not exactly straightforward. What a shame.
I suppose it would put people off from changing passwords frequently
which is what they are supposed to do.
All the best.
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