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I like a plain text file on a thumb drive which can be opened on any computer or OS using a Text Editor.
The thumb drive goes with me every where.
 

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I like a plain text file on a thumb drive which can be opened on any computer or OS using a Text Editor.
The thumb drive goes with me every where.
Until you lose that thumb drive or its get stolen and then someone has all your passwords. I recently lost a thumb drive that was attached to a set of keys, luckily it had nothing of importance, I can't imagine it containing all my passwords in a plain text file.
 

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If you don't want a paid or cloud based password manager there are local only ones such as Keepass which is also free and has a portable version. Or if you have a mobile Android device you can use KeepassDroid. You can also place a copy of the file and program into a cloud storage service like DropBox or OneDrive and access it anywhere.
 

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Triple6,
The text file is in a personal code and would NOT mean anything to some one else.
 

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One of the advantages of using a P/W manager, especially those that "autofill" forms on websites is that it is much harder for you to fall foul of a good imitation phishing site. A human might misread M1cr0sft.com as Microsoft.com but a P/W manager will only autofill on the correct site, so you are alerted
 
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