How to Save the Windows 98/Me
Dial-up Connection Internet Settings
Last updated: 4/9/02
Q. How can one save the Windows Dial-up Connection
settings and password for an Internet Service Provider?
A. The dial-up configuration can be saved
in Windows 98 with the Windows Explorer by dragging the connection in My
Computer, Dial-up Networking to a folder or floppy, which will create a .dun
file. In Windows Me click Start, Settings, Dial-up Networking, Select
the connection, and go to the Main menu, Edit, and select Copy to a Folder... Also,
copy any .pwl files in the C:\Windows directory. They contain passwords
for the various users of the computer. This is handy for saving these
settings to a scratch drive or floppy so they can be restored after doing
a clean install of Windows. Simply login as the same user and drag
them back after the install. It is good idea to have all of this data
and info on your MODEM on paper as well before destroying it. That
may save you some time and phone calls if things go wrong.
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