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Does cloning affect account passwords on source drive

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Using Acronis True Image 2020 to clone from a source HDD to a Crucial SSD even though I did not install the cloned SSD laying it aside as a backup I now have incurred password problems with some bank accounts in the source drive. Did cloning cause this? I had no problems during cloning.

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John, welcome to these public User Forums.

The initial answer to your question is that it should not affect anything on the source drive though it could potentially affect some data on the target drive when that is used as the boot drive.

I have not heard of reports of such behaviour in the forums but rarely, if ever use cloning myself as I prefer the security and safety of using Backup & Recovery, where the source drive is physically removed from the system to prevent any changes when the recovery is done.