What the Password is For
A NotScripts password is required to be set for the initial use on a computer or if NotScripts was updated. The password is used to protect your privacy by preventing web sites from viewing the NotScripts whitelist caches. Due to technical limitations, you are required to open a file to set the password.
Instructions to Set Password
Setting your NotScripts password is simple once you’ve done it for the first time. Simply follow these steps:
Step 1: Navigate to the NotScripts Folder
Open the NotScripts Google Chrome extension folder. The location of this folder is shown below (copy and paste it into the location bar of a folder to get there):
- Windows XP: %userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\odjhifogjcknibkahlpidmdajjpkkcfn
- Windows Vista or 7: %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\odjhifogjcknibkahlpidmdajjpkkcfn
- Mac OS X: ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Extensions/odjhifogjcknibkahlpidmdajjpkkcfn
- Linux: ~/.config/google-chrome/Default/Extensions/odjhifogjcknibkahlpidmdajjpkkcfn
Note: If you’re using Windows Explorer to navigate to the folder, you might need to set Show hidden files and folders in Tools > Folder Options… > View.
For convenience, it is recommended that you make a shortcut to this folder on your desktop or somewhere handy so that you can quickly reset the NotScripts password after an update.
Step 2: Open the NotScripts Password File
Open the file CHANGE__PASSWORD__HERE.js for editing. For Windows users, do this by right-clicking on the file and selecting Edit from the right-click menu. This will open up the file in NotePad for you to enter your NotScripts password.
Step 3: Set the NotScripts Password
Choose a password for NotScripts with the following restrictions:
Allowed Characters: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ_1234567890
Put the password in between the quotes of the line that reads:
It should look like this after (except with your own password):
Save the file and close it when finished.
Step 4: Restart Google Chrome
Close and restart Google Chrome for the new password to take effect in NotScripts. You are done!
Backing Up Your Password File for Future Use
When NotScripts updates or you try to use NotScripts on a different computer for the first time with Google Chrome Sync, you will be required to provide the password. It is highly recommended that you store a backup copy of your password or password file somewhere handy for these purposes.
Clear Your Browser HTML5 Storage if You Change to Another Password
If you change to a different password, it is important that you clear your browser’s HTML5 storage so that the old encrypted caches for NotScripts are also cleared. This can be done in Google Chrome by clearing your cookies, which also clears the HTML5 storage at the same time. Otherwise, you will have to manually reload a few web sites for the first bit after changing to a different password.