Why should I password-protect my TurboTax 2015 tax file on Windows XP?
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Setting a password adds another layer of protection to your sensitive tax return data file and is recommended for all tax returns created in the 2015 TurboTax for Windows software installed on Windows XP.
Please note that we don't have a password-recovery process for tax files created in the TurboTax software, nor can our agents help reset lost or forgotten passwords.