How to Manage and View Your Saved Passwords in Microsoft Edge

 

In its quest to beat the competition and provide an unparalleled user experience, Microsoft is continuously adding new features to its Edge browser. Just like with other browsers, Microsoft Edge lets you view and manage your saved passwords. Every time you visit a webpage that requires you to log in, Microsoft Edge will ask you whether you want it to remember your password for that site the next time you log in.

This article will show you how to manage and view your saved passwords in the Microsoft Edge browser.

Configuring Your Edge Browser to Remember Your Password

If you go to a website that requires you to sign in or log in, and Edge does not ask you to save your password, then you need to turn on the “offer to save password” feature in the browser’s settings.

Here’s how:

STEP 1: Launch Microsoft Edge, then click the More button (three-dotted icon) at the upper-right hand corner of the window.

STEP 2: Go to Settings, then Advanced Settings.

STEP 3: Scroll down to the Privacy and services section, then look for Offer to save passwords.

STEP 4: Click on its switch to turn the feature on.

STEP 5: Now go to a website that requires a user account and enter your login credentials.

NOTE: Notice that a pop up will appear at the bottom of the browser asking you if you would like Edge to save the password for that site.

STEP 6: Click Yes on that pop up to successfully save your password.

Viewing Saved Passwords in Microsoft Edge

STEP 1: Go to the Start menu, then type in “Credential Manager” then hit [Enter].

NOTE: Alternatively, you can access it under User Accounts in the Control Panel.

STEP 2: Click on Credential Manager from the search results to launch it.

STEP 3: On the Credential Manager window, click the Web Credentials option and it will open URLs for all websites with saved passwords in Edge.

STEP 4: Click on any URL to expand the details, then click the Show link option to show the password or Remove link option if you would like to remove the password.

STEP 5: When prompted with a Windows security box, enter your Windows login credentials, then click OK.

You should now be able to see the password behind the asterisks mark.

Editing Saved Passwords in Microsoft Edge

STEP 1: Launch Microsoft Edge from your desktop, Start menu, or taskbar.

STEP 2: Click on the More icon (three-dotted icon) at the upper-right hand corner of the window, then click Settings.

STEP 3: Look for the Advanced settings section, then click on the View advanced settings button.

STEP 4: Under the Privacy and services section, click on Manage my saved passwords link.

NOTE: Here you will find a list of websites that Edge has saved passwords for.

STEP 5: Click on the password that you want to change, and then make the necessary changes.

STEP 6: Once you’re done, click the Save button.

NOTE: To delete a password, move the cursor over the site on the list, then click the X on the right side.




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