How to View Your Password Saved in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10? Have you saved your password for Facebook, Gmail, Reddit and other email clients or any other website while logging in using Microsoft Edge? Well, you can view all your saved passwords from Microsoft credential manager. Not sure how to do it? Here is a simple guide showing you the way.
Microsoft Edge is the new browser and many of the one things, which was introduced by Microsoft in Windows 10 to the users. The browser works perfectly fine and doesn’t consume too much of memory unlike some of the most popular browsers, that may be because it doesn’t offer all the features offered by other browsers including plugin support (partially) as of now.
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Apart from occasional can’t reach web page messages, the Microsoft Edge has been working fine for me.
Now, when you visit any web page or website, which requires password or credentials Microsoft Edge prompts to you to save the password with a message stating “Would like to save your password for Facebook.” If you click on Yes, the password will be saved and stored on your PC, and you can log in to that website again without requiring to enter the password and username all again.
Make Microsoft Edge Offer to Save Password During Login
If Microsoft Edge does not ask you to save your password while logging in then, you might have turned off the “offer to save password” feature in the settings.
To enable this, open Microsoft Edge, click on More actions (three dots at the top right corner) and select “Settings” from the options.
Scroll down and click on “View Advanced Settings.” Scroll down to the “Privacy and Services” section. Below that toggle the “offer to save passwords” switch to “On”. This way Microsoft Edge will remember your saved password.
Saving the password is recommended only if you are the single user using the PC. Nevertheless, now if you want to view the password that you have saved in Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10, you can view it in Credential Manager in Control Panel.
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Microsoft Credential Manager under Control panel saves your web credentials and Windows credentials.
The Web Credential as the name indicates stores your web credential details, like username, password, the URL and the web browser on which it has been saved.
The Windows Credential stores your system credentials like administrator account details, your internet or WiFi details, etc. You can also add credentials related to other activities and save it.
Now to view your username and password saved in Microsoft Edge in Windows, you should look into “Web Credential Manager”. So, here is how to do it.
How to View Your Username Password Saved in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10.
Open Control Panel on your PC. To do this, press Windows Key + R, type in “Control Panel” and hit enter. Alternatively, you can also access it from Sart, type Control Panel and open Control Panel by clicking on the icon.
From Control Panel, click on User Accounts.
Next, click on Credential Manager and then select Web Credential tab.
Under Web Credential section, you should see all your saved password and username are listed under web password section.
You can identify which password belongs to which account by looking at the URL of the website to which the credential belongs. Click on the small down arrow icon, which you can see beside your website URL to expand the section.
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Your password will be hidden as *****, but you can view them by clicking on “Show” link beside the password.
When you click on Show link, you will be prompted to enter the current user account password for your PC to verify the ownership. Enter your password and click on OK. This is required to prevent unauthorized users from viewing password saved on your PC.
If you have entered correct user account password, you can view the password for the selected web account. Click on Hide to hide the password again.
If you don’t want to keep that credential (username and password) saved on your PC, then you can remove the saved the password by clicking on Remove at the bottom.
When you click on Remove, you will be prompted to confirm the decision click Yes to confirm and delete the saved credentials (username and password).
Now if you visit that website again, you will be asked to enter the password again, as you have already deleted them. Just make sure that when asked whether you want to save the password for that website, click on NO button. So, that the credentials are not saved again.
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#The Easier Way
Now if you think the above-mentioned steps are unnecessary or just too much to manage the saved password, then you can manage password in Microsoft Edge from the settings.
1. Open Microsoft Edge and click on Menu (three dots, top right corner).
2. From the context menu, click on Settings.
3. Scroll down and click on Advanced Settings button.
4. Scroll down and click on Manage Password.
5. Find and click on account of which you want to change the password or username or email id. Make the necessary changes you would like to make and save it.
What’s the catch? Well, from here you cannot view the saved password, but can only make changes to them by editing the password or email ID.