How to view, edit and delete saved passwords on Edge

2019-08-21 - 5 min read

Remembering all your passwords is tough. Especially if you’re following the best security practices — never duplicating passwords on different accounts and using complex combinations.

This is why built-in browser password managers come in handy. They remember the passwords for you. However, they aren’t perfect when it comes to security. For example, the Microsoft Edge password manager claims that your passwords are encrypted, but its exact algorithm remains a mystery. So if you’re looking to take control of your sensitive credentials, here are five quick tutorials on how to manage your passwords on Edge.

How to find saved passwords on Microsoft Edge

If you want to learn which of your credentials have been stored by the browser, follow these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge and click the three dots in the top right corner.

  2. Click on Settings.

  3. Scroll down and click on View advanced settings.

  4. Scroll down to Autofill settings and click on Manage passwords.

  5. Here you can see all the logins Edge has saved.

View or delete your saved passwords in Edge browser settings

To actually view saved passwords in Microsoft Edge, you will have to go through the Windows Control panel:

  1. Find Credential Manager in the Windows search bar.

  2. Click on Credential Manager.

  3. Click on Web Credentials.

  4. Choose the account you want to see and click on the circle with the arrow.

  5. Click Show next to the hidden password.

  6. You’ll be prompted to type in your Windows password. Type it in to see the password.

You’ll also need to use Credential Manager to delete the Microsoft Edge saved passwords:

  1. Go to Credential Manager.

  2. Click on Web Credentials.

  3. Choose the account you want to see and click on the circle with the arrow.

  4. Click Remove below your password.

  5. A window will pop up, asking if you’re sure — click Yes.

You can also delete the saved passwords in the browser:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge and click the three dots in the top right corner.

  2. Click on Settings.

  3. Scroll down and click on View advanced settings.

  4. Scroll down to Autofill settings and click on Manage passwords.

  5. Choose the login you want to delete and click on the x next to it. It’s gone!

Edit your saved passwords

To edit the passwords saved on Edge, you have to go through the browser:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge and click the three dots in the top right corner.

  2. Click on Settings.

  3. Scroll down and click on View advanced settings.

  4. Scroll down to Autofill settings and click on Manage passwords.

  5. Click on the logins you want to change.

  6. You can type in the new password in the box.

Why not save passwords on Microsoft Edge password manager

It may be convenient to save your login credentials in your browser and have them auto-filled whenever you come to a frequently visited page. However, it presents many security risks - your sensitive details can be easily compromised by a third party. It may be a friend who asked to borrow your device and who might not cause a lot of harm other than viewing your Facebook messages. But it might be a hacker who could use your credentials to get into your bank account or even steal your identity.

Keep your passwords on a trustworthy platform like NordPass. It encrypts your password vault with the latest encryption algorithm - XChaCha20 and has a zero-knowledge architecture. So you can rest assured that your login details are safe. NordPass also offers many great features for stress-free password management: autofill and autosave, password sharing, and a built-in password generator. You can also use it on up to 6 devices at the same time.

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Monica Webster
Monica Webster
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Monica is the spirit of our content team. Her bubbliness and creativity sparkle her articles. She loves to investigate various security related problems and bring useful tips to readers. When she is not writing about technology, she explores art.
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