How to view, edit, and delete saved passwords on Edge

Kamile Viezelyte
Cybersecurity Content Writer
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If you’re a Windows user, you must be familiar with Microsoft Edge. It’s the default browser for this operating system, meaning all users interact with it from day one – even just to download their preferred browser.

Like its competitors, Edge allows you to save your login credentials in its built-in password manager. This feature can be convenient; however, saving passwords carries security risks that can’t be overlooked. Nevertheless, if Edge is your preferred browser, let’s learn how to find, edit, and delete your stored passwords and what safer alternatives you can turn to.

How to find saved passwords on Microsoft Edge

To find your saved passwords on Edge, follow these steps:

  1. Click the three dots at the top right corner of Edge and select “Settings.”

  2. Select the “Profiles” section and click “Passwords.”

  3. You will see a section that lists your passwords.

Under your saved passwords, you will also see a category for “Never saved passwords.” This is a list of websites where you rejected the request to save your login credentials.

Alternatively, you can access your saved passwords in your Edge Wallet:

  1. Type “edge://wallet” in the Edge address bar.

  2. You will see a display of your saved passwords.

The Edge Wallet view gives more detailed information about your passwords, such as reported leaks and reuse.

How to view or delete your saved passwords in the Edge browser settings

Before, Microsoft Edge required you to access the Control Panel of your device to see and delete your passwords. However, the process is a lot simpler now:

  1. Open your password view screen using one of the two methods described above.

  2. Select the password you want to view and click the eye icon to its right.

  3. Enter your device password or PIN code to verify your identity.

  4. You can now see your password.

To view multiple passwords, you must input your device password or PIN code each time. You can click the eye icon again to hide the password preview.

Here’s how you can delete your saved passwords in Edge:

  1. Open the password view screen using one of the two methods described above.

  2. Click the three dots to the right of the “Health” bar of the password you want to delete.

  3. Select “Delete.”

  4. You have ten seconds to undo your action. The password cannot be restored afterward.

Edit your saved passwords

Have you updated your password for one or more of your accounts? Here’s how you can edit your credentials on Edge:

  1. Open the password view screen using one of the two methods described above.

  2. Click the three dots to the right of the “Health” bar of the password you want to edit.

  3. Select “Edit.”

  4. Input your device password or PIN code to verify your identity.

  5. Change your details and click “Done.”

Some tips to improve your password security

A browser-based password manager can be handy if you’re looking for a quick solution. However, if you want to ensure your accounts are properly secured, you shouldn’t settle with just storing your passwords in Edge or another browser. In fact, your defenses start and end beyond the borders of your browser’s password storage. So here are a few tips you can follow to protect your sensitive information online.

Enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) across your accounts

Multi-factor authentication is an additional step you can add to verify your identity when you log in or access sensitive information. Edge supports one level of MFA, as you can’t view or make changes to your passwords without entering your Microsoft password or PIN code. However, that might not be enough – if anyone finds out your Microsoft password, you’re busted.

Instead, you can set up multi-factor authentication for your online accounts using your mobile phone. That way, you’ll need to have your phone with you whenever you want to log in to your accounts. You’ll be sent a one-time password or confirm your login attempt using biometrics. Even if your password ends up in the wrong hands, they won’t be able to use it.

Switch to passkeys

Speaking of biometrics – passwordless login solutions are something to consider. Passkeys use cryptographic technology to create a more secure login experience. They eliminate the problems tied to forgotten or reused passwords, as well as risks like phishing or brute force attacks.

Although passkeys aren’t widespread yet, they’ve been implemented on platforms like Microsoft and PayPal and are available on iOS 17 and Android 14 devices. You can learn more about passkeys and how to use them with the NordPass password manager here.

Create unique, strong passwords

If you can’t switch to passkeys yet or prefer using passwords, you should always ensure you follow the foundational security principles. The best advice is to create strong and unique passwords for all your accounts.

A strong password typically consists of at least 12 characters, including letters, numbers, and special symbols. It shouldn’t be a word you can find in a dictionary – even if you replace some letters with numbers, like S with 5 or A with 4. Coming up with unique combinations can be tricky. But there’s no need to fret – you can use our random password generator to level up your password game.

Use a password manager

Once you start creating unique passwords for all your accounts, you might encounter a big problem – forgetting which one is for which platform. That can lead to constant password resets, which can, in turn, lead to simplifying your password practices and dropping security for simplicity.

Thankfully, you won’t encounter these issues with a password manager. This handy tool lets you easily store all your passwords and uses autofill to make the login process quicker and easier. It’s not just passwords either – with NordPass, you can also store sensitive information like your credit card details and addresses.

Why you shouldn't save passwords on Microsoft Edge password manager

You might be wondering – isn’t using the Edge built-in password storage the same as using a password manager? Not quite. As a browser feature, the Edge password manager is susceptible to specific vulnerabilities.

It might seem convenient to save your login credentials in Edge, as they’re autofilled whenever you log in. However, passwords stored in a browser can be easily compromised by a third party. While we saw that Edge requires you to complete a verification step for some of the password management functions, like viewing or editing information, no one can stop a malicious actor from deleting your entire log if you accidentally left your browser unattended, or worse – if your Microsoft password was breached.

Instead, consider storing your sensitive information in a trusted password vault provided by NordPass. NordPass uses state-of-the-art XChaCha20 encryption technology and zero-knowledge architecture to reinforce the safety of your sensitive details. Features like passkey storage, autofill and autosave, and password sharing simplify your day-to-day browsing and work.

If you like the convenience of having all your passwords easily accessible in Edge, check out our browser extension. Password management can be easy and convenient without compromising your security. But don’t just take our word for it – try NordPass yourself.

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