How to manage passwords stored in the Edge browser

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Like most internet browsers, Windows 10's new Edge browser also has the annoying habit of asking if the user wants to save passwords for every site they log into, every time. who accesses. While this can be quite irritating, users have some options to get rid of it pops up all the time. Enabling and disabling storage of usernames and passwords in Edge will be discussed later in this article.
If the user wants Edge to save the username and password for a particular site, the built-in password manager for Windows 10 will save the user's credentials if the user simply allows it. Edge also uses the Form Fill function, which means that the browser will by default try to take the information the user has often filled out in login forms and offer to fill it elsewhere. This can be very useful if, for example, the user completes the same email ID or username on more than one site; You save yourself the trouble of filling it every time.



Manage passwords saved in Edge

Managing saved passwords for Edge is also an option available to users, in case they have used the password manager. To manage your saved passwords, please follow the steps below.

  • Click three points at the top right of the border
  • Then click on Settings

  • Now scroll down and click on advanced settings

  • Now click Manage saved passwords

The user simply clicks on Manage my saved passwords, where various websites will appear below. These are the sites for which Edge has stored and saved user credentials. If the user wants to remove a site from the list, they just need to click the "x" sign next to the site name.



Now click on the name of the site whose password you want to change

  • If the user wants to change the password for a particular site, they can click on the site name. Then the URL of the site will be displayed, under which the username and password boxes will be displayed; the password in black dots. Then the user can enter the new credentials and save them by clicking Save. After clicking on the site, enter your passwords again and save

If the user wants to see the saved passwords as they really are and not just as black dots, he should open the file Credential Manager from the control panel.

Simply search for Credential Manager in the search box on the taskbar.

Below that, the web credentials will direct the user to a list of saved passwords for sites that the user has enabled for Edge completion. To view some or all of these saved passwords, the user will need to provide the password for the Microsoft account they are signed in to. However, the user will only need to enter the password for the Microsoft account once for each visit to Credential Manager.


What to do if the password manager is not visible
Included in newer models of Microsoft devices, this feature isn't directly enabled for older models, despite running Windows 10. For those users who can't see Edge's password manager by default, this is what to do:
The user should open Edge and then select More Actions (three dots in the upper right corner of the browser), then click on Settings.


The user must then click View Advanced Settings in Settings.


In Privacy and services, the user will find two scrolling options: Ask to save the password; e Save the form entries. If the user toggles both options to On, Edge will be able to save the user's passwords from then on.



If the user does not want to see the request to save the credentials, he can disable it. To disable password storage for new sites, the user can disable the sliders again.

If there is a problem using the password manager, because the password manager cannot store and save the user's passwords, or the prompt to save passwords does not appear at all, disable and enable the sliders in the display settings advanced again, it should work. If that also doesn't work, the user can try to navigate to Details, from Edge, then click on the Microsoft Edge content process. The user must right-click on this option and click Finish Task. After a simple reboot, the password manager for Edge should work fine.

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