How to save and find saved passwords in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10

While many advanced PC users make use of password managers and other tools to save and sync their passwords from PC to PC, users of Microsoft’s Windows 10 have a similar feature built in which allows you to save your password in Microsoft Edge

Here;s how to save your passwords on Microsoft Edge. First of all, if your passwords aren’t saving you’ll need to make sure that you have Edge configured to prompt you for password saves.

To do this, follow the following steps:

  1.  Open Microsoft  Edge, navigate to “Settings”)
  2. Scroll down and open “Advanced settings”.
  3. Make sure the option to let Edge prompt you to save your password is toggled on.

If all this has been done, then Edge should automatically prompt you to save your passwords when you’re doing something that requires you to enter a password – like logging into Outlook or Gmail. If you’re unsure, here are the exact steps to take.

  1.  When logging into a site, tap on password field
  2. Enter your password – you might want to make sure that this password is correct first,  otherwise, Edge will save the incorrect version.
  3. Accept the prompt to save your password.

Now that’s all well and good, but what if you should want to see your saved passwords. For instance, you logged into your third Twitter account a year ago but have forgotten the password for it.. For that use case, Microsoft has a powerful utility built into Windows 10 that allows you to view and retrieve lost credentials.

  1. Open Windows Search of Cortana by typing into the search box or using the Start + S key button combo.
  2. Search for and open the “Credential Manager”
  3. Navigate to “Web Credentials”, you should now be able to see every single saved password you have for every device you’ve used on Windows 10 while logged into your Microsoft account. To retrieve a lost password, navigate to the account in question and view the password. You’ll need your Microsoft account password which acts as a master password , but other than that you should be just about set.
Do you prefer using Windows’ native password management capabilities over third party apps such as LastPass and 1Password? Let us know in the comments below.

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