Applies to: Microsoft Edge on Windows 10
Microsoft Edge allows you to save passwords for sites you use. This makes it easier for you to keep track of all your passwords that you use. Edge allows you to view these passwords and remove them from the list. Allowing you to manage information that is stored.
This article will show you where these passwords are located, and how to remove passwords you no longer wish to keep.
Where are your passwords stored
Your passwords are stored on the Microsoft servers (Cloud) under your account. This allows your passwords to be synced across all of your devices once you have signed into the browser on your device. These passwords are then cached onto the local folder for Edge under AppData. Only Edge will be able to read the data in this folder, and on the server.
Locating stored passwords
You can locate stored passwords within Edge itself. You don't need to use any third party program, nor look around in the system files for them.
Please click onto your profile picture in the top right hand side.
Once you click onto your profile picture, you will be presented with a list of other profiles you have created on Edge. You will also have the option to create new. Under the profile you are currently signed in with, you will see a link that says "Manage Profile Settings"
Manage Profile Settings is highlighted in the black box
You will need to click onto the link, which will open a new tab for settings.
From the list of options, you can select what setting you wish to view. Passwords is highlighted with the black box. when you select passwords, you will be able to view all of the passwords saved to that profile.
Saved passwords on your account.
Alternatively, you can visit your passwords using this link: edge://settings/passwords
Viewing and/or deleting stored passwords
You can choose to view your saved passwords by clicking onto the eye icon next to the password.
This icon will trigger a security challenge on your device (Either entering your password/pin, or facial recognition. This is to make sure it is actually you who is wanting to view the saved password. After you have done this, you will be able to see the password instead of those black dots.
To remove the saved password, you will need to click onto the ellipsis icon
This will present you with a menu. From this menu, you can select delete. This will delete the stored entry from the list. So once you visit the website again, you will need to enter your username and password again.
Updating your passwords stored on Edge
Edge allows you to update your password when you have changed it. To do this, please go to the site you have changed your password for. You will need to remove the password already inserted in the password field (This would have been entered automatically by Edge).
Once you have done this, please type your new password and press enter. As soon as you do this, Edge will present a pop up window as seen in the image underneath:
Click onto "Update" and your new password will be saved, removing the previous password you had previously.
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13/07/20 - Article updated to reflect where passwords are stored
15/07/20 - Article updated to reflect how to update passwords to new passwords