In Windows 10, both Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge browsers use Windows Vault to store saved passwords. Although you can view passwords saved in Edge in Windows 10 with ease, at times, you might want to export or backup passwords saved in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10.
As of now, Microsoft Edge doesn’t support importing or exporting passwords. There is no third-party extension as such to import or export Edge passwords for now.
In short, there is no easy way to export or backup passwords saved in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10.
Backup or export passwords saved in Microsoft Edge
All passwords of Microsoft Edge are saved in Windows Vault. One can easily find Windows Vault files by navigating to the following folders:
C:\Users\[User Profile Name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\ Vault
All passwords saved in Windows Vault are encrypted. A file called Policy.vpol contains the encryption key and it is used to decrypt .vcrd files located in the Vault folder.
Those of you who have been using Microsoft Edge as your primary browser in Windows 10, you likely have saved tens of your web passwords in it.
Use VaultPasswordView export/backup passwords
Rather than waiting for an Edge extension to export your Edge passwords, you can now use a reliable third-party software called VaultPasswordView from NirSoft.
VaultPasswordView is a new utility from the trusted NirSoft to help users decrypt and view passwords and other data saved in Windows Vault. As said before, passwords of Internet Explorer as well as Microsoft Edge are saved in Windows Vault.
To start with, VaultPasswordView is a free program and is portable as well (requires no installation). After downloading the VaultPasswordView zip file (download link available at the end of this article), extract the zip file to get VaultPasswordView folder. Open up the folder and run VaultPasswordView.exe file as administrator.
Once the VaultPasswordView utility is launched, you will see Vault Decryption Options dialog where you need to enter your Windows 10 login password and then click OK button to view passwords and other data stored in Windows Vault.
The VaultPasswordView program allows you export all data to a HTML file.
Finally, make sure that you’re downloading the right version of VaultPasswordView as separate files are available for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows.
Check if you’re running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 10 and then accordingly download the right version.
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