Just like other web browsers out there, the new Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10 also supports saving web passwords in the browser. Whenever you visit a website and sign-in by entering your username and password, it prompts to save entered credentials.
If you have been using Edge as your primary browser, you likely have tens of credentials saved in the browser. Although the browser automatically fills-in username and password fields, at times, you might want to view the password for a specific web address. For example, you might want to add one of your email address to Mail app and want to know the password that you previously saved in Edge browser.
Passwords saved in Edge browser
You might have figured it out by now that there is no option in Edge browser to view saved passwords even though the browser ships with a basic password manager. Although it’s possible to delete or edit saved passwords with ease, it’s not possible to view saved passwords (shows only asterisks instead of the actual password) right in the Edge browser purely because of security reasons.
Luckily, you can view passwords saved in Edge browser without the help of third-party utilities. Because passwords are saved in Edge browser can be managed with the built-in Credential Manager, one can easily view passwords saved in Edge browser by launching Credential Manager. Using the Credential Manager, you can view as well as delete passwords saved in Edge browser.
Note that you will be asked to enter the account password (local user account or Microsoft account) in order to view saved passwords. To view passwords saved in Edge browser in Windows 10.
View passwords saved in Edge browser in Windows 10
Step 1: Type Credential Manager in Start menu or taskbar search box and press Enter key.
Alternatively, open Control Panel, Click User Accounts and then click Credential Manager.
Step 2: Once Credential Manager is launched, click Web credentials to view all URLs for which passwords are saved in Edge as well as Internet Explorer browser.
Step 3: Click on the URL for which you want to view the saved password.
Step 4: By default, the Credentials Manager doesn’t show the password as you can see in the picture below.
Note that not all passwords entries in the Credential Manager are saved in Edge. Some of them might be from Internet Explorer!
Step 5: To view the password, click Show link and then enter your account password when you’re asked to do so.
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