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How to manage your saved passwords in Edge for Windows 10

Microsoft Edge lets you save passwords for any website; this helps save time on sites you visit often, as the field will be automatically filled in for you. It is also a good way to not forget your credentials. Here's how to manage your saved passwords in Edge for Windows 10.

How to set Edge to offer to save passwords

If you want Edge to save your passwords, you must first let it prompt you to save each time you type one into a form.

  1. Launch Edge from your Start menu, desktop, or taskbar.
  2. Click the More button in the top-right corner of the window. It looks like •••
  3. Click Settings.

  1. Click View advanced settings. You might have to scroll down a bit to find it.
  2. Click the switch beneath Offer to save passwords so that it turns On. This switch should be set to On by default.

How to save a password in Edge

Passwords you type into Edge aren't automatically saved. Here's how to save a password in Edge.

  1. Launch Edge from your Start menu, desktop, or taskbar.
  2. Navigate to a website that requires a password.

  1. Type your password and click Log in or hit Enter on your keyboard.
  2. Click Yes in the frame that pops up at the bottom of the Edge window.

The password is now saved in Edge.

How to edit saved passwords in Edge

If you change a password you use to log into a website, you can go into Edge's settings and also change the password it has saved.

  1. Launch Edge from your Start menu, desktop, or taskbar.
  2. Click the More button in the top-right corner of the window. It looks like •••
  3. Click Settings.

  1. Click View advanced settings. You might have to scroll down a bit to find it.
  2. Click Manage my saved passwords. You might have to scroll down a bit to find it.

  1. Click a password you want to change.
  2. Double-click the Password field.

  1. Type a new password.
  2. Click Save.

How to remove saved passwords from Edge

When you stop using a website or stop trusting anything other than your noggin to safekeep your passwords, you can go into Edge and delete your saved passwords.

  1. Launch Edge from your Start menu, desktop, or taskbar.
  2. Click the More button in the top-right corner of the window. It looks like •••
  3. Click Settings.

  1. Click View advanced settings. You might have to scroll down a bit to find it.
  2. Click Manage my saved passwords. You might have to scroll down a bit to find it.

  1. Hover your cursor over a password you want to delete.
  2. Click the X to remove the password.

Your saved passwords

Do you save passwords in Edge? Do you use a separate password manager? Let us know in the comments section!

Cale Hunt
Cale Hunt

Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.

34 Comments
  • Thx, the manage my passwords part was new to me.
  • Edge will be worthless until they allow other password keepers to work (i.e. Norton ID safe)...
  • FYI - You can use the LastPass extension in Edge.
  • That's true, but frankly I ain't giving crap like that to a company I know nothing about. Plus I have over 200 logins saved in ID Safe. But to be fair, I'll look more into them.
  • They do. I use LastPass across Edge, IE, Opera, and Firefox. Sometimes Chrome. Also syncs passwords to my Windows Phone. LastPass is a third party extension now available in the Windows Store.
  • I also use id safe and yes its crazy that it doesn't work with edge. I always use ie when I need to log into a site, which I don't like. But I use my iPhone most of the time logging into bank, cc, etc. Been using id safe for years now!!
  • IKR? They've been around for years, and I get it free with my xfinity internet subscription. LastPass is ad-based, but premium is like a measly $12/year. Anything with ads running is susceptible to getting into trouble, though not sure at this point if these are their own ads or 3rd-party. That all being said, I am going to play around with LastPass because IE is old and Chrome is getting really flaky lately. I haven't messed with Edge because so many of the sites I visit require logging-in, and frankly, I'm too lazy to copy/paste from ID Safe to Edge. lol
  • Another Identity Safe user here: and don't you just hate​ how many clicks it takes to get a password from Identity Safe!? I've messaged Norton many times about this (i.e. there's no quick shortcut/link from right-clicking Norton in the taskbar or the Start menu). No...instead you have to launch Norton (1st click), click once on Identity to reveal the options (2nd), click on Identity Safe (3rd), search for and click on your login (4th), click on the paste button for the password (5th), click the "Close" button (6th), close the Identity Safe window (7th), return to main Norton window (8th), and finally close that (9th)....9 clicks to go in and out to get a password!   To top it off, I'm trying to balance working with Norton Identity Safe (and have to launch IE) because that was my only vault for many years and all my logins are there, and now Edge's simple password manager since I use that as default browser, and also Enpass...which hopefully soon launches an Edge extension so I can move everything to that and finally only deal with one.
  • I'm actually counting 12 if you have the toolbar open and 13 if you open the app. That second number really doesn't go down because of the stupid way ID Safe forces you to Cancel/Close/Whatever, each time you're done. Can't even select the text and Copy- you have to edit. For my counts, I included every time I had to click, including clicking on the field to gain focus before pasting.   Exported my ID Safe to a CSV file so that I can import the data to LP...ID Safe puts all of the info in one cell using comma delimited values. LP requires everything to be in its own cell. Thank God for Text-to-Columns in Excel! Whew!  
  • Sometimes I need the password I saved to enter it in another device not-Microsoft or another browser not-Edge.  To see the password I have only the option in credential manager under Control Panel.  I thought in advanced settings in Edge I was going to be able to see them, but it is not possible.
  • yeah man, I need edge to have access to windows credentials or even Microsoft can integrate passwords in MS account like google has. No wonder why windows 10 is still in beta stage
  • Isn't it dangerous to store passwords in a browser? Passwords to sensitive accounts should always be protected with a strong password and encryption.
  • Most of sites Logout your account/ID after some time . It's depend upon particular site's SESSIONS / COOKIES. I hope you understand that.
  • My question is about the security of password storage in a browser vs. a good password manager--not about the security of active sessions (where you'd presumably be at the computer or nearby). For example, with no active sessions, but computer is unlocked, someone can just log straight into your bank account without first being prompted for a master password or biometric safeguard (as would be the case if using a good password manger). Also how difficult is it for someone to hack into your Edge browser password store from another account on that machine with admin privileges? As it stands, I think it's dangerous to store sensitive passwords in a browser. The article doesn't address this important concern.
  • Why would anyone ever have access to your *unlocked* computer? If security and privacy is important to you, your computer should lock automatically after a short time just like your smartphone, and if you intentionally walk away, you lock it first with Winkey-L. In the last corporate environment I worked in, if your manager or any IT employee came across your empty office with your computer unlocked there was hell to pay. This discipline stuck with me. My devices are all Bitlocker encrypted as well. FYI, Edge doesn't manage or store the passwords; they are stored in Windows Credential Manager, which is encrypted and secured at the user account level. I don't believe other administrative users have any access.
  • Yes, boarder2 mentioned Windows Credential Manager thanks. "Why would anyone ever have access to your *unlocked* computer?" SilverSee, I'm not talking about ideal conditions with security conscious users like you and I, but real world situations where careless people walk away sometimes and don't lock the PC or set it to lock quickly after a short idle period. Let's not only consider the workplace where rules and policies usually apply (including group policy). It could be kids at home or guests at grandma's house for example. With a good password manager, you can set certain logins, such as bank accounts, to always prompt for the master password. Is this possible when saving passwords in Edge? Security requires taking into account weaknesses and worse-case scenarios. I'm just saying it should be part of the discussion, that's all.
  • This is not correct. Edge stores passwords using the Windows Credential Manager. These accounts are encrypted and synced across multiple devices when you are signed in with your Microsoft Account to Windows. This has nothing to do with sessions or cookies.    
  • boarder2, this is the kind of info I was looking for, thanks. Sounds a lot more secure than the way browsers stored passwords in the past. I use a secure password manager, but now feel a little more comfortable about storing some passwords in Edge for convenience.
  • I use a offlline manager called Password Safe.
  • Would like to be able to "show" password in the edge settings manage my password. I use both, edge and nortons.
  • Where are the passwords saved at? Locally or on cloud?
  • It stored on your PC. It's in the Cookies.
  • This is not correct. Edge stores passwords using the Windows Credential Manager. These accounts are encrypted and synced across multiple devices when you are signed in with your Microsoft Account to Windows.
    This has nothing to do with sessions or cookies.  
  • can i somehow import my Firefox saved passwords to Edge?
  • LastPass does this too and I trust its security more than Edge.
  • I use LastPass, which syncs my accounts across my phone and Edge/Chrome/Firefox for various needs.
  • There are sites where Edge does not offer to save my login details, which makes it not my preferred keeper of passwords
  • I save my passwords to Edge. I don't use a password manager because they are basically useless. I've used Last Pass, OnePassword, and Enpass. All basically the equivalent of keeping a password protected OneNote notebook. The real danger comes in letting someone have access to your computer in the first place. That's why I use 2-Step, Windows Hello for my PC, My computers are off when not in use, and I never use a PC that isn't my own. (Also why Continuum is helpful to have)
  • This works most of the time...however i've noticed sync issues with my lumia 950 (saved passwords would disappear, or not work at all)
  • I use this as well, but it would be nice if there's a secure way to view the password in case you forgot it or such.
  • I use the RoboForm extension, since I use this on my desktop and laptop as week as my Android tablet. I also let Edge remember my password, which is sometimes more convenient.
  • I personally use Enpass because I like being able to store my password index wherever I want to. I like the built in feature that allows me to randomize each password based upon the website or app's password criteria and max it out. Using a password manager vs browser is great if you use multiple devices (different platforms). I am just waiting on Enpass / Edge integration.
  • If you're just using IE/Edge to save passwords and not a third party app, you can view, remove & edit saved usernames & passwords in Control Panel > Credential Manager > Web Credentials. It's also great to see accounts you may have forgotten as well.
  • Websites with logins need to get on board and stop blocking password managers from saving logins. There should not be a reason why a password manager like Edge's should not be able to identify the login experience and offer to save the credential. I've yet to identify a pattern that would give light to any rational reasoning behind that.