How to View a Saved Password in Microsoft Edge

How to View a Saved Password in Microsoft Edge

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How to View a Saved Password in Microsoft Edge: It happens to the best of us: Sometimes, you can’t remember the password to a website. Luckily, if you have previously chosen to save a password in Microsoft Edge, you can easily recover it on Windows 10 or a Mac. Here’s how.

We’re showing how to do this in the new Edge browser here. Microsoft is gradually offering it to all Windows 10 users via Windows Update, and you can download it right now.

First, open Edge. Click on the ellipses button (which looks like three dots) in the upper-right corner of any window. In the menu that appears, select “Settings.”

Click Settings in Microsoft Edge

On the Settings screen, navigate to the “Profiles” section and click “Passwords.”

Click Passwords in Edge Settings

On the Passwords screen, find the section named “Saved Passwords.” Here you will see a list of every username and password that you’ve chosen to save in Edge. By default, the passwords are obscured for security reasons. To view a password, click on the eye icon beside it.

Click the eye icon in Edge to reveal a saved password

On both Windows and Mac, a box will pop up asking you to authenticate your system user account before the password can be shown. Enter the username and password you use to log into your computer and click “OK.”

Microsoft Edge asking for system password on Windows

After you enter your system account info, the saved password will be shown.

A saved password revealed in Edge

Do your best to memorize it while you can, but resist the urge to write it down on paper because other people may find it. If you typically have trouble managing passwords, it’s usually better to use a password manager instead.

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