How to View a Saved Password in Microsoft Edge

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

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

First, open Edge. Click the ellipsis 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, go to the “Profiles” section and click on “Passwords”.

Click Passwords in Edge settings

On the Passwords screen, find the section called “Saved passwords”. Here you will see a list of each username and password you have chosen to save to Edge. By default, passwords are hidden for security reasons. To view a password, click the eye icon next to it.

Click the eye icon in Edge to reveal a saved password

On Windows and Mac, a box will appear asking you to authenticate your system user account before the password can be displayed. Enter the username and password you use to log in to your computer and click “OK”.

Microsoft Edge prompts for Windows system password

After entering your system account information, the saved password is displayed.

A saved password revealed in Edge

Do your best to memorize it as long as you can, but resist the urge to write it down on paper as others may find it. If you usually have trouble managing passwords, it’s usually best to use a password manager instead.

RELATED: Why use a password manager and how to get started

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