How to view, save, and remove browser passwords

Updated: 07/31/2022 by Computer Hope
Internet browsers

Many popular Internet browsers allow users to save login information, such as a username and password, to simplify the login process for frequently-visited websites. The following sections show you how to save, view, and remove login passwords. To proceed, select your browser from the list below and follow the instructions.

Chrome users

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How to save a password

As with most browsers, Google Chrome automatically prompts you to save a password the first time you log in to an online account.

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Navigate to the site where you want to save a password, and enter your login information.
  3. At the prompt in the upper-right corner of the browser window, verify your account credentials and click the Save button.

Save password prompt in Chrome

How to view or remove a saved password

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Click the Chrome settings icon in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, select Settings.

Chrome menu Settings selector.

  1. On the left side of the screen, click the Autofill option.

Autofill selector in Chrome.

  1. In the middle of the screen, under the Autofill section, click the Passwords entry.

Chrome password selector.

View a password

To view a password, click the Chrome eye icon. icon on the right side of the entry. If the password is not revealed right away, enter your Windows or Microsoft account password, then click the icon again.

Shown password in Chrome.

Remove a password

To remove a password, click the Menu icon in Chrome icon on the right side of the entry, and select Remove from the drop-down list.

Remove saved password button in Chrome

Firefox users

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How to save a password

As with most browsers, Mozilla Firefox automatically prompts you to save a password the first time you log in to an online account.

  1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Navigate to the site where you want to save a password, and enter your login information.
  3. You see a prompt appear in the top-left corner of the browser window. Verify your account credentials and click the Save button.

Saving a password in Firefox

How to view or remove a saved password

  1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Click the Menu icon in Firefox button in the top-right corner of the browser window.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, select Settings.
  4. On the left side of the screen, click the Privacy & Security selector.

Privacy & Security selector in Firefox.

  1. Scroll down to the Logins and Passwords section and click on the Saved Logins button.

Saved Logins button in Firefox.

  1. In the Saved Logins window that opens, on the left, click the account with the password you want to view or remove.
  2. In the middle section, you see information similar to the image below.

View and remove passwords in Firefox.

View a password

To view a password, click the Show passwords icon in Firefox. icon in the password section (A) for the account.

Remove a password

To remove a password, click the Remove button in Firefox. icon at the top-right corner (B). Then, click the Red Remove button in Firefox. button in the prompt that appears.

Microsoft Edge users

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How to save a password

As with most browsers, Microsoft Edge automatically prompts you to save a password the first time you log in to an online account.

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. Navigate to the site where you want to save a password, and enter your login information.
  3. You see a prompt appear in the top-left corner of the browser window. Verify your account credentials and click the Save button.

Save password prompt in Edge.

How to view or remove a saved password

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. Click the Settings and more icon Microsoft Edge More menu in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, near the bottom, select Settings.

Settings selector in Edge.

  1. Under the Settings section on the left, click Profiles.

Site permissions selector

  1. Under the Your profile section in the middle of the screen, click Passwords.

Passwords selector in Edge.

  1. In the middle section, locate the saved passwords section.

View and remove passwords in Edge.

View a password

To view a password, click the Show passwords icon in Edge. icon next to the account entry (A). You may be prompted to put in your computer's PIN or password.

Remove a password

To remove a password, click the Microsoft Edge More menu icon to the right of the password entry (B). Then, select Delete from the drop-down menu that appears.

Delete password selector in Edge.

Microsoft Edge Legacy users

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How to save a password

As with most browsers, Microsoft Edge Legacy automatically prompts you to save a password the first time you log in to an online account.

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge Legacy browser.
  2. Navigate to the site where you want to save a password, and enter your login information.
  3. You see a prompt appear at the bottom of the browser window; click the Save button.

Save a password in Edge

How to view or remove a saved password

As Microsoft Edge Legacy is tied directly to Windows 10, you need to use the Credentials Manager utility to remove saved passwords.

  1. Press the Windows key, type Credential Manager, and press Enter. If you don't have a search bar, open the Start menu, and choose Windows System -> Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Credential Manager.
  2. Click Web Credentials under Manage your credentials.

Web credentials selector in Windows 10

  1. Locate the account whose password you want to view or remove and click Down expand arrow in Windows 10 to expand the entry.
  2. To view the password, click the Show link next to the Password entry. When prompted, enter your Windows or Microsoft account password.

    To remove the password, click the Remove link below the Password entry.

Remove password in Edge

  1. Click the Yes button in the prompt that appears.

Confirming password deletion in Edge

Internet Explorer users

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How to save a password

As with most browsers, Internet Explorer automatically prompts you to save a password the first time you log in to an online account.

  1. Open the Internet Explorer browser.
  2. Navigate to the site where you want to save a password, and enter your login information.
  3. You see a prompt appear at the bottom of the browser window; click the Yes button.

Save a password in Internet Explorer

How to view or remove a saved password

In Windows 8 and Windows 10, Internet Explorer is tied directly to the operating system, so you need to use the Credentials Manager utility to remove saved passwords.

Note

In Windows 7 and earlier, web passwords are stored in the Windows registry and encrypted. Viewing and removing a password requires using a third-party program, like IE PassView.

  1. Press the Windows key, type Credential Manager, and press Enter.
  2. Click Web Credentials under Manage your credentials.

Web credentials selector in Windows 10

  1. Locate the account whose password you want to remove, and click Down expand arrow in Windows 10 to expand the entry.
  2. To view the password, click the Show link next to the Password entry. When prompted, enter your Windows or Microsoft account password.

    To remove the password, click the Remove link below the Password entry.

Remove password in Edge

  1. Click the Yes button in the prompt that appears.

Confirming password deletion in Edge

Opera users

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How to save a password

As with most browsers, Opera automatically prompts you to save a password the first time you log in to an online account.

  1. Open the Opera browser.
  2. Navigate to the site where you want to save a password, and enter your login information.
  3. You see a prompt that spans the top of the browser window; click the Save button.

Saving a password in Opera

How to view or remove a password

  1. Open the Opera browser.
  2. Click the menu button Menu button in Opera in the top-left corner.
  3. Select Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.

Settings selector in Opera.

  1. On the left side, click Advanced to expand the menu, then click Privacy & security.

Opera privacy selector

  1. Scroll down to the Autofill section and click Passwords.

Opera password expand

  1. Locate the account whose password you want to view or remove. Each of the entries should look similar to the image below.

Password menu icon in Opera

View a password

To view a password, on the right side of the entry, click the Chrome eye icon. icon. If the password is not revealed right away, enter your Windows or Microsoft account password, then click the icon again.

Shown password in Chrome.

Remove a password

To remove a password, on the right side of the entry, click the Menu icon in Chrome icon and select Remove from the drop-down list.

Remove saved password button in Chrome

Safari users

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How to save a password

As with most browsers, Safari automatically prompts you to save a password the first time you log in to an online account.

  1. Select Safari from the dock.
  2. Navigate to the site where you want to save a password, and enter your login information.
  3. You see a prompt appear in the top-left corner of the browser window; click the Save Password button.

Saving a password in Safari

How to view or remove a saved password

  1. Select Safari from the dock.
  2. In the top-left corner of the browser window, next to the Apple icon, click Safari.
  3. Select Preferences from the drop-down menu that appears.

Preferences selector in Safari

  1. Click the Passwords tab (A) and enter your Mac's password (B).

Viewing saved passwords in Safari

  1. In the next window, select an account to view its password. You can remove a saved password by clicking the Remove button button in the window's bottom-right corner.