Manage your saved passwords in Windows 10

When you visit a website, thanks to Windows 10's built-in password manager, you don't have to enter your username and password every time you want to log in to that website. This not only saves time, but it also has the advantage that you can use a different password for every website and service you use. After all, you no longer have to memorize them yourself: Windows does that for you. You just need to know how the password manager in Windows 10 works. We explain that.

Reference management

You can view a list of all passwords saved by Windows 10 by going to Control Panel > User Accounts > Credential Manager to go. click on Web references to display the list of passwords for websites.

Click on an item in the list to view detailed information such as the web address, user name, and saved password. You can also see which browser has saved the password, for example Chrome or Edge. To view the password, you will first need to enter your Microsoft account name and password for security.

by on remove clicking will remove the credential from the list, and the username and password will no longer be auto-populated when you try to log in to the website in question.

Change passwords

If you want to change the password of a particular website, it's a good idea to remove the reference from the list, so that the wrong (ie the old) password is not presented.

Go to the website for which you want to change the password, log in and change the password. Make sure you remember the new password and log out of the website.

Go to Reference management as explained in the previous section, and remove the reference from the list. Now go back to the website, log in, and choose to let Windows save the password. The website will now reappear in the web credentials list, with the original username and new password.

External Password Manager

Don't you feel comfortable with Microsoft knowing all your passwords? Then you can also use an external password manager. Good examples are 1Password, LastPass or KeePass. For the first tool you pay a few euros per month, but the other two password managers are free to use.

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