Add, remove, edit, backup, restore Stored User Names and Passwords in Windows 10

The Stored User Names and Passwords in Windows lets you securely manage user names and passwords as a part of your profile. It lets you automatically enter saved user names and passwords for various network resources, servers, websites and applications, to authenticate yourself. In this post we will see how to add, remove, edit, backup, restore Stored User Names and Passwords & Credentials in Windows 10/8/7.

Stored User Names and Passwords

To directly access the Stored User Names and Passwords Control panel applet, via WinX menu, open Command Prompt (Admin), type the following rundll32 command and hit Enter.

rundll32.exe keymgr.dll,KRShowKeyMgr

The Stored User Names and Passwords box will open.

Stored User Names and Passwords

Here you will be able to see the saved passwords and user names.

To add a new credential, press the Add button and fill in the required details as follows:

add Stored User Names and Passwords

To delete a saved password, select the credential and click on the Remove button.

remove Stored User Names and Passwords

To edit a password, click the Edit button. Here you will be edit the details.

edit Stored User Names and Passwords

It could be a Windows logon credential or a Website or Program password.

It is always a good idea to back up the stored user names and passwords. To do this, click on the Back up button to open the following wizard.

back up Stored User Names and Passwords

Select and browse to the back up location, click Next and follow the wizard to its completion.

Should the need arise, you can always restore the backup, by clicking on the Restore button and browsing to the backup file location and selecting it.

restore Stored User Names and Passwords

That’s it!

This post will show you how to manage passwords in Internet Explorer using Credential Manager. While you can add, backup, restore Windows Credentials, there is no way to add or edit Web Credentials. Microsoft recently enumerated the changes it incorporated in Password Policy and Autocomplete Forms in Internet Explorer 11, to reduce the confusion in users about their passwords being recalled on one site but not another. Check this post to see how Internet Explorer 11 now stores Passwords.

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Anand Khanse aka HappyAndyK is an end-user Windows enthusiast, a Microsoft MVP in Windows, since 2006, and the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.