Enable and Manage Passwords & Form-fill in Edge browser

Microsoft Edge browser lets you remember and manage passwords in Windows 10. Although the feature is pretty basic, it is good enough and meets the purpose. Like most browsers, Edge also supports Form-fill. This feature remembers your oft-filled information and offers to fill the web forms automatically for you.

Enable Passwords & Form-fill in Edge

To enable Passwords and Form-fill, you will have to open Edge and click on the 3-dotted More actions link in the top right corner. Click on Settings and then scroll down and click on the View advanced settings button.

Under Privacy and Services, you will see two sliders – Offer to save passwords and Save form entries. Move the buttons to the On position.

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This will ensure that the next time you fill passwords or fill forms on any website, Edge will securely save this data.

Good read: Edge browser tips and tricks.

Manage Passwords in Edge browser

If you wish to manage the passwords, click on the Manage my saved passwords link, to open the following panel. here you will see the list of websites for which Edge has saved your login username and passwords.

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To remove a website, click on the X sign on the right side.

To change a password, click on the website name. The following panel will open, displaying the website URL, the username and password. The password will not be visible but will be represented by dots.

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You can change your username and password here, should you need to and click on save to save the new credentials.

That is all there is to it.

If you launch Edge > Settings and more > Settings > View advanced settings > Manage passwords you will see the websites for which passwords have been saved. To see them, you can launch the Credential Manager.

If you need a feature-rich password management tool, you may check out some these free password manager software or online password managers, but I am not sure how many of them support Edge browser at this point of time.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. 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.

7 Comments

  1. the alternative MrT

    Might’ve been nicer and easier for all those looking for the slightly related topic of “What IS my password?” to tell us that the proper password manager is held somewhere entirely different with many ways to get to it!

    For example, you could type “Credential Manager” in the Omnibox by the start menu (easiest option); You could open ControlPanel / User Accounts & hit Web Credentials; You could use Google/Bing or any other website to find out. BUT, WHAT YOU CAN’T DO (That you may REALLY want to do) IS: You can’t click a simple link that would open it for you from the “Internet Settings” Harumpth, Harumpth! You do need to supply your PC login password before seeing the passwords, but I guess that’s only fair!

  2. Gerald Adams

    Form Fill has never worked on Edge even though it is turned on.

  3. Teri

    Chrome is so much easier, faster and intuitive. I feel like I am trying to work with a dinosaur with edge. Come on Gates, get it together!

  4. Teri

    Thank you for posting this information. I have been clicking and in clicking the same 2 buttons to get edge to save my passwords and fill out forms, over and over. Good to know they are just worthless buttons that do nothing. I was about to buy a new computer. Back to Chrome!

  5. BigZ

    Windows 10 forces updates upon us. Edge is supposedly designed to exploit 10’s efficiencies. How about making Form Fill actually work with one of those updates? And while you’re at it provide a tool to manage the form fill data. If WIN 10 is supposed to be so slick why then after over year of general release is it still so lame in regard to this user convenience? What are you telling us users?

  6. Gerald Adams

    Yep, I’m back on Chrome too. I also started having difficulty typing text into responses like this one when using Edge. When I went to Chrome and typed on the same exact reply I had no problems. Immediately changed my default browser to Chrome again. I may try Edge again in a couple of years.

  7. Shawn He

    Just curious how you edit the form filler in Microsoft edge. I want to delete two of the options that pop up when I click in an empty field. It’s simply a delete in other browsers.

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