The Stored User Names and Passwords Tool in Windows 11/10 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 Usernames and Passwords & Credentials in Windows 11/10/8/7.
Find stored Usernames & Passwords in Windows 11/10
The Stored User Names and Passwords box will open.
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:
To delete a saved password, select the credential and click on the Remove button.
To edit a password, click the Edit button. Here you will be editing the details.
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 Backup button to open the following wizard.
Select and browse to the backup 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.
What is Windows Credential Manager in Windows?
It’s a tool or a feature of Windows that stores all passwords and sign-in information which you have used anywhere in Windows. It includes Microsoft Edge, Apps, and network shares. That said, it is not new and has been there for a very long time. Read about the Credentials Manager and Windows Vault here. Also, this post will show you how to import and export passwords in Microsoft Edge.
Can you Edit the Web-based password in 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 Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, to reduce the confusion in users about their passwords being recalled on one site but not another. Check this post to see how to Manage Passwords in Microsoft Edge.
How to stop Credential Manager from saving Credential?
This can be achieved through Group Policy.
- Open Run prompt using Win + R
- type gpedit.msc and press the Enter key to open Group Policy Editor
- Navigate to Local Computer Policy>Computer Configuration>Windows Settings>Security Settings>Local Policies>Security Options
- Find the policy: Network access: Do not allow storage of passwords and credentials for network authentication
- Enable it, and save the changes.
I hope the post was easy to follow, and you were able to under find, add, remove, edit, backup, restore Stored Usernames and Passwords in Windows 11/10