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How to Find Hidden & Saved Passwords in Windows 10
Last Updated - 11 Nov, 2022Reeya37081
For years advancement in technology has led us to save time and effort. Be it working in a grocery shop or working from home on your laptop. One such advancement is the ability of operating systems or browsers to save our usernames and passwords without us requiring to remember them. In Windows 10, you have the ability to store the username and passwords for sites you visit regularly so that you don’t have to remember them. But let’s agree, that we have all been in a situation when we have had the need to view saved passwords in Windows 10. This is when the Windows Credential Manager comes to play.
Windows Credential Manager can be termed as Windows’ digital locker or a Windows library that saves all of our log-in credentials including passwords, usernames, and addresses. It divides our credentials into 2 groups i.e., Web Credential and Windows Credential. Windows Credentials is used only by Windows. Windows saved passwords that you used to log into the homegroup or shared folders of other computers within the same network. Web Credentials save usernames and passwords that you use to log-in to various sites.This Guide helps you to view, find, and manage passwords in Windows 10 using Credential Manager.
The first step is to open the Google Chrome browser on your Windows 10 PC. Next, click on the three verticle dots at the top right corner of the screen and then click on Settings.
Scroll down. Under the Autofill section, you will find Passwords. Click on that.
Turn on Offer to Save Passwords if you haven’t already.
Find the section under Saved Passwords. There you will find stored passwords in Google Chrome.
How to manage passwords in Windows 10
Now we know how to view saved passwords in Windows 10 but in order to manage it follow the steps below.
Go to the Credential Manager. Then, click on Windows Credentials or Web Credentials depending on the username or password you want to manage.
Next, find stored passwords and click on the disclosure triangle next to it to know the details.
Click on theShow button if you want to view saved passwords and manage passwords in Windows 10.
The system will as you to verify the credentials. Type Username and Password to verify. This will show you the password.
To edit or remove the credential, click on either Edit or Remove button.
A new tab will open where you will be able to edit or remove generic credential. Update your credential as per your requirement.
There are lots of benefits to store your passwords in Windows credential manager. You don't need to remember and enter your password again and again if you working with a browser. The latest browsers enable you to enter the credentials that you saved while logging in for the first time. But along with benefits, there is plenty of risks as well to save your credentials.
Browser-saved credentials can be hampered easily by hackers. Even the password or data recovery tools can able to retrieve your all credentials. So I recommend you to not save your bank-related passwords in the browser and the Windows credentials manager as well.