Want to see all your saved passwords in Internet Explorer? Follow these simple steps to view saved passwords in Internet Explorer 11.
Like most modern browsers, Internet Explorer can save passwords entered on a website. You can think of it as a basic password manager. When you type a password, Internet Explorer asks whether you want to save the password. If you said ‘Yes,’ it is saved to a secure file in the operating system. When you try to log into the same website again, Internet Explorer can autofill the saved password. This eliminates the need to re-type the password.
While using any kind of password manager, there might be times when you need to see a saved password. For example, maybe you forgot the password or need to enter the password in some other browser or application. In those cases, you have to manually view saved passwords in Internet Explorer. However, if you don’t know where to look, it can be hard to find Internet Explorer saved passwords.
That is where this simple Windows 10 guide comes into play. If you ever need to view saved passwords in the Internet Explorer browser, follow the steps listed below.
View saved passwords in Internet Explorer
The Internet Explorer passwords are saved to the Windows Credential Manager. Follow these steps to see Internet Explorer saved passwords.
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Click on the “Settings” (gear) icon.
- Select “Internet options.”
- Go to the “Content” tab.
- Click “Settings” under the AutoComplete section.
- Click “Manage Passwords.”
- Select the “Web Credentials” option.
- You will find all Internet Explorer saved passwords under “Web passwords.”
- Click on an entry of which you want to see the password.
- Next, click the “Show” link next to the Password field to see the saved password.
First, open the Internet Explorer browser. You can do that by searching for “Internet Explorer” in the Start menu. After opening it, click on the Settings (gear) icon appearing on the top-right corner of the IE window. Select the “Internet Options” option from the list.
In the Settings window, go to the “Content” tab and click the “Settings” button under the AutoComplete section.
Now, click on the “Manage passwords” button.
As soon as you click the button, Internet Explorer will open the Windows Credential Manager window. Here, select the “Web Credentials” option to see all your saved passwords.
To see the password of a specific entry, click on it and then click on the “Show” link next to the password field. As soon as you do that, Windows might prompt you for your user account password. Type it in to see the saved password.
One thing to keep in mind with the Credential Manager is that you might also see other passwords saved by different applications and services. For instance, if you are using an application that uses Windows Credential Manager to store login details, you might see them under the “Web Credentials” section.
Why you should no longer use IE 11?
For a long time, Microsoft has been urging users to move away from the old Internet Explorer browser to modern counterparts like Google Chrome and Edge. One of the main reasons is that Internet Explorer is outdated both in terms of features and compatibility with modern web technologies. Not to mention, IE has fallen out of favor in the minds of many web developers for a long time now. In fact, most modern websites and web services no longer work properly in IE. This includes Microsoft’s own websites and services too.
In addition to all that, Internet Explorer is no longer a secure web browser owning to its older technology, ActiveX controls, and codebase. There are too many vulnerabilities and exploits that target Intenet Explorer. As such, it is recommended that you stay away from IE 11 as much as possible. If needed, you can even uninstall Internet Explorer.
That is all. It is that simple to view saved passwords in Internet Explorer. I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.