Allow or prevent Microsoft Edge from saving passwords

This article describes how to allow or prevent Microsoft Edge from saving passwords using settings or registry tampering.

If you don’t want to enter login information for a specific website every time, Microsoft Edge has a “Remember Passwords” feature. When this feature is enabled, Edge can remember your passwords and allows you to log in directly when you visit the website.

So if you are wondering how to allow Microsoft Edge to save passwords, you can use the methods mentioned below and configure this setting.

You can allow or prevent Microsoft Edge from saving passwords with these two methods:

Allow or prevent Microsoft Edge from saving passwords

Method 1 – Via Microsoft Edge Settings

1.) Open Microsoft Edge, click on triple dots (· · ·) in the upper right corner and select Settings.

2.) Then switch to the Passwords & Autofill section.

3.) Under Passwords and autofill you will find the heading Password. Turn the option to save passwords to On, which will allow Microsoft Edge to ask for passwords to be saved. If you turn this option off, Microsoft Edge won’t ask you to save passwords.

This setting is saved immediately. You can visit any website that requires you to sign in and enter a password. If you’ve allowed Edge to save the password, you will be prompted like the one below to confirm that you want to save the credentials.

You can also change the setting for saving passwords through registry manipulation, as described in Method 2.

Method 2 – Through the Registry

Registration disclaimer: The next steps include manipulating the registration. Errors while editing the registry can adversely affect your system. So be careful when editing the registry entries and create a system restore point first.

1.) Press Windows Key + R and put regedit in the Run dialog box to open the Registry Editor (if you are not familiar with the Registry Editor, click here). Click OK.

Run registry!

2.) In the left pane of the Registry Editor window, navigate to the following registry key

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ Classes \ Local Settings \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ AppContainer \ Storage \ microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe \ MicrosoftEdge \ Main.

3.) In the right pane of the master registry key, look for the registry string (REG_SZ) named FormSuggest Passwords. Double-click this registry string and change the value data.

4.) Set the value data to yes to allow Microsoft Edge to save passwords, or set the value data to no to disable the password saving feature. Click OK. Close Registry Editor and restart for the changes to take effect.

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