How to Find Auto Saved Passwords in Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox

Written by Naveen Robsworth

Web browsers are one of the most actively used applications in our computers. Many web browsers are available in the market. But only a few have managed to attract the users with their best user interface designs, add-ons and security features. Everyday web browser developers try hard to add new features or update the existing features. Autosave password is one of the features offered by web browsers to remember your credentials when you enter the user account name and password for the first time in your browser. Once the browser saves your credentials, then you can auto fill the credentials when you visit the same site next time.

Autosave feature is one of the time-saving features for the users who access different accounts across multiple sites with different passwords. You might feel that it might not be secure as you are entering your credentials and it can be misused. You don’t need to fear about that because these credentials are stored in your local system. Also if you forget password or username of any of the accounts, you can get them from the locally saved copy on your browser.
Let’s see how we can find the autosaved password in different browsers.

How to Find Auto Saved Passwords in Web Browsers

Google Chrome

Google Chrome is one of the leading web browsers with many enhanced security features. To view the autosaved passwords in Google Chrome browser follow the below steps:

  1. Click on control panel button(indicated by 3 horizontal lines on the top right side of Chrome browser).
  2. Click on Settings > Show advanced settings…
  3. Scroll down until you find Passwords and forms and click on Manage Passwords.
  4. You can now see the list of password saved along with the username and the website.
  5. Select the account and click on show button to view the password.Chrome_autosave

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox is also one of the leading web browsers after Google Chrome. To view the autosaved passwords in Mozilla Firefox browser follow the below steps:

  1. Click on the Firefox control panel button on the top right corner of the web browser.
  2. Click on the Options and select Security option.
  3. Click on Saved LoginsĀ and then on Show Passwords.
  4. Now click on the last changed column of the respective account to view the password.Firefox_autosave

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer is the default web browser in the Windows operating system. To view the autosaved passwords in Internet Explorer browser follow the below steps:

  1. Click on Start button or press the Windows key on the keyboard to launch the Start menu.
  2. Click on the Control Panel and select icon view.
  3. Click on Credential Manager icon and select Web credentials.
  4. Expand the listed websites and click on the password to view the autosaved password.Internet_explorer_autosave

That’s it. Autosave password is the time-saving feature because you don’t need to reset the account password every time you forget it.

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