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How to Enable or Disable Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10


Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

When you visit a website that requires you to sign in, Microsoft Edge will ask if you want your user name and password remembered. The next time you visit the site, Microsoft Edge will finish filling in your account info.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to save passwords using Password Manager in Microsoft Edge for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable save passwords in Microsoft Edge.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge in Local Group Policy Editor
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge using a REG file


EXAMPLE: Save passwords Microsoft Edge enabled and disabled
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Enable or Disable Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
Enable or Disable Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge in Local Group Policy Editor


The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option TWO below.


1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

2. In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Microsoft Edge

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3. In the right pane of Microsoft Edge in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Configure Password Manager policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4. Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you want.


 5. To Enable Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge

A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

Not Configured is the default setting.


 6. To Disable Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge

A) Select (dot) Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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7. You can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.

8. If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen the browser to apply.






Enable or Disable Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
Enable or Disable Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge using a REG file


The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the string value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Main

FormSuggest Passwords string value

delete = Enable
no = Disable


1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you want.


 2. To Enable Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_save_passwords_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

download


 3. To Disable Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_save_passwords_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

download


4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen the browser to apply.

8. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.


That's it,
Shawn