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    Turn On or Off Offer to Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge

    How to Turn On or Off Offer to Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    04 Oct 2018
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Turn On or Off Offer to 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.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 17074, Microsoft Edge now provides an option to never save password for certain sites. When you choose to never save passwords, you shall never be prompted with a save password notification for that site.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the offer to save passwords in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10.

    Turning off the offer to save passwords does not delete previously saved passwords in your Microsoft Edge.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: To Turn On or Off Offer to Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge Settings
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Offer to Save Passwords using a REG file


    EXAMPLE: Offer to Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge
    Turn On or Off Offer to Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge-microsoft_edge_never_save_passwords.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    To Turn On or Off Offer to Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge Settings


    1. Open the Microsoft Edge app.

    2. Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+X) button, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Offer to Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge-microsoft_edge_settings.jpg

    3. Click/tap on Passwords & autofill on the left side, and turn on (default) or off Save passwords for what you want under Passwords on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Offer to Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge-microsoft_edge_save_passwords.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    To Turn On or Off Offer to Save Passwords using a REG file



    The downloadable .reg files below make changes to the string value in the registry key below.

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

    FormSuggest Passwords string value

    no = off
    yes = on


    1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Turn On Offer to 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.

    Turn_On_Offer_to_save_passwords_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

    Download


     3. To Turn Off Offer to Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge

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

    Turn_Off_Offer_to_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. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 25
    Win 10 Pro
       #1

    Hello again. So there are some sites I answered NO to save password, is there a way to undo that and bring up the prompt again. I have tried toggling on/off, tried entering a different user and password for the site to retrigger it but no dice.
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  2. Posts : 64,536
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello hotrippr, :)

    You should be able to go into your "Manage my saved passwords" settings below to remove the site to have it ask again next time.

    Microsoft Edge Saved Passwords - Manage in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 25
    Win 10 Pro
       #3

    Yes I thought that too, but unfortunately websites (e.g. Hulu) that you previously declined to save the password do not appear here, nor in credential manager in cp.
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  4. Posts : 64,536
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    I suppose taking the sledge hammer option to completely reset Microsoft Edge to default should clear this as well.

    Be sure to back up your favorites first though.

    Microsoft Edge - Reset to Default in Windows 10
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  5. Posts : 25
    Win 10 Pro
       #5

    At this point it is a viable solution thank you.
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  6. Posts : 64,536
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.
      My Computers


  7. Posts : 25
    Win 10 Pro
       #7

    lol it reset everything but still remembered everything about passwords, maybe its a cortana issue? I went to the cloud settings and cleared everything I could but didn't help either. Is there another sledge hammer you know of? Maybe the only way would be a full reformat?
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  8. Posts : 64,536
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #8

    I just finished some testing, and when you say "No" to saving password for a site, it will add the site to the "Manage passwords" list.

    Deleting the site from the list will normally have Microsoft Edge ask you to save the password again afterwards.

    If you haven't already, double check the list to make sure all instances of the site has been deleted, or delete all saved passwords to start fresh.

    Microsoft Edge Saved Passwords - Manage in Windows 10
      My Computers


  9. Posts : 25
    Win 10 Pro
       #9

    yes I cleared everything, and running your reset tool also cleared everything. Maybe some sites like do not generate the prompt? for example Hulu.

    Also I think there is a setting in the cloud that is interfering. As all passwords were cleared but it still filled them in. Weird.
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