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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
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    08 Jun 2017
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    How to Turn On or Off Offer to Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

    information   Information
    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 turn on or off the offer to save passwords in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10.

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

    1. Open the Microsoft Edge app.

    2. Click/tap on the More actions button at the top right corner, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Click/tap on the View advanced settings button at the bottom. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Under Privacy and services, turn on (default) or off Offer to save passwords for what you want set. (see screenshot below)

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    Turn On or Off Offer to Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Offer to Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge
    To Turn On or Off Offer to Save Passwords using a REG file

    Note   Note
    The .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

    NOTE: 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. If prompted, click 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.    06 Mar 2017 #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 : 22,835
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16257
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       06 Mar 2017 #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.    06 Mar 2017 #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 : 22,835
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       06 Mar 2017 #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.    06 Mar 2017 #5

    At this point it is a viable solution thank you.
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  6. Posts : 22,835
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16257
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       06 Mar 2017 #6

    You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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  7.    06 Mar 2017 #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 : 22,835
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16257
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       06 Mar 2017 #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 ComputersSystem Spec

  9.    06 Mar 2017 #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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