How to View and Remove Stored Passwords for Websites by Internet Explorer 11 (IE11)

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When you visit a website that requires you to sign in to your account—like an email, banking, or shopping site—Internet Explorer will ask if you want your user name and password remembered by storing this info for that website. The next time you visit the site and start entering your user name, Internet Explorer will finish filling in your account info.

Since this info is securely stored in Credential Manager as "Web Credentials" on whatever PC you're using at the time, you should be careful about using AutoComplete to store passwords for websites on public or shared computers. When you're using a public or shared PC, make sure AutoComplete and storing passwords for websites is turned off in IE11.


This tutorial will show you how to view and remove all or specific stored passwords for websites by Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) in your account in Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

Note   Note

  • In Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1, this is applied to both the modern and desktop IE11.




  • If you use OPTION TWO below to remove all stored passwords for all websites, it will also reset all the sites that you clicked on Not for this site when asked if "Would you like to store your password for (website)?" so that IE11 will start to ask you this again the next time you sign in to them.

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OPTION ONE
View and Remove Stored Passwords for Sites in Credential Manager

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Credential Manager icon.

2. Click/tap on Web Credentials, and expand a listed website (ex: www.eightforums.com) under "Web Passwords" that you want to view or remove it's store password, and do step 3 and/or 4 below. (see screenshot below)

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3. To View the Store Password of a Website

A) Click/tap on the Show link for the website. (see screenshot below step 2)

B) Enter your user account's password to verify this is you, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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C) You will now see the password that was stored for the website. You can click/tap on the Hide link or close Credential Manager to no longer have the password show. (see screenshot below)

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4. To Remove the Store Password of a Website

A) Click/tap on the Remove link for the website. (see screenshot below step 2)

B) Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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C) The store password for the website is now removed from the list of "Web Passwords". (see screenshot below)

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5. When finished, you can close Credential Manager if you like.




OPTION TWO
Remove All Stored Passwords for All Sites by Deleting Browsing History


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This option will also reset all the sites that you clicked on Not for this site when asked if "Would you like to store your password for (website)?" so that IE11 will start to ask you this again the next time you sign in to them.

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(Modern IE11)
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1. Do step 2 or 3 below for how you would like to open Internet Options for IE11.

2. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the Internet Options icon, and go to step 4 below.

3. While in the desktop IE11, click/tap on the Tools Name:  tools.jpg
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4. Do step 5 or 6 below for how you would like to open Delete Browsing History for IE11.

5.
Click/tap on the Content tab, and click/tap on Settings under AutoComplete. (see screenshot below)

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A) Click/tap on the Delete AutoComplete history button, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: The Manage Passwords button will take you to step 2 in OPTION ONE.

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6. Click/tap on the General tab, click/tap on the Delete button under Browsing history, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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7. Check at least Passwords and any other item that you wish to delete, then click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot below)

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8. If you used step 5, then click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 5A)

9. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 6)




OPTION THREE
To Remove Stored Passwords for Websites using Modern IE11

NOTE: This option is only available in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

1. While on your Start screen, open the modern Internet Explorer 11.

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2. Open the Charms bar while in modern IE11, and click/tap on Settings.

3. Click/tap on Options in Settings. (see screenshot below)

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4. Under Passwords, click/tap on the Manage button. (see screenshot below)

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5. Click/tap on a listed website (ex: www.eightforums.com) that you want to remove. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: If you see No accounts available, then it means that you currently do not have any stored passwords for websites.

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6. Click/tap on Remove. (see screenshot below)

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7. When finished. you can click/tap anywhere in modern IE11 to close Options.



That's it,
Shawn