• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Internet Explorer 11 Store your Passwords - Turn On or Off


Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp
Posts
22,959
Internet Explorer 11 Store your Passwords - Turn On or Off
This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off having Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) to store your passwords for websites in Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
Published by Brink
#1
ByLine
How to Turn On or Off to Store your Passwords for Websites in Internet Explorer 11 (IE11)
Synopsis
This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off having Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) to store your passwords for websites in Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
How to Turn On or Off to Store your Passwords for Websites in Internet Explorer 11 (IE11)

information   Information
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. The next time you visit the site and start entering your user name, Internet Explorer will finish filling in your account info.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off having Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) to store your passwords for websites in Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

Note   Note

  • In Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1, this is applied to both the modern and desktop IE11.
  • If you're using a public PC, Internet Explorer will ask if you want to save passwords and user names. You might not want to save your personal sign–in info on public computers.
  • Your account info is encrypted and stored on your PC—it isn't shared between user accounts and other apps on the PC can't read the passwords. But, if you sign in to a different PC with your Microsoft account, you'll be able to sign in to sites with your saved account info in Internet Explorer because this "Web Browser" info is synced across devices.
  • When you save sign–in info for a site that shares a domain with an app you've downloaded from the Windows Store in Windows 8.1, Windows will sign in to that app automatically.
Tip   Tip
Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) in Windows 8.1 saves the passwords for websites in the Control Panel (icons view) -> Credential Manager as "Web Credentials" for your account only.

Credential_Manager.jpg


EXAMPLE: "Would you like to store your password for (website)?" prompt in IE11
NOTE: This is the "Ask me before saving passwords" message prompting you answer Yes, Not for this site, or Ask me later.
(Desktop IE11)​
IE_Store_your_Password.jpg
(Modern IE11)​
Modern_IE_Passwords.jpg





OPTION ONE
Turn On or Off to Store your Passwords from Desktop IE11

1. Do step 2 or 3 below for how you would like to open Internet Options.​
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 tools.jpg button, click/tap on the Internet Options icon, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)​
IE_Auto_Complete-1.jpg
4. Click/tap on the Content tab, and click/tap on Settings under AutoComplete. (see screenshot below)​
IE_Auto_Complete-2.jpg
5. Do step 6, 7, or 8 below for what you would like to do. (see screenshot below)​
IE_Auto_Complete-3.jpg
6. To Turn On Store your Passwords for Websites and Ask in IE11
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) Check the User names and passwords on forms and Ask me before saving passwords boxes, click/tap on OK, and go to step 9 below. (see screenshot below step 5)​
7. To Turn On Store your Passwords for Websites and Don't Ask in IE11
A) Check the User names and passwords on forms box.​
B) Uncheck the Ask me before saving passwords box, click/tap on OK, and go to step 9 below. (see screenshot below step 5)​
8. To Turn Off Store your Passwords for Websites in IE11
A) Uncheck the User names and passwords on forms box, click/tap on OK, and go to step 9 below. (see screenshot below step 5)​
9. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 4)​





OPTION TWO
Turn On or Off to Store your Passwords from 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.​
Metro_IE.png
2. Open the Charms bar while in modern IE11, and click/tap on Settings.​
3. Click/tap on Options in Settings. (see screenshot below)​
Modern_IE_Save_Passwords-1.jpg
4. Do step 5 or 6 below for what you would like to do.​
5. To Turn On Store your Passwords for Websites in IE11
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) Under Passwords, move the Offer to save passwords when I log into sites to the right to turn it on, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below step 7)​
NOTE: This is the same as checking the User names and passwords on forms box in OPTION ONE.​
6. To Turn Off Store your Passwords for Websites in IE11
A) Under Passwords, move the Offer to save passwords when I log into sites to the left to turn it off, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below step 7)​
NOTE: This is the same as unchecking the User names and passwords on forms box in OPTION ONE.​
7. You can click/tap anywhere in IE11 to close Options.​
Modern_IE_Save_Passwords-2.jpg






OPTION THREE
Turn On or Off to Store your Passwords in IE11 using a REG File

1. Do step 2, 3, 4 below for what you would like to do.​
2. To Turn On Store your Passwords for Websites and Ask in IE11
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below.​
Turn_On_IE11_Store_Passwords_and_Ask.reg
download
3. To Turn On Store your Passwords for Websites and Don't Ask in IE11
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below.​
Turn_On_IE11_Store_Passwords_and_Don't_Ask.reg
download
4. To Turn Off Store your Passwords for Websites in IE11
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below.​
Turn_Off_IE11_Store_Passwords.reg
download
5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.​
6. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.​
7. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.​
8. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.​


That's it,
Shawn


 
Last edited:

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

meth

New Member
Posts
18
#2
The big question is how to manually add login info to the web credential manager as IE does not pick up the login on certain webpages. Have not been able to find a way to do this by searching the net.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop