How to Check Stored Passwords in your Browser
This tutorial is intended to help you learn how to check stored passwords in your browser. Well, this trick could be both helpful and terrifying at the same time.
- Helpful because you know sometimes you just forget things and it would be helpful if your browser allowed you to view what was stored as your password.
- A terrifying nightmare – if someone else (a hacker or any villain probably) gains access to your system.
Every browser provides you a provision to leaf through all the passwords that you have saved. But this happens to only those websites where you have clicked on “Remember Password” for easier access. For those, you have marked as later, or never, unfortunately, your browser doesn’t have a password remembered for you. So that wouldn’t reflect.
How to Check Stored Passwords in Your Browser
So what browser you are using? Whatever the browser engine is, they will all have a place where your passwords will be saved. You just have to look for that area. Usually, they are available in the options or settings menu. Each browser has that available and you can leaf through it depending upon your requirement.
Let’s first target the widely popular browser – Google Chrome.
How to Check Stored Passwords in Google Chrome
If your browser is Google Chrome and you have been stocking up all the passwords by clicking on Save Passwords notification, then this tutorial is for you in case you forget your password. Here’s how to view your old saved password.
Step 1: Open Google Chrome. Look for the three dots as shown in the figure then click on Settings.
Step 2: Click on Advanced.
Step 3: Look for the Passwords and forms section and then click on Manage Passwords:
You will see a list of saved passwords in the next screen. Check out the one you want by clicking on the eye symbol next to the respective password.
What if you are using a different browser? Why be specific? Right? As mentioned earlier, you can do this with any browser basically so let’s check out another one.
How to Check Stored Passwords in Mozilla Firefox
Let’s learn how to check stored passwords in Mozilla Firefox as well.
Step 1: After opening Firefox browser, click on the three horizontal bars on the right to explore menu. Then click on Options.
Step 2: In the next screen click on Privacy & Security option available on the left-hand side screen of the browser.
When you click on Privacy & Security this will show up:
Look for the Saved Logins… option under the section Forms & Passwords.
Step 3: Click on Saved Logins…
Here are all your saved passwords when you are checking them in Firefox. Click on Show Passwords button to depict them.
How to Check Stored Passwords in Internet Explorer
In the next part of How to Check Stored passwords in your browser is the rarely used browser – Internet Explorer.
If you have already opened IE i.e. Internet Explorer, here’s where you have to navigate:
Step 1: Click on Internet Options available in the diagram shown below:
Step 2: Click on the Content tab then on the Settings button. It is available under the AutoComplete section.
Step 3: In the next screen look for the Manage Passwords button.
Step 4: After clicking on Manage Passwords, a different dialog box will open. It is called the Credential Manager. Here all of your passwords will be stored.
Okay, I don’t have any password stored in Internet Explorer. That’s why the list is empty.
This meme comes to mind:
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