Browsing the internet has transformed over the years. Social media platforms have ensured that we remain logged into the net for hours or even days at times, relying more on the digital world than the real world.
Every social media platform or website these days comes with a membership scheme, where you need to create an account to make use of the platform. It is advisable to create a different password for each new account, but what happens is that we tend to forget some of these passwords.
Microsoft Edge comes to the rescue here. For those of you who do not know, Microsoft Edge is the new web browser developed by Microsoft as the direct successor to the Internet Explorer. It is a browser that has been built from scratch using the Chromium engine, the same one used to build the Chrome browser. Microsoft Edge features great new optimizations and performance upgrades that were previously absent in the Internet Explorer. Not only can you save passwords for autofill, but there is a way for you to even export the saved password and save them on your computer for future reference.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to export saved passwords on Microsoft Edge.
Step 1. Startup the Microsoft Edge browser on your PC/Laptop.
Step 2. Click on the ‘three-dot‘ icon at the top right-hand side on your browser.
Step 3. Click on the ‘Settings‘ option in the drop-down menu.
Step 4. In the left pane, click on the Profiles tab.
Step 5. Click on the ‘three-dot‘ icon next to the ‘Saved Passwords‘ option.
Step 6. Click on the ‘Export Passwords‘ option.
Step 7. Click on the ‘Export Passwords‘ button once again in the confirmation window.
Step 8. Choose where you want to save the password text file and click on ‘Save‘.
The passwords will now be saved as a text file in the desired location on your PC. Do not share this text file with anyone as they will be able to see all your passwords and that can be very problematic in the long run.
This is how to export saved passwords to your PC from Microsoft Edge.