Edit Or Delete Saved Credentials / Passwords In Windows 8

by Rohit Khurana on October 5, 2012

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Windows does offer to save passwords for different online and windows accounts using its Credentials Manager feature which is a part of Windows OS. In Windows 8, you will find this feature even enhances as it does save your Web Credentials as well as Windows Credentials using its vaults or Credential Manager feature. Now for your privacy, you may want to remove these passwords or credentials from Windows 8 tablet, laptop, computer or phone, so in this article, we will give you a quick and easy to follow guide on how to Edit or Delete Saved Credentials and Passwords in Windows 8. This tutorial also works with the Windows 7, but the Windows 7 and older Windows don’t offer the Web Credentials options.

Simply follow the below steps to modify or remove saved credentials from your Windows tablet, computer, laptop or phone.

Step 1: Open Control Panel > Credential Manager. (For Windows 8, see- How To Open Control Panel in Windows 8)

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Step 2: In credential Manager, browser through the list of your saves Web Credentials and Windows Credentials and locate the ones you would like to modify or remove.

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Step 3: After you have located the desired credentials to modify or remove, simply click the small arrow button in front of it to open more details.

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Step 3: Below the credential details, you see the username, Persistence level and last modified details on the expanded view. If you would like to edit the username or password, you can click on the blue edit link below it. To delete or remove the credential from Windows, you can click on the Remove option.

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You have to repeat this option for all the credentials you want to remove or edit from Windows 8.  You should remove saved credentials in case you are sharing the computer or tablet with someone whom you can not trust with your private data. It does make sense to ensure your data security on a shared device and not save any credentials in the first place to avoid any problems and issues. We hope you found this tutorial simple and easy to follow, check out some more Windows 8 Tutorials by Trouble Fixers here.

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