How to see (restore) saved passwords in browser

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome browser
  2. Click on the Menu icon and choose “Settings”
  3. Click “Show advanced settings”
  4. In a section “Passwords and forms” click on “Manage passwords”
  5. In a saved passwords list click on the needed one and press “Show”
  6. The password will be shown in the same field.
  7. Click “Done” to finish and close “Settings”page

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser
  2. Click on the Menu icon and choose “Settings”
  3. From the left side menu choose “Security
  4. In a “Passwords” section click on a button “Saved Passwords...”
  5. Press “Show passwords”
  6. In a new window “Confirm” click “yes” to confirm showing passwords
  7. All the passwords will be shown in the same list of saved passwords.

Opera

  1. Open Opera browser
  2. On the left upper corner press “Opera” and choose “settings”
  3. Choose “Privacy & security” settings
  4. in a “Passwords” section click on “Manage saved passwords”
  5. Move mouse over the needed website and username and click “Show” button
  6. Password will be shown in the same field
  7. Click “Done” when finished

Internet Explorer 10, 11

  1. Open Internet Explorer browser
  2. On the right upper corner click on the “Tools” icon and choose “Internet options”
  3. Open “Content” tab and on the “Auto Complete” section press “Settings” button
  4. Press “Manage passwords” button
  5. New window will be opened, choose “Web Credentials” and you will see all the saved passwords
    by clicking on the “down arrow” more information is available, so click this icon
  6. Then press “Show” to show the password
  7. When all is done, just close window by pressing cross in the right upper corner of the window.

Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9

Internet Explorer versions till  9 including, stores all login details in an encrypted format in the Windows Registry. The passwords can not be seen by anyone in text format or by looking in the registry. If you want to see your saved passwords, you'll have to use a third party program. Such software will search for the saved passwords of IE in the Registry and show them to you in plain text format.

There are 2 ways to view saved passwords for these versions of Internet Explorer:

First method:

You have to use a third party software as a IE PassView to view your saved passwords in Internet Explorer browser.

  1. Download NirSoft’s IE PassView (http://www.nirsoft.net/toolsdownload/iepv.zip) (recommended)
  2. Extract the downloaded zip file to get IE PassView executable and then double-click on the same to run it
  3. Upon running IE PassView, it will scan the browser for saved passwords and displays URLs, usernames and their passwords

Attention! Antivirus programs may alert on IE PassView as a potentially dangerous program, but you can safely run the tool, as IE PassView is a popular software from the trusted NirSoft.

Second method:

  1. Install newest version of Google Chrome (or just open it if you already have this browser)
  2. Click on the Menu icon and choose “Settings”
  3. In a section “ People” click on “ Import bookmarks and settings...”  button
  4. In a new window in a form “ From”  choose “Microsoft Internet Explorer”  and select all ticks
  5. After items are imported the screen appears:
  6. Now you can watch in chrome passwords, which were saved in Internet Explorer – go to Google Chrome Settings as shown above
  7. Click “Show advanced settings”
  8. In a section “Passwords and forms” click on “Manage passwords”
  9. In a saved passwords list click on the needed one and press “Show”
  10. The password will be shown in the same field.
  11. Click “Done” to finish and close “Settings”page

 


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