How to find saved passwords?

In all modern browsers there is a function of saving passwords, which allows you to go to your favorite sites automatically and eliminates the need to enter the password manually each time. However, sometimes it is necessary to enter the site from another computer or mobile device, and it is impossible to remember the secret word on your own. In this case, you can find out the password in the browser, and in this article we will explain how to do it.

View passwords in Internet Explorer

Getting to your saved passwords in IE is not so easy. To get started, click on the gear icon in the upper right corner, or select “Tools” in the menu bar. From the list that opens, select "Browser Properties".

In the window that appears, select the "Contents" tab and click the "Options" button in the "AutoFill" section. Another window will appear in which you should press the “Password Management” button. After that, the Account Manager will open with a list of all sites whose passwords are saved in IE.

To find the desired password, click on the arrow next to the site name.A form with detailed information about the site will unfold, but the password in it will be replaced by dots. To see it, click the "Show" link. You may need to enter the password for your Windows user account.

It is worth noting that in this way you can see the passwords in modern versions of Internet Explorer. For older ones (IE6 / 7/8/9), you will have to use one of the third-party utilities for viewing passwords - for example, IE PassView.

View passwords in Firefox

Finding saved passwords in Firefox is much easier. In modern versions, starting with Firefox 29, click the menu button in the form of three horizontal bars in the upper right corner and select "Settings". In previous versions, open “Tools” in the menu bar and select “Settings” in the list that appears.

In the “Settings” window, open the “Security” tab and click the “Saved Passwords” button. By default, passwords are hidden. To see them, click the button "Display Passwords" and in the dialog box that appears, confirm that you really want to do this.

View passwords in Google Chrome

View passwords in Google Chrome browser is also not too difficult. Click the menu button in the form of three horizontal bars in the upper right corner and select "Settings". At the very bottom of the page, click the "Show advanced settings" link.Scroll through the page to the “Passwords and Forms” option and click the “Manage Saved Passwords” link in it.

By default, passwords are replaced by dots. To find out the desired password, select the site in the list and click the "Show" button. It is possible that at the same time you will be asked to enter your account password.

View passwords in Opera

To view passwords in Opera browser, click the Opera button in the upper left corner and select "Settings". On the page that opens, go to the “Security” section and click the “Manage Saved Passwords” button. Here, too, you need to select the site and click the "Show" button to see the password hidden by dots. At the same time, depending on the settings of your operating system, it may also be necessary to enter a password from an account in Windows.



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