Stop Microsoft Edge From Forgetting Passwords

Stop Microsoft Edge From Forgetting Passwords

Remembering Passwords is Hard Enough, Microsoft Edge!

Oh, Microsoft Edge, how I love thee. Your sleek design, your lightning-fast browsing, your seamless integration with my beloved Windows ecosystem. But there’s one thing that’s been bugging me lately – your persistent tendency to forget my passwords. It’s like having an elderly relative who keeps misplacing their car keys, except in this case, the keys are the precious login credentials that grant me access to my most important online accounts.

The Agony of Forgotten Passwords

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve excitedly logged into a website, only to be greeted with the dreaded “Incorrect Username or Password” message. My heart sinks as I frantically search my memory banks, desperately trying to recall the combination of characters I had so carefully crafted to keep my data secure. Why, Microsoft Edge, must you constantly betray my trust and erase these delicate mental imprints?

Introducing the “Never Forget” Protocol

Well, no more! I’ve had enough of this digital forgetfulness. It’s time to take matters into my own hands and implement a foolproof “Never Forget” protocol for my Microsoft Edge browser. [1] The first step is to ensure that Edge is actually offering to save my passwords in the first place. As it turns out, the automatic password-saving feature has been retired in the latest version of Edge, so I’ll need to manually enable it.

Enabling Password Saving in Microsoft Edge

To do this, I’ll head to the Settings menu, navigate to the Profiles section, and then click on the Passwords tab. [2] Here, I’ll toggle the “Offer to save passwords” setting to the “On” position. Now, every time I enter a new username and password, Edge will dutifully ask if I want it to remember those credentials for me. I’ll be sure to select the “Got it” option, confirming that yes, I absolutely want Edge to save this information for me.

Preventing Edge from Forgetting Passwords

But what about those pesky passwords that Edge has already saved, only to randomly forget them later on? Never fear, my friends, I have a solution for that as well. First, I’ll head back to the Passwords section of the Settings menu and make sure that any previously saved credentials are still there. [2] If I spot any gaps, I’ll simply re-enter those login details and let Edge save them once more.

Clearing Browsing Data: The Ultimate Cleanse

Now, there’s one more step to ensure that Edge never forgets my passwords again. I’ll navigate to the Privacy, search, and services section of the Settings menu and scroll down to the “Clear browsing data” option. [2] Here, I’ll make sure that the “Passwords” checkbox is unchecked, so that Edge won’t accidentally erase my precious login information when I clear my browsing history.

The Importance of Password Managers

Of course, as valuable as these tips are, I know that ultimately, relying on a browser’s built-in password management features is not the most secure solution. That’s why I’ve also invested in a dedicated password manager, which allows me to generate, store, and retrieve my login credentials with the utmost safety and convenience. [3] But for those times when I’m in a pinch and need to quickly access a website, having Microsoft Edge reliably remember my passwords is an absolute lifesaver.

Conclusion: Embrace the “Never Forget” Protocol

So there you have it, my fellow Microsoft Edge enthusiasts. By following these simple steps, you too can ensure that your browser will never again forget the passwords you’ve so carefully curated. No more frustrating login failures, no more frantic password resets – just seamless, hassle-free access to all your favorite online destinations. Embrace the “Never Forget” protocol, and let Microsoft Edge be the loyal password-remembering companion you’ve always dreamed of. [4, 5, 6, 7, 8]