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The Microsoft Edge web browser can save and sync your usernames and passwords across all your devices using your Microsoft account. But if you’re moving away from Edge, it’s best to first export and delete all your saved passwords.

While Microsoft Edge’s built-in password management is convenient, it’s only limited to the browser. We recommend that you use a dedicated password management tool that offers cross-device sync support and can work across multiple platforms and browsers.

Moving to a new password management service is not that difficult. All you have to do is export a CSV file from Microsoft Edge and import it into the password management tool. Services like Bitwaren make it quite easy to import your data.

Warning: CSV files store your usernames and passwords in plain text. Make sure to export your Microsoft Edge data on a secure and private computer, and immediately delete the file once you’ve imported it into a password manager.

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Export Saved Passwords in Microsoft Edge

To get started, open the Microsoft Edge web browser on your Windows 10 PC or Mac and click the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner.

Click Menu Button in Microsoft Edge

From here, choose the “Settings” option.

Click Settings from Menu in Microsoft Edge

Now, from the “Profile” section, choose the “Passwords” option.

Select Passwords from Profile in Microsoft Edge

From the “Saved Passwords” section, click the three-dot menu icon and choose the “Export Passwords” option.

Click Export Passwords in Microsoft Edge

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Click the “Export Passwords” option in the pop-up message to confirm.

Click Export Passwords from Popup in Microsoft Edge

If prompted, enter your computer’s login password.

Enter Password in Edge and Click OK

Next, select the download destination on your computer for the CSV file, then click the “Save” button.

Click Save to Export CSV from Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge will now export and save the CSV file to the destination.

Delete Saved Passwords in Microsoft Edge

Now that you have exported all the passwords, it’s time to delete them from your Microsoft Edge account.

To do this, first, click the three-line menu icon from the right side of the Edge toolbar and choose the “Settings” option.

Click Settings from Menu in Microsoft Edge

Now, from the sidebar, choose the “Privacy, Search, and Services” tab. Scroll down until you see the “Clear Browsing Data” section, then click the “Choose What to Clear” option.

Clear Data from Microsoft Edge

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From the “Time Range” drop-down, choose the “All Time” option and check the box next to the “Passwords” option. Finally, click the “Clear Now” button.

Clear Passwords from Microsoft Edge

All the usernames and passwords that are stored in Microsoft Edge will be deleted instantly.


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