If you have forgotten a password, you can read out your saved passwords in every browser. We’ll show you how it works on Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge and Internet Explorer.
Google Chrome: read out stored passwords
- Click on the menu button in the upper right corner of the browser. It consists of three subdivisions arranged one below the other.
- Select “Settings” at the bottom of the menu. The settings then open in a new tab.
- Scroll down the page to the bottom and click on “Advanced”. Other settings open.
- Scroll down again until you reach the “Passwords and Forms” category. Click on “Manage passwords” here.
- You will now see a list of all the websites on which you have already logged in with an ID. You will not only see the login name, but also the password.
- To view the password, click the eye icon and enter the password for your Windows user to confirm.
Microsoft Edge: read passwords from the browser
Note: In Microsoft Edge, the passwords can be managed but not read out. The following instructions also work for Internet Explorer.
- Open the Control Panel and select the “User Accounts” there.
- In the “Login Information Management” you will find all saved passwords.
- Select the desired webpage and click “Show” next to “Password”.
- If you then enter your Windows password, the login password of the website will be displayed.
Internet Explorer: read passwords from the browser
In Internet Explorer, you can not read all passwords using the above instructions. You need an extra tool:
- Download the program IE Asterisk Password Uncover for free.
- Open the tool and click on the green play button in the upper left corner.
- Start Internet Explorer and open the website from which you need your login information.
- Once the page is loaded, the program displays both the username and password.
Mozilla Firefox: Read out stored passwords
- Start Firefox and select “Settings” in the upper right corner of the menu.
- Change to the tab “Privacy & Security” on the left and click on the button “Saved access data” on the right.
- If you select the “Show passwords” option, you will see the desired data for every saved login.
Display saved passwords in Safari
For Mac OS X, you can read any passwords from the Utilities in Keychain Access. From Safari 6 you can also read stored passwords in Safari directly in the browser.
- Start Safari and open the settings by clicking on the menu item “Safari” in the upper left corner of the screen and then selecting the “Settings”.
- Click the Passwords tab at the top.
- Below you will find the option “Show passwords”. Check the box to show the passwords.
- If you do not want to display all passwords at once, you can copy certain passwords by right-clicking.