The new versions of Windows 10 are now coming with the new Chromium based Microsoft Edge browser pre-installed. The new Edge browser is definitely better than the old Edge browser in terms of features and the web rendering speed. Another interesting feature about Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10 20H2 and later is that now we can easily uninstall the Edge browser. Microsoft has made added the Edge browser to the usual “Programs and Features” list from where we can remove it or modify it (sometimes uninstall button is greyed out).
The new Edge browser asks you to save the passwords whenever you enter the login credentials on a website. For example, if you enter the credentials on Yahoo! Mail webmail site then Edge will offer you to save the passwords. If you choose to save the passwords, it will be saved in the Edge browser and will be accessible to anyone who uses your PC unless you use different user profiles.
If you have stored any of your passwords in the Edge browser and want to remove them all, then you can proceed in the following manner:
- Launch Microsoft Edge browser and enter edge://settings/privacy in the address bar.
- Under the Clear browsing data section, click on the Choose what to clear button.
- In the small window that appears, select Time range to All time.
- Select Passwords from the list of things to clear and then on the Clear now button.
Using these steps all the saved user credentials are cleared. Obviously, you can also choose to clear many more things from the Edge browser using the same method. For example, you can use the same steps to clear the browsing history, download history, cookies, cached data, auto-fill form data, site permissions, and all the data imported from the old Microsoft Edge browser.
There is also a shortcut key Ctrl + Shift + Del that can be used to see the “Clear browsing data” window quickly when using the Edge browser. We can also use third party software such as CCleaner and BleachBit for removing the saved data and passwords from the Microsoft Edge browser.