How to remove web or Windows credentials in Windows 10/11. – wintips.org

The Credential Manager built into Windows acts as a digital library that automatically stores your credentials (username and password) to the various websites or network addresses you access. This feature is carried over from previous versions of Windows and allows users to automatically log in the next time they visit the same site(s) and better manage sensitive and very useful information.

Account Manager organizes and stores your account information into the following two groups:

  1. Web credentials: This is where all the credentials (usernames, passwords, email addresses) entered into various websites, usually through Internet Explorer or Edge or Microsoft applications, are stored.
  2. Windows Credentials: This usually stores the credentials you provide to connect/authenticate to another network address (eg your network server) or Microsoft services (eg Office 365, OneDrive, Skype, etc.).

As you understand, Credential Manager makes your life easier because you don’t have to retype your credentials the next time you use an app/service, but on the other hand, it can help a third party access your information. confidential information, if any, or has access to your computer.

In this guide, we will show you how to manage or delete web and Windows credentials in Windows 10.

How to manage credentials in Windows Credential Manager on Windows 11/10/8 or 7 OS. *

How to manage credentials in Credential Manager.

1. It’s open Account Manager In the control panel, type or Account Manager click on the search field and click It’s open.

Open Windows Credential Manager

To view/edit/delete web credentials:

1. go to Web Credentials tab To view and manage all your saved web accounts and find the ones you want to delete.

2. Click on the arrow associated with the account information you want to view and click Show. If you want to delete them, just click Turn off.

How to remove Internet or Windows credentials in Windows 10.

To view, change, or delete your Windows credentials:

1. In Account Manager, click on Windows credentials Tab.

2. Find the account information you want to view, edit, or remove and click the arrow associated with it.

3. press Turn off press or to delete them Editing to view or change stored credentials. Enter your Windows account password to sign in.

Delete Account - From Account Manager

To add credentials for a new network location:

If you want to add credentials for a new network location (for example, for your network server):

1. click on it Add your Windows credentials link

Add a new Credentilas Credential Manager

2. Add the required information for the network location you want to access (internet or network address), enter your credentials and click OK.

add windows credentials

How to remove all credentials from Windows Credential Manager at once.

If you don’t want to remove all Internet and Windows credentials individually, here’s how to remove all saved credentials at once.

1. Open the Run dialog box by clicking on it Windows + R keys on the keyboard at the same time.

2. Type notepad in the text field of the dialog box and click Enter To start Notepad.

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3. Copy and paste the following text into Notepad: Enter the following code into the Notepad window.

@echo off
cmdkey.exe /list > “%TEMP%\List.txt”
findstr.exe Target “%TEMP%\List.txt” > “%TEMP%\tokensonly.txt”
FOR /F “tokens=1,2 delims= ” %%G IN (%TEMP%\tokensonly.txt) DO cmdkey.exe /delete:%%H
del “%TEMP%\List.txt” /s /f /q
del “%TEMP%\tokensonly.txt” /s /f /q
echo All done
Pause

Remove all credentials in the Credential Manager

3. Click on File > Save otherwise and at Save as type:, choose All files and then save the file as clearcredentials.bat *

*Note: Don’t forget to add the extension .bat at the end of the file name.

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4. Close Notepad.

5. Finally, right click enabled clearcredentials.bat file and select Run as administrator from the context menu. This should run the file in the command line and remove all web and Windows credentials in one go. When the operation is finished, press any key to close the command prompt window and you’re done.

Delete all credentials from Credential Manager

That’s it! Let me know if this guide helped you by leaving a comment about your experience. Please like and share this guide to help others.

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