Delete Windows Saved Network Password

by admin on

This very simple how-to can be used for all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2008 . I didn’t test on Windows Server 2012

The most common situation it happens to me is: “OK, I have this network share. Let’s access with this user…ok it works. No, wait! This is the wrong user!!” or even “Let’s access with this user and save the password..NOOOOOO I didn’t check ‘Save Password!!!” And then I have to restart the PC and hope that it asks again for user and password.

After the 100th time I did something like this, I decided to learn how to make Widows forget saved network passwords.


In truth there’s ONLY a short answer. All you have to do is:

  • Start->Search programs and files
  • Type Credentials Manager
  • On the field Windows Credentials you should have one or more rows.

    Credential Manager - Summary

    Credential Manager – Summary

  • Click on the credential you want to remove
  • Click on Remove from vault

    Credential Manager - Remove from vault

    Credential Manager – Remove from vault

  • Now you can access again to the share you want to save and use the right credential and/or save them
  • By the way, if you want to change the credentials, you can click on Edit¬†and change user and/or password. You cannot change the server (URL or IP).

    Credential Manager - Edit

    Credential Manager -Edit

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