If you saved a password for a network drive in windows and want to remove it, press the keys [Windows] + [R] to open the windows command line. Then enter

control keymgr.dll

and click on "OK" to open the windows credential manager which allows you to manage and delete passwords saved in Windows.

control_keymgr

This procedure works for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.

How to delete saved passwords for network drives in Windows
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29 thoughts on “How to delete saved passwords for network drives in Windows

  • March 31, 2011 at 10:09 pm
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    This was exactly what I was looking for today. Hopefully it works like I need it to. Thanks for posting with this tip.

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  • December 23, 2011 at 7:33 am
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    Thank you very much…. this is really helpful…

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  • January 6, 2012 at 9:40 pm
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    When signing in for my email, I typed in address and password. I pressed yes when a yellow bar across the bottom wanted to remember the password. I had typed the incorrect user name, and I now have three usernames and passwords. Only one is correct. How do I remove the other two?

    Thank you,

    Jean Aksdal

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    • February 1, 2012 at 9:14 am
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      Where did you log into your mail account/what program did you use? For browsers such as Firefox, you can go to the Security Preferences to see and delete saved passwords.

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    • December 1, 2012 at 6:37 am
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      Sir,
      I have a shared drive on my computer running on W7. I was sharing this drive w/ a few computers running both w/ W7 and XP. I changed my password for the user name I was sharing with. I can change the password on the computers running w/ W7 but can not change it on the computer running with XP. Please help me to change the password for the computers running with XP.

      Regards,
      Engr. Nurul Islam

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  • February 1, 2012 at 6:16 am
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    Very nice sir 🙂
    Sir the one problem i have faced… i have not saved any password but when i type ip for next computer … it easily logged in, never asked to me username password. i check control keymgr.dll no password saved. pls help me about that

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  • February 5, 2012 at 11:23 am
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    Finally! I needed to test a Linux share drive with no creds and this helped me eliminate the saved password. Thanks!

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  • April 2, 2012 at 3:13 pm
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    Hi,
    It was as i was looking thx a lot

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  • August 15, 2012 at 11:19 am
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    really it is working..thanq..

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  • August 16, 2012 at 4:44 pm
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    Thanks for this – worked a treat!

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  • September 25, 2012 at 7:43 pm
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    Deleting a SINGLE username and password
    When you are in the login/password form field where IE8 autosuggests the memorized password,
    Click on the unwanted username then just press DELETE key on your keyboard and IE8 will propose to delete the password and only this one !!!
    This will work in Windows 7 too….

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  • October 14, 2012 at 4:13 pm
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    Your a bit of a star!

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  • December 10, 2012 at 12:42 pm
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    not working, could not find anything like that in windows 7, any other suggestions

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  • December 14, 2012 at 1:28 am
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    i prepared one shared network drive for couple of computers using xp machine.
    and made two folders, one public with no password, and the other is protected by password. i browsed both folders normally. every thing was fine until i restarted my computer. the private folder is not accessible from xp, but accessible from win7 computer. i tried your method but no password is saved.

    xp is not giving me any option to enter the password again

    please help

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  • January 22, 2013 at 6:46 am
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    thanks for this solution, it’s work

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  • January 28, 2013 at 2:11 pm
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    This is really helpful. Thanks for such valuable info.

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  • February 18, 2013 at 2:34 am
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    thank you so much.this is really helpfull

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  • April 25, 2013 at 10:27 am
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    Great help.
    other command that worked for me: rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr not tested with win7..

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  • November 4, 2013 at 11:29 am
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    Thanks @Umesh, this worked on Windows 8

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  • January 12, 2014 at 9:11 am
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    thank you sir……

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  • December 29, 2014 at 6:21 am
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    Thanks and Great Please post Such Normal Usage Tricks and Techniques

    Thank Very Much
    Ajit Kumar

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  • January 8, 2015 at 2:33 pm
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    THANK YOU SO MUCH…ITS A GREAT WORK U HAVE DONE….EXCELLENT.

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  • August 18, 2015 at 7:49 pm
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    Great info, short and very useful.
    Thank you

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  • January 30, 2016 at 10:20 pm
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    I have Windows Vista. I inadvertently saved my login and password for my banking information. I’ve tried many suggestions on how to delete it. So far, nothing works.

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  • February 12, 2016 at 2:22 pm
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    This helped me lots, I accidentally saved a password on Windows 2012 server and it worked as well

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