During your online navigation, there's no doubt that you'll have the need to login to various accounts every now and then. The same applies If you're part of a network, and you want to access a shared folder or a mapped drive. To make life easier, Windows stores your login details In a hidden utility named Credential Manager. For ease of access, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a Credential Manager shortcut on your computer's desktop.
So what exactly Is Credential Manager, and what's Its purpose? Well, I'm glad you've asked! In simple terms and without the tech jargon, It stores your login credentials when signing Into websites (when using Microsoft Edge), and the same with usernames & passwords for network locations. It also allows you to add, delete, backup and restore your login details.
Here's a visual of what I'm referring to. The traditional way to access Credential Manager, Is to navigate to Control Panel > User Accounts > Credential Manager. It will then launch as per the Image below.
Wouldn't It be great, If you could access Credential Manager with a simple double-click of the mouse? I will demonstrate how to do this with Incredible ease, by creating a shortcut on your PC's desktop. So without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.
Step One:Firstly, navigate to your computer's desktop, right-click on a blank area and select New > Shortcut as shown below.
Step Two:Next, In the Type the location of the Item field, enter the following command.
control /name Microsoft.CredentialManager
Then hit Next to move forward.