Under the Control Panel menu, there is an icon for User Accounts. Double clicking on this icon will open a window detailing all the user accounts on the computer. On the left hand side of the window, there is a task list of options available to the user. One of them, Manage your network passwords, is the option for saving user credentials and passwords.
A small pane will display all the credentials that the user has saved on their system. If there are no credentials, the Backup button on the bottom is gray and inaccessible. A user can Add or Edit credentials as per their preferences, and then click the Backup option to save them. The backup process then commences
and the user is prompted to enter a password, since the backup itself uses high-level encryption to maximise security. The user also needs to specify a location where the backup files need to be saved. It is good practice to save the file on removable media, thereby ensuring that regardless of whether the system crashes, the authentication information remains intact.
The backup created can then later be restored through the Restore button, visible on the same pane. The restore function resets all the passwords to the ones that were saved during backup.