How to Fix Credential Manager Error 0x80070057 on Windows 10

If you encounter Credential Manager error 0x80070057 on your Windows 10 computer when trying to manage web passwords with Credential Manager then this message is for you. In this article, we will provide you with the most suitable solutions that you can try to help you resolve this issue.

When you experience this problem, you will receive the following complete error message:

An error occurred while performing this action.
Error code: 0x80070057
Error Message: The parameter is incorrect.

Credential Manager is the “digital locker” where Windows stores login information such as usernames, passwords, and addresses. Windows may save this information for use on your local computer, other computers on the same network, servers, or Internet locations, such as websites. This data can be used by Windows itself or by applications and programs such as File Explorer, Microsoft Office, Skype, virtualization software, etc.

Fix Credential Manager error 0x80070057

If you are having this issue, you can try any of our recommended solutions below to resolve the issue.

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Let’s take a look at the description of the process involved in each of the solutions listed.

Make sure the Credential Manager service is running

Proceed as follows:

  1. Press Windows key + R to invoke the Run dialog box.
  2. In the Run dialog box, type services.msc and press Enter to open Services.
  3. In the Services window, scroll down and find the Credential Manager service.
  4. Double-click on the entry to modify its properties.
  5. Choose Manual from the Startup type drop-down menu and press the Start button.
  6. You may receive the following error message when you click Start:
Windows could not start the service on the local computer. Error 1079: The account specified for this service differs from the account specified for other services running in the same process.

In this case, follow these steps to resolve the error:

  1. Press Windows key + R.
  2. In the Run dialog box, type services.msc and press Enter.
  3. Scroll down and find Credential Manager in the list of services, right-click on it and select Properties from the context menu.
  4. Go to the Connection tab and click on the Browse… button.
  5. Under the Enter the object name to select field, type Network service, then click Check names and wait for the name to be recognized.
  6. Click OK when you are finished, and type your password in the Password box when prompted if you have set a password.
  7. Click the Start button again. The service should now start without the 1079 error.
  8. You can check whether Error 0x80070057 Credential Manager problem is resolved or not.

Delete all of your saved web and application passwords.

Proceed as follows:

  • Press Windows key + R to invoke the Run dialog box.
  • In the Run dialog box, copy and paste the directory path below and press Enter. If you get an error message, show hidden files, and try again.
C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Protect
  • At the location, delete the contents of the folder.

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