Here is how you can Backup and import your saved passwords on Google Chrome?
As you all know Google Chrome offers you to save your web passwords so that you don’t need to remember them. The browser didn’t have a proper in-built option to export passwords saved in the Chrome browser. Fortunately, the newest version of the Google Chrome browser features an easy option to export passwords saved in Chrome.
If you are looking for a way to backup or export your stored passwords from Google Chrome browser, there are three ways out there. You can use any of them to export passwords saved in the Chrome browser. Previously users needed to install third-party software or an extension for backing up the passwords. So let’s look at how you can backup and import saved passwords on Google Chrome.
How to import saved passwords into Google Chrome
If you switch from another browser to Google Chrome, you can import saved credentials from Internet Explorer or Firefox.
To import your saved passwords from these browsers, please follow these steps:
- Open Chrome and enter the chrome://settings/importData URL into the Google Chrome address bar and press enter.
- You will now be shown a screen asking what browser you would like to import your bookmarks and settings. From the drop-down menu, you can only import saved passwords from Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
- Select one of the browsers that you wish to import passwords from.
- You will now be shown a screen asking what data you would like to import. Uncheck every item other than ‘Saved passwords,’ as shown below.
- Now click on the Import button, and your saved passwords will be imported. If the browser you are importing passwords from is open, you may be asked to close it first.
- To access your imported passwords, open the Chrome Password Manager by entering chrome://settings/passwords into the address bar, and pressing enter.
- Your imported passwords will be displayed under the ‘Saved Passwords’ section.
How to export and backup saved passwords in Google Chrome
If you want to export your saved passwords from Google to make a backup or import them into another program, you can export them as a comma-separated value (CSV) file.
To export Google Chrome passwords, please follow these steps:
- Open Chrome and enter the chrome://settings/passwords URL into the address bar and press enter.
- You will now be at the Google Chrome Password Manager.
- Above the ‘Saved Passwords’ section, click on the hamburger menu (Chrome menu) button and select ‘Export passwords…’, as shown in the image below.
- You will now be shown a confirmation asking if you are sure you wish to export your passwords. Click on the Export passwords… button to proceed.
- If on Windows 10, you will be shown a final authentication message asking you to enter your password or pin.
- Once you authenticate in Windows, you will be shown a Save as dialog box. Select the folder you would like to save the ‘Chrome Passwords.csv’ file.
- Your passwords will now be saved in the ‘Chrome Passwords.csv’ CSV file. You can now use the file to import your passwords into another program, open the file in Notepad to see your passwords, or print them to save them in a secure location.
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