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Import and export passwords in Google Chrome


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Remembering logins and passwords is a headache for all computer users, and to make it easier to "remember", the function of saving passwords has been added to browsers since time immemorial. In addition to saving passwords, modern browsers are able to import and export this data between each other and simply into a separate file - and now, using the example of Google Chrome, we will consider this possibility.

Export from Google Chrome to file​

  1. Open the settings.
  2. In the settings, look for and select the "Passwords" item.
  3. In the "Saved Passwords" section, click on the three dots next to it, and select the "Export Passwords" item.
    After that, choose a location to save the CSV file with passwords.

    Attention! The passwords saved in this way will be saved without any protection, and will be available to anyone who has access to this file!

Import from other browsers to Google Chrome​

  1. Opening the settings
  2. In the uppermost section "Me and Google" select the item "Import bookmarks and settings".
  3. In the menu that appears, select the desired browser and the desired elements for import - in order for the passwords to be transferred, it is necessary to check the "Sites with saved passwords" item. Then, click "Import".
  4. Upon completion of the import, a corresponding window will be displayed

    If passwords do not want to be imported from another browser in the specified way (for example, from Firefox), then try exporting passwords from that browser manually to a CSV file, and then import it according to the instructions below.

Import from CSV file to Google Chrome​

  1. By default, the ability to import passwords from a CSV file is disabled in Google Chrome - therefore, first of all, you need to enable it. To do this, you need to enter the address in the address bar chrome://flags, and go to it by pressing the enter button. Then, in the opened settings, you need to find the " Password import " item (for convenience, you can use the built-in search), and in the drop-down menu for this parameter, change the "Default" value to "Enabled".
    After that, a browser restart is required.
  2. Now, you need to open the browser settings, and there go to the "Passwords" section.
  3. If the first item was performed correctly, then in the "Saved passwords" section, when you click on three dots, a menu should appear, where, in addition to the "Export passwords" item, there will also be an "Import" item.Click on it and select the required CSV file to import. If it contains information in a supported format (in which all browsers based on Chromium and Firefox work now), then the logins and passwords will be instantly added to the browser.

    For reference - the CSV file must have at least three columns - "url", "username", "password" , containing the relevant information so that Chrome can import passwords without any problems.
  4. Optionally, you can turn off the function of importing passwords in Chrome - simply by going to the address again chrome://flags, and setting the "Default" value for the " Password import " parameter .

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