There are a hundred websites and that many usernames and passwords. If you give the same username and password to all the sites out there, it results in security threats. If you give different passwords to different sites, you forget to which site you gave which password. So how do you remember all these passwords? Well, what if we tell you that you can export all the passwords that are saved in your Google Chrome to a CSV file that can be opened using Excel?
If your Google Chrome gets corrupted, all your saved passwords might be lost. In that case, it would be really cool if you can import all your saved passwords instead of visiting every single site and logging into each one of them, and then choosing the Remember password for this site option 100 times.
In this article, we explain in some very simple steps how you can easily export the saved passwords in your Google Chrome to a CSV file and then use this CSV file to successfully import all your saved passwords in case you lose all your Chrome data including your passwords.
How to Export Saved Passwords in Google Chrome
Step 1: Launch Google Chrome first and then in the URL bar, copy & paste the following, and hit the Enter key.
As next, in the search bar, type in password import. From the search results that appear, choose the Enabled option from the drop-down menu associated with the setting named Password import.
Hit the Relaunch button once you’re all done. This would close your Google Chrome and launch it again.
Step 2: Once Google Chrome launches back, click on the 3 vertical dots icon located at the top right corner of the web page.
From the menu that expands out, click on the Settings option next.
Step 3: In the Google Chrome settings page, type in passwords in the search bar. As next, click on the tab Passwords from the Autofill section.
Step 4: As next, on the Passwords page, scroll down and find the section Saved Passwords. Click on the 3 vertical dots icon associated with it.
Step 5: From the settings option, click on the option that says Export passwords.
Step 6: Click on the button Export passwords when the Export passwords confirmation window pops up.
Step 7: In the next step, you will be prompted to enter your Windows username and password to proceed with exporting the passwords file.
Once you are done with entering the Windows credentials, click on the OK button.
Step 8: As next, choose the location where you want to store your exported file.
Once the location is chosen, click on the Save button.
Step 9: That’s it. Navigate to the location where you have exported your file at and then double click on it to open it.
Step 10: When the exported file opens up, you can see the saved usernames and passwords of various sites neatly listed in the CSV file.
How to Import Saved Passwords in Google Chrome
Let’s say you have the exported passwords file and you have reset your Google Chrome. You have lost all your saved Google Chrome passwords and want to restore everything with your exported file. In that case, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Launch Google Chrome, click on the 3 vertical dots icon, and then click on the Settings option.
Step 2: Type in passwords in the search bar and then click on Passwords entry as shown below.
Step 3: On the page that follows, scroll all the way down and find the section named Saved Passwords. Click on the 3 vertical dots icon next.
Step 4: As next, click on the option Import.
Step 5: In the step that follows, you have to navigate to the location where you have the exported passwords file and then click on it to select it.
Once the file is located and selected, click on the Open button to import it in Google Chrome.
That’s it. Please tell us in the comments section if you are stuck at any of the steps.