How to export your passwords from Google Chrome

A novelty of Google Chrome 65.0 is the possibility of export your passwords as a CSV file so that you can later import them into another Google Chrome installation or password manager. Today we will see how you can use this new feature.

Although the stable version of Chrome can now export your passwords, the function not activated at the factory. So, first we will see how to activate the export of passwords and then we will tell you how you can export them from Google Chrome.

Activate the export

Several experimental or advanced Chrome functions are not activated at the factory but must be activated from a special options section. To access it you must open the page chrome: // flags / in Google Chrome. When the page opens, you can search for the settings manually but it will take time as it is a very long list. It is easier use the search engine above, by typing #PasswordExport

The search engine filters the results immediately so you should find the setting we need, called Password export. Click the default value to change it to Enabled or enabled.

With this you will have already activated the export of passwords from Google Chrome, but it will not be activated until you completely restart the browser. A quick way to do it is with the button Relaunch Now o Restart Now, which appears automatically after changing a setting.

How to export your passwords from Chrome

If you have already activated the export, all you have to do is go to the Google Chrome Password Manager. You can open it from Chrome Settings, entering Advanced – Passwords and forms, but a faster way is to click on this link. Then click on the options button (the three dots vertically) to the right of Saved Passwords.

In the menu you will only have one option (unless you also activated the import of passwords). Press To export to start the process. As you can see, the process is very simple, although luckily no one will be able to export your passwords inadvertently, because you need to write your password, as we will see later.

First of all, Google Chrome shows us a warning window that reminds us that the file that is generated contains all your passwords, fully visible, without any encryption. If you still want to move on, press Export passwords.

At this point the security check arrives. You must enter the Windows username and password. You will generally use a Microsoft account, so the username will be an email address like [email protected]

After entering the correct username and password, Google Chrome will ask you to choose where do you want to save the CSV file with your passwords. Choose where to save it and you will have all your passwords in a single file. Keep it safe and delete it safely when you no longer need it.

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