Google Chrome allows you to export saved passwords in CSV format. Here’re the steps you should follow to export Chrome passwords.
The Chrome browser offers a basic password manager by having an autofill service that’s linked and synced for your Google account. One of the best reasons for google’s Chrome password is its integration with the Android mobile. As long as you are signed in with the same Google account, all your passwords will be ready to use. Not to mention, the auto sign-in feature readily available for both Chrome and Android is fairly useful along with a godsend in many ways. In fact, a number of my friends and family members only ever use the Chrome password manager because of this alone. As long as you don’t mind not having advanced features provided by a passionate password manager like Lastpass, the default Google Password Manager is pretty good.
That being said, if you’re not satisfied with the Chrome password manager or you would like to create an additional backup of Chrome passwords, you are able to export Chrome passwords.
In this simple and quick guide, allow me to show the steps to follow to export Chrome passwords to some CSV file in Windows 10.
Steps to Export Chrome Passwords
Google Chrome provides you with the option to export passwords from the Settings page. These are the steps you should follow.
First, open the Chrome browser. You do that from the beginning menu or by double-clicking on the desktop shortcut.
Click on the Menu icon (three vertical dots) on the top-right corner.
Select “Settings” in the list of options.
Click the “Passwords” option underneath the “Autofill” section in the Settings page.
Now, click on the “Overflow” icon (three vertical dots) appearing directly on top of the passwords list.
Select the “Export Passwords” option.
Click on the “Export Passwords” button on the pop-up screen.
Like a security measure, Chrome will ask for authentication. Authenticate yourself with Windows password, pin, fingerprint, or face unlock to continue.
Select a save location, name the file, and then click the “Save” button.
You are now able to close the Settings tab.
That’s all. With the above steps, you’ve successfully exported Chrome passwords to some CSV file in Windows.
Since nearly every password manager supports CSV file format, it is simple to migrate. If you do migrate to another password manager, delete Chrome passwords so you don’t have to deal with duplicates.
Once you are completed with the Chrome password backup, make sure you are not sharing the file with anyone. Because the passwords in the CSV file have been in plain text, you can now see them should they have access to the file. So, once you are done utilizing it, delete it permanently (shift + del) to ensure that no-one can obtain hand onto it.