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 with an autofill service that is linked and synced to your Google account. One of the best things about the Google Chrome password is its integration with the Android mobile. As long as you are signed in with the same Google account, all your passwords are ready to use. Not to mention, the auto sign-in feature available for both Chrome and Android is pretty useful and a godsend in a lot of ways. In fact, some of my friends and family members only ever use the Chrome password manager for this reason alone. As long as you don’t mind not having advanced features provided by a dedicated password manager like Lastpass, the default Google Password Manager is pretty good.
That being said, if you are not satisfied with the Chrome password manager or if you just want to create an additional backup of all Chrome passwords, you can export Chrome passwords.
In this quick and simple guide, let me show the steps to follow to export Chrome passwords to a CSV file in Windows 10.
Steps to Export Chrome Passwords
Google Chrome gives you the option to export passwords directly from the Settings page. These are the steps you should follow.
- First, open the Chrome browser. You do that from the Start menu or by double-clicking on the desktop shortcut.
- Click on the Menu icon (three vertical dots) on the top-right corner.
- Select “Settings” from the list of options.
- Click on the “Passwords” option under the “Autofill” section in the Settings page.
- Now, click on the “Overflow” icon (three vertical dots) appearing right on top of the passwords list.
- Select the “Export Passwords” option.
- Click on the “Export Passwords” button on the pop-up screen.
- As a security measure, Chrome will ask for authentication. Authenticate yourself with Windows password, pin, fingerprint, or face unlock to continue.
- Choose a save location, name the file, and click on the “Save” button.
- You can now close the Settings tab.
That is all. With the above steps, you’ve successfully exported Chrome passwords to a CSV file in Windows.
Since almost every password manager supports CSV file format, you can easily migrate. If you do migrate to another password manager, delete Chrome passwords so that you don’t have to deal with duplicates.
After you are done with the Chrome password backup, make sure you are not sharing the file with anyone. Since the passwords in the CSV file are in plain text, anyone can see them if they have access to the file. So, once you are done using it, delete it permanently (shift + del) so that no one can get their hand on it.
I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.