How To Import Or Export Passwords With Google Chrome

Google has added an Import and Export options for Google Chrome. Here is how it is done.

Export or Import Passwords With Google Chrome

To get started, you will need to enable a flag. This will be required until this feature graduates out of the status of the flag.

Go to chrome://flags and look for Password import and export. The direct URL to access this flag is: chrome://flags/#password-import-export

From the dropdown, choose Enabled and restart Chrome. This should enable the import/export password option for you.

  1. Go to chrome://settings
  2. Click Show advanced settings …
  3. Under Passwords and forms, click Manage passwords
  4. Find the Export and Import icons on this screen.
  5. If you are exporting your login details, use the Export option, and save the file.
  6. To import, click Import and select the file from your device.

We will have to wait for the official announcement of this feature to see if importing from Firefox and other browsers will be supported. I would assume that it will. Firefox does have an option to export passwords.

Important

The file that Chrome generates when you export passwords include website addresses, usernames, and passwords. Be VERY careful about what you do with this file. Delete the file as soon as you complete want you intended to do.

10 responses

  1. I enabled “Password import and export” on Flags, but still I don’t see any “icon” on the page with passwords (chrome://settings/passwords). Where it should be please?

  2. I’m using Chrome version 61.0.3163.100 (Official Build) (64-bit) and I’m not able to see the import/export option after setting the feature flag and resetting chrome. Is it possible something has changed since this article was written? Thanks!!

  3. Experiencing the same problem as the 2 commenters above. Poor Chrome. It’s so screwed up.

  4. I am using the latest version of 64 bit Chrome, Version 62.0.3202.75 (Official Build) (64-bit), and cannot find a way to export or print my saved passwords. I do all of the financial work for our family, but occasionally my wife would like to check our Bank and Brokerage accounts, among others.

    I have followed all of the steps to get the two buttons, export and import, to appear below my saved passwords in Chrome. But no buttons. What am I doing wrong?

    Is there an alternative way such as using Google Groups or some Google extension that is safe?

  5. I tired this never work, it generate empty file.

  6. Yup, absolutely useless!

  7. It’s totally a fake blog

  8. This feature is temporarily disabled. It will come back. I am not faking it 😛

  9. I am able to Export and save in win7 but in new PC win10 I can not see an import option

  10. I got it to work.
    1 Launch Chrome on your computer.
    2 Type the following in the address bar and press Enter:
    chrome://flags
    3 On the flags screen, put your cursor in the search box and type Password import.
    4 You should see the Password import flag in the search results.
    5 To enable this flag, click the dropdown menu next to the flag and select Enabled.
    6 Click Relaunch at the bottom to relaunch Chrome. This will restore all of your open tabs.
    7 When Chrome opens, click the three dots in the top-right corner, and select Settings > Passwords on the following screen.
    8 Click the three dots next to Saved Passwords and select Import.
    9 Navigate to your CSV passwords file and select it to import it into Chrome.
    10 Done.

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