A novelty of Google Chrome 65.0 is the ability to export your passwords as a CSV file so that you can then import them into another installation of Google Chrome or a password manager . Today we will see how you can use this new function.
Although the stable version of Chrome can now export your passwords, the function is not enabled 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 features are not enabled 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 is opened, you can search for the configuration manually but it will take time because it is a very long list. It is easier to use the search engine above, by typing #PasswordExport
The search engine filters the results immediately so you should find the adjustment we need, called Password export . Click on the default to change it to Enabled or enabled.
With this you have already activated the export of Google Chrome passwords, but it will not be activated until you restart the browser completely. A quick way to do it is with the Relaunch Now or Restart Now button, which appears automatically after changing a setting.
How to export your Chrome passwords
If you have already activated the export, all you have to do is to Google Chrome Password Manager . You can open it from the Chrome Settings, entering Advanced – Passwords and forms, but a quicker way is to click on this link . Then, click on the options button (the three vertical dots) to the right of Saved passwords .
In the menu you will only have one option (unless you also activate the import of passwords). Press 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 in an oversight, 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 type of encryption. If you still want to go ahead, click on Export passwords.
At this moment the security check arrives. You will have to enter the Windows username and password . You will generally use a Microsoft account , so the username will be an email address of the style.
After entering the correct username and password, Google Chrome will ask you to choose where 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 erase it safely when you no longer need it.