I am a frequent user of Google Chrome, and I have already set Chrome as my default browser. So, having the backup saved passwords in Chrome is very important to me especially because I logged in to various websites. That is why I have shared my favorite way to backup all the saved passwords this time. Read on, and hopefully, it will be useful.
How To Backup Saved Passwords in Chrome Browser
Method 1 without Third-Party Tools
When it comes to Google Chrome, there are many great things from this browser. It is light but runs considerably fast. It allows users to import the browsing history, bookmarks and many other settings from other browsers like Firefox or Internet Explorer. But it does have one problem. Chrome does not have an option to backup or export the stored password.
So, many third parties have been offering their tools to allow exporting or backing up all the stored passwords like the LastPass. However, some third party tools only work for offline backup which is not very useful indeed. So, this first method helps you to back up the stored or saved password without having to use the tools from third parties.
Before you practice this method, you must run the latest Chrome version on your device. So, you may need to do some update if necessary.
- First of all, open the Chrome://flags using your Chrome browser
- Continue by finding the option of Password Import and Export
- Select the option of Enabled from the drop-down box. Then, restart your Chrome browser
- Then, open this page Chrome://settings/passwords
- Afterward, click on the button saying Export to start exporting or backing up the saved passwords.
- If you wish to restore all the passwords that were previously saved, click the Import button
- The last thing to do is to enter your password for Windows account when asked
This method is considerably easy and takes only a few minutes. It always works most of the time. But in case it doesn’t work when you try, you can use the available third party tool to execute the task. I have also prepared the third party tool I recommend.
Method 2 Using Third-Party Tool
The third-party tool I have proven to be working just fine is ChromePass tool. It is a great free tool that you can use in case the first method doesn’t work in your case. So, let’s get to know how to use this tool.
- First of all, you must download the tool, ChromePass from its official page. It takes just a few minutes for downloading and installation. This tool has another surprise. It even allows you to export the password in various file formats including HTML and XML format.
- Continue by running the tool to view the passwords you have saved in your Chrome.
- Click on refresh button if you wish to get up to date list of the passwords
- Select all the passwords. Continue by going to File and selecting the Save Selected Items.
- Select what file type you wish to backup or store the passwords
- After you have done selecting the file type, finish by entering the file’s name and clicking Save button