How to Export Google Chrome Passwords to a File?

You can now backup or export saved credentials in Google Chrome by enabling a flags setting. Here is how to do that.

Open Google Chrome and type the following URL in the address bar.


Press Ctrl + F, and search for “Password import and export”

Or use the following URL to go to the password-import-export flags setting directly


Set the “Import and Export functionality in password settings” drop down box to “Enabled”

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Restart Google Chrome, open Settings, click “Show advanced settings”

Under “Passwords and Forms”, click “Manage Passwords”.

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To export the saved credentials, click the Export button. Note that passwords are written to a .CSV file in plain-text.

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To import passwords pre-populated in a CSV file, click Import

Type in your user account password and mention a file name to export the saved passwords.

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That’s it.

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