How to export passwords from Google Chrome

Updated: 11/06/2021 by Computer Hope
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Google Chrome has a built-in password keeper, which is handy for keeping your frequently used passwords for autofill purposes. However, we do not recommend using it, as it's unsecure. We recommend using a secure password manager like LastPass, Keeper, or Dashlane. Sites like these specialize in keeping your information secure.

We'll show you how to export your passwords from Google Chrome into a .CSV file in the steps below. You can then keep this as a protected file on your computer. Or, you can use this file to import your passwords to a secure password manager.

How to export passwords from Chrome

  1. In Google Chrome, log in to your account.
  2. Click your picture in the top-right of the browser screen.

Chrome account

  1. In the menu that pops up, click the key icon for passwords.

Chrome passwords

  1. To the right of Saved Passwords, click the kebab menu.

Google Chrome password screen and kebab menu

  1. Click Export passwords.
  2. On the Export Passwords message that pops up saying, "Your passwords will be visible to anyone who can see the exported file", click Export passwords.
  3. Tip

    Chrome defaults to a .CSV file, which is the file type most password managers prefer for importing the file to their service.

  4. Change the File name to the name you want the file to be (A).
  5. Change the location on your computer to where you want to save the file. For example, your Windows desktop (B).
  6. Click Save (C).

Google Chrome file save as window