How to export and import browser login information

Updated: 07/31/2022 by Computer Hope
Internet browsers

Most Internet browsers allow users to save credentials, like usernames and passwords, to simplify the login process for frequently-visited websites. To learn how to export this data to a file and import that data into a different browser, select your browser below.

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Chrome users

How to export login information

As with most browsers, Chrome lets you export your usernames and passwords to a CSV file.

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Click the Chrome settings icon in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, select Settings.

Chrome menu Settings selector

  1. On the left side of the screen, click the Autofill option.

Autofill selector in Chrome.

  1. In the middle of the screen, under the Autofill section, click the Passwords entry.

Chrome password selector

  1. To the right of Saved Passwords, click the More actions Chrome settings icon and select Export passwords from the pop-up menu.
  2. In the prompt, click the Export passwords button.

Export passwords button in Chrome.

  1. Enter the credentials requested by your operating system.
  2. In the File name field, type a name for the file (A), choose the location where you want to save the file (B), and then click the Save button button (C).

Saving logins to a CSV file.

How to import login information

To import login information into Chrome, you must first enable the feature.

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Type chrome://flags in the address bar.
  3. In the search field at the top of the screen, type Password import.
  4. Click the Default box in the lower-right corner of the Password import section.

Password import drop-down menu in Chrome.

  1. Select Enabled from the drop-down menu.

Enabling the password import feature in Chrome.

  1. Click the Relaunch button in the lower-right corner of the browser window.
  2. Close the flags browser tab (optional).
  3. Click the Chrome settings icon in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
  4. In the drop-down menu that appears, select Settings.

Chrome menu Settings selector

  1. On the left side of the screen, click the Autofill option.

Autofill selector in Chrome

  1. In the middle of the screen, under the Autofill section, click the Passwords entry.

Chrome password selector

  1. To the right of Saved Passwords, click the Chrome settings icon and select Import from the pop-up menu.
  2. Locate the previously-saved CSV file and click the Open button in Windows button.
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Firefox users

How to export login information

As with most browsers, Firefox lets you export your usernames and passwords to a CSV file.

  1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Click the Menu icon in Firefox button in the top-right corner of the browser window.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, select Settings.
  4. On the left side of the screen, click the Privacy & Security selector.

Privacy & Security selector in Firefox.

  1. Scroll down to the Logins and Passwords section and click the Saved Logins button.

Saved Logins button in Firefox.

  1. In the top-right corner, click the Open menu Open menu kebab in Firefox. kebab.
  2. Select Export Logins from the drop-down menu.

Export logins from Firefox

  1. When prompted, click the Export button.

Export button in Firefox

  1. Enter the credentials requested by your operating system.
  2. In the File name field, type a name for the file (A), choose the location where you want to save the file (B), and then click the Save button button (C).

Saving logins to a CSV file.

How to import login information

Firefox is unique because it doesn't use CSV files to import login information but rather an Import Wizard. The following section shows you the details of this process.

  1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Click the Menu icon in Firefox button in the top-right corner of the browser window.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, select Settings.
  4. On the left side of the screen, click the Privacy & Security selector.

Privacy & Security selector in Firefox.

  1. Scroll down to the Logins and Passwords section and click the Saved Logins button.

Saved Logins button in Firefox.

  1. In the top-right corner, click the Open menu Open menu kebab in Firefox. kebab.
  2. Select Import from Another Browser from the drop-down menu.

Import logins selector in Firefox.

  1. Choose the browser you want to import logins from (A), and then click the Next button (B).

Choosing a browser to import logins from in Firefox.

  1. On the next screen, ensure the Saved Logins and Passwords box is checked (A) and click the Next button (B).

Selecting saved logins for import.

  1. Click the Finish Finish button on Firefox. button when you're done.
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Microsoft Edge users

How to export login information

As with most browsers, Edge lets you export your usernames and passwords to a CSV file.

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. Click the Settings and more Microsoft Edge More menu icon in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, near the bottom, select Settings.

Settings selector in Edge

  1. Under the Settings section in the left navigation menu, click Profiles.

Site permissions selector

  1. Under the Your profile section in the middle of the screen, click Passwords.

Passwords selector in Edge

  1. About halfway down the screen, click the kebab menu Saved passwords kebab menu icon to the right of the saved passwords section.

Saved passwords menu icon.

  1. Select Export passwords from the drop-down menu.

Export passwords selector

  1. When prompted, click the Export passwords button.

Confirmation for exporting passwords from Edge.

  1. Enter the credentials requested by your operating system.
  2. In the File name field, type a name for the file (A), choose the location where you want to save the file (B), and then click the Save button button (C).

Saving logins to a CSV file.

How to import login information

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. Click the Settings and more Microsoft Edge More menu icon in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, near the bottom, select Settings.

Settings selector in Edge

  1. Under the Settings section on the left, click Profiles.

Site permissions selector

  1. Under the Your profile section in the middle of the screen, click Passwords.

Passwords selector in Edge

  1. About halfway down the screen, click the kebab menu Microsoft Edge More menu icon to the right of the saved passwords section.

Saved passwords menu icon

  1. Select Import passwords from the drop-down menu.

Import passwords selector

  1. In the Import browser data prompt, click the down arrow under the Import from section to expand the menu, select Passwords CSV file, and click the Choose file button.

Choosing to import a CSV file in Edge.

  1. Locate the previously-saved CSV file and click the Open button in Windows button.
Tip

Microsoft Edge also lets you import passwords saved in other browsers on your computer. To do so, select a browser instead of Passwords CSV file in step 8 above and follow the instructions.

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Opera users

How to export login information

As with most browsers, Opera lets you export your usernames and passwords to a CSV file.

  1. Open the Opera browser.
  2. Click the menu button Menu button in Opera in the top-left corner.
  3. Select Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.

Settings selector in Opera

  1. On the left side, click Advanced to expand the menu, then click Privacy & security.

Opera privacy selector

  1. Scroll down to the Autofill section and click Passwords.

Opera password expand

  1. At the top of the Saved Passwords section, click the More actions More actions icon in Opera. icon on the right side.
  2. Select Export passwords from the pop-up menu.
  3. When prompted, click the Export passwords button.

Export passwords button in Opera.

  1. Enter the credentials requested by your operating system.
  2. In the File name field, type a name for the file (A), choose the location where you want to save the file (B), and then click the Save button button (C).

Saving logins to a CSV file.

How to import login information

To import login information into Opera, you must enable the feature.

  1. Open the Opera browser.
  2. Type opera://flags in the address bar.
  3. In the search field at the top of the screen, type Password import.
  4. Click the Default box on the right side of the Password import section.

Password import options in Opera.

  1. Select Enabled from the drop-down menu.

Enabled selector in Opera

  1. Click the Relaunch button in the lower-right corner of the screen.
  2. Close the flags browser tab (optional).
  3. Click the menu Menu button in Opera button in the top-left corner.
  4. Select Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.

Settings selector in Opera

  1. On the left side, click Advanced to expand the menu, and then click Privacy & security.

Opera privacy selector

  1. Scroll down to the Autofill section and click Passwords.

Opera password expand

  1. At the top of the Saved Passwords section, click the More actions More actions icon in Opera. icon on the right side.
  2. Select Import from the pop-up menu.
  3. Locate the previously-saved CSV file and click the Open button in Windows button.