How to export and delete saved passwords in Chrome

Google Chrome has a built-in password manager that saves all your passwords. While it’s an easy route for people who tend to forget their passwords the password manager is not the most secure. Here’s how to export and delete saved passwords in Chrome if you are planning to move to a more secure password manager.

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It is recommended to use a dedicated password manager for saving and syncing all your usernames and passwords across your devices. Not only is it safer but its also convenient because you can generate stronger passwords for all your accounts. Once it is set up all you have to remember is the master password to the password manager of your choice. Let’s get into the step-by-step process of how to export and delete saved passwords in Chrome.

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How to export and delete saved passwords in Chrome in this step by step process

How to export passwords in Chrome.

To get started, open your Chrome browser on the computer.

Click your profile icon from the toolbar and select the Passwords button. Alternatively, you can enter this link: chrome://setttings/passwords into the URL bar and press Enter.

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Go to the “Saved Passwords” section and click the three dot menu button from the right side.

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Now select the “Export Passwords” option.

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From the pop-up, click the “Export Passwords” button.

Your computer might ask you to authenticate your identity using the password associated with your Windows 10 or Mac user account.

Simply enter the password and click the “OK” button.

Choose the destination for the file and click the “Save” utton.

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Once the file is downloaded, you will find it in your computer’s file system (Windows Explorer or Finder).You can then import the file to a secure password manager.

Important to note: The CSV file that you download from Chrome will contain all your usernames and passwords in an unencrypted, plain text format. Make sure that you complete this export process on a trusted computer.

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How to delete saved passwords in Chrome

You can delete all the saved and synced passwords in Chrome with this easy process across all your devices with your Google account.

To start, click the three-dot menu button from the Chrome toolbar.

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Choose the “Settings” option.

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Under the privacy and security section, choose the “Clear Browsing Data” option.

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Go to the “Advanced” tab and from the “Time Range” drop-down choose the “All time” option.

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Scroll and check the “Passwords and Other Sign-in Data” option.

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Click the “Clear Data” button.

Instantly all the passwords that are saved locally in Chrome and in your Google account will be deleted.

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