Are you a new user of Google Chrome? You should import all of your passwords into Google Chrome if you have one.
Google Chrome allows you to import passwords directly from a CSV password file or other browsers.
It doesn’t matter what method you choose, importing passwords to Chrome is easy. We’ll show you how to do it in several ways.
Why import passwords into Chrome?
You may need to import your Chrome passwords for a few reasons. Perhaps you have changed browsers to Chrome and want to import all of your passwords.
You might have accidentally deleted your saved passwords from Chrome. To access your saved passwords, you can import your password backup file (if one is available).
1. Allow a Flag to be enabled and import Passwords into Chrome
Chrome offers the ability to import a backup CSV of saved passwords. However, it is not available by default.
To enable or disable experimental features in Chrome, you will need to go to the flags page. You can enable password import in Chrome among other features.
This is very simple. These steps will enable the flag and import Chrome passwords from a CSV file.
- Start Chrome on your computer.
- Enter the following information in the address bar. Press the “Enter” button Enter :
- Place your cursor on the flags screen and type Password import.
- In the search results, you should see the Flag import password.
- Click the dropdown menu beside the flag to enable the flag. Enabled .
- To relaunch Chrome, click Relaunch. This will return all open tabs.
- After Chrome has opened, click on the three dots at the top-right corner and choose Settings Passwords from the next screen.
- Click on the three dots to the right Passwords saved Select Import.
- Please navigate to the CSV passwords folder and choose it to import into Chrome.
2. To import passwords into Chrome, use a command
A command is another way to import passwords in Chrome. The command enables Chrome’s import option. This command can be used to import passwords from a CSV file to Chrome.
The process works for both Mac and Windows computers. However, the steps are slightly different. We’ll show you how to do this on both Windows and Mac operating systems.
Chrome for Windows: Import Passwords
- Navigate to the Start menu and search for Command prompt.
- Enter the following command in the Command Prompt window. Press the “Enter” key. Enter . This will take you to Chrome’s executable files on your computer.
cd “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application”
- Enter the following command, and hit Enter . This will enable Chrome’s hidden password import function. Chrome will then launch automatically.
- Click the three dots at the top-right corner of Chrome and choose Settings > passwords.
- Click on the three dots to the right Passwords saved Click on the link to see the entire article. Import option. This option will allow you to import your passwords into Google Chrome.
3. Chrome Hidden Import Option enabled
Temporarily altering the Settings code is one way to enable Chrome’s import feature. You can simply change the value of any element to enable the import option.
This is how to use this method.
- Click the three dots at the top-right corner of Chrome to open Chrome on Windows or Mac. Select Settings.
- To access your passwords section, click Passwords from the screen below.
- You’ll find Export passwords by clicking the three dots beside Saved Keywords. Right-click this option to select Inspect.
- There you will see the source code for the current page.
- Find the element with the ID menuImportPassword Take out the word Hidden From its code and press Enter.
- The Import option and Saved passwords should now be visible. To import your passwords to Chrome, click it.
This is not a permanent change, unlike the flags method. Each time you wish to make the import option visible, you will need to modify the code.
Most people won’t have to worry about this because we only need to import passwords once in a while.
4. Import Firefox Passwords Into Chrome
You don’t have to manually export or import your passwords if you are switching from Firefox to Chrome. Chrome has an option that will automatically pull all your information from Firefox.
Both browsers must be connected to the same computer in order to use this method. This method can be used on both Windows and macOS.
This option allows you to transfer the following data directly from Firefox into Chrome.
- Browse history
- Passwords saved
- Autofill form data
Here are the steps to follow:
- Start Chrome. Click the three dots at the top-right corner. Select. Bookmarks > Import Bookmarks & Settings .
- Choose Mozilla Firefox in the dropdown menu.
- Tick Passwords saved If you want to only import Firefox passwords. Other options are available if you wish.
- Click Import to start importing Firefox passwords.
- When your passwords have been imported, click Done