How to save, edit, and delete passwords in Chrome

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Saving your passwords is very convenient, automatically filling in your logins, so you don’t have to remember. However, if your Google account is ever compromised, you could lose all that access and information, which is why we recommend using a secure password manager. Ultimately, the passwords you save in Google Chrome are as secure as the device storing them. Here’s how to keep, edit and delete your Chrome passwords.

Read more: How to change your Gmail password

QUICK ANSWER 

Agree when Chrome offers to save your password on the desktop, then visit the Password Manager to see, change, or remove passwords you saved in your Google account.


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How to enable or disable Chrome from asking to save a password (desktop)

When you first download Chrome, it will store your passwords by default. However, you can turn this option off or back on at any time. Click your profile icon in the top right corner from the Chrome browser, then click the key icon to access your passwords.

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On the next page, turn Offer to save passwords on or off by clicking the blue toggle.

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How to save a password in Chrome

Chrome will ask your permission to store your credentials when logging into a website. To accept, click Save. You can click Preview, represented by the eye icon, to ensure the password you are saving is correct.

If there are multiple account passwords on the page, click the down arrow and choose the password you want to save.

Sign in with a saved password

Once you’ve saved your password, Chrome can help you sign in on that website.

  • Google Chrome will automatically fill the sign-in boxes if you use a single username and password.
  • If you’ve saved more than one username and password for a site, click the username field and select the sign-in info you want to use.

Where are Chrome passwords stored?

Chrome passwords are saved to a file named Login Data in the App Data folder on your computer. This way, you can back up the file, save it to a thumb drive, and copy it to a new computer as one method of transferring your saved passwords.

You can locate the file by pasting the following file path into your Windows Explorer.

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C:UsersusernameAppDataLocalGoogleChromeUser DataDefault
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On macOS, the file path is:

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/Users/username/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default
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How to delete and export saved passwords on Chrome

You can show, edit, delete, or export saved passwords from Chrome’s settings. Click your profile icon in the top right corner of the Chrome browser, then click the key icon to access your passwords.

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To export your passwords, click the three-dot icon to the right of Saved Passwords and select Export passwords.

If you ever forget a password and want to see what it is, you can click the eye icon beside to preview the password. Note that If you lock your computer with a password, you’ll have to enter your computer password.

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To edit or delete saved passwords, click the three-dot icon beside the password you want to manage, then select Edit or Remove.

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If you want to clear all your saved passwords at once, there’s an easier way than removing them one by one.

First, click More in the top right corner of the browser, and then under More tools, select Clear browsing data.

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On the following page, select Advanced and select the time frame you want to delete passwords for at the top of the list. Then, scroll down and tick the box next to Passwords and other sign-in data.

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Why are my passwords not saved on Chrome?

Do Chrome passwords save locally?

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