If you constantly save passwords in Google Chrome automatically for convenience, it is also convenient that you know how to export and import my Google Chrome passwords in a CSV file , something that we will teach you throughout this guide.
What are CSV files?
CSV files refer to “comma-separated values” , which we could translate as “ comma-separated values ”. This type of file is used for the purpose of storing characters and text information.
It is very common in different computer programs, for example, it can be used to store telephone numbers . In any case, its functions go much further, also being possible the most important information storage, as is the case of passwords.
The Google Chrome browser makes extensive use of these types of files, using them for functions such as adding or importing contacts to Gmail . In any case, it is also possible to manage information related to browser passwords with this format.
Export and import Google Chrome passwords in a CSV file
It should be noted that by default there is no option to import passwords in CSV format . Possibly this is due to security issues, since, if they had this file, anyone could import it into their browser, violating the user’s security. In any case, we do have an option with which it is possible to export the passwords without major problems in Google Chrome.
Export Google Chrome passwords in CSV file
Once you have the Chrome browser open, go to the configuration section that you can access by pressing on the three vertical points located above and to the right. Once there, click on the “Settings” option .
In the main configuration menu you will find the tab “Autocomplete”, just below it is the section of passwords, click on it. All the passwords saved in the browser or your Google account will then be displayed.
Just to the right of “Saved passwords” you will see the classic three vertical configuration points, click on them. You will see that the option “Export passwords” is displayed , again, click on that option.
Google will show a warning window in which it will indicate that anyone with access to the CSV document will be able to see your passwords. Here click again on the option “Export passwords” .
A window will appear to save the file, select the folder where you want to store the passwords and click on “Save”. That’s how simple the saving process for Google Chrome passwords is.
It should be noted that there is also the possibility of exporting Chrome passwords in XML format , but it is a different process from the one we showed before. On the other hand, now that you have downloaded the file in CSV format, it is time to open it to see the stored keys.
How to open CSV file with Google Chrome passwords?
If you want to open the file on any computer, you can use the Microsoft Excel program , which will allow you to see all the saved keys. Therefore, just try to open the CSV file directly with the program.
In the event that you cannot do it, right click on the file with the passwords and in the “Open with” option select Microsoft Excel. Once the file is open you will see that the document includes the specified website for passwords, followed by the specified key.
Now, you just have to look for the password you want to observe and enter it within the platform, social network or website. If for some reason you have problems with the file in CSV format, there is always the possibility to convert a file in CSV format to Excel to handle it more comfortably.