With the user’s permission, Google Chrome stores access data from other websites in a restricted area of the settings. Look how to see the passwords saved by the manager browser and what to do if you don’t find this information.
Necessary time: 3 minutes.
To view your access data, you will need to know the password for your computer, Gmail account or mobile phone. To have direct access to the information, follow the steps below:
- Access Password Manager via browser
Open Google Chrome and go to the link passwords.google.com;
- Search for desired login information
To be more practical, click on the tool’s search field and type the name of the site you are looking for;
- view password
Validate your identity using your phone’s screen lock, Gmail login, or your computer’s password. To see the password, tap the eye icon.
You can also edit the information or delete it from the password manager, if applicable.
What to do if my passwords are missing?
If the password manager is empty, you must take a few steps to view the information again. Nonetheless, if the data was deleted, purposely or accidentally, it will not be possible to recover it again.
Enable Google Account Sync
- Go to “Settings” in Chrome
Click on the three corners in the upper right corner of the screen and select “settings“;
- Sync your data
Click in “turn on sync” and then “OK” to continue.
Sign in again to Google Chrome
If the passwords do not appear after syncing, access the settings area again.
- Log out of Google account
At the top right of the screen, click on your profile picture and then on “Go out“;
- Login again to account
Tap “Paused” next to Chrome’s address bar and select “login again”.
Recover saved bookmarks in Google Chrome
If syncing and logging in didn’t work, recover bookmarks by accessing files from your computer. Before starting, close all Chrome windows.
- Fetch favorites from local disk
Open File Explorer and type the following location in the address bar “C:UsersNameAppDataLocalGoogleChromeUser DataDefault” — do not use the quotes and replace “Name” with the name of your Windows user account. If you prefer, you can follow the paths manually;
- Look for the “Bookmarks” files
Scroll down to “Bookmarks” and “Bookmarks.bak” (latest backup made on your last access);
- rename the files
Rename the file “Bookmarks” to “Bookmarks.old” and rename “Bookmarks.bak” to “Bookmarks”. Click in “OK” to allow the change.
The bookmarks will be restored and with that your passwords should appear again.
You will only see the email password if you log in from a device that already has the account logged in. If this is not possible, it will be necessary change your gmail login.
O google password manager it’s safe, yes. However, as with any other manager, it is important that your computer or cell phone also follows security protocols. Also, it is not recommended to save important passwords, such as bank passwords.