How to export passwords from Chrome, Firefox, and Safari
Saving your passwords in a browser is okay, but dedicated password managers have more advanced features. You can save notes, files, Wi-Fi information, medical data, and other types of data. Here’s how to export passwords from Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.
Export passwords from Chrome
- For Google Chrome, you can either click on your profile picture and then on the password button, or enter chrome: // settings / passwords in the address bar.
- In the Saved Passwords section, click the highest three-dot icon, and then click Export passwords> Export. You may need to enter your computer password to continue.
- Choose a folderr in which to save the CSV file and save it.
Export passwords from Firefox
- For Firefox, you can click the three-line menu button and then click Usernames and passwords.
- Click on the three-dot menu button and choose Export credentials> Export. You may need to enter your computer password to continue.
- Choose a folder in which to save the CSV file and save it.
Export passwords from Safari
Passwords in macOS are a bit different. Apple passwords are not stored directly in Safari, they are stored in a separate app called Keychain Access. You can find it using Spotlight or in the Applications> Utilities folder.
- There are system key fobs and iCloud key fobs, so choose the one you want. If you have multiple Apple devices with iCloud turned on, you’re probably using iCloud Keychain.
- Click on File> Export Items. If this menu entry is grayed out, it means that at least one of these items cannot be exported.
- Choose a folder in which to save the file, click the button File format menu and choose a file type, then click Save.
- Enter your Mac password and save the file.
Importing into a password manager
These steps are tricky because each password manager usually has its own way of importing or supporting different file formats. For example:
These are the four most popular password managers. If you’re using another app, you might need to look for its own help and support instructions.