To increase the security of our information, it is better to choose a unique and difficult password to enter each site or application. This works in theory, but in practice, we will probably have trouble remembering all the passwords. That’s why web browsers suggest that they save your passwords when you visit different sites so you don’t have to memorize them. But what if Google Chrome did not offer to save our password?
First of all you should not depend on your browser to store your passwords because they are not secure enough at the moment. It is best to use a dedicated password management software or site. In the following, a little will be said about this particular topic, but for now it is better to answer the main question of the article, which is to enable automatic password storage in Google Chrome.
Follow these steps to solve this problem:
Check if this feature is enabled on Google Chrome
The first step is to go to Chrome settings and check that this feature of Google is not turned off. Of course, turning off this feature does not happen automatically, but there is no harm in checking it. Because you do not need to do much to check it.
2. Make sure the Offer to Save Passwords option is on.
3. In the Never Saved section, check that there is no URL in this section among the sites you have logged in to.
You should see a list of saved passwords in the Auto Sign-in section, and sites that have recently saved their login password are at the top of the list. In the Never Saved section, there are websites that you have set for Google Chrome so that it does not save their password and does not offer to save the password when entering the site. So, in this section, look for a site where you will encounter the problem of not saving the password.
If Chrome is set up to ask you for password storage when you log in, and this site is not among the Never Saved sites, then you need to dig deeper to solve this problem.
Sign out of your Google Account and sign in again
This may be due to a mismatch between your Google Account and the Chrome browser. When you save a password with your account, it will also be stored in the cloud. So once you log out and log back in to your Google Account, check to see if this issue is resolved.
Clear browser temporary data
Sometimes Chrome cache or crashes can cause browser crashes. Of course, this is not just a Chrome issue and is present in all browsers. To clear Chrome cache, you can do the following:
2. Select More tools and then Clear browsing data.
3. In the window that opens, check all the options and select All time in the Time range section. Then click on clear data.
4. Sign in again to see if Google offers to save your password when you sign in.
Delete the password folder in Windows
If the problem is not solved by the previous methods, you need to find the folder containing your password and then delete two of its files. This forces Chrome to reset passwords.
- In your Windows File Explorer, go to:
C: \ Users \ [Username] \ AppData \ Local \ Google \ Chrome \ User Data \ Default
At the above address, instead of [Username], enter your Windows profile name enter.
2. Make a copy of the Login Data and Login Data-journal files and place them in a safe place.
3. Then delete the two files.
4. According to the process described in the previous section, open the Clear browsing data window and this time enter the Advanced tab and then enable the Passwords and other sign-in data options. Finally, click the Clear data button.
5. Log in again to a site that is aware of your login information, log in, log in, and then close Chrome.
6. Move the two files you copied to a safe location back to your original location. Chrome may have created two new files instead. So you have to replace the previous files with two new ones.
7. Try Chrome password storage again.
Why it’s better to use a password management software or website
To remember my passwords, I like a password manager like 1Password or LastPass more than a browser. These software and sites have more security and flexibility and have various other uses besides storing passwords. In the following, I will explain more about the reasons for my choice to use password management software.
I use LastPass, and this website uses 256-bit AES encryption to store my data, which is currently the most secure encryption available to the public and can be used both locally and in the cloud. On the other hand, it is not known exactly what encryption is used in Chrome, but I do not think it is safer than this encryption method.
LastPass and other password managers offer a wide range of suggestions for generating a password of all lengths and complexities. They also use salting for added security.
Password management software and sites can also store credit card information, driver’s license codes, and social security.
For the above reasons, I suggest that you use password management software instead of your browser to store your passwords. If you again have the problem of Chrome not saving passwords, consider this as a sign to choose better ways to save your password.
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