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Show Saved Passwords in Chrome on OSx

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Most browsers like Chrome and Firefox save user passwords and people use this feature so readily that they often forget what their original password. This can lead to distress and frustration when the password is needed. Luckily, getting Chrome to show those passwords is pretty easy and only a few clicks away.

Time: 2 to 5 minutes

A Macintosh computer
Google Chrome


Open Chrome

Click on Chrome on the top left of your screen and go to Preferences. This will open up the preferences in a webpage.

Chrome, Google, Passwords, Manager, Password

Scroll to the bottom of the webpage and click on Show advanced settings…

Chrome, Google, Passwords, Manager, Password

Now scroll down to the Passwords and forms section and click on Manage saved passwords. This will open up a pop-up box.

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Look through the list until you find the website you are looking for. The username is already available for you to see but the password is just dots.

TIP: If you have a lot of saved passwords, you can save some time by using the Search option at the top right of the passwords box.

Highlight the line that has the website you need the password for. A small box will show up next to the password that says Show. Click it to show the password.

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TIP: Do not click any of the Xs on the far right of the entries. Clicking on the X will delete that entry, which will loose the username and password information.

Once you have the password you need, you can close the password box by clicking on the small X in the circle in the top right corner of the password box.

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