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All the other QA's I've found tell people how to get Chrome to remember their passwords. That is not my issue. My issue is that Chrome happily remembers passwords for all the sites I want it to, except once I exit Chrome entirely, when I re-launch it later, it has forgotten them all.

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Which operating system? Do you have any extensions installed? – iglvzx Dec 22 '11 at 23:34
Does it remember ANY settings? If not, then likely the DB file that contains the settings is not in a writable location, or else a patch is installed to reset settings on startup. – Daniel R Hicks Dec 22 '11 at 23:37
I'm on OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8, I have the following extensions installed:, ReadLater, Evernote. – stantonk Dec 28 '11 at 5:09
It seems to remember everything else (bookmarks, etc...) – stantonk Dec 28 '11 at 5:10

If it is a UNIX/Linux OS, you can run Chrome under strace (or truss or dtrace etc) to find any files it fails to read/write on startup/shutdown. You can use -e trace=file with strace to trace specifically file I/O related syscalls. See strace manpage for details.

There is a variety of reasons it could fail to read from or to write to a file e.g. wrong pathname, incorrect permissions, quota exceeded etc.

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I figured it out. I have Chrome installed on both my Mac Pro and Macbook Pro. On my Mac Pro, I had Chrome configured to save passwords. However, on my Macbook Pro, I had it configured to not save passwords! This prevents saved passwords from being remembered after Chrome is exited each time on my Mac Pro.

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