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I recently changed my password for a website, and logged in with the new password, which caused Chrome to save it. When I tried to log in later, however, it failed.

After examining the password manager entries, it turned out that the new password had been saved for, but there was also an entry for that had the old password. Both URLs give the same page, by the way.

I needed to copy the new password to the clipboard, and login for, in order to update the password for Is this the only way to do it, or is there a more graceful workaround for this problem?

Edit: To explain why I don't like my solution, it's manual and laborious. It consists of the following steps:

  1. Go to the site's page for changing the password.
  2. Most sites ask you for your current password, and because I don't remember the password, I need to open Settings->Password Manager, and find the password.
  3. I need to click a button that has "Show password" to actually show it.
  4. I need to copy it to clipboard, and paste it.
  5. After entering the new password, the password is not updated, so I need to logout, and login again with the new password.
  6. At some time later, the login mysteriously fails (and at the time I didn't know why).
  7. At that point, I head for the Password Manager dialog again, and I find out there is another URL that has the old password.
  8. I need to change it, so I find the URL that has my new password, click the "Show password" again, and I copy it to the clipboard.
  9. Finally, I login with the new password, while being careful to make sure that the URL is the one I wish to update (I might have closed that tab and reopened, and the URL might be the one that has the new password anyways - yes, it has happened to me too). Finally, this fixes it for that URL.
  10. If, for some reason, there are other URLs with the old password, I need to repeat that for each one of them, or I would have the mysterious failure again later in the future.

I'm asking if there is a way to do it in less steps, or less time than that. I mean the password manager basically fails you if you don't know how it works. Imagine a user who doesn't know all these steps, his login fails, and he's stuck.

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@DaveRook You can not edit web site url in settings/passwords , you can only delete whole entry or can view passwords – Bender Aug 11 '14 at 8:41
1 is same as but password manger treating and as 2 separate URLS – Bender Aug 11 '14 at 8:43
  1. go to C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  2. Locate Login Data file
  3. Copy it some where else
  4. Download
  5. Install and Browse data (go to login table)
  6. Save it and replace with origional one (make a backup of origional file incase something went wrong ;) )


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I don't really think this is a "more graceful workaround" OP wanted. – gronostaj Aug 11 '14 at 8:35

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