I know how to delete saved form data in Chrome, but I'd like to be able to see all of the entries stored for fields.

When I type a into a form, I get a list of a few items that I have typed before in that field which begin with a.

I would like to see a complete list, though.

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Chrome stores that information in a SQLite DB file. And the following procedure will help you search it in there:

  1. Download some SQLite client (e.g. command-line shell program or DB Browser for SQLite)

  2. Close Google Chrome (otherwise you will get "database is locked" error)

  3. Open the SQLite DB file located at %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Data
    (on some systems, the file instead may be named Chrome Web Data)

  4. Click the Execute SQL tab and then copy the following query:

     select *
     from autofill
     where name in (
       select name
       from autofill
       where value_lower like 'one-data-entry-of-you'
  5. Replace one-data-entry-of-you for some text you know you have entered in that field. But try to use text that is not used in many fields: the more peculiar the better, because if the text replaced is used on many fields you will see all the entries for those many fields at the same time.

  6. Click Execute Query.

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    Thanks! I used the SQLite Manager Addon in Firefox and it worked great.
    – Gus
    Dec 27, 2010 at 21:22
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    Or you can open your file at C:\Users\YourUserHere\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Data. Where "Web Data" is the filename. Feb 25, 2014 at 15:57
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    I got error Invalid file format Feb 9, 2016 at 15:32
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    I also got Invalid file format while Chrome was open. Closing Chrome completely allowed it to be opened in a SQLite browser. I've now removed the unwanted entries. (I also discovered that Shift+Delete removes them from within Chrome.)
    – fredden
    Apr 22, 2016 at 0:28
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    @jj_ chrome must be closed. if you can't close it, make a copy of the file via terminal like cp "Web Data" "Web Data Copy" and it'll open without prompting for a password.
    – EGHDK
    Feb 22, 2017 at 16:28

By design it only does the most recent few.
If you want something that'll do this you're gonna need something like Lazarus.

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    As of this writing, the Lazarus link is broken (404 error).
    – Stephan
    Apr 21, 2022 at 5:09

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