I want to use Google Chrome more often but all my saved passwords are in Firefox.

What's the easiest way to get them into Google Chrome?

  • Do not use chrome to store passwords. They are stored in plain text. Please use a proper password manager that will encrypt your passwords at rest. You can get many secure password managers that will automatically work with any browser, on any OS, including mobile. No more password importing.
    – HackSlash
    Sep 5, 2019 at 17:39

3 Answers 3


Click the wrench icon next to the URL bar and go to Bookmarks » Import bookmarks and settings

Select Firefox from the drop-down menu and ensure that the "Saved Passwords" box is checked. Finally, click import.

This topic is covered here: Import settings from another browser - Google Chrome Help

  • Unfortunately "Mozilla Firefox" does not show up as an option if you only have the portable Firefox version in use. One workaround found: Install Firefox locally, copy the user folders from portable to local, then import (as described here or here). Other workarounds: superuser.com/q/271369/169199 ... PS: Why got Firefox 47 so slow... which is probably the reason for many users to move to Chrome currently.
    – Avatar
    Jul 1, 2016 at 10:31
  • It would be nice to have a solution where we can import "saved" saved passwords etc. from Firefox (after a refresh say) and in a folder named old*.
    – mckenzm
    Dec 9, 2018 at 21:59
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    That is not working between Firefox 68 and Chrome 76.
    – user97325
    Aug 31, 2019 at 16:10

I understand that the problem is importing into Chrome passwords from Portable Firefox, and the difficulty is that Chrome cannot detect this version of Firefox for automatic import.

Although not having Portable Firefox, I can think of two procedures.

Method 1 : Use LastPass on both Firefox and Chrome

  1. Install LastPass on Firefox, creating a LastPass login. LastPass will import all the Firefox passwords.

  2. Install LastPass on Chrome and login to it.

Now all your passwords are available on both browsers via LastPass, so adding a new password will also make it immediately available on the other. LastPass also supports other browsers and devices such as smart-phones.

Method 2 : Physically transfer from Firefox to Chrome

  1. Begin by installing LastPass on Firefox
  2. Open the LastPass Vault and use Tools > Export to export all passwords into a CSV file. The file will have these columns which are not the correct format for Chrome:

  3. I used Excel as the tool to import the CSV file and transform it to the Chrome format and save it under a new name:


    Note that Excel created the file with ; characters as separators between fields, so I needed to use a text editor to replace them by commas.

  4. Start Chrome and enter chrome://settings/passwords.

  5. Click the three-dots button to the right of the header "Saved Passwords" and choose "Import".

  6. Import the CSV file.

  7. Done.

  • Thank you for your response but I was hoping for some solution that wouldn't involve any third party programs. I will consider it though if there isn't any other suggestion. Also why did you mention Firefox Portable, as far as my case I got the standard desktop app.
    – user97325
    Sep 1, 2019 at 15:06
  • @ChristosK.: Portable was in some comment - an older post may include too much info. As regarding LastPass, I highly recommend it.
    – harrymc
    Sep 1, 2019 at 15:42
  • 'LastPass will import all the Firefox passwords' I don't think that LastPass automatically imports passwords from FF
    – user97325
    Sep 5, 2019 at 16:35
  • That stopped working, but there is a solution. See also the last entry in this post.
    – harrymc
    Sep 5, 2019 at 16:39
  • Oh come on, I am not going to use a third party solution to make another third party solution work. I mean For Firefox sake, it's about passwords after all. :) I appreciate that you are trying to help, but I think that this process should have been much easier. As a last resort I am going to write the most important passwords on a paper towel and move them around manually. :D
    – user97325
    Sep 5, 2019 at 19:10

You need this to sync your Firefox bookmarks, history, cookies and passwords with Google Chrome:

Xmarks Bookmark Sync

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    Gone now (May/April 2018). Link is dead
    – mckenzm
    Dec 8, 2018 at 21:31

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