Exporting Avast Passwords data and importing it into Google Chrome

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This article describes how to export your passwords data stored in Avast Passwords and then import it into the Google Chrome browser.

Instructions vary according to your version of Google Chrome. To check which version you are using, open Google Chrome and go to (three dots) ▸ HelpAbout Google Chrome.

Refer to the steps in the relevant section below based on your Google Chrome version.

Google Chrome version 75.x and higher

There is no official way to import passwords data into Google Chrome version 75.x or higher, as this option was removed by Google. The steps below are an unofficial workaround.
  1. Open Avast Antivirus and select PrivacyPasswords.
  2. If prompted, click Unlock, then enter your Master Password and click Unlock.
  3. Go to SettingsImport / export data. Then click Export next to Export to Google Chrome.
  4. Select a familiar location to save the avast-passwords-chrome.csv file (for example, your desktop) and click Save.
  5. Close your Google Chrome web browser, if it is open.
  6. Right-click the Google Chrome icon on your Windows desktop, and select Properties from the context menu.
  7. In Google Chrome Properties, select the Shortcut tab.
  8. Click in the Target text box, and hold down the right arrow key on your keyboard to move the cursor to the end of the current Target location.
  9. Press the Space key on your keyboard, then add --enable-features=PasswordImport to the end of the existing Target location.
  10. Click OK to confirm the change.
If you see the error message 'The name specified in the Target box is not valid', ensure that you correctly entered the text from step 9 above. It is essential to have a space after the existing Target location.
  1. Double-click the Google Chrome icon on your Windows desktop to open the web browser.
  2. Enter chrome://settings/passwords into the address bar, then press the Enter key on your keyboard to load the webpage.
  3. Click (three dots) next to Saved Passwords and select Import.
  4. Locate the previously saved avast-passwords-chrome.csv file and click Open to import your passwords to Google Chrome.

Your passwords data is now imported to Google Chrome.

Google Chrome version 74.x and lower

  1. Open Avast Antivirus and select PrivacyPasswords.
  2. If prompted, click Unlock, then enter your Master Password and click Unlock.
  3. Go to SettingsImport / export data. Then click Export next to Export to Google Chrome.
  4. Select a familiar location to save the avast-passwords-chrome.csv file (for example, your desktop) and click Save.
  5. Open your Google Chrome browser and enter chrome://flags/#PasswordImport into the address bar, then press the Enter key on your keyboard to load the webpage.
  6. Click the drop-down menu next to Password import and select Enabled, then click Relaunch now to the confirm change.
  7. Once Google Chrome relaunches, enter chrome://settings/passwords into the address bar, then press the Enter key on your keyboard to load the webpage.
  8. Click (three dots) next to Saved Passwords and select Import.
  9. Locate the previously saved avast-passwords-chrome.csv file and click Open to import your passwords to Google Chrome.

Your passwords data is now imported to Google Chrome.

  • Avast Passwords 20.x for Windows
     
  • Avast Premium Security 20.x
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 1, 32 / 64-bit

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