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Fixing Chrome not autofilling passwords on Mac - without deleting Chrome profiles and settings:


Chrome passwords not autofilling


The solution

Deleting the files Login Data and Login Data-journal from a profile fixes password saving in that profile – without affecting any other data in it. A full profile reset is not necessary – you can reset just the password storage by deleting just the files that it uses.

This does mean you lose any passwords you had stored previously, unfortunately. But since you cannot really access them any more anyway, that data loss has effectively already happened by the time you delete the files.

Instructions

  1. Quit Chrome.
  2. Go to the directory where Chrome stores its user-specific data, below your user home directory:
    Mac
    ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome
    Linux
    ~/.config/google-chrome
    Windows
    %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data
  3. From there, go into the directory called Default if you want to fix your main profile, or into Profile 1 or Profile 2 etc. to fix one of your extra profiles.
  4. Delete the files Login Data and Login Data-journal.
  5. Repeat for other profiles as necessary.
Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:57 PM | Back to top


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