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    Importing Passwords into Chrome from FireFox

    I'm just trying out Chrome, moving from FireFox 46.01. I can't import my passwords at all. I've removed the master password protector in Firefox, but that didn't help. I get a message in Chrome that the conversion was successful, but no p/w are moved over at all.

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    was this the method followed?:


    • Close any other browsers that are open.
    • Open Google Chrome.
    • Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
    • Select Bookmarks.
    • Click Import bookmark and settings.

    https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95418?hl=en-GB

    if so, this is for bookmarks. for passwords i'd go to addons and look for “lastpass”. install the plugin and it will allow users to have all passwords available in every environment.

    see it here:
    http://www.lastpass.com
    Last edited by cpwilson; 2016-05-09 at 14:10.

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    Hello cpwilson,

    Yes, I followed the stated (and easy) process, only it didn't work. I'm reading that Chrome is a bit better than FF, but I have a low pain threshold for what I'm willing to endure to move. Bookmarks, etc. seem to have converted to Chrome easily. No passwords came over on any attempt, and I tried multiple times.

    I'm really not looking for my p/w across multiple environments (and a bit suspicious of it too), and I'm guessing that it won't be easy to get my FF p/w into LastPass either. Is Lastpass a plugin/addon in Chrome?

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    Within bookmarks and settings -- you did have all five boxes checkmarked, correct? If yes, ok, I'll listen and learn alongside with you.
    Last edited by RolandJS; 2016-05-09 at 15:48.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WSC3 View Post
    Hello cpwilson,

    Yes, I followed the stated (and easy) process, only it didn't work. I'm reading that Chrome is a bit better than FF, but I have a low pain threshold for what I'm willing to endure to move. Bookmarks, etc. seem to have converted to Chrome easily. No passwords came over on any attempt, and I tried multiple times.

    I'm really not looking for my p/w across multiple environments (and a bit suspicious of it too), and I'm guessing that it won't be easy to get my FF p/w into LastPass either. Is Lastpass a plugin/addon in Chrome?

    Thanks.

    WSC3
    maybe i hadn't made it clear but my answer speaks of bookmarks. i asked the op if the method had been tried and pointed towards last pass as a password vault.

    Is Lastpass a plugin/addon in Chrome?
    yes. see the link. it can also be installed from a search within chrome.
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...hdlcegeplioahd

    any bother with bookmarks and the other method is to export them in a HTML file and import the html file into another browser.

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    RolandJS,

    Yes, I tried it with all five boxes checked and with only the password box checked. None brought over the p/w. They used to be p/w protected in FF, but I removed that to no avail.

    I've never head of Last pass, but maybe it's an option. that's a lot of very confidential info to put into a third party addin....

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    I always recommend a 3rd party password manager, specifically one that's portable so you can recover your passwords after a computer crash.
    WS Ultimate Utilities recommend LastPass and KeePass. http://windowssecrets.com/best-utili...ies-list-2015/

    cheers, Paul

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    PaulT: How do I transfer my p/w from FF to LastPass? Is it pretty seamless?

    Thanks.

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    two methods, Install the Last Pass addon into Firefox and go to LastPass Icon >Tools >Import From

    from toolbar: Last Pass. >Tools Import >Firefox Password Manager.

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    Thanks to all who responded. I may end up with LastPass, but as an FYI, I did finally hear from the Chrome community. There is indeed a bug which exists even in Chrome version fifty (50):


    We've a few other customers facing the similar issue and there are already bugs filed on this issue.

    Please click links below to add your comments in the forum:

    Password import from Firefox no longer works (again):
    https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium...0OS%20Modified

    Chrome's "Import bookmarks and settings..." not importing saved passwords from Mozilla Firefox:
    https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium...?id=510865#c13

    Please add comments to the bugs to help the team. You can also star the cases to get updates as the team is working on this issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WSC3 View Post
    Thanks to all who responded. I may end up with LastPass, but as an FYI, I did finally hear from the Chrome community. There is indeed a bug which exists even in Chrome version fifty (50):

    [/I]
    thanks for letting us know about the chances of Last Pass. its never let me down and its easy in import and exporting data.
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    Roboform Password Manager

    I guess I will always prefer Roboform over other 3rd party password managers. I find Roboform to be very convenient to use...at least as long as I use IE or FF or Chrome or Roboform browser on Android. The Roboform browser on Android provides me with a simple way to pretend that I am a PC and not a phone. The mobile version of websites sometimes leave a lot to be desired in terms of functionality. I guess that Lastpass is most talked about because it is free. But the fact that Roboform costs money actually increases my confidence in the product. It provides me with a place to keep not only logons but also encrypted notes. It makes a great place to store personal information. Just be sure and logoff from Roboform before you walk away from your PC or phone/tablet.

    Looks like Roboform allows imports of logins from from IE, Opera, Firefox, LastPass CSV file (and some other 3rd party password managers).

    It also imports other data ... bookmarks/favorites, Outlook contacts, Windows Address Book

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    +1 RoboForm, I've been using it since the last millennium, always rock solid.

    Re entrusting sensitive info to a 3rd party, here's what they say:

    RoboForm's industry-leading encryption technology securely stores your passwords, with one Master Password serving as your encryption key. Your Master Password is not stored on our servers and you're the only one that knows it
    With the ability to have multiple identities [Fred Flintstone persona is useful if you don't want to submit your real info], RoboForm is also a very useful online form filler. Eg you never need to store your CC info on other sites for shopping convenience.
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    How do you recover your Roboform data after your computer dies?

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    How do you recover your Roboform data after your computer dies?

    cheers, Paul

    My guess would be


    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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