Google Chrome allows users to save login credentials of visited websites in its built-in password manager which keeps track of the user-names and passwords of all visited websites. Whenever user logins to any website, he/she will be prompted to save the credentials for later use and if user chooses so, then the username & passwords will be stored in internal login database. So next time onwards whenever user visits that website, he/she will be automatically logged in using these stored credentials which saves hassle of entering the credentials every time.
The saved passwords in Google Chrome can be easily accessed and viewed by clicking on the wrench icon than selecting Options and clicking on the Minor Tweaks tab and selecting Show saved passwords. Google Chrome keeps all saved passwords in a SQLite database file called “Web data” in the current user profile folder, which can be easily backed up. However, if Google Chrome is not functioning properly or not working or has been uninstalled. And the user wants to recover his login credentials, it’s possible to decrypt and recover the usernames and passwords from the “Web data” database file.
ChromePasswordDecryptor tool makes it easy to decrypt or recover the login secrets stored by Chrome. It automatically detects the default chrome profile path for the current user and displays all the stored login credentials in clear text after decrypting them. It also shows all the blacklisted website entries for which user has prompted Chrome to not to remember the passwords.
Another useful feature of this tool is the Export option which can be used to save the login secrets to the local file in standard HTML format. This will be very useful in following cases:
- To take backup of the login secrets for the stored websites
- To transfer the secrets from one system to another.
- To store the website passwords at more secured centralized location
- To recover the passwords for when Chrome becomes not accessible or non functional.
ChromePasswordDecryptor is standalone application which does not need any installation and can be directly executed after copying to local system.
- Launch the ChromePasswordDecryptor on the system.
- By default it will automatically display the default chrome profile path for current user. However you can change the path using the ‘browse’ button besides it.
- Then you can click on ‘Show’ button to decrypt and display all the stored login secrets from Chrome as shown in the Screenshot 1 below.
- Next you can click on ‘Export’ button to save all the secrets to standard HTML file.