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Like most other popular browsers Google Chrome stores saved passwords. This is one of the most useful features that a web browser can have for a variety of reasons like automatically signing you into your favorite websites or allowing you to transfer your passwords into other browsers without much fuss. There are a lot of reasons why you might switch browsers and this is a convenient way to keep all of your stored data. The purpose of this guide is to demonstrate how to transfer your stored passwords from Google Chrome into Safari.

The process for transferring your passwords from Chrome to Safari is relatively easy. You will need to import your Chrome browser data, such as your saved passwords, into the Safari web browser is use the Chrome password manager feature. Thanks to a handy tool you can import your passwords into almost any other existing browser. However, you will have to install Firefox as well because Safari does not import passwords directly from Google Chrome. Simply follow these the steps below:

  1. To begin you must open Google Chrome and go to: chrome://flags/#password-import-export (This will enable importing and exporting your currently stored Chrome data like your passwords)
  2. Next, go to Chrome > Settings > Passwords (it can take a bit for the list to load sometimes)
  3. Find the section labeled “Saved Passwords” and select “Export now” and save the file on your desktop.
  4. Open a new terminal window, navigate to your desktop and enter the following command: “cat | awk -F ‘,’ ‘{print $2″,”$3″,”$4}’ > passwords-prepared.csv”
  5. Then open the password-prepared.csv file with a text editor. You must change its first line:  “url,username,password” to “# Generated by Password Exporter; Export format 1.0.4; Encrypted: false” (this step will change the Chrome saved password into a suitable format for the Safari browser as well as any other browser that uses the Firefox format)
  6. The previous step generates an appropriate password file but Firefox removed the password import tool. Install the Firefox extension extension named Password Exporter (https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-us/firefox/addon/password-exporter/).
  7. To import them into into Firefox, open Firefox, go to Preferences > Security > Import/Export Passwords. Then import the password file you created on the desktop in the above steps.
  8. To import them into into Safari, open Safari, go to “File”, select “Import From” and then press “Passwords”.

Your Chrome passwords will have been successfully transferred into Firefox & Safari.