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[Solved]Can't import passwords

  • Hello everyone,
    Hope you are doing great!!!
    I tried to import password from chrome IE E and it doesn't work i tried to the command "C:\Program Files\Opera\launcher.exe" --enable-features=PasswordImport but still nothing do someone have another solution please !!

    Thanks
    Have a nice day

  • Did you make sure Chrome and IE were closed before you opened up Opera and tried to import?

    If you have to, in Chrome, goto chrome://settings/passwords, click the kebab menu (3 vertical dots) to the right of "Saved Passwords" and export your passwords to CSV file. Then, in Opera, goto the same spot and import the csv file.

  • I have the same issue: Passwords do not import from Chrome. I do not understand what you mean by "go to the same spot" What "spot"? And how do you import a CSV file into Opera? Where in settings is the "Import CSV file into Passwords" command?

  • @burnout426
    hey
    yes sur i did it but still the same but the thing is that i dont have the import option in opera!!!!

  • @sanguinellc It is/used to be in opera://settings/passwords

  • In my version of Opera the password option is only to EXPORT passwords. There is no import option.

    The inability to import passwords and log-ons from Chrome is a major impediment to switching my default browser from Chrome to Opera.

  • @sanguinellc That's why I said used to be, Chromium removed the flag. However the command line should work.

  • @Ddragon said in Can't import passwords:

    i tried to the command "C:\Program Files\Opera\launcher.exe" --enable-features=PasswordImport but still nothing

    Did you close Opera first? If Opera is already open, the command won't help.

  • @sanguinellc

    • Goto the URL opera://about and take note of the "install" path.

    • Close Opera.

    • Open the Windows Task Manager and make sure there are really no Opera processes running. If there are, end task on them.

    • Close the browser you want to import from. Confirm it's closed in the task manager.

    • Open up a command prompt (Windows Key + r, type cmd and press enter) and type this command and press enter:

      "C:\Program Files\Opera\launcher.exe" --enable-features=PasswordImport

    (replace C:\Program Files\Opera with the install path you saw in opera://about.

    • When Opera starts up, goto the URL opera://settings/importData, pick the browser you want to import from, uncheck everything but "saved passwords", and click "import".

    If the import fails and there are really passwords stored in the source browser, try disconnecting from the net before opening Opera with the command to see if it makes a difference. Importing and storing of passwords might fail if your connection is marked as public instead of private in Windows.

    Now, if you want, you can do the following to import from Chrome instead of the previous way.

    • In Chrome, goto the URL chrome://settings/passwords.

    • To the right of "Saved passwords" will be a kebab menu (3 vertical dots). Click the dots and choose to export your passwords. They'll be exported to a csv file.

    • Open Opera the same way mentioned earlier. (As in, make sure Opera is really closed and launch it in a command prompt with the command mentioned earlier.)

    • Goto the URL opera://settings/passwords.

    • To the right of "Saved passwords", will be a kebab menu (3 vertical dots). Click the dots and choose to import passwords from the csv file you previously exported.

    Then, they should show up in opera://settings/passwords.

    One you're d one importing, you can close Opera, close the command prompt and open Opera the normal way from its icon/shortcut.

  • @leocg said in Can't import passwords:

    Chromium removed the flag.

    Chromium developers have already returned the password import flag. Now in the 80th, 81st, 82nd Chromium, the flag chrome://flags/#PasswordImport is again available. In Opera 67, 68, this flag also works.

  • @johnd78 True, I have it enabled.

  • @johnd78 said in Can't import passwords:

    Chromium developers have already returned the password import flag.

    Indeed. Thanks.

  • @burnout426 you are the best i didn't know that is so stupide but yeah now i know so when you want to do import from opera you should close everything and launch
    "C:\Program Files\Opera\launcher.exe" --enable-features=PasswordImport and than it works thanks guys

    have a nice day

  • @burnout426
    Thanks for the detailed instructions. Opera still would not import automatically but I was able to export a Chrome .csv file to a folder and use the newly present "import" option in Opera to import the csv file successfully.
    It is unfortunate that Opera has not incorporated a simpler method.

  • @sanguinellc said in Can't import passwords:

    Thanks for the detailed instructions. Opera still would not import automatically

    Are you saying that the import wizard at opera://settings/importData failed to import from Chrome? If so, I'm not sure why it didn't work.

    Edit: Unfortunately, opera://settings/importData is failing to import from Chrome for me too (on Win10). Tried in Opera Developer too. Same result. Chrome and all its processes are closed. Must be broken.

  • @burnout426 said in Can't import passwords:

    Unfortunately, opera://settings/importData is failing to import from Chrome for me too (on Win10).

    Tested in Opera 65 and tested in Vivaldi (both with importing enabled) and the same. I'm guessing that something changed in Chrome/Chromium with the storage of passwords that breaks importing.

  • @burnout426 Hello, did you try to test import from Chrome in last Stable version 67.0.3575.97?

  • @olesiak Yes. It doesn't work in 67.0.3575.97 either.

  • @burnout426 thank you for the reply. What is the Chrome version from which you tried to import data?

  • @olesiak

    80.0.3987.149 (Official Build) (64-bit) (cohort: Stable)
    Revision 5f4eb224680e5d7dca88504586e9fd951840cac6-refs/branch-heads/3987_137@{#16}
    OS Windows 10 OS Version 1909 (Build 18363.657)

  • @burnout426 said in Can't import passwords:

    80.0.3987.149

    thanks!

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