[Fixed] Chrome Not Saving Passwords- 2021 Updated

[Fixed] Chrome Not Saving Passwords- 2021 Updated

Do you face the Chrome problem of not saving your passwords when they should be?

Many users have reported this problem is happening due to Chrome is not able to save the Google Account sessions.

Users said that the problem occurs on Chrome browser regardless of the Operating System, whether it is windows versions or Mac computers.

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So What The Cause Of Chrome Not Saving Passwords?

There are some strategies that are used by most of the users commonly to solve this issue.

Below are some of the reason which may be causing this error and solution which you can follow to solve the issue.

#1. Chrome Software Bug - This error caused by the improvement patch installed by Google, by simply updating the chrome browser will resolve the issue permanently.

#2. Saved Passwords feature is disabled - There is an option in the chrome browser autofill tab, if you disabled it previously then your chrome browser will simply not provide you with a prompt window of saving the password. Just enable it and chrome will start to save the passwords.

#3. Chrome Forbidden From Storing the Data - There is an option in the browser which might prevent it from storing the password you saved before. You can easily disable that option in the setting and chrome will start saving the passwords.

#4. Your Chrome Profile Is Corrupted - Whenever you installed Chrome, you create the profile folder in the program files, if the file is corrupted in the folder, chrome will show an error, you can create a new profile which will resolve the issue.

On the Mac computers, users report the issues which were cache folder corrupted, delete those folders manually will resolve the issue.

So if the error persists in the browser then below are the methods that walk you through with steps to resolve the errors. Users have been successful with these methods and their chrome working fine.

We arrange these solutions according to the effectiveness and requirement, so follow the method in order.

Solution 1: Update the Chrome

In this you have to update your chrome browser to the latest version available, users have reported that after they updated the chrome to the latest build, their issue has been resolved. That makes sure that the issue caused by the bug in the browser is already addressed by Google.

However, the chrome Update itself whenever the update is available, but this might also be possible that it is not updating itself due to some third-party app or some manual changing in the setting.

Below are the steps to do it properly:

  • Open the Google Chrome browser and click on the three vertical dots located at the top-right corner of the window.
Update the Chrome
  • Now click on the Help option > About Google Chrome.
  • The next window will open, the update will start the scan and if the new version of chrome is available, it will install the update automatically.
Google Chrome update
  • Now the update is completely installed and you check the issue to be resolved.

Solution 2: Change Setting To Keep the Local Data

As I stated earlier the error might be caused due to the setting which prevents chrome from saving the data locally. This setting cannot be enabled by default, some users are sure that they did not change or modify this setting by themselves.

So, below are the steps to make sure that the chrome setting is not set to forbid the saving of the local data after chrome gets closed.

  • Open the Google Chrome browser and click on the three vertical dots located at the top-right corner of the window.
  • Click on Settings from the menu.
  • In the settings hover over the left side menu, and click on the Advanced drop-down menu, to open the advance settings.
Privacy and Security
  • Now Scroll down to the Privacy and Security and click on the Cookies and other site data.
  • On this menu, you will see the toggle button with Clear cookies and site data when you quit Chrome, make sure to uncheck that button.
Clear cookies and site data when you quit Chrome
  • After changing the setting, restart the browser to apply the changes completely.
  • Now, try to save the password and see if it is working properly, if not then try the next method.

Solution 3: Toggle On the Save Password Box

Users that faced the problem have reported that they resolve this issue by changing the configuration of chrome to enable it to save the password.

If you are facing a similar type of problem and want to solve this issue, below are the steps to resolve the particular problem:

  • Open the Google Chrome browser and click on the three vertical dots located at the top right corner of the window.
  • Click on Settings from the menu.
Offer to Save Password
  • In the Setting scroll down, and you will find Autofill Tab.
  • Click on Passwords.
  • Inside the Password Setting, enable the toggle button with the option Offer to Save Password.
  • Now restart the browser and check if the issue is resolved if not check out the next method.

Solution 4: Create A New Profile In Chrome

Most of the users that were facing this problem resolve this issue by simply creating a new user profile into the browser. This means that this issue is due to caused by a corrupted Chrome profile.

Now in this method, there are chances when you create a new profile you will lose your previous profile data immediately.

So if you want to go through this method below are the steps to create a new Chrome profile.

  • Open the chrome browser and Click on the Account Icon which is located on the top right corner of the screen beside three vertical dots.
Click on the Account Icon
  • Click On Add.
  • There you have to add a name and an avatar for the new profile if you want to and then click Done.
  • Restart your browser see If Chrome is now saving passwords into your new profile if not check out the next method.

Solution 5: Directory Method

If you are enabled all the autofill options and the password saving options but still it's not working then removing the password database might help you with the problem.

So below are the steps to follow through.

  • Close Google Chrome browser.
  • Go to the directory where Chrome stores its user-specific data, Now different operating systems used different directories, below are the directories for different operating systems.
    • Windows: %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data
    • Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome
    • Linux: ~/.config/google-chrome. Note that Chromium snap is at ~/snap/chromium/common/chromium/Default/
  • Now go to the directory which is called Default for the main profile and if you have other profiles like Profile 1 or Profile 2 for that you can go to their respective folders.
  • You need to delete the file name "Login Data" and the "Login Data General".
  • Now repeat the process for the other Profiles.
  • Done.

Solution 6: Third-Part Password Manager.

If you tried all these methods and Chrome still not able to save your passwords then you can look at the third-party Password Manager which is capable of saving the password seamlessly and can easily integrate with your Chrome browser.

There are some tools like Dashlane and Sticky Password which are good solutions and they have Chrome extensions that you can easily install in your browser.

All these extensions are freemium software so there is no additional cost for installing these extensions.

Solution 7: [For Mac] Remove The Cache Folder

If you're using a Mac computer and facing this particular issue there is this one solution that you can follow to resolve the problem. Now, this method also compels the browser to create a new profile which eventually resolved the issue if it is caused by the corruption of the file.

Below are the steps to follow through.

  • Go to the ~/<user>/Library folder. Here you have to replace <user> with your username.
  • Completely remove the Google folder from ~/Library/Application Support.
  • Remove all the folders from ~/Library/Caches.
  • Now after completion, restart the computer and try to save the password in the browser.
  • Done
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