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Today I realized I lost 2+ years of web account/password data that was synced across all of my Chrome instances (iOS, Win7, total of 4 computers). My bookmarks were OK. It's happened to a few people over the years, with not much explanation at least one explanation about how to avoid it (probably the data gets corrupted). So I'm wondering how can I back up this data (offline or otherwise).

Edit: Google has restored the data for me and others. As far as I know, it's a gracious favor for them to do that (no guarantees about the quality of this data, etc.). Even more reason to be able to back this up ourselves.

Note for those who are voting to close this question because it's not for Web Apps: I posted here because the password data is stored in the cloud, on Google's servers, in a Google Account. The password data is not local to a browser.

  • The data may be stored in the cloud, but that doesn't (necessarily) make this a Web Apps question. – ale Sep 12 '12 at 18:04
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    That said, have you had a look at the Data Liberation Front? – ale Sep 12 '12 at 18:05
  • @AlEverett Thanks. Synced data export/import is a suggestion in their Google moderator database. – Fuhrmanator Sep 13 '12 at 21:27
  • I've asked similar question: How secure are the passwords stored at Google Passwords? – kenorb Aug 5 '15 at 20:14
  • @Fuhrmanator The data takeout ale pointed to contains a Chrome part, that has SyncSettings - maybe that's it (I don't know since when it's there) – arieljannai Jul 4 '18 at 19:57

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