Chrome no longer saves passwords since Big Sur upgrade

TuckerdogAVL

Registered
Most of the time, I use Safari as my browser of choice. However, as you all know, there are times you need to use Chrome (like when developers haven't built a site that Safari can work in). However, since my upgrade to Big Sur Chrome can no longer save passwords. I've gone to numerous sites, and done all the "fixes" including the default resets, autofill, etc. I've read some of the fixes from 1, 2 and 4 years ago as well to see if there's any piece of info that may work.

I'm not a computer wiz, but if there is something I can find (like in the plist? maybe?) or something I could try in the Console or even automator (which I have no clue what that is), I'm fairly good at following directions.

Otherwise, it's the eight step process. Stop, open keychain, find the website, click the box to show password, enter my username, see the password, highlight the password, paste into Chrome. Thanks in advance.
 

Cheryl

Rosie Moderator
Staff member
Mod
Give this a try:
Quit Chrome
Go to: Home>Library>Preferences
Scroll for com.google.Chrome.plist
Delete it, then empty the trash
Now start up Chrome
 

TuckerdogAVL

Registered
Question: Why do I have two LIBRARIES? One is Users/[homename]/Library and one is (I assume System as it's a folder)/Library. The first starts with:
Assistants
Color Pickers
Compositions

and the second starts with:
Apple
Application Support
Audio
Automator
Caches

I think I may have moved the [Home] Library over to the sidebar once. ?
PS I'm trying to attach a screen capture of the libraries but it won't save for some reason. sigh.
 

DeltaMac

Tech
Maybe there's another option for you....
The last couple of years, when I encounter any kind of problems with Safari, often with passwords/logins, I will usually be successful with Microsoft Edge - which is based on Chrome, but has a different "look and feel" to it. I probably use Edge more often than Firefox.
 

TuckerdogAVL

Registered
Maybe there's another option for you....
The last couple of years, when I encounter any kind of problems with Safari, often with passwords/logins, I will usually be successful with Microsoft Edge - which is based on Chrome, but has a different "look and feel" to it. I probably use Edge more often than Firefox.
No problem with Safari or Firefox saving passwords. Just Chrome. Thanks anyway, but I'll look at Edge.
 
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