ChromePasswordDecryptor tool makes it easy to decrypt or recover the login secrets stored by Chrome. It automatically detect the default chrome profile path for the current user and displays all the stored login credentials in clear text after decrypting them. It also shows all the blacklisted website entries for which user has prompted Chrome to not to remember the passwords.
Another useful feature of this tool is the Export option which can be used to save the login secrets to the local file in standard HTML format. This will be very useful in following cases
- To take backup of the login secrets for the stored websites
- To transfer the secrets from one system to another.
- To store the website passwords at more secured centralized location
- To recover the passwords in case Chrome becomes not accessible or non functional.
Chrome stores all the sign-on secrets into the internal database file called ‘Web data’ in the current user profile folder. This database file is in SQLite format and contains number of tables storing different kind of data such as auto complete, search keyword, ie7logins etc in addition to login secrets.
The logins table mainly contains the information about sign-on secrets such as website URL, username, password fields etc. All this information is stored in the clear text except passwords which are in encrypted format.
ChromePasswordDecryptor loads the secrets from logins table and then decrypts the password for each of the websites stored by Chrome.