Transfer passwords between Vivaldi browsers

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    Hello! As you probably already know, yesterday the next stable version of the Vivaldi 1.5 browser was released , which pleased users with new features and improvements. In total, almost 9 months have passed since the release of the first stable version of this browser, and during this time, of course, many users have accumulated a large amount of personal data in the form of bookmarks, notes, passwords, and other trifles necessary for full work on the network. This does not cause any problems until the user is faced with a situation where you need to change the computer, reinstall the entire operating system or only the browser. And here the question arises: how to transfer everything “acquired by overwork” from the previous version to the freshly installed Vivaldi browser?

    We have already toldabout how to transfer personal data from one version of Vivaldi to another, but this process did not seem complete due to the fact that the features of the Chromium kernel also do not allow you to simply transfer all saved passwords and installed extensions. With the latter, the problem remains relevant - even when transferring these extensions by copying files and folders, you have to install them again yourself, but with passwords the situation has become better - they can be imported and exported as a CSV file. This is what we will talk about today.

    So, in order to transfer passwords from one installed Vivaldi browser to another, we need to do some preparatory work. First, we need to enable the password import and export function in the browser’s fine-tuning. To do this, enter the following address in the address bar:

    vivaldi://flags#password-import-export

    And then in the drop-down menu of this option, select the appropriate item:

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    Save the setting and restart the browser. Now we open another internal address, already known to us from the article about placing the password manager in the form of a web panel :

    chrome://settings/passwords


    UPDATE
    In new versions of Vivaldi (starting from 1.9), you need to use a different line:

    chrome://settings-frame/passwords

    And we see that new buttons have appeared in this manager that allow you to import and export saved logins and passwords:

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    When exporting data, they are saved in a CSV file, which makes them "readable" in the form of a regular table or in a text editor. This data can even be edited - just be careful with the encodings when working with the file, use the universal UTF-8.

    Further, in the new version of the Vivaldi browser, we turn on import / export in a way we already know, and then we import the CSV file with logins and passwords into the browser, not forgetting to save the result with the “Finish” button:

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    It remains to add that the CSV format is universal, which allows you to use files with passwords in any operating system. Thus, you can transfer data between versions of Vivaldi installed on Windows and Linux. True, here you need to be prepared for possible problems: for example, I was not able to import passwords from the Vivaldi browser installed on OpenSUSE and on Windows into the same version of the browser installed on Ubuntu. But in most cases, this method will work and will help you not to lose important data when “moving” between browsers.

    PS Yes, if you suddenly forgot where you can download the Vivaldi browser to use the tips above - welcome !

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