Unable To Restore Passwords In Chrome on Windows 10

Hi Experts,  

I'm bringing up a new machine and upgrade to Windows 10 at the same time.  I use Chrome and routinely back up my browser settings - C:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.  In bringing up the new image, I copied this backup to the same directory on the new machine after installing Chrome, but with it not running.  All my bookmarks loaded just fine, but my passwords and autofill settings did not.

The documentation I see says that the passwords are stored in a file called Login.Data.  I've opened this file in Notepad and can see just enough through the encryption to recognize it is containing my passwords.  I've manually copied just this file to the new directory and verified it over there.  Passwords still don't load.  I created a password in Chrome and saved it to see if the file would be overwritten.  It doesn't appear to be.  So I can't figure out what is going on except that perhaps the file or location has changed for Chrome in Windows 10.  Does anyone recognize this behavior and can you please tell me how to port my passwords?

Thanks,

Peter
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McKnifeCommented:
Hi.
Let me guess:
"The documentation I see says that the passwords are stored in a file called Login.Data." - but it does not say, we can simply copy that one file over, does it? I guess you'll have to copy a lot more if it is even possible from one machine to the other.

What documentation did you read?
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Peter044Author Commented:
I think the reality is it was several articles.  

http://juan2geek.com/how-to-backup-and-restore-entire-google-chrome-setting/

http://www.groovypost.com/howto/howto/look-up-or-back-up-google-chrome-saved-passwords/

I'd say these were the two I relied the most on.

Thanks,

Peter
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McKnifeCommented:
Peter, as you can read in your own link http://www.groovypost.com/howto/howto/look-up-or-back-up-google-chrome-saved-passwords/ this no longer works in modern chrome versions.
You can either wait until they implement something (they are working on it, see https://codereview.chromium.org/1193143003/ )
or
use a google account to make those passwords cloud based and thus accessible from anywhere (see https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95606?hl=en )
or
manually fill them in again by the help of some tool like this: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/chromepass.html
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Peter044Author Commented:
Thanks for that.  I guess I naively felt that they would not have disabled something useful.  To summarize, you're saying that what I want to have happen cannot be done?
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Peter044Author Commented:
If I might push my luck a bit further, is there a way to sync to the cloud and then bring the passwords back down to earth?
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Peter044Author Commented:
Thanks for the referral to ChromePass.  It looks like it will do the trick, but I am unable to work out how to import the passwords on the other end.  Am I missing something?
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McKnifeCommented:
Chromepass cannot import, no. That's why I wrote "manually" :-)
The cloud based pw is possible, I linked it, just follow the instructions.
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Peter044Author Commented:
I'm still working on it.  I haven't been able to get the two accounts to sync yet and haven't seen an obvious way to keep the passwords on the new machine after I've logged out, but I'll try and find some time to concentrate on it.
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Peter044Author Commented:
Just as an update, weird stuff has happened.  I'm unable to determine when the syncing happens and there doesn't seem to be a way to force a manual update but eventually, overnight I'd say, the passwords and autofill ported to the new instance.  However, I'm guess as I had already moved across the bookmarks and other profile items that could be saved, it doubled every bookmark I had on both machines by merging them.  I've tried to undo this by going back and restoring old profiles and uninstalling stuff, but it's proving to be a real hassle.
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Peter044Author Commented:
This guy was great.  Very helpful.
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