Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
Results 1 to 6 of 6

This is a discussion on View Saved Form Data??? within the Chrome Tips & Tricks section, part of the Google Chrome category: Is there any way in Chrome to View Saved Form Data, similar to the View Passwords in Options?...


  1. #1
    pjfla is offline Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Southwest Florida
    Posts
    71

    Default View Saved Form Data???

    Is there any way in Chrome to View Saved Form Data, similar to the View Passwords in Options?

  2. #2
    sulasno's Avatar
    sulasno is offline Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    1,759

    Default

    I am not sure whether this would be available in the History and whether it would be readable

  3. #3
    pjfla is offline Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Southwest Florida
    Posts
    71

    Default

    I think the Saved Form Data may be in files that are in the Cache folder, named Data_xxx. Files of that name are not deleted when the Cache is cleared.

    I have looked at them using Wordpad to open them but the results are useless to me. Someone who has a heck of a llot more talent may be able to read and decipher them.

    I ask because what I expect to be saved is sometimes not available or does not populate the entry fields by default; it seems to be there when the user starts to type in the entry fields, such as user name, but initially that field is blank. And sometimes the field is populated. I do not see any particular pattern.

  4. #4
    sulasno's Avatar
    sulasno is offline Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    1,759

    Default

    when I visit some forums (even though the username and login are saved), the entry is blank.

    typing the first letter of the username will populate the field

  5. #5
    devilslackey is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Orange County
    Posts
    330

    Default

    I don't think the form saving feature should EVER automatically fill in the values for you. It's designed to function just like in FF and IE, where you have to type and it gives you a list of values based on what you type. It's likely that either cookies or the password manager (or both combined) are automatically filling things in for you on certain sites.

  6. #6
    pjfla is offline Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Southwest Florida
    Posts
    71

    Default

    YOu probably are correct. I seem to see some erratic behavior. Take this site, for example. I'll login, enter my password and check the Remember Me box. That sets a cookie. If I navigate away from this site without logging off - which I probably do most of the time, and come back, I am still logged in. But not always. Sometimes I have to enter the user name again, and when I start to type my login name is shown in the drop down box. I assume, therefore, that the name is saved in the Form Data files because it will still appear even if I delete all of the www.chromeplugins.org cookies.

    Why does not Chrome ask to remember the password for this site. If it did I would have the Login and Password fields automatically populated.

    In any event, this is why I was wondering if there was a way to see saved form data. On an "importance" scale of 1 to 10 , this rates only a 1 .

Similar Threads

  1. GCB saved my life today, thanks!
    By Luc VN in forum Chrome Tools
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-11-2010, 02:24 PM
  2. Viewing Saved Passwords
    By CaptainWinky in forum Bugs and Vulnerabilities
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-04-2010, 05:43 PM
  3. Is it possible to view larger history images
    By imgdr5109 in forum Chrome Troubleshooting
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-25-2009, 04:37 AM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-06-2008, 06:25 PM
  5. Not Able to get Excel view of the pages
    By shreejeshmv in forum Chrome Plugins
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-24-2008, 11:23 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •