Recover private key from chrome backup

Hi, i had to reinstall my mac. I have a full backup but cannot restore or boot it at the moment. Is there any way to recover the key from the chrome folder? The old answer seems to be outdated and doesn’t work.

Where are the keys stored, is there any ways to access them?

Hi @k4x ,

If you have a backup of your chrome folder, you should be able to find your private key in /Default/Local Extension Settings/didegimhafipceonhjepacocaffmoppf folder. Path can differ if you have multiple chrome profiles.

You should find a xxxxxx.log binary file you can read with the strings command like this:

strings 000003.log | grep 'PGP PRIVATE KEY' 

Mine was 000003.log, it can be different name for you.

Let me know if it helps.


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Thanks! That worked perfectly!

Thanks you for the feedback :+1: It is good to know :bulb: