Autofill Everyone
August 7, 2018 7:00 PM   Subscribe

Because of doing a shitload of data entry in google forms, I have nearly seven kajillion other peoples' names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses saved in my google autofill settings. I can only seem to delete them 1 by 1 which would take forever because, like I said, I did a shitload of data entry. Is there a way to delete them all in one fell swoop?
posted by Grandysaur to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar (the icon featuring three vertical dots)

Select More Tools > Clear Browsing Data

In the dialogue that appears, check the “Autofill form data” checkbox, then select the amount of data you’d like to delete from the dropdown menu at the top of dialogue box. (Select “the beginning of time” to clear everything.)

Click the “Clear browsing data” button when finished

Cribbed from here
posted by deezil at 7:21 PM on August 7, 2018

Depends which browser you're using because, in a refreshing exception to 2018 norms, it's your own browser rather than the huge evil corporation that's actually keeping that stuff for you.

Here are instructions for several browsers.
posted by flabdablet at 7:30 PM on August 7, 2018

That's Autocomplete; the instructions for Autofill are here.
posted by J.K. Seazer at 8:25 PM on August 7, 2018

Grandysaur did indeed ask for instructions on how to clear stuff saved in autofill settings, but the context makes it clear that what actually needs to go away is stuff the browser picked up automatically as a side effect of entering nearly seven kajillion other people's names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses, and that's autocomplete information, which is what the instructions I linked apply to.
posted by flabdablet at 9:27 PM on August 7, 2018

I was wrong, it was only 689 entries.
posted by Grandysaur at 10:06 PM on August 7, 2018 [3 favorites]

« Older Intermittent fasting for women?   |   Sandwich Cookie Sandwich Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.