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How to recover a Secret Recovery Phrase on Metamask with Chrome browser

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Did you forgot to back up your 12 Word English Seed Phrase / Secret Recovery Phrase on paper. Do not worry you are at the right place. This post will guide you what steps to perform in order to show you How to recover a Secret Recovery Phrase on Metamask with Chrome browser.

Steps to perform

  1. Open your Chrome browser and click on Metamask extension. Click on the three dots on top right of the Metamask window and click on Expand view

2. After you expand the view you right click anywhere on the window and click Inspect

3. The web inspector will open and then go to Console tab

4. Paste the following code in the white area

chrome.storage.local.get('data', result => {
 var vault = result.data.KeyringController.vault
 console.log(vault)
})

5. Once you have the vault data copy everything from first { up to the last }

6. Proceed to the vault decrypt here:

https://metamask.github.io/vault-decryptor/


7. Paste the vault data that you have copied from step 5, add your metamask password and press Decrypt

8. You will find the secret recovery phrase inside data “mnemonic”

You can now use the Seed Phrase / Secret Recovery Phrase (and private keys) to restore your MetaMask wallet. 

We strongly suggest that you make sure you always backup your Seed Phrase / Secret Recovery Phrase, and any manually imported private keys, so this never happens again.

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