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Forgot my account password, can I reset the password and recover saved info from local copy?

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So I appear to have lost my account password, but still have systems logged in to the account and syncing, and I can access my account page. I understand that if I reset my account password, stored sync passwords on the server will be deleted. However, I wanted to understand if when I reset the account password it will allow me to preserve the saved sync passwords on one of the synced system to re-populate the server.

Thanks!.

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So, I bit the bullet and gave it a try.

I disconnected Sync keeping all local information (unchecked "Remove Firefox Sync Data" and "Remove Other Private Data"), reset the password, and then reconnected Sync with the new password.

It worked! I did not lose any stored passwords in the process.

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Type about:preferences#security<enter> in the address bar. Look under Logins,

Note: For Firefox 56+ its; about:preferences#privacy Look under Forms & Passwords +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Turn on Remember Logins. To check the passwords you have listed, press Saved Logins.


Is the password listed here?


Resetting the sync password, or changing its e-mail, will remove all data from the servers.

This is a security feature. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/ive-lost-my-firefox-sync-account-information

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Hi FredMcD,

Thanks for responding.

No, the Firefox Account password is not listed under the saved logins.

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الحل المُختار

So, I bit the bullet and gave it a try.

I disconnected Sync keeping all local information (unchecked "Remove Firefox Sync Data" and "Remove Other Private Data"), reset the password, and then reconnected Sync with the new password.

It worked! I did not lose any stored passwords in the process.

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That was very good work. Well done.