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What is the use of exporting password if you cannot put them back?

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I export all my passwords to usb, went to other computer and ........................... needed a 2e browser (edge) to import them?? How to import passwords from usb-stick to firefox? Is this even possible? i cannot find anything to import them.!

I export all my passwords to usb, went to other computer and ........................... needed a 2e browser (edge) to import them?? How to import passwords from usb-stick to firefox? Is this even possible? i cannot find anything to import them.!

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I found a solution:

About:config signon.management.page.fileImport.enabled set to true.

Then you can import from file again.

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So where are you importing them from this is confusing what your saying.

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1. Export passwords to USB from Firefox desktop. 2. Want to IMPORT to other Firefox (laptop) from the USB. 3. How to import passwords from usb-stick to firefox laptop.

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Chosen Solution

I found a solution:

About:config signon.management.page.fileImport.enabled set to true.

Then you can import from file again.

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(Too slow making the screenshot. :sad:)

The Import command is hidden for reasons I can't remember. Also, I lost the link to the relevant article, but here are the steps to make it visible:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

More info on about:config: Configuration Editor for Firefox. The moderators would like us to remind you that changes made through this back door aren't fully supported and aren't guaranteed to continue working in the future. Since we have had this setting for a long time and I use it myself, I feel comfortable mentioning it.

(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste signon.management.page.fileImport.enabled and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the preference to switch the value from false to true

This should add a new "Import from a File..." option to the ••• menu on the Passwords page. You need to reload (Ctrl+R) or close and reopen the page after making the change.

Note: I think that only works with files exported from Firefox, and not files from other password apps.

Modified by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer

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You were two minuts behind me jscher2000 :) But thanks for your reply!

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