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If I have a saved password, and then I enter the wrong password on a website login, does Firefox keep the old password stored, or does it overwrite it?

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I am trying to find a password that I changed yesteday. I forgot what it was, and today I entered the incorrect password, and now I can't get logged in. When I look at the password manager, it is showing what I believe is the incorrect password. Is there a way to get it to show what the password was? It is showing that I changed the password yesterday.

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Hi, jydsker!

Let me see if I can help.

  • Click the menu button New Fx Menu, click "Preferences" (the gear icon).
  • Select the "Security", and click the "Saved Passwords" box.
  • If you select the "Show Passwords" box in the lower right corner, it will show you the saved password.

If it is the incorrect password, select the entry and select "Remove".

Let us know if that helps.

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no.. I know that part.. and I can go in and see the password. The issue is that I can't remember what I changed it to, and I think that when I entered the incorrect one, it over-wrote what was stored. What I want to know is if there is a way to recover what the password was BEFORE I entered the wrong one.

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I'm sorry I misunderstood what you were asking.

Unfortunately, there does not appear to be a way to bring back the old correct password. Once the wrong password was saved, it was lost.

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Firefox would normally show a notification asking to store an updated password in the Password Manager if the passwords that you entered doesn't match the saved password.

Most websites have a way to request a new password and have it send to the e-mail that you used to register if you have forgotten the password, so you can look around for such a link.

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If all else fails, try to log in to the site, but press the Forgot Password button.