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lost all http passwords after resetting Firefox!

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I pushed the reset button of Firefox, but not knowing that I would then loose ALL http passwords! It was a shock to me! How can I get them back? Where to search? The wastebin?

I pushed the reset button of Firefox, but not knowing that I would then loose ALL http passwords! It was a shock to me! How can I get them back? Where to search? The wastebin?

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bablushaw23 8 solutions 63 answers

Helpful Reply

Sorry but you are able to find the password. No alternatives except manually entering password.

Sorry but you are able to find the password. No alternatives except manually entering password.

Question owner

What has Firefox done with these 100 passwords?

What has Firefox done with these 100 passwords?

Question owner

What is the reason for deleting them at all? What has it got to do with resetting Firefox?

What is the reason for deleting them at all? What has it got to do with resetting Firefox?

Question owner

I'm a webdesigner and I really need these passwords for many sites!

I'm a webdesigner and I really need these passwords for many sites!

Question owner

I've now used the MD5 method to create a new password for the backend of Joomla via PHPMyAdmin, and happely it works!!!!!!!!!!! Pffffffffffffff

I've now used the MD5 method to create a new password for the backend of Joomla via PHPMyAdmin, and happely it works!!!!!!!!!!! Pffffffffffffff
bablushaw23 8 solutions 63 answers

These passwords are erased from hard-disk. It will better to inform you that your personal datas like passwords and settings created by you own , are saved only in your hard-disk and when you uninstall firefox or reset that ,all datas get erased permanently from hard-disk. and ofcourse no backups was created for them for security reasons. SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT FETCHING ILLEGEL ACCESS USING YOUR PASSWORDS.

These passwords are erased from hard-disk. It will better to inform you that your personal datas like passwords and settings created by you own , are saved only in your hard-disk and when you uninstall firefox or reset that ,all datas get erased permanently from hard-disk. and ofcourse no backups was created for them for security reasons. SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT FETCHING ILLEGEL ACCESS USING YOUR PASSWORDS.
bablushaw23 8 solutions 63 answers

It is better to suggest you to create a backup for passwords initially from other sources. thanks,

It is better to suggest you to create a backup for passwords initially from other sources. thanks,

Question owner

i WOULD APPRECIATE A WARNING BEFORE THIS UNWANTED DISTRUCTION HAPPENS!

i WOULD APPRECIATE A WARNING BEFORE THIS UNWANTED DISTRUCTION HAPPENS!

Question owner

I can only make several screenshots of them, i see no possibility to export them at all or make some sort of back-up!

I can only make several screenshots of them, i see no possibility to export them at all or make some sort of back-up!

Question owner

I have already a vew sets of printed sheets of the past. But this suddenly happened, without warning.

I have already a vew sets of printed sheets of the past. But this suddenly happened, without warning.

Question owner

Believe me, I am a true Firefox fan, only use Firefox for reference, and check other browsers for compatibility (for universal use).

Believe me, I am a true Firefox fan, only use Firefox for reference, and check other browsers for compatibility (for universal use).
FredMcD
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4248 solutions 59412 answers

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Please look on your desktop. Is there a folder called Old Firefox ?


These can't get your data back, but will help in the future.

These add-ons can be a great help by backing up and restoring Firefox

FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension) {web link} FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions, history, passwords, and more. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your saved files individually into installable .xpi files. It will also make backup of files that you choose.

OPIE {web link} Import/Export extension preferences

Please look on your desktop. Is there a folder called '''Old Firefox''' ? --------------- These can't get your data back, but will help in the future. These add-ons can be a great help by backing up and restoring Firefox '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/febe/ FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension)]''' {web link} FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions, history, passwords, and more. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your saved files individually into installable .xpi files. It will also make backup of files that you choose. '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/opie/ OPIE]''' {web link} Import/Export extension preferences

Question owner

Thank you very much; although too late, I'm glad I have a tool to avoid the loss!

-)
Thank you very much; although too late, I'm glad I have a tool to avoid the loss! :-)
knotafool 0 solutions 6 answers

mvloon said

I pushed the reset button of Firefox, but not knowing that I would then loose ALL http passwords! It was a shock to me! How can I get them back? Where to search? The wastebin?

There are alternatives, but the lazy programmers won't fix the reset parameters.

''mvloon [[#question-1034086|said]]'' <blockquote> I pushed the reset button of Firefox, but not knowing that I would then loose ALL http passwords! It was a shock to me! How can I get them back? Where to search? The wastebin? </blockquote> There are alternatives, but the lazy programmers won't fix the reset parameters.