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FF 41.0.2/Windows 7 on laptop. Use Saved Password Editor 2.9.4

I may be okay, but I ask that you tell me if I am and walk me through the steps like I am a slow child (please).

I restored computer with Image, so all my passwords reverted to my old ones. I have backups on hard drive and thumb with login.jsons and key3.db from last week (those would be newly configured). What I think I can do and what I can do are a little unclear. I would, though, like to merge the two lists.

 Not a new profile, but to use the passwords I spent a week changing and keep the hundreds of others I haven't gotten around to changing yet (and will not have to, now).

I think those files are write only - why can't I read them? I think I can move them from old profile to new - or vice versa - but as you can read from my info, I am unclear what to do.

Can the files be opened so I can just copy?

(As suggested, I backed up passwords using FEBE - thanks!)

Thank you.

FF 41.0.2/Windows 7 on laptop. Use Saved Password Editor 2.9.4 I may be okay, but I ask that you tell me if I am and walk me through the steps like I am a slow child (please). I restored computer with Image, so all my passwords reverted to my old ones. I have backups on hard drive and thumb with login.jsons and key3.db from last week (those would be newly configured). What I think I can do and what I can do are a little unclear. I would, though, like to merge the two lists. Not a new profile, but to use the passwords I spent a week changing and keep the hundreds of others I haven't gotten around to changing yet (and will not have to, now). I think those files are write only - why can't I read them? I think I can move them from old profile to new - or vice versa - but as you can read from my info, I am unclear what to do. Can the files be opened so I can just copy? (As suggested, I backed up passwords using FEBE - thanks!) Thank you.

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FredMcD
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The only way, I think, is to do it one at a time by going into the Password Manager. Or logging into the web site.


In the event that the passwords information is lost, you should record all information in a separate text file somewhere else on your hard drive, or written down. You can easily copy and paste if you need to do so. If you are concerned about someone else looking at that file, you can compress it using a password.


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

The only way, I think, is to do it one at a time by going into the Password Manager. Or logging into the web site. --------------- In the event that the passwords information is lost, you should record all information in a separate text file somewhere else on your hard drive, or written down. You can easily copy and paste if you need to do so. If you are concerned about someone else looking at that file, you can compress it using a password. -------------- 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

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One at a time is fine, as long as I can see the data. What do you mean - logging in - logging in where? You do know that Saved PW Editor is NOT the FF default, but a third party addon? (That's why I put the version number in there.)

As I also said, I installed - and used FEBE.

It seems to me, with the proper files saved, that all is NOT lost. You seem to not know the method. Not slamming you, but there is a procedure and somebody else will have the answer.

Thank you, though.

One at a time is fine, as long as I can see the data. What do you mean - logging in - logging in where? You do know that Saved PW Editor is NOT the FF default, but a third party addon? (That's why I put the version number in there.) As I also said, I installed - and used FEBE. It seems to me, with the proper files saved, that all is NOT lost. You seem to not know the method. Not slamming you, but there is a procedure and somebody else will have the answer. Thank you, though.
cor-el
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I think that it is possible to merge passwords with the SPE extension. You would have to place a matching pair of the logins.json and key3.db file in a profile and the use the extension to export the passwords. If you only need to merge one set set then you can place to other set in the profile folder with Firefox closed. By importing a backup made by the SPE extension you can merge the passwords with the passwords from another logins.json and key3.db set.

I think that it is possible to merge passwords with the SPE extension. You would have to place a matching pair of the logins.json and key3.db file in a profile and the use the extension to export the passwords. If you only need to merge one set set then you can place to other set in the profile folder with Firefox closed. By importing a backup made by the SPE extension you can merge the passwords with the passwords from another logins.json and key3.db set.

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cor-el,

I knew it would be you. Sounds very interesting and a little confusing. I am sure it will become clearer, soon.

Keep you posted. Thank you.

cor-el, I knew it would be you. Sounds very interesting and a little confusing. I am sure it will become clearer, soon. Keep you posted. Thank you.

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cor-el,

The .db and .jsons (or jsons alone) files are in the Profile with an .XPI extension. I am sure you know that.

Doesn't that mean I have to convert those to .SPE or if not in that format already, that it can't be done? Don't yet know if that is possible.

I actually opened a jsons. which is readable to a degree, but it's the wrong date. The ones I need I cannot click open. I thought you drag them as is somewhere - and then I gave up on the instructions. Too advanced for me, as currently written.

Thank you.

cor-el, The .db and .jsons (or jsons alone) files are in the Profile with an .XPI extension. I am sure you know that. Doesn't that mean I have to convert those to .SPE or if not in that format already, that it '''can't''' be done? Don't yet know if that is possible. I actually opened a jsons. which is readable to a degree, but it's the wrong date. The ones I need I cannot click open. I thought you drag them ''as is'' somewhere - and then I gave up on the instructions. Too advanced for me, as currently written. Thank you.
cor-el
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You can't open key3.db files, but a logins.json file is a text file and is best be opened in the Scratchpad for inspection.

A backup made by the SPE extension is usually either in XML format or in CSV format dependent on what you have chosen.

You need to use the SPE extension to import such a backup in the Firefox Password Manager.

You can't open key3.db files, but a logins.json file is a text file and is best be opened in the Scratchpad for inspection. A backup made by the SPE extension is usually either in XML format or in CSV format dependent on what you have chosen. You need to use the SPE extension to import such a backup in the Firefox Password Manager.

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cor-el.

I don't know what's in the db files, but if I can use jsons, it's better than nothing. Is scratchpad like Office Notepad? With Notepad it won't be easy.

No matter how many times I point it out - it is overlooked anyway. It's "Saved Password Editor," by Daniel Dawson. I imagine your instructions, for the Firefox manager do NOT apply.

Start over, perhaps?

cor-el. I don't know what's in the db files, but if I can use jsons, it's better than nothing. Is scratchpad like Office Notepad? With Notepad it won't be easy. No matter how many times I point it out - it is overlooked anyway. It's '''"Saved Password Editor," by Daniel Dawson.''' I imagine your instructions, for the Firefox manager do NOT apply. Start over, perhaps?
cor-el
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The Scratchpad is one of the built-in developer tools.

It has a special "Pretty Print" button to format JSON files for readability by adding line breaks. Otherwise you only see one long line with text that may or may not wrap automatically, but is much harder to interpret.

The Scratchpad is one of the built-in developer tools. *https://developer.mozilla.org/Tools/Scratchpad It has a special "Pretty Print" button to format JSON files for readability by adding line breaks. Otherwise you only see one long line with text that may or may not wrap automatically, but is much harder to interpret.
cor-el
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Do you have backups created by the Saved Password Editor extension?

Do you have backups created by the Saved Password Editor extension?

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cor-el.

PS - I was clear, I thought, that the logins.json file is the wrong date, I can't use it, and that the dates that I CAN use are formatted in XPI and unreadable.

This file comes from my Firefox Profile Folder. Do I have a choice on how to save here? (If yes, I completely missed it - and it's only good going forward.)

So, yeah - I think again - now. that my guesses about dragging files is still a contender. Absolute redo.

Thank you.

cor-el. PS - I was clear, I thought, that the logins.json file is the wrong date, I can't use it, and that the dates that I CAN use are formatted in XPI and unreadable. This file comes from my Firefox Profile Folder. Do I have a choice on how to save here? (If yes, I completely missed it - and it's only good going forward.) So, yeah - I think again - now. that my guesses about dragging files is still a contender. Absolute redo. Thank you.

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You caught up while I was writing my epic novels.

So: No, I use the SPE add-on for logins, but it does not offer a backup option, Saved in Firefox Profile.

logins.jjson or login.JSONS? Forgive the misspellings.

You caught up while I was writing my epic novels. So: No, I use the SPE add-on for logins, but it does not offer a backup option, Saved in Firefox Profile. logins.jjson or login.JSONS? Forgive the misspellings.
cor-el
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Sorry, you would need the Password Exporter extension to export and import passwords.

Sorry, you would need the Password Exporter extension to export and import passwords. * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/password-exporter/