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my saved logins have disappeared. How can I retreive all the stored passwords?

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Hell, suddenly all my logins and the passwords of the profiles have disappeared. As I don't remember them all, is there a way to retreive them again? Any back up of Firefox that I can use?


Thanks a lot! Marcello

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If you use the Time Machine then try to restore file(s) from that backup.

For the passwords you need logins.json and key3.db for current releases.

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web Link} by holding down the <Shift>
(Mac=Options)
key, and then starting Firefox. Is the problem still there?


Look on your desktop. Do you see a folder called; Old Firefox?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles


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.

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Chosen Solution

If you use the Time Machine then try to restore file(s) from that backup.

For the passwords you need logins.json and key3.db for current releases.