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I opened an old Windows XP laptop and Firefox automatically updated to version 45 something. After it had finished I opened Firefox only to discover that all my login passwords were no longer accessible. Are they permanently gone? How do I find them?

I opened an old Windows XP laptop and Firefox automatically updated to version 45 something. After it had finished I opened Firefox only to discover that all my login passwords were no longer accessible. Are they permanently gone? How do I find them?

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.06
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.17.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • 1,2,1,2044
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • Windows Multimedia Services DRM Store Plug-In
  • Npdsplay dll
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:47.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/47.0

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FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4249 solutions 59438 answers

Did anything happen? Problems?

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


Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web Link} by holding down the <Shift>
(Mac=Options)
key, and then starting Firefox. A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh).

Is the problem still there?

Did anything happen? Problems? 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''' ----------------- Start '''[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode Firefox in Safe Mode]''' {web Link} by holding down the '''<Shift><br> ''(Mac=Options)'' ''' key, and then starting Firefox. A small dialog should appear. Click '''Start In Safe Mode''' (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?