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I lost Password Editor with V.57. I really need to find this and copy all my lost passwords. Help!

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Hi, There was no warning this add on was disappearing. I really need to recover this information. Thanx

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Hi,

Firefox now has a built-in password editor - there's no need for an add-on.

You can find your saved passwords by clicking the New Fx Menu menu button > Options, and then click Privacy & Security, and Saved Logins.
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Hi,

Firefox now has a built-in password editor - there's no need for an add-on.

You can find your saved passwords by clicking the New Fx Menu menu button > Options, and then click Privacy & Security, and Saved Logins.

Modified by cor-el

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Okay, that works. But yikes.... 4 clicks instead of 1??

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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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Note that you can possibly open the Options/Preferences page in a pinned tab for easy access (e.g. type password in its search bar).


You can inspect cookies and passwords and permissions for the domain in the currently selected tab via these steps:

  • click the Control Center 'i' icon at the left end of the location/address bar
  • click the arrow to expand the security message
  • click "More Information" to open "Tools -> Page Info"
  • click "Security" to inspect and modify cookies and passwords in a standalone window
  • click "Permissions" to inspect and modify permissions

Clear the search bar of the cookies and logins window to see all entries.

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FredMcD said

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.

All very good, but with over 100 stored logins what other option is there? Roll FF back to a previous version, install Password Exporter? Seems very backwards to me.

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jayelbe said

Hi,

Firefox now has a built-in password editor - there's no need for an add-on.

You can find your saved passwords by clicking the New Fx Menu menu button > Options, and then click Privacy & Security, and Saved Logins.

I have over 100 stored logins, I would like to get them all in to a text editor so I can review them all and update where necessary. To do this 1 by 1 will take far too long. FF Quantum is great and has better security but is failing in usability in many ways.

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waxmonsterx1 said

Hi, There was no warning this add on was disappearing. I really need to recover this information. Thanx

If you are using Windows then try PasswordFox It still works on Windows 10 and FireFox 57.04 - tested ok

PasswordFox v1.58 - Extract the user names/passwords stored in Firefox http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/passwordfox.html

http://www.nirsoft.net/toolsdownload/passwordfox-x64.zip

Its a fairly straight forward app.

Run: PasswordFox.exe Edit: Select all File: Save as

Supports txt, xml, csv and vertical and horizontal html export.

btw... PasswordFox has been around for a long time.

PasswordFox v1.58 - Extract the user names/passwords stored in Firefox http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/passwordfox.html

Modified by BlueDreamer23

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Just a tip: for fast access of saved passwords list you can add URL `chrome://passwordmgr/content/passwordManager.xul` to the bookmark and then place this bookmark to the toolbar.

Modified by Yaroslav Sidlovsky

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I guess everyone knows about that man. Honestly that solution is preceded by a monotonous clicking. Firefox should have a feature which would let us link every option we need to the addons bar.

Modified by noideafornickname

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Yaroslav Sidlovsky said

Just a tip: for fast access of saved passwords list you can add URL `chrome://passwordmgr/content/passwordManager.xul` to the bookmark and then place this bookmark to the toolbar.

Looks like this option is not available anymore. Probably it was too handy so was removed because of an universal excuse - security.