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Passwords stopped being stored

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I did a restore on the latest Firefox for Mactinosh and this time, all my saved logins were deleted. Okay, so crap happens. Not the end of the world. I start to revisit sites and begin to "reassemble" my saved logins clicking on SAVE for each drop down box that pops up from my new entry. Lo and behold, after I visit about 15 websites and "save" my logins, I'm noticing that I have to always click SAVE when I REVISIT these sites. Strange. So I go into my Preferences and examine Privacy & Security, open SAVED LOGINS and find absolutely N-O-T-H-I-N-G listed. WTH???

I have done multiple RESTORES (to default settings) and nothing is allowing me to begin building my saved logins.

I'm running Quantum 63.0, Mac OS Mojave 10.13, iMac desktop.

Pete

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Do you have a logins.json.corrupt file in the profile folder?

You can try to rename or move logins.json and key4.db and, if present, key3.db in case there is a problem with the files that store the passwords.

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.


If you use the Time Machine or other backup then try to restore the logins.json and key4.db file(s) from this backup.