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Why does Firefox forget my login info every time I restart my computer ?

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Windows 8.1 AND Windows 10. Firefox used to remember my login info on ALL my websites but, for over a year I've had to re-enter every time & all the helpers' suggestions are inaffective

'''Windows 8.1 AND Windows 10. Firefox used to remember my login info on ALL my websites but, for over a year I've had to re-enter every time & all the helpers' suggestions are inaffective'''
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jscher2000
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Hi Sirhandsome, were you using Firefox's built-in Password Manager, or were you using an add-on such as LastPass?

Info on the built-in feature: Password Manager - Remember, delete and edit logins and passwords in Firefox

Hi Sirhandsome, were you using Firefox's built-in Password Manager, or were you using an add-on such as LastPass? Info on the built-in feature: [[Password Manager - Remember, delete, change and import saved passwords in Firefox]]
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@jscher2000, This the first I've even heard of "LastPass" so, I was probably on Firefox's built-in especially, as I am less technologically savvy than most folks (remember, I'm still using a home (desktop) computer. I see the link you provided and will try it & report back. Thanks

@jscher2000, This the first I've even heard of "LastPass" so, I was probably on Firefox's built-in especially, as I am less technologically savvy than most folks (remember, I'm still using a home (desktop) computer. I see the link you provided and will try it & report back. Thanks
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FredMcD
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Ae you talking about the Password Manager losing your data, or being logged out of websites?

Your ‘logged-in’ status is stored in special cookies. If the cookie is removed, you are logged out.

Type about:preferences#privacy<enter> in the address bar. The button next to History, select Use Custom Settings.

At the bottom of the page, turn on Clear History When Firefox Closes. At the far right, press the Settings button. Turn on ONLY Cache and Form And Search History leaving the others off.

Ae you talking about the Password Manager losing your data, or being logged out of websites? Your ‘logged-in’ status is stored in special cookies. If the cookie is removed, you are logged out. Type '''about:preferences#privacy'''<enter> in the address bar. The button next to '''History, ''' select '''Use Custom Settings. ''' At the bottom of the page, turn on '''Clear History When Firefox Closes. ''' At the far right, press the '''Settings''' button. Turn on ONLY '''Cache''' and '''Form And Search History''' leaving the others off.
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