recover passwords from a Disabled computer
Hello, My MacbookPro is completely nonfuntcional. Dead. I wonder how I can recover my logins and passwords for use on a new computer. I cannot allow synching from the old computer because it will not boot. I'm desperate.
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If you can access your old hard drive, these links can help.
Here are the files you need to Copy;
Warning ! ! Only Copy the files you are told. We will avoid anything that might cause problems. Here is the list of files;
cookies: cookies.sqlite Do not bother. Cookies will be created when you return to the website. However, you will have to log in everywhere. And you may lose any settings that websites store on your computer.
extensions(add-ons, themes): it would be better to download them fresh. If you need to remember what add-ons you had, open the extensions sub-folder and look at the .xpi files
logins.json and key3.db [v58+]key4.db : These are the password files. Copy Both !
persdict.dat : custom dictionary - words you added to the dictionary
mimeTypes.rdf [v55+]handlers.json : What to do with what type of file.
places.sqlite : History and Bookmarks.
prefs.js : Your settings. Note: If you were having problems, this could be contaminated.
cert8.db [v58+]cert9.db and possibly cert_override.txt : Stores all your security certificate settings and any SSL certificates you have imported into Firefox. If removed, the cert8.db, cert9.db file will be replaced.
search.json.mozlz4 : file stores the user-installed search engines that are available in the Firefox v47+
search.sqlite file and searchplugins folder store the search engines that are available in the Firefox Search bar before Firefox v47
Copy these files from the old to the new. You may get a message that the files already exist. Choose to over-write for each file.
Have you signed into your new computer with your Firefox account yet? Because if you do, and I am pretty sure your logins and passwords will be there.
For me, I have two computers and I didn't enable sync. When I logged into my Firefox on the second computer for the first time everything was saved. The bookmarks, add-ons, etc.
If you are still facing issues in view your saved logins and passwords, please see the following articles for some guidance:
If still nothing is working, please do inform.
Hope I helped!
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