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Exporting Saved Logins

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I managed to get 3 files out of Firefox 79: KEY3.DB, KEY4.DB and LOGINS.JSON. They are now on my Desktop. How do I get them to go from there into Waterfox 2121.11?

P.S. I belive I set up a "sync" account by mistake. If I did, Please delete it. Thank you.

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You can use sync to share all selected data. Waterfox is compatible with the Mozilla sync servers.


Password:Recovery:Restore:Export https://www.ghacks.net/2018/07/18/how-to-export-firefox-passwords-in-firefox-57/ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/passwordfox.html (Win) PasswordFox v1.58 - Extract the usernames/passwords stored in Firefox Copyright (c) 2008 - 2017 Nir Sofer

Note: Some anti-virus show false positive. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Easily export your passwords from Firefox. https://github.com/kspearrin/ff-password-exporter

Export your passwords from Firefox in a portable CSV or JSON format. It works on Windows, macOS, and Linux. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 3 Tools to Decrypt and Recover Passwords Saved in Firefox • Raymond CC https://www.raymond.cc/blog/how-to-find-hidden-passwords-in-firefox/ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ https://www.ghacks.net/2018/07/18/how-to-export-firefox-passwords-in-firefox-57/ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ https://github.com/kspearrin/ff-password-exporter +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ If you don't find a third party script or program you can trust, you can run a script in Firefox's Browser Console to spit out the list in CSV or JSON format. For example:

JSON file: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1258644

CSV: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1253828 (copy/paste from console)


chrome://passwordmgr/content/passwordManager.xul

chrome://passwordmgr/content/passwordManager.xhtml

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Delete Account: Look for Delete Account at the bottom of https://accounts.firefox.com/settings


After, create a new sync using the system/profile that has the data. Wait for a while until the syncing is done before adding any new members.

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Did you check whether you can import a logins CSV backup in Waterfox as that is the easiest way ?

See the note at the bottom of this article about how to enable import CSV in Lockwise via the about:config page.


You only need to copy logins.json and key4.db as a possible key3.db is likely too old to work with a current logins.json.

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

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