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Main Laptop harddrive died so have all bookmarks etc synced with weave on a n900 maemo 5 but can't remember the passphrase sync advice says look at the stored passwords in Preferences but cannot find them on the N900

Main Laptop harddrive died so have all bookmarks etc synced with weave on a n900 maemo 5 but can't remember the passphrase sync advice says look at the stored passwords in Preferences but cannot find them on the N900

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Oops! Sorry for my typo, and I'm glad you managed to figure it out.

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Matt Brubeck 145 solutions 1390 answers

Sorry, it's not currently possible to view or change your Firefox Sync (Weave) password using Firefox for Maemo.

The password is stored somewhere on the device, so it should be possible to recover it somehow. I'll try to get more information, and I'll reply again later to let you know what I find.

Sorry, it's not currently possible to view or change your Firefox Sync (Weave) password using Firefox for Maemo. The password is stored somewhere on the device, so it should be possible to recover it somehow. I'll try to get more information, and I'll reply again later to let you know what I find.
Matt Brubeck 145 solutions 1390 answers

Here are instructions for retrieving your passphrase. Sory, they are rather long.

1. Open Fennec. Type "about:config" in the address bar and press return.

2. In the search box at the top of the about:config page, type "console".

3. Tap the line that says "browser.console.showInPanel" and then tap the button that says "false". It will change to say "true".

4. Shut down Fennec (using the "close" button in the top right) and then start it again.

5. Drag the Fennec window so you can see the right-hand toolbar, and press the button at the bottom right to open the preference panel.

6. Tap the button near the lower left with a "bug" icon. A screen titled "Error Console" will appear.

7. Press the button that says "Clear".

8. In the box next to the word "Code:" type this all on one line (the punctuation and capitalization must match):

Components.utils.import("resource://services-sync/service.js"); Weave.Services.passphrase

8. When you press return, your passphrase will appear. If you change "passphrase" to "password" and press return again, then your password will appear.

Sorry again for the long and complicated procedure. Let me know if you need any help, or stop by the #mobile channel on http://irc.mozilla.org/ if you need more assistance.

Here are instructions for retrieving your passphrase. Sory, they are rather long. 1. Open Fennec. Type "about:config" in the address bar and press return. 2. In the search box at the top of the about:config page, type "console". 3. Tap the line that says "browser.console.showInPanel" and then tap the button that says "false". It will change to say "true". 4. Shut down Fennec (using the "close" button in the top right) and then start it again. 5. Drag the Fennec window so you can see the right-hand toolbar, and press the button at the bottom right to open the preference panel. 6. Tap the button near the lower left with a "bug" icon. A screen titled "Error Console" will appear. 7. Press the button that says "Clear". 8. In the box next to the word "Code:" type this all on one line (the punctuation and capitalization must match): Components.utils.import("resource://services-sync/service.js"); Weave.Services.passphrase 8. When you press return, your passphrase will appear. If you change "passphrase" to "password" and press return again, then your password will appear. Sorry again for the long and complicated procedure. Let me know if you need any help, or stop by the #mobile channel on http://irc.mozilla.org/ if you need more assistance.

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Hi thanks for your detailed response I have tried several times now including copy/paste to make sure I get the punctuation/capitalisation correct but I get the following error message Error: Weave.Services is undefined Source File: javascript:%20Components.utils.import("resource://services-sync/service.js")Weave.Services.passphrase Line: 1

Hi thanks for your detailed response I have tried several times now including copy/paste to make sure I get the punctuation/capitalisation correct but I get the following error message <code> Error: Weave.Services is undefined Source File: javascript:%20Components.utils.import("resource://services-sync/service.js")Weave.Services.passphrase Line: 1 </code>
Matt Brubeck 145 solutions 1390 answers

It looks like you are missing a semicolon - this part:

service.js")Weave.Services

should look like this instead:

service.js");Weave.Services

It looks like you are missing a semicolon - this part: service.js")Weave.Services should look like this instead: service.js");Weave.Services

Question owner

just had a play with alternate spellings etc and got it to work with the following by dropping the final "s" from Weave.Services

Components.utils.import("resource://services-sync/service.js"); Weave.Service.passphrase

but many thanks for your help :)

just had a play with alternate spellings etc and got it to work with the following by dropping the final "s" from Weave.Services Components.utils.import("resource://services-sync/service.js"); Weave.Service.passphrase but many thanks for your help :)
Matt Brubeck 145 solutions 1390 answers

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Oops! Sorry for my typo, and I'm glad you managed to figure it out.

Oops! Sorry for my typo, and I'm glad you managed to figure it out.