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Will I lose my saved passwords if I upgrade to 4.0?

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I want to upgrade to Firefox 4.0, but I don't want to lose the passwords that my current version (3.0.13) has saved. Will this be a problem if I do upgrade, or will 4.0 retain my previously saved passwords?

I want to upgrade to Firefox 4.0, but I don't want to lose the passwords that my current version (3.0.13) has saved. Will this be a problem if I do upgrade, or will 4.0 retain my previously saved passwords?

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You shouldn't lose your passwords when upgrading to Firefox 4.0, but you are "skipping over" 3.5 and 3.6 so you should back up your entire Firefox Profile just-in-case. Version to the next version updates present the least number of problems, but skipping over two major versions can sometimes cause data loss.

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Backing+up+your+information

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You shouldn't lose your passwords when upgrading to Firefox 4.0, but you are "skipping over" 3.5 and 3.6 so you should back up your entire Firefox Profile just-in-case. Version to the next version updates present the least number of problems, but skipping over two major versions can sometimes cause data loss.

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Backing+up+your+information

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Thanks! That's exactly what I needed to know. :)