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Import passwords from Windows Vista to Windows 8

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I have upgraded my Windows from Vista to Windows 8. I have saved my password files from Vista on my desktop but cannot figure out how to import my old Firefox password files to the new Firefox. I have already imported my bookmarks but cannot determine how to "import" the password files.

I have upgraded my Windows from Vista to Windows 8. I have saved my password files from Vista on my desktop but cannot figure out how to import my old Firefox password files to the new Firefox. I have already imported my bookmarks but cannot determine how to "import" the password files.

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For the passwords you need these two matching files: key3.db (encryption key) and signons.sqlite

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0

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alco 16 solutions 141 answers

Hi corrieg,

please refer to this article: Recovering important data from an old profile
Please report back to us if your problem is fixed!

Hi corrieg, <br> please refer to this article: [[Recovering important data from an old profile]] <br> Please report back to us if your problem is fixed!
cor-el
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For the passwords you need these two matching files: key3.db (encryption key) and signons.sqlite

For the passwords you need these two matching files: key3.db (encryption key) and signons.sqlite

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I have those two files saved but cannot figure out how to get them to restore my passwords to Windows 8.

I have those two files saved but cannot figure out how to get them to restore my passwords to Windows 8.
downunder47 0 solutions 5 answers

PLEASE! Tell us where profiles are in Windows 8!

Search on "Profiles", default, and key3.db get No Results.

HELP.

PLEASE! Tell us where profiles are in Windows 8! Search on "Profiles", default, and key3.db get No Results. HELP.
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The "Application Data" folder in XP/Win2K and the "AppData" folder in Windows Vista and Windows 7 and later versions are hidden folders.

  • C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\
The "Application Data" folder in XP/Win2K and the "AppData" folder in Windows Vista and Windows 7 and later versions are hidden folders. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Show_hidden_files_and_folders *C:\Users\&lt;user&gt;\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\&lt;profile&gt;\ *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox
downunder47 0 solutions 5 answers

cor-el! THANK YOU! Great response. Concise but with exactly what I needed. Already got it working. The longest part was figuring out how to get Windows 8 to delete the contents of the old Profile. Backspace does not do it as XP did. Delete does.

Thanks again for the super-fast reply.

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cor-el! THANK YOU! Great response. Concise but with exactly what I needed. Already got it working. The longest part was figuring out how to get Windows 8 to delete the contents of the old Profile. Backspace does not do it as XP did. Delete does. Thanks again for the super-fast reply. 47