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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.

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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 18 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!

cor-el
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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.

downunder47 0 solutions 2 answers

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>\
downunder47 0 solutions 2 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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