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Since the latest update (59.0.1) if you have Master Password set, Firefox can no longer access saved logins (not just my PC). Works fine with it disabled.

As per other people, the 'enter master password' box comes up when starting Firefox and can cause the whole thing to become unusable. However, the main issue appears to b… (read more)

As per other people, the 'enter master password' box comes up when starting Firefox and can cause the whole thing to become unusable. However, the main issue appears to be that Saved Logins (both using them and saving them) has ceased working. If I remove the master password and restart Firefox, they are all available again. Master Password can be set and all is fine until I restart Firefox, whereupon they stop warking again. Same thing happening on my daughter's laptop which also just updated to 59.0.1.

Asked by NigelRaz 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox 59 can't access my logins

Firefox recently updated to v59 and, as with some other users, it is (a) asking for the master password on starting up rather than on first use, and (b) losing access to … (read more)

Firefox recently updated to v59 and, as with some other users, it is (a) asking for the master password on starting up rather than on first use, and (b) losing access to my logins (there are about 200 in total). After reading other answers I have deleted two files, secmod and key4. That solves the problem the next time Firefox is used - presumably it reads the logins from key3. However, after restarting the computer and launching Firefox again, a new key4 appears in the profile and the problems above recur. (I back up my complete Firefox profile with my normal data backup, so have a 'good' copy to refer to from before the problems started).

Is there any way of permanently stopping the problem recurring - or at worst, copying the logins and 'reinstalling' them correctly into v59 (without having to write them down physically)?

Asked by Dulverton 2 years ago

Answered by philipp 2 years ago

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All passwords are gone after update.

After the last update to Firefox 59 all my passwords are gone. I am still logged in on some sites and if I click a field for a username one is suggested, however no passw… (read more)

After the last update to Firefox 59 all my passwords are gone. I am still logged in on some sites and if I click a field for a username one is suggested, however no passwords that I stored. When I check for saved passwords the list is completely empty. Also empty is the landing page with it's tiles. Also now I am asked for my master password every time I start Firefox before I can connect to websites. My bookmarks, plugins and stuff are still there...

What might be part of the problem is that Kaspersky suggested to update Firefox. However I can not remember whether this was on this PC or my other one.

Asked by Schmiddy 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago