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How can I return to the previous password set up?

Hello The original built in password manager that Firefox had has changed again. It originally changed late last year. Then i returned to the previous password manager … (read more)

Hello

The original built in password manager that Firefox had has changed again. It originally changed late last year. Then i returned to the previous password manager by following instructions in this link:

https://prod-tp.sumo.mozit.cloud/en-US/questions/1271509#question-reply

However this solution no longer works. How can i get back to the previous password manager, when it was displayed in a row of columns headed 'Site' 'Username' 'Password' 'Last Changed.' Now once again it is just one long column.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks

Asked by dj1dci 4 months ago

Last reply by McCoy 4 months ago

Update 76.0 has turned on the sync logins passwords option and overwritten my passwords with old ones.

After the update to theversion 76 the settings on two of my separate browsers on mac and windows, having own sets of passwords was overwritten. The option "sync logins" w… (read more)

After the update to theversion 76 the settings on two of my separate browsers on mac and windows, having own sets of passwords was overwritten. The option "sync logins" was off now its on and my password list is screwed up.

Asked by icextend 4 months ago

Last reply by Pallavi kumari 4 months ago

Firefox Lockwise says I have 158 saved logins, but when I select "Logins and Passwords" nothing shows up

I have searched every support post that has anything remotely to do with my problem. I have tried booting in safe mode, downloading Firefox ESR and performing folder acro… (read more)

I have searched every support post that has anything remotely to do with my problem. I have tried booting in safe mode, downloading Firefox ESR and performing folder acrobatics with key3 and key4 files, I have disabled my anti-virus software. To no avail.

This morning, I was forced to log back in to my Firefox Browser "due to security reasons" and when I did all of my logins and passwords were gone. if I go to about:protections and scroll to the bottom of the page, Firefox Lockwise tells me that I have 158 passwords saved securely. But if I go to Logins & Passwords, there are only the 5 passwords that I have saved today since the issue began.

I NEED HELP!!!!!

Asked by tjwilson1987 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

password security is not there in this browser at all

password security is not there in this browser at all ,non technical one can also get vulnerable details of the user easily,when someone has set save password . supposed … (read more)

password security is not there in this browser at all ,non technical one can also get vulnerable details of the user easily,when someone has set save password . supposed the gmail accc password is saved and then the user sign out of it, and try to log in again then passwprd is visible again, there should have been password attribute and password should not be visible unless the user enter system password or fingerprint auth, it is very serious issue i think

Asked by niel 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Passwords not being sync on a recently synced device

Hello! Today I power on my computer and for some reason my Firefox account was not configured on the browser. I just logged in with my Firefox account and wait until it f… (read more)

Hello! Today I power on my computer and for some reason my Firefox account was not configured on the browser. I just logged in with my Firefox account and wait until it finishes syncing all. After a few minutes it finished "correctly". I said "Correctly" because I was very surprised when I detect that all my saved passwords were not being sync. I tried with another computer that has the same Firefox account and it has all the passwords, but nothing appears on my computer. I tried several things like restart computer, logout and login again, checked if key.db file exists on my home, etc but nothing works. I just found one difference between the devices (both are Linux and bot are Fedora): On the device that I can see all the passwords Firefox version is 73. On the device that I described before that I cannot see any password Firefox version is 76. Can it be affecting the sync? I'm worried about to update Firefox on the devices that passwords are being displayed and lost it on both devices.

My OS is Fedora 31 and my firefox version is 76.

Thanks!

Asked by ignacio.silvera 5 months ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 5 months ago

can't login from another computer

Changed my password in lockwise to a generated one on my main pc due to a site breach elsewhere. When I try to login firefox to my laptop to sync it fails because it had … (read more)

Changed my password in lockwise to a generated one on my main pc due to a site breach elsewhere. When I try to login firefox to my laptop to sync it fails because it had the old password. When I go in to password and logins on the desktop, it still shows the old password. If I go to lockwise or my account on the desktop and try to log in to my settings, it uses my old account password and tells me wrong password.

But, if I close out firefox on the desktop, then reopen, I am able to access all my other passwords and logins, except changing things in accounts.firefox.com. I do not have a copy of the generated password in lockwise.

How do I fix this?

Asked by kev4 5 months ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 5 months ago

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Auto-generated passwords settings?

Are there settings like a checklist for Uppercase, Lowercase, Numbers, Symbols, Length ? Sometimes I want a more readable password other times sites aren't accepting a pa… (read more)

Are there settings like a checklist for Uppercase, Lowercase, Numbers, Symbols, Length ? Sometimes I want a more readable password other times sites aren't accepting a password with/without some of these defined. Also why isn't there a button in the "about:logins" (or a normal dropdown context menu item) to just generate a password in any field, because sometimes it doesn't work for some fields - like changing a password, or I need to generate it separately.

Asked by gendalf 6 months ago

Last reply by codetalker 5 months ago

Firefox won't stop prompting me for master password

Hello, Long-time Firefox user here. I'm running Firefox (version 75.0, auto-updates enabled) on a Windows 10 (Version 10.0.18362 Build 18362) desktop PC. I'm using the b… (read more)

Hello,

Long-time Firefox user here. I'm running Firefox (version 75.0, auto-updates enabled) on a Windows 10 (Version 10.0.18362 Build 18362) desktop PC. I'm using the built-in Firefox password manager, although as a general practice I do not log into it using my master password unless absolutely needed (for example, to check my email or Slack). For the vast majority of the general browsing I do, I stay logged out of my accounts.

This has worked just fine for years. However, lately Firefox keeps prompting me to enter my master password, and won't stop prompting me for my password while I'm browsing. Oftentimes I'll randomly receive the prompt, often on sites that should not be asking for a password, such as a blank New Tab or sites that don't have any associated data in my password manager.

What's frustrating is that, when I close the prompt, Firefox will immediately re-prompt me again to enter my master password, despite me not wanting to log in (or on some sites, not having an account or even a login page). It will keep repeating this prompt incessantly, sometimes for 5-6 times before going away briefly, only to reoccur when I navigate to a new site.

My browser is configured to be a bit more privacy-conscious, and I'm wondering if this may be causing this behavior. In Options > Privacy and Security, I've set Custom blocking for the following items: - Cookies (all third-party sites) - Tracking content (in all windows) - Cryptominers - Fingerprinters I have also set my browser to delete cookies and site data upon closure.

I am using the following plugins, with auto-updates enabled: uBlock Origin HTTPS Everywhere Privacy Badger Decentraleyes Cookie Autodelete Firefox Mult-Account Containers Facebook Container

I've searched the support forums for help on this topic and found the two articles below. However, after trying the offered solutions, neither fixed the underlying behavior. Also note that I am not using any third-party antivirus solutions, like ESET Internet Security and Avast, which have been known to cause similar issues with the Firefox password manager. Here are the articles I found: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-keeps-asking-me-master-password (I tried these steps and still had the same behavior happen) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1176785 (this just disables the Password Manager, something I ideally would not have to do to stop this behavior)

Can anyone provide any insight into why Firefox keeps doing this? I love Firefox but lately it's become a drag to use because of this. Thanks all.

Asked by andre.tom 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 months ago

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Why is Firefox suddenly not saving my request to ask to save login information?

Since about 2 updates ago I have had to keep my options tab open for it to save the request that I want it to Ask to save logins and passwords for websites it is very ann… (read more)

Since about 2 updates ago I have had to keep my options tab open for it to save the request that I want it to Ask to save logins and passwords for websites it is very annoying that every time I restart Firefox I have to go through this.

Asked by K8T 6 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 months ago

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Firefox autofills some password fields even though the feature is disabled and no sites are listed in lockwise.

Anyone have an idea where the data may be hiding so it can be removed? It only happens with a handful of sites but I happen to use these particular sites very frequently… (read more)

Anyone have an idea where the data may be hiding so it can be removed? It only happens with a handful of sites but I happen to use these particular sites very frequently. (And it uses the wrong username and/or password for these sites.)

Asked by kgc1960 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 months ago

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how do i delete old passwords

Firefox has begun showing multiple password options when I am trying to log into a site. Several errors (and yes, I consider them ERRORS) are occurring: 1) Firefox prese… (read more)

Firefox has begun showing multiple password options when I am trying to log into a site. Several errors (and yes, I consider them ERRORS) are occurring:

1) Firefox presents passwords for EVERY account I have on the current website, not just the one I have entered in the UserID field;

and

2) Firefox presents multiple, previous versions of the password for the correct UserID.

I want this to stop, mainly because, before these errors were introduced, only the correct version of the correct UserID's password was auto-populated, and pressing the LOGIN button was all that was required.

Asked by Joe's Firefox Account 7 months ago

Last reply by McCoy 7 months ago

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How can I reinstall firefox with only passwords/bookmarks?

I want to COMPLETELY wipe firefox, and then reinstall it and bring back only my passwords and bookmarks. I'm trying to troubleshoot some graphical glitches in firefox. Ho… (read more)

I want to COMPLETELY wipe firefox, and then reinstall it and bring back only my passwords and bookmarks. I'm trying to troubleshoot some graphical glitches in firefox. How do I restore passwords and bookmarks after restoring? Thanks

Asked by bhybodus 7 months ago

Last reply by RobertJ 7 months ago

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how to get back my password from old version of mozilla firefox? I lost everything :((

Almost one week ago, my daughter updated my firefox and when I checked the new version, I realized that my whole passwords were lost and there were no record in my securi… (read more)

Almost one week ago, my daughter updated my firefox and when I checked the new version, I realized that my whole passwords were lost and there were no record in my security profile. I checked the internet for solution, most of them suggested some files to import, but I dont have them. I need basic narration and instructions. I have some intercontinentinal projects, so I urgently need a solution. Thanks.

Asked by sebnemozde 8 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 months ago

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how can I prevent my password from appearing automatically when I open a site

When ever I login to my bank account a screen appears showing my Id along with my password allowing anyone to access my account. How do I prevent the password from openin… (read more)

When ever I login to my bank account a screen appears showing my Id along with my password allowing anyone to access my account. How do I prevent the password from opening automatically. dan

Asked by Daniel Amatuzzo 8 months ago

Last reply by McCoy 8 months ago

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saved logins disappeared

hello since last week, my saved logins have disappared. I tried with a win10 system recovery (there were 2 timestamps available): both didn't work, linked to a problem wi… (read more)

hello

since last week, my saved logins have disappared. I tried with a win10 system recovery (there were 2 timestamps available): both didn't work, linked to a problem with Firefox profile (but error message doesn't show up fully so hard to see what is wrong).

Via shadowexplorer, I was able to export the following files from previous system recovery backups: key3.db key4.db & logins.json .

If I copy these to a new (or existing profile), the logins.json file is renamed to logins.json.corrupt

I have seen that there was a similar problem with AVG-users, but I run Comodo internet security premium...

Any clues how to retrieve the logins??

thx in advance!

Asked by kenny.smet1 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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I want to allow Firefox permanently to save all of my passwords. How can I allow Firefox permanently to save all of my passwords ?

Everyday I log in to many websites. I need to save those passwords. That's why I use Firefox's built in password manager. But I'm too much bored about it's prompts. I am… (read more)

Everyday I log in to many websites. I need to save those passwords. That's why I use Firefox's built in password manager. But I'm too much bored about it's prompts. I am allowing it every time. That's why I want to allow it permanently to save all of my passwords. How can I allow Firefox permanently to save all of my passwords ? If it is not possible, can you help me "How can I do this, by editing the ' omni.ja ' file in the 'C:\Drive' ? "

Asked by Sami The Legend 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Reinstalled and I am unable to restore my old password files.

I refreshed Firefox to fix a problem of links not loading to no avail so I decided to reinstall. First I copied my profile folder. After reinstalling Firefox I was able… (read more)

I refreshed Firefox to fix a problem of links not loading to no avail so I decided to reinstall. First I copied my profile folder. After reinstalling Firefox I was able to import my bookmarks from a previously exported backup. Here's the fun part...I am unable to find the new profile folder so I can copy my old password files into it. The new folder has only 6 folders and 1 file in it whereas the old profile folder had about 19 folders and 52 files. The 2 files I need to copy back into my new profile folder are logins.json and key4.db. So far I have been unable to Google any helpful support articles so I decided to try Mozilla support directly. I am desperate to restore my old files because if I have to manually copy passwords from a different Firefox installation it will take a loooong time.

By the way, the original issue of Firefox not loading has occurred on my other computer as well. Is the new version broken?

Asked by Chaffee 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago