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no trace of logins.json on update

Have update from 89.0.2 to 93.0 today, and like many others it seems been caught out by the assurance that passwords & logons would automatically be transferred. I've… (read more)

Have update from 89.0.2 to 93.0 today, and like many others it seems been caught out by the assurance that passwords & logons would automatically be transferred. I've found the advice about copying key4.db & logins.json from the Old Firefox data folder that has appeared on my desktop. The problem is I can see key4.db but there is no trace of logins.json. I have show hidden files enabled. Have tried searching the folder and still got no trace. NB there was also no logins.json in new profile folder until I created an account for this support posting, although I realise it may not create until a log on is saved.

The issue is the missing passwords are computer generated and only saved in my firefox browser, and there were definitely some saved with usernames etc.

I noticed a comment that logons.json is a text document. I only have 4 of those - AlternateServices, pkcs11, SecurityPreloadState & SiteSecurityService State. I assume none of these could be logins under a different name?

Asked by krffji 2 weeks ago

Last reply by mr.speedlight 6 days ago

Lost Passwords

Every week to ten days Firefox loses all the passwords I have createdand stored in the browser. This has now happened for the fifth or sixth time without me having done a… (read more)

Every week to ten days Firefox loses all the passwords I have createdand stored in the browser. This has now happened for the fifth or sixth time without me having done anything different. I have been using Firefow for over ten years and found it to be reliable and excellent however over the last months it is no longer reliable, extremely slow and hangs. On top of that I now have this recurring issue with saved passwords. The version is apparently up to date and I don't think has been updated within the last two days, but so frustratingly it seems you have taken an excellent product and turned it into a steaming pile of dung.

If I can't get this issue resolved effectively and immediately I really dont't see the point in continuing to use the product as I'm spending too much time trying to resolve issues that were never before a problem.

Asked by da-vigo 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

Logins disappear

My logins in Firefox Lockwise keep disappearing. I can sync from my iPhone to get them back. But they continue to disappear on my computer. What can I do to make it stop … (read more)

My logins in Firefox Lockwise keep disappearing. I can sync from my iPhone to get them back. But they continue to disappear on my computer. What can I do to make it stop disappearing?

Asked by tom.gillem 3 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

Synchronization on other Firefox with "Key Sync"

Hello to all, I'm a "beginner" on Mozilla sorry if my question seems stupid, moreover, English is not my mother tongue. Mozilla is my main browser since 12 years. I had a… (read more)

Hello to all,

I'm a "beginner" on Mozilla sorry if my question seems stupid, moreover, English is not my mother tongue. Mozilla is my main browser since 12 years.

I had a 2011 mac (personal) on which I had a bunch of bookmarks and passwords saved since 2011. I had Sync enabled back then and have a Firefox Sync key (8 series of 4 numbers/letters). On another Mac (for work), much more recent, I also use Mozilla and I created an account (with my email address, the same one I probably used in 2011) as soon as I installed Mozilla.

I have the impression that in the meantime the way "Sync" works has changed (before with a key, now with a login/password).

My problem is the following : my personal Mac broke (impossible to turn it back on) and I would like to be able to recover my bookmarks by posting them on the new Mac (pro), but... I can't find anywhere where I could enter my Firefox Sync key. I can "log out of my account" or "connect another device" but nothing else. When I log out of my account, I can log back in but only an account with an email (the only thing it asks me is an email).

Would you have an idea how I can get my bookmarks back? I had a hundred of them, very well organized, for professional purposes and I really need them. How can I keep my account (with my email) and add my bookmarks saved on my Key Sync ? (if needed, I can migrate all my actual account (profesional) on Google Chrome and start again on Firefox with my Key Sync but, I can't find how..)

Thank you very much for your help and advice

Asked by estelleportassau 4 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 weeks ago

THE NEW FIREFOX UPDATES HAVE QUIT REMEMBERING MY LOGIN INFORMATION

The last Firefox updates have suddenly created havoc. None, absolutely none of the websites that I frequently visit will have my login information saved even though when… (read more)

The last Firefox updates have suddenly created havoc. None, absolutely none of the websites that I frequently visit will have my login information saved even though when I view logins in the settings mode, they are all listed there with the correct passwords. I am not technical and would sincerely appreciate a tutorial of some kind as to how to correct this egregious oversite on behalf of the Mozilla team.

Asked by c13563 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 weeks ago

New install over an outdated version of Firefox,

I have three devices, a desk top, a laptop and an iPad. The desktop is running a very outdated version of Firefox which means it is not compatable just to update it. The … (read more)

I have three devices, a desk top, a laptop and an iPad. The desktop is running a very outdated version of Firefox which means it is not compatable just to update it. The forum tried to help me with this a while back, but it was deemed not to be possible, and the best way would have been to do a fresh new install, but there was noway to save log-ins/passwords bookmarks. My devices all have the Firefox sync and that is so far working well. My question is, if I dragged my PC's Firefox into the present by performing a fresh new install, would my synced items install ok....after invoking the Sync feature on the new install. Logic tells me this should be so, as it worked ok with the new iPad, but I know from experience that logic doesn't always come into play. (Windows7) Many thanks

Asked by Fozzie777 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Password gone after update

My passwords were saved on my laptop and they are not available any more even after I have signed in to my Firefox account. They seem to be gone now after the latest fire… (read more)

My passwords were saved on my laptop and they are not available any more even after I have signed in to my Firefox account. They seem to be gone now after the latest firefox update. How to get the saved username/password back?

Asked by osamamaqbool1 3 months ago

Last reply by trakzelpatrick 1 month ago

Data loss after update

I installed the last update, my bookmarks kept being here but all my add-on, website shortcuts and firefox settings got removed. I checked the profiles to see if it was j… (read more)

I installed the last update, my bookmarks kept being here but all my add-on, website shortcuts and firefox settings got removed. I checked the profiles to see if it was just another profile that was created but after checking each profile that was available they were all with the defaults settings without shortcuts and without add-on. I cannot recall all the add-on and websites saved so it is very important for me to recover them. What can I do?

Asked by Conan 2 months ago

Last reply by Bithiah 1 month ago

Lost a few logins after update to 91

Hello, I recently updated firefox to the latest version (91.0) and just noticed some logins are lost. I only noticed my google accounts passwords are missing but who kno… (read more)

Hello, I recently updated firefox to the latest version (91.0) and just noticed some logins are lost. I only noticed my google accounts passwords are missing but who knows if there are others. I mean I have encountered the problem a long time ago when all of my passwords were not imported and I had to manually retrieve them but now I cannot do that because the profile was indeed imported but somehow a few passwords were omitted... I tried to find some other older profile but there seems to be none but the curent default one Please help

Asked by ace6de5 2 months ago

Last reply by jacek14 1 month ago

I lost my gmail password saved in Firefox

Hi, i have a problem. My gmail account passwords are gone I've checked in Tools > Options > Security: Passwords: "Saved Passwords" > "Show Passwords" but there … (read more)

Hi, i have a problem. My gmail account passwords are gone I've checked in Tools > Options > Security: Passwords: "Saved Passwords" > "Show Passwords" but there is nothing. Neither to the "account.google" nor "google.com". I have always had the pre-filled username/passwords fields for years. Only the gmail password are missing. Someone can help me, please?

Asked by Quasar3.1415 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Restore the profile and than no pwd saving avaiable

Hi folks, the user deleted his firefox completely. But he had saved his profile folder. So I installed the latest version of firefox and loaded all the content from the s… (read more)

Hi folks, the user deleted his firefox completely. But he had saved his profile folder. So I installed the latest version of firefox and loaded all the content from the saved profile folder into the new profile folder - and he got his old ff back again. But all his pwds where gone - but that's okay, I made a printout of it all. Now he comes back to me with the problem, that none of the pwds enterd new will be stored. I was via teamvier on his pc - and he was right. I enterd a pwd, press the save button, get into the page, quit the page, call the page again - no pwd appeared. I compared all the setup parameter with mine, where everything works fine - there was no difference. So what can I do ? Is it a lockwise problem ? Thanks for any answer Michael

Asked by makdiver 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

"Missing Profile" cannot even open Firefox

I am on Mac OS 10.13.6 and I cannot open Firefox and it says Profile Missing, and will not open. I don't care about any bookmarks or anything I just want to use Firefox a… (read more)

I am on Mac OS 10.13.6 and I cannot open Firefox and it says Profile Missing, and will not open. I don't care about any bookmarks or anything I just want to use Firefox as an alternative browser to Safari.

Asked by actionimages 3 months ago

Last reply by HawkEye 2 months ago

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missing profile

How do I get Firefox to recognize the profile that is in my Library on a Mac? I didn't touch it; did nothing to it, but when I tried to open Firefox it suddenly was missi… (read more)

How do I get Firefox to recognize the profile that is in my Library on a Mac? I didn't touch it; did nothing to it, but when I tried to open Firefox it suddenly was missing. And your Help system HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFORMATION IT SO AS TO BE NOTHING BUT CONFUSING. I AM NOT A CODE JOCK OR A WEB DEVELOPER OR SOMETHING. END RESULT: YOUR HELP SYSTEM IS USELESS!!!!!!!! I even tried deleting my current Firefox and downloading a fresh app. SAME THING! Please answer back with a REAL person, not some canned menu of HUNDREDS OF OPTIONS. Or, I will simply not touch anything from Mozilla again. Now that is SIMPLICITY!!!!

Asked by northphysicsgroup 7 months ago

Last reply by HawkEye 2 months ago

Firefox needs a much better profile management system

The feedback page is useless and I don't see any way to contact Mozilla so this will probably go unviewed and be more of a rant but Firefox absolutely needs a much better… (read more)

The feedback page is useless and I don't see any way to contact Mozilla so this will probably go unviewed and be more of a rant but Firefox absolutely needs a much better profile management and back system. Particularly there should be a mandatory step to backup a current profile before updating. Today I updated Firefox not by choice, for some reason my PC decided that a single click was a double click. So the latest version created a brand new profile I assume because I already had Firefox open. I am beyond rage right now because I just spent the last half hour trying to find my correct profile in my user data because for some insane reason Firefox decided to create two new profiles.

I manually backed up my profile data but it's incredibly stupid that A) the profile naming is gibberish and B) I had to do that in the first place.8

Asked by njdev 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

"Forget about this site" removes Lockwise login entries

Hello, I just stumbled upon a very interesting "feature" (I'd say bug). If one goes to the history, and then clicks on "Forget about this site", one would assume that thi… (read more)

Hello, I just stumbled upon a very interesting "feature" (I'd say bug). If one goes to the history, and then clicks on "Forget about this site", one would assume that this site would be removed from the history. However, in addition to that happening, all these site's logins are also completely erased from Lockwise, so now I have to recover passwords on all sites where I did this :-( That is certainly not wanted. Is there a way to prevent this?

Asked by firefox1497 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Loss of passwords, bookmarks, accounts

Welcome back. I cannot restore bookmarks and passwords as instructed on the Firefox website. I don't have old data. AVF TuneUp scanned the system and automatically instal… (read more)

Welcome back. I cannot restore bookmarks and passwords as instructed on the Firefox website. I don't have old data. AVF TuneUp scanned the system and automatically installed driver updates for me. After the update, the system crashed - Windowws10 Pro and the recovery function did not work. I had to turn on auto repair, with the option to keep my files. The files remained, but all installed applications were automatically removed as well. About Firefox after automatic repair did not keep passwords, bookmarks. I have a Firefox account and I had it before the failure. Because, based on the advice from Firefox, I cannot restore passwords, accounts and bookmarks (I do not have a copy on my computer) and there is no direct contact link on the help page so that I can send an email asking for help, VERY, VERY Mister please provide a link who will help me, to the person who will restore all the data from my account. Data necessary for work. So I PLEASE HELP AND GIVE A LINK TO THE PERSON WHO WILL HELP ME and restore my bookmarks, accounts and passwords in Firefox. best regards Grażyna

Asked by KONTO 2 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 months ago

Slow and unusable due to recent update screwing up hat was working OK

The recent update by Microsoft and Firefox totally screwed up my computer. It is so slow to respond with constant iterations of "Program Not responding" that it is comple… (read more)

The recent update by Microsoft and Firefox totally screwed up my computer. It is so slow to respond with constant iterations of "Program Not responding" that it is completely unusable in most cases. It crashed Thunderbird and I lost many years of data and email that is completely unretrievable. I do not want EDGE or anything to do with it, but Microsoft has made plain their intent to force it on me by making nothing work . Is there a fix without going yo Linux?

Asked by willisjcus 3 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 months ago