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Help recover passwords and registry tried updating Firefox

Please assign Firefox Tech help recover my passwords, account and registry. Tried updating Firefox for Win 10. I may have "Nuts-up" and Firefox is now not my default-prim… (read more)

Please assign Firefox Tech help recover my passwords, account and registry. Tried updating Firefox for Win 10. I may have "Nuts-up" and Firefox is now not my default-primary Internet Browser. Please use simple terms, not-PC Geek. Established Firefox account July 2020. Written passwords not recognized by Firefox; stopped trying before I get locked out.

Firefox recognizes email ... @outlook.com, but not ... @gmail.com.

Appreciate Firefox Tech doing Remote accessing and fixing my passwords not recognized by Firefox and establishing PC-Firefox Internet Browser default problems. Please email me when Firefox PC Tech available remote accessing my PC. I am on Maui, Hawaii (Pacific Standard Time).

Tried 9X upgrading to new Firefox version after failing doing "Picture-in-Picture" and "Deleting History."

My PC HP Desktop and OS is Microsoft Win 10, 64 "Outlook is 365 Family" subscription.

Thank you, Warren Shibuya (Very Senior Internet user, not PC-Geek)


edited emails from public and search/spam bots view.

Asked by Warren 1 month ago

Saving to iPhone files

Hello everyone! I’ve been saving since over two years all my important documents , pictures and files on my iPhone under the folder files>On My iPhone>Firefox. Then… (read more)

Hello everyone! I’ve been saving since over two years all my important documents , pictures and files on my iPhone under the folder files>On My iPhone>Firefox. Then suddenly like around a month ago I’ve had a problem loading the Firefox app, then I’ve decided to delete it and reinstall it. Afterwards I was surprised by all the files and pictures which were saved under (Firefox) were all deleted. Any idea how can I restore them back since they’re extremely important for me ? Thank you millions for your help! Kind regards, Minas

Asked by mina.roushdy 3 weeks ago

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0Kb logins.json file

Hi, I recently updated, only to find out that all my passwords had disappeared :(. I checked my profile and there were three 0Kb files: logins.json, logins.json.corrupt a… (read more)

Hi,

I recently updated, only to find out that all my passwords had disappeared :(. I checked my profile and there were three 0Kb files: logins.json, logins.json.corrupt and logins-backup.json. cert9.db and key4.db are still there and aren't empty. I'm on Arch Linux, so no previous version as well. Is there anything I can do to restore my passwords?

Asked by ingvar6 11 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 months ago

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Logins and Passwords

My logins and passwords keep getting removed. I have to go and place a copy of the key4, logins, and logins.json back into the folder. Every few days the logins and passw… (read more)

My logins and passwords keep getting removed. I have to go and place a copy of the key4, logins, and logins.json back into the folder. Every few days the logins and passwords shows no synced logins found.

Asked by jimmabry 10 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 months ago

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Lost Passwords.

Four crashes the past couple of days but two today. Lost all passwords in Save My Password and Lockwise appears to be blank. I upgraded to v87.0, but after the crashes. D… (read more)

Four crashes the past couple of days but two today.

Lost all passwords in Save My Password and Lockwise appears to be blank.

I upgraded to v87.0, but after the crashes.

Do not want to switch profiles. I have them saved on a doc, but it is tedious. Would not import to Lockwise.

Save Password is NOT saving passwords, either.

Thank you.

Asked by CiaoBella1 8 months ago

Last reply by CiaoBella1 8 months ago

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Firefox lost all my logins

Firefox lost all my logins/passwords. This happened last year and now it happens again. I've tried to find the old logins.json file and of course it does not work with it… (read more)

Firefox lost all my logins/passwords. This happened last year and now it happens again. I've tried to find the old logins.json file and of course it does not work with it. It is empty. I'm using linux and there is no problem with any antivirus, it is simply a Firefox 'classical' error!

WHY is this happening? What is in the mind of the programmer responsible for this error? I can't understand why is he unable to keep a single file intact?

Why Mozilla is blaming the user for not having a backup. Firefox is messing this file, not the user! Why don't you fix Firefox and stop blaming the user? Why don't you simply FIX THE PROBLEM? You are "working on it" for years. Is it rocket science to JUST LET THE FILE ALONE?

Asked by ogv41564 6 months ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 6 months 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 4 months ago

Last reply by trakzelpatrick 2 months ago

Recovering Firefox Profile (w/ EaseUS Data Recovery) After Factory Reset

I lost my Firefox profile data (amongst other files) after a hardware issue forced a repair and a factory reset. I purchased the EaseUS Data Recovery tool to try recover … (read more)

I lost my Firefox profile data (amongst other files) after a hardware issue forced a repair and a factory reset. I purchased the EaseUS Data Recovery tool to try recover my Firefox data but am running into issues.

I located the two folders (one ending in ".default-release" and the other ending in ".default-release-1632317792925") from the PRE-reset file location C:\Users\[User]\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles.

I then close Firefox, delete all of the folders from the same location in the POST-reset location of those same files, and paste the older folders in their place.

However, when I start Firefox, it only shows me POST-reset tabs. Am I doing something wrong?

Asked by tito.obaisi 2 months ago

Last reply by tito.obaisi 2 months ago

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 1 month ago

Last reply by mr.speedlight 1 month ago

Primary password help - password never set, but I need to enter it?

Laptop had issues booting (icky Dell and Windows 11). When I rebooted and opened Firefox, I was prompted with a Password Required dialog box and a request to "Please ent… (read more)

Laptop had issues booting (icky Dell and Windows 11).

When I rebooted and opened Firefox, I was prompted with a Password Required dialog box and a request to "Please enter your Primary Password."

I've never set a primary password, or a master password when that term was used.

I've seen I can reset my primary password, but I lose my saved logins. I know that's not too hard to re set up....

But why am I being asked to enter a password I've never set?

Firefox for Windows Version 93.0 (64-bit)

Asked by rob.elli 4 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

latest Firefox upgrade

How do I get the previous version of Firefox back? I woke up this morning to a completely different website than when I went to bed last night. Whoever thinks this upgr… (read more)

How do I get the previous version of Firefox back? I woke up this morning to a completely different website than when I went to bed last night. Whoever thinks this upgrade is an improvement is nuts. It took me 2 hours just to TRY to set it up as I had it including getting past the initial instructions for "refreshing" Firefox (no explanation provided for why it was even necessary), finding my bookmarked sites, setting up my preferences. Even though I have turned the popup blocker on, I lose the top quarter of my screen to an unwanted Walmart ad that I can't turn off. It follows me down the page, popping up in different places. There are also smaller ads that are unwanted, annoying, and impossible to block. And as for your "educated guesses", you guessed wrong. I'm a user not a techie. Right now the best solution seems to be deleting Mozilla products and moving to Chrome or Edge.

Asked by NCampbell 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

toolbar missing and won't restore

last night was a firefox update??? today, all of my bookmarks and toolbar is gone. i've followed the RESTORE option and get an error stating that the function cannot proc… (read more)

last night was a firefox update??? today, all of my bookmarks and toolbar is gone. i've followed the RESTORE option and get an error stating that the function cannot process the backup file. WTF Firefox ... I have over 1300 bookmarks and use most of them regularly. help me fix this!!! ::crying::

Asked by tamlindner 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Lost my all firefox data

I had to format ( factory reset) my laptop. After installing mozilla, and sync my account is like new. All previous data i.e. Login, password, bookmarks, etc all are mis… (read more)

I had to format ( factory reset) my laptop. After installing mozilla, and sync my account is like new. All previous data i.e. Login, password, bookmarks, etc all are missing and i tried about:profiles method which is also not working. What should i do to recover my old data?

Asked by migujrati000 12 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 12 months ago

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Firefox freezing on start-up?

I'm on a Mac, running the latest version of Firefox. Recently I've had some work to do that meant I wanted to keep multiple tabs open, so I changed my settings to 'restor… (read more)

I'm on a Mac, running the latest version of Firefox. Recently I've had some work to do that meant I wanted to keep multiple tabs open, so I changed my settings to 'restore previous session' so I'd get my tabs back when I turned my computer off/on.

For a few days all was going well, then Firefox crashed. I managed to get it back up again and change the setting so it wasn't trying to restore multiple tabs. But since then no luck, Firefox opens but I get the spinning wheel curser and Firefox shows as non-responsive, I have to force quit the app.

I've tried uninstalling it, still no luck. I'm writing this from Google Chrome.

Can anyone help? I much prefer Firefox, but it's currently unusable for me, and as the browser freezers I can't get into any of the settings etc.

Asked by JasmineM 10 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 10 months ago

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firefox update wiped out all bookmarks and history!

how do I restore history and bookmark files? I have Linux mint 17.7.1 Rebecca. There was a message that there was three updates waiting (one of which was from Firefox).… (read more)

how do I restore history and bookmark files? I have Linux mint 17.7.1 Rebecca. There was a message that there was three updates waiting (one of which was from Firefox). I got the message all three downloaded successfully and I was "up to date". My normal boot up screen was now replaced with a firefox info screen. All bookmarks and history disappeared. I am not familiar with Linux so if there is a restore to prev fix I would be grateful for a step by step fix. This same thing happened on my windows 7 os when I got an update message but that was a simple fix of just restoring to previous day. The Firefox version that is the latest offending # 78.7.1

Thank you rocketguy333@hotmail.com

Asked by rocketguy333 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 months ago

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Firefox continiues to wipe all of my saved password and bookmarks.

Firefox continiues to wipe all of my saved password and bookmarks. After fresh windows install, I signed into my account and figured out that all of my bookmarks are gone… (read more)

Firefox continiues to wipe all of my saved password and bookmarks. After fresh windows install, I signed into my account and figured out that all of my bookmarks are gone. It happend for the second time. I have a mobile device running firefox which is lincked to my account. It's also gone there. How can I fix it or restore my data?

Asked by Kyrylo 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

Firefox updates causing issues

Within the past 3-4 week, I am constantly getting messages that FF has updates. These messages are coming randomly throughout the day and when I select "Dismiss", it upd… (read more)

Within the past 3-4 week, I am constantly getting messages that FF has updates. These messages are coming randomly throughout the day and when I select "Dismiss", it updates anyway. These updates have caused me to lose bookmarks and saved log in for certain websites. This is frustrating. I cannot go through this everyday, all day. This is my work computer and my technology department cannot seem to find or figure out the issue. I no longer have the option to turn off updates. This is happening on my desktop only. No issues with the laptop. Never had issues with FF updates before; updates would occur overnight and bookmarks were never lost. WHAT GIVES?????????? I have attached screenshots. I have even uninstalled and reinstalled the browser. Cannot use Chrome, Edge or IE for the software I use for work; all modules will not work with those browsers. This is a brand new desktop; less than 6 months old.

Asked by sford1 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago