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My master password isnt being accepted
Hi, as a user of Firefox from day1 I have hit my first problem so not bad going. Right, I have a win10 desktop(DT1) and 2 laptops (LP1 AND LP2). All win10 fully patched up &Firefox 84.02. This morning I noticed my network share from LP1 to DT1 wasnt working and found LP1 powered down. Powered it up & it looked to be completing a patch (KB4598242) so let it finish successfully and logged in. It wouldnt take the 2 master pw prompts although definitely typing them correctly. Poked around the forum that talks of key4.db, key3.db and logins.json. Only had key4db but had a loginsbackup.json. deleted logins.jason and renamed loginsbackup. reloaded. Same, so am stuck. Did notice as LP1 loaded after powering on that a Firefox update occurred. Could one have messed the other? Anyway these things seldom happen on their own so what went on yesterday. On LP2 I noticed that on each reboot I got 2 identical FFox windows. I tried refresh, uninstalling ffox & mainteneance service, same. So I searched for the word firefox and deleted everything I could find and reinstalled FFox. Same, so switched off & gave up. Perhaps I have sync between my devices, not sure. However I have never at any stage changed my master passwords which is the same on all 3 pc's. Any ideas? Shame to lose over 120 passwords if I have to somehow start over again by uninstalling FFox and reinstalling..that'll take ages. And of course the password prompt is coming up all the time whilst typing this. Help please
Update: Well I have done a restore and things are back to normal. I always like to know what happened but it was too lengthy have to set up all those passwords again so I had to get on. Tomorrow I will hopefully be back trying to figure out why starting firefox always produces two identical screens and 6 processes. But thats another problem.Read this answer in context 👍 0
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sorry, forgot to add that DT1 wont take the master password either. LP2 hasnt got Firefox currently after the work yesterday and is powered off
Update: Well I have done a restore and things are back to normal. I always like to know what happened but it was too lengthy have to set up all those passwords again so I had to get on. Tomorrow I will hopefully be back trying to figure out why starting firefox always produces two identical screens and 6 processes. But thats another problem.
Actually, if the moderator spots this, I would like to delete this entire post as I did something daft to cause this 'problem'. So NOT a firefox problem at all