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Import passwords from file

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I reinstalled Firefox and now need to import passwords from file where they were exported before reinstall. This article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/import-login-data-file explains how to import passwords from file, but this option is missing. The only option available is Import from another browser.

From here https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1702336 it looks like the feature was disabled 9 months ago. It is not clear what is the workaround in interim and what is the current state of resolution. For example, how do I use passwords CSV file to load into Microsoft Edge or Chrome and then import this data from that browser back to FireFox?

I reinstalled Firefox and now need to import passwords from file where they were exported before reinstall. This article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/import-login-data-file explains how to import passwords from file, but this option is missing. The only option available is Import from another browser. From here https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1702336 it looks like the feature was disabled 9 months ago. It is not clear what is the workaround in interim and what is the current state of resolution. For example, how do I use passwords CSV file to load into Microsoft Edge or Chrome and then import this data from that browser back to FireFox?

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See the note at the bottom of this article about how to enable import CSV in Lockwise via the about:config page.

WARNING: Changing preferences through this interface not officially supported Hidden settings edited using the about:config tool are explicitly not supported, which means that Mozilla makes no guarantees they will be supported in the future, or that Mozilla will fix them if they break. Mozilla does not test these preferences, and will not in the future. That includes security and performance testing which these preferences may affect.

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Chosen Solution

See the note at the bottom of this article about how to enable import CSV in Lockwise via the about:config page.

WARNING: Changing preferences through this interface not officially supported Hidden settings edited using the about:config tool are explicitly not supported, which means that Mozilla makes no guarantees they will be supported in the future, or that Mozilla will fix them if they break. Mozilla does not test these preferences, and will not in the future. That includes security and performance testing which these preferences may affect.

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Thank you. about:config => signon.management.page.fileImport.enabled = true that does it.