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With 58.0.2 update, all my saved passwords disappeared. Can I recover them?

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After 58.0.2 installed itself on my Windows 10 computer, all my bookmarks and passwords disappeared. After rummaging around the web, I found a way to recover my bookmarks, but none to recover my passwords. Is there a way to do this? Thanks.

After 58.0.2 installed itself on my Windows 10 computer, all my bookmarks and passwords disappeared. After rummaging around the web, I found a way to recover my bookmarks, but none to recover my passwords. Is there a way to do this? Thanks.

Chosen solution

I discovered that my default profile changed by itself to another disk. After I corrected it and replaced its password file with the old one, my passwords were restored.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 28.0 r0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:58.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/58.0

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FredMcD
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How and when did this happen? Look on your desktop. Do you see a folder called; '''Old Firefox?''' https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-run-firefox-when-profile-missing-inaccessible

Question owner

It happened as soon as Firefox updated to 58.0.2. Copying the old files from the Old Firefox Data profile to the new one did not work.

It happened as soon as Firefox updated to 58.0.2. Copying the old files from the Old Firefox Data profile to the new one did not work.

Chosen Solution

I discovered that my default profile changed by itself to another disk. After I corrected it and replaced its password file with the old one, my passwords were restored.

I discovered that my default profile changed by itself to another disk. After I corrected it and replaced its password file with the old one, my passwords were restored.
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4269 solutions 59864 answers

That was very good work. Well done. Please flag your last post as Solved Problem so others will know.

That was very good work. Well done. Please flag your last post as '''Solved Problem''' so others will know.

Question owner

This problem is solved.

This problem is solved.