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Hi All, I would like to change my laptop, so I would like to export my saved passwords, but I am unable to see such option to export all saved passwords. Please help me Asap.

Thanks, Jagadekara Reddy

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Just go on the menu-button on the top right corner. Go down to Logins and Passwords Go up into the right upper corner to the 3 dots. Export Logins

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Thanks Marcel. but i didn't see such option. See attached image.

Also I am unable to Sign in to Sync.

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Password:Recovery:Restore:Export https://www.ghacks.net/2018/07/18/how-to-export-firefox-passwords-in-firefox-57/ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/passwordfox.html (Win) PasswordFox v1.58 - Extract the usernames/passwords stored in Firefox Copyright (c) 2008 - 2017 Nir Sofer

Note: Some anti-virus show false positive. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Easily export your passwords from Firefox. https://github.com/kspearrin/ff-password-exporter

Export your passwords from Firefox in a portable CSV or JSON format. It works on Windows, macOS, and Linux. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 3 Tools to Decrypt and Recover Passwords Saved in Firefox • Raymond CC https://www.raymond.cc/blog/how-to-find-hidden-passwords-in-firefox/ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ https://www.ghacks.net/2018/07/18/how-to-export-firefox-passwords-in-firefox-57/ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ https://github.com/kspearrin/ff-password-exporter +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ If you don't find a third party script or program you can trust, you can run a script in Firefox's Browser Console to spit out the list in CSV or JSON format. For example:

JSON file: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1258644

CSV: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1253828 (copy/paste from console)


chrome://passwordmgr/content/passwordManager.xul

chrome://passwordmgr/content/passwordManager.xhtml

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What Firefox version are you using ?

Firefox 79+ comes with an export to CSV feature. Firefox 80+ comes with an import from CSV feature.

If you run an older Firefox version and haven't updated for some reason then you can transfer logins.json and key4.db from the profile folder on the old device to the profile folder on your new device.

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.

Firefox uses two locations for the Firefox profile folder. One location for your personal data (e.g. bookmarks) and another location for temporary files like the disk cache, so make sure to look in the correct location.

Location used for the main profile that keeps your personal data (Root Directory on about:profiles).

  • C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>

You can copy certain files with Firefox closed to the current profile folder to transfer or recover personal data. Note that best is to avoid copying a full profile folder.


  • bookmarks and history: places.sqlite
  • favicons: favicons.sqlite
  • bookmark backups: compressed .jsonlz4 JSON backups in the bookmarkbackups folder
  • cookies.sqlite for the Cookies
  • formhistory.sqlite for saved autocomplete Form Data
  • logins.json (encrypted logins;32+) and key4.db (decryption key;58+) for Passwords saved in the Password Manager
    key3.db support ended in 73+; to use key3.db in 58-72, make sure to remove key4.db
  • cert9.db (58+) for (intermediate) certificates stored in the Certificate Manager
  • persdict.dat for words added to the spell checker dictionary
  • permissions.sqlite for Permissions and possibly content-prefs.sqlite for other website specific data (Site Preferences)
  • sessionstore.jsonlz4 for open tabs and pinned tabs (see also the sessionstore-backups folder)

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Csv and json file management is absurd and useless. Browsers need to up their game when it comes to the password nightmare. There is simply no practical or functional way to sync logins between browsers or devices. Google always has out of date passwords no matter what. Firefox is incapable of being set as the default browser. The csv thing does not work for anyone and no basic PC user should have to go that deep into arcane settings and coding.

Modified by Rafael Lecuona

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Rafael Lecuona If you need help, please ask a new question.

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In current releases you can export and import logins in Lockwise.

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

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Nope.

In current release one CANNOT export logins via a CSV file. Other browsers will not import Firefox logins via a CSV file. These are nothing more than the standard instructions which have repeatedly proven ineffective. The HELP section is overflowing with inquiries on this very issue of the CSV file import not working. The error message from Google/Chrome is this:

"Import passwords To import passwords to your Google Account, select a CSV file. Learn more Something went wrong and your passwords weren’t imported"

Modified by Rafael Lecuona

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You can export a sample logins CSV file in Google Chrome and compare the files to see in what they differ (i.e. check the column names).

Modified by cor-el

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I don't have to do that to see that they differ. My Firefox passwords are current and the ones I want to transfer to Google but they won't talk to each other. I have to email and text my own passwords from my PC to my phone to be able to login to apps and pages on Android phone. There is no syncing of any logins and no importing/exporting of anything between Google and Firefox. It's evident that Google is placing obstacles in order to keep Chrome as the default browser.

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So seeing as how I shall be forced to use Chrome on my Android phone, I would like Chrome to know my passwords but it will not import Firefox logins. Why won't Mozilla recognize and address this issue with so many reporting the same problem over the course of many years?

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Only Firefox on desktop has this feature, so if you use Firefox on a mobile device then you need to use Sync

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Yes. That is clear. But neither work. There is no way to manage the exchange, sharing, syncing or transfer of the current Firefox logins to any other device or browser, either between devices or between browsers. All settings, suggestions, procedures and third party applications are ineffective. The problem very much appears to be proprietary commercial interests preventing the smooth exchange due to each service's resistance to losing default status or inability to retain it. The user is the victim of a browser supremacy war.

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