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The logins.json and key4.db required in earlier version for the password backup but my key4.db not changed since 6 months! How can I backup the passwords in the Firefox 70.0.1 version?

The logins.json and key4.db required in earlier version for the password backup but my key4.db not changed since 6 months! How can I backup the passwords in the Firefox 70.0.1 version?

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Codee said

If the logins.json and key4.db files in use then I do not understand why the key4.db file not updated since 6 months! This is what scared me!

That's OK. This file shouldn't change every time you change a password. Maybe never.

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FredMcD
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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)


In the event that the passwords information is lost, you should record all information in a separate text file somewhere else on your hard drive, or written down. You can easily copy and paste if you need to do so. If you are concerned about someone else looking at that file, you can compress it using a password.

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) In the event that the passwords information is lost, you should record all information in a separate text file somewhere else on your hard drive, or written down. You can easily copy and paste if you need to do so. If you are concerned about someone else looking at that file, you can compress it using a password.
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Thank you! But there isn't any way to do it without any software and do it with copy/paste the files from the 'C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\RANDOMNAMEDDIRECTORY' to an other (for safekeep)?

Thank you! But there isn't any way to do it without any software and do it with copy/paste the files from the 'C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\RANDOMNAMEDDIRECTORY' to an other (for safekeep)?
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If I choose the password exporter https://github.com/kspearrin/ff-password-exporter then how can I import the exported password csv or json file into the FireFox?

If I choose the password exporter https://github.com/kspearrin/ff-password-exporter then how can I import the exported password csv or json file into the FireFox?
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FredMcD
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Check the instructions for that program because I don't know. What you should do is create a text file and use that. (copy/paste)

Check the instructions for that program because I don't know. What you should do is create a text file and use that. (copy/paste)
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Firefox 70 still uses logins.json and key4.db, so you can backup these two files. If you want to test/verify this then create a new profile and copy logins.json and key4.db to this profile with Firefox closed.

Firefox 70 still uses logins.json and key4.db, so you can backup these two files. If you want to test/verify this then create a new profile and copy logins.json and key4.db to this profile with Firefox closed. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles
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@FredMcD Thanks! But I do not understand what you mean on the txt file for the password export.

@cor-el Thanks! If the logins.json and key4.db files in use then I do not understand why the key4.db file not updated since 6 months! This is what scared me!

@FredMcD Thanks! But I do not understand what you mean on the txt file for the password export. @cor-el Thanks! If the logins.json and key4.db files in use then I do not understand why the key4.db file not updated since 6 months! This is what scared me!
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Codee said

If the logins.json and key4.db files in use then I do not understand why the key4.db file not updated since 6 months! This is what scared me!

That's OK. This file shouldn't change every time you change a password. Maybe never.

''Codee [[#answer-1269621|said]]'' <blockquote> If the logins.json and key4.db files in use then I do not understand why the key4.db file not updated since 6 months! This is what scared me! </blockquote> That's OK. This file shouldn't change every time you change a password. Maybe never.
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OK! THX all of you for your help!

OK! THX all of you for your help!
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cor-el
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Key4.db will probably only be modified if you change the master password, otherwise there is not need to update this SQLite database.

Key4.db will probably only be modified if you change the master password, otherwise there is not need to update this SQLite database.
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cor-el said

Key4.db will probably only be modified if you change the master password, otherwise there is not need to update this SQLite database.

THX!

''cor-el [[#answer-1269703|said]]'' <blockquote> Key4.db will probably only be modified if you change the master password, otherwise there is not need to update this SQLite database. </blockquote> THX!
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