All login passwords are gone after update HELP!!
We have out Win 10 laptops set for automatic update and today, both have all our login passwords gone. We use that a LOT and can't figure out how to restore.
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My guess is that Firefox accidentally created a new profile for you and set that as the default. We've seen that issue recently because Firefox recently changed how it handles profiles.
Usually, fixing this is pretty easy. Just type
about:profiles in the Firefox address bar. This will load a list of profiles on your computer. Press Launch profile in new browser on whatever profile is not in use. If it has the data you are looking for in it, just select Set as default.
There have also been some cases of Firefox using a separate profile when you use it to open a link from another program (for example, if you click a link in the Thunderbird email program). In this case, it's the same steps.
Hope this helps.
On both of our computers it only has the new profile. What is the next step
What security software do you have?
There have been reports that AVG/Avast is causing issues with passwords disappearing.
You can check the profile folder to see if there are logins.json.corrupt files present. If you find such a file then try to rename logins.json.corrupt to logins.json.
- keep a backup copy of all logins.json files
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.
- Help -> Troubleshooting Information -> Profile Directory:
Windows: Show Folder; Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder
YES!! I do have AVG and that did the trick. I get a NOT RESPONDING for a few seconds but at least I have all my passwords back.
You're welcome and thanks for reporting back that this helped.