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How do I turn off Firefox needing Windows credentials to export passwords and bookmarks? It doesn't accept my Windows credentials.

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So, I think this may be a Windows thing because it happens in Chrome too. Every few months I like to export my passwords and bookmarks to a portable SSD just to have backed up. Now, when I go to export my passwords into an Excel file, it asks for my Windows login credentials. I 100% know my Windows credentials and can log into or any microsoft website fine. When I type them into Firefox, it says incorrect.

I even went to CMD and typed whoami and used that since that's my "Windows name" instead of my username or email address associated with Windows, and used my windows password and IT STILL said incorrect.

Please, how do I temporarily disable this feature or change it from needing my Windows password to my code to actually let me into Windows once my PC boots at the default image (Yes, I tried the code with all usernames too, no luck).

Thanks for any help.

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I'm not using any 3rd party anything -- open source or not -- to export my passwords, that's horrible opsec. I'm trying to find a way to either disable this option in Windows/Firefox or set it to accept my pin code to log into Windows like it used to before an update.


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