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Hello there, i recently was going to change a password, but i then lost it.
I updated the password before it changed and exited out of the change part, this resulted in me loosing the password.
any way to re obtain it??
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Firefox 80+ has a logins-backup.json file in the profile folder that can be used in case of issues with logins.json or to undo an accidental delete/update of a password. You can check if you can find this logins-backup.json file in the profile folder or in a backup.
Make sure to keep a backup of the current logins.json and logins-backup.json and key4.db before replacing logins.json with logins-backup.json with Firefox closed.
You can use the button on the "Help -> More Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page (Root directory).
- Help -> More Troubleshooting Information -> Profile Folder/Directory:
Windows: Open Folder; Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder
Hello, I was wondering how to properly open these. I am getting a ton of random stuff
Logins.json is a text file, but the names and passwords are encrypted, so you can only see if they have the old password by replacing logins.json with logins-backup.json and open about:logins.
If you want to inspect a logins file, then you can open it in anew tab.