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Firefox asking if I want to remember passwords, unresponsive when I hit the Remember button, all previous passwords lost.
Running Firefox on a Red Hat distro. After recent upgrade I found that my passwords were lost, and I was unable to remember any passwords. Firefox is still asking, but is unable to store them. In my ~/.mozilla/firefox/??????.default directory I see many files for other features, but no password related files. I think I've lost an important file, but I'm just assuming that. How do I get the file back or otherwise fix this problem?
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It is possible that there is a problem with the files key3.db and signons.sqlite that store the encrypted names and passwords in Firefox.
Rename the files key3.db and signons.sqlite in the Firefox profile folder.
You can add .old to the file names (key3.db.old and signons.sqlite.old) or move them to another folder to make it possible to undo the action.
You need to set a new Master Password after renaming or deleting key3.db and all currently saved passwords are lost.
If that has worked then you can remove the renamed files that are no longer needed.
- "Troubleshooting" in http://kb.mozillazine.org/Password_Manager
That did it, thanks. Had to shut down / restart Firefox, but saving new passwords again now..