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no trace of logins.json on update

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Have update from 89.0.2 to 93.0 today, and like many others it seems been caught out by the assurance that passwords & logons would automatically be transferred. I've found the advice about copying key4.db & logins.json from the Old Firefox data folder that has appeared on my desktop. The problem is I can see key4.db but there is no trace of logins.json. I have show hidden files enabled. Have tried searching the folder and still got no trace. NB there was also no logins.json in new profile folder until I created an account for this support posting, although I realise it may not create until a log on is saved.

The issue is the missing passwords are computer generated and only saved in my firefox browser, and there were definitely some saved with usernames etc.

I noticed a comment that logons.json is a text document. I only have 4 of those - AlternateServices, pkcs11, SecurityPreloadState & SiteSecurityService State. I assume none of these could be logins under a different name?

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I have this problem also...

When updating from Firefox macOS 92.0.1 to 93.0 my passwords vanished.

Firefox nags me to upgrade from 92 to 93 which I find totally annoying. I want to do my updates when I want to, NOT when the Firefox team wants me too. For years I loved Firefox but more and more it's a pain in the ass. I'm mostly using Brave now. Now I have a strong reason not to update from 92.0.1 to 93.0 so I have to take extra care not to accidentally start the update. Once you click "update now" or whatever there is no second chance to back out. I had to use macOS Time Machine to recover my passwords and downgrade to Firefox 92.0.1.

Looking for help on the Firefox Community forum has become a labyrinth. Firefox and the Firefox forum needs to be made more user friendly.

Dave

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