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How Do I Backup FF Passwords??

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Post Posted December 10th, 2018, 11:50 am

I had backed up key4.db and logins.json from my profile because I had to reinstall ff. After I reinstalled it, I pasted these files in the newly created profile. But my passwords dont show up. Any clues??

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Post Posted December 10th, 2018, 12:56 pm

Did you paste the files in while Firefox was closed?
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Post Posted December 10th, 2018, 2:25 pm

smsmith wrote:Did you paste the files in while Firefox was closed?


Yes I did. And it doesnt work. Any ideas?

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Post Posted December 10th, 2018, 3:18 pm

If you drag-and-drop the logins.json file onto a Firefox tab (in an empty area that won't upload it anywhere), Firefox should display a structured view of the file so you can see what sites have logins in there. Is it the right file?

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Post Posted December 10th, 2018, 5:04 pm

If you want to save logins/passwords with Firefox the easiest way is to use Sync. It will automatically pull all of them on any new installs right after you sign back in. Even if you don't want to sync everything you can pick and choose, and only select passwords. It's secure with 2FA if you enable it, so you don't have to worry about security. Other than that you can use a password manager like LastPass.
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Post Posted December 10th, 2018, 8:00 pm

Appreciate the help. Think I'll do this manually. Thanks.

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