How to re-import missing saved passwords in firefox

How to re-import missing saved passwords in firefox

The most recent version of Firefox have a problem in restoring the old saved passwords. You have to restore it manually, even syncing your firefox account will not restore your saved passwords.

Yes,  You can force Firefox to re-import the saved passwords from the signons.sqlite file.

What is sqlite?

Sqlite is a database, used to store important firefox data and information.

Here’s how:

1. In the firefox address bar, type “about:config” (without the quotes) and press ‘Enter’.

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2. Click [I’ll be careful, I Promise!]

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3. Search for the preference: signon.importedFromSqlite

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4. Right click on signon.importedFromSqlite, and select “Reset“.

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5. Now open new tab and  click firefox  menu

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6. Click help

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7. Click Troubleshooting Information

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8. Click show folder ( this will open Windows Explorer in your Firefox profile.)

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9. Close Firefox

10. In your profile folder, delete the file “logins.json

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Done !!

Note : Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder (Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder)

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