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    DanB's Avatar Smoke weed everyday
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    Is it possible to get your saved passwords out of your firefox profile and move them onto another pc?

    I just changed pc's today and I can't remember half my passwords

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    you could just copy the entire profile directory over, i don't know about just the passwords, you might have more luck on the Firefox forums http://forums.mozillazine.org/index.php
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    you can back up your profile using MozBackup...it's available here...

    http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/lofiv....php/t615.html

    not certain it will back up your passwords though. i won't know until i find a need to restore my back up.

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    Just go to Tools > Options > Privacy > View Saved Passwords > Show Passwords.

    Then you'll get the list with all your usernames and passwords along with the sites they're used for.

    hmm...asspie

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthInsinuate
    you could just copy the entire profile directory over, i don't know about just the passwords, you might have more luck on the Firefox forums http://forums.mozillazine.org/index.php

    Hmm, you know what I tried that method first off but it fucked everything up and it was mad when it opened up

    So I deleted it uninstalled & re-installed but somehow, and I have no clue how, all my passwords are being remembered my firefox when I go to the sites?

    Its kind of worrying

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    all i know is that your passwords are kept in your profile folder in "signons.txt"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filliz
    Just go to Tools > Options > Privacy > View Saved Passwords > Show Passwords.

    Then you'll get the list with all your usernames and passwords along with the sites they're used for.
    That's a good piece of info there mate! Thanks, that will surely come in handy someday I'm sure.

    (Just a thought though... If someone was able to get into your computer, wouldn't they have access to do the same? )

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    Probably not. The info is stored in an encrypted file in your Firefox profile, which in turn resides in a folder with a name that is made up of randomly generated letters and numbers.

    The odds of a remote attacker getting past that and the encryption is pretty small...
    If a person gets local access, then it's your own fault for not having a password on your Firefox profile.

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    You can always set a master password on your Password folder to keep nosy people out.

    Again go to Tools > Options > Privacy > Saved Passwords > Set Master Password

    hmm...asspie

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