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Standard User MadMan
(knowledge is power) Sun 10-Feb-13 18:33:28
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Firefox master password


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I went to save a site password on Firefox today, & it asked for the master password frown

I can't remember it frown

I've tried all the passwords that I use for everything else, but no joy.

Does anyone know where the passwords are kept, so that I can delete the file & start again.

I normally use IE9, & only rarely use Firefox & Waterfox (both effected). Pale Moon is ok as no master password set for it.

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sun 10-Feb-13 19:08:35
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Re: Firefox master password


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There is an add-on Password Exporter which is at v1.2.1 and found on the add-ons page https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/passw... and https://github.com/fligtar/password-exporter/wiki

Use that to export them all before you delete them.

In FF it is nder <Tools> <Options> <Security> and if you unclick master PWD it should give you a delete all option.


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Standard User MadMan
(knowledge is power) Sun 10-Feb-13 20:54:20
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Re: Firefox master password


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In reply to a post by MHC:
In FF it is nder <Tools> <Options> <Security> and if you unclick master PWD it should give you a delete all option.


That also asked for the master password, BUT I then tried a couple of passwords that I remembered using on one of my other computers (for totally different software) & bingo!! I'm now in & now it's changed to one that I know smile

Thanks for the help.

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sun 10-Feb-13 21:10:17
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Re: Firefox master password


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Have you done an export and saved the file somewhere else so that if you really do have to erase everything you will have a copy?


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