Losing your saved logins and passwords can be a problem, especially if you don’t have a backup.This basically happens when someone accidentally deletes a file that contains all of your personal information. In other cases, a browser refresh will cause this change – even if you’ve configured your browser to save passwords. Firefox is the latest victim of this trend. Many Firefox users found after a recent update of their browser, its Password Manager was unable to display the logins and passwords stored in the browser. If you don’t want to rebuild the entire list again, read on to learn how to recover lost passwords in Firefox.
- Recover lost passwords in Firefox browser
- 1] Access to Firefox profile folder
- 2] Rename the logins.json.corrupt file
- 3] Use Password Recovery for AVG Internet Security
Recover lost passwords in Firefox browser
If you notice that after updating your Firefox browser, your saved logins and passwords no longer appear in the “saved logins” dialog, try the following:
- Accessing the Firefox profile folder
Rename the logins.json.corrupt file
Use Password Recovery for AVG Internet Security
Firefox supports saving passwords and accounts in an effort to improve the website login experience.
1] Access to Firefox profile folder
Firefox stores the data in the logins.json file located in the Firefox profile folder. So, launch Firefox browser and enter ” about: support “.
Find the Open folder link to open the profile folder.
2] Rename the logins.json.corrupt file
Close Firefox and see if you can see a file called logins.json.corrupt.
If so, rename the file to logins.json…. This will fix the problem for you.
Start Firefox. You should see your saved passwords again.
3] Use Password Recovery for AVG Internet Security
The password protection feature of AVG security software may cause logins and passwords stored in Firefox to disappear after a Firefox update. This extension recovers saved passwords and logins without any problem.
However, for this extension to work, make sure your AVG Internet Security software is up to date and then install this extension.
When this is done, the extension gains access to your passwords and recovers them instantly.
Get the AVG Internet Security add-on for Firefox.
Hope this helps.
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