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How do I export Firefox Passwords?


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#1 Johnz414

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 10:15 PM

Hi,

 

Is there a way to export the Firefox Passwords in the most recent Firefox as of May 5, 2018?

 

I've checked out the answers here and none of them seemed to offer a real solution for this. A lot of explanation of how Firefox works but no way to export Firefox Passwords.

I've located the logins.json and key4.db files but I have no idea on how to get them to work together in order to get the Firefox Passwords into a CVS file format?

 

The only solution I can come up with is to install an older version of Firefox that the addon Firefox Exporter will work on. I'll look into this but of there is a way to do it without that please let me know.

I don't see why Firefox will not do this, all other browsers offer an option for this. bad policy on Firefox's part.

 

Anyhow, anyone and Thanks,

 

John

 


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#2 britechguy

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 10:25 PM

Is there a reason you're not using Firefox Sync?


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Posted 06 May 2018 - 01:09 AM

In conjunction with @britechguy response, have a read for resolution ideas in this Mozilla support forum (dated 1/27/2017 FF version 59.0b4):

 

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/12020391 (apologies,will not work)

 

Correct link: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1202039

 

Self Edit, had to fix the link.

 

 

 


Edited by softeyes, 06 May 2018 - 01:18 AM.


#4 Condobloke

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 01:38 AM

....and.......while you have been sleeping, the fairies have been at work !

 

my solution:

 

In Firefox install the   LastPass   add on

 

In the 'Vault'....go to the bottom of the page ojn the left hand side and click "more options".......then 'Import'

 

Follow the prompts....that will import passwords from your firefox password manager

 

Then 'more options' again...click export......follow prompts....it will export a file with these headings....

url,username,password,extra,name,grouping,fav

I have just noticed the file format is ...    export.html

 

Edit to add : Solution to the wrong file format is :

Exporting from your Online Vault at https://lastpass.com/ will cause your browser to open a tab and display your data in plain text. Exporting from your Online Vault at https://lastpass.com/ will cause your browser to open a tab and display your data in plain text. Copy and paste this data into a plain text file (e.g. Notepad or Text Edit). Then save the file as a ".csv" file and make sure you change the encoding to "Unicode" (as opposed to ANSII).

 

Hope this is still of some help

 

Personally I wouldnt trust my passwords to firefox passwords....Never.

 

LastPass is a brilliant alternative.


Edited by Condobloke, 06 May 2018 - 01:48 AM.

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 02:07 AM

In reference to Firefox version 59 (because I have not yet found the update to v60 happening),  The bookmarks list/function contains a tab, "Import and Backup", which should be what you may be looking for.

EDIT: misunderstood -did not read topic title clearly


Edited by cafejose, 06 May 2018 - 11:33 AM.


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Posted 06 May 2018 - 09:33 AM

Personally I wouldnt trust my passwords to firefox passwords....Never.

 

LastPass is a brilliant alternative.

 

Personally, I don't understand why anyone trusts their passwords to "in browser" storage (Firefox or other), but many do.   At least with today's sync functions there is virtually no doubt that these are stored in encrypted format in cloud storage.

 

I don't even use the "remember me" for my userid on websites.   Like phone numbers, the brain seems to latch on to userids and passwords via repeated need to produce same.

 

All of the above being said, I've used Password Safe and it's Android port (an iOS one exists as well) along with the PasswdSafe Sync add-on in Android, and store my encrypted file on Google Drive.  I also believe in the "Portmanteau Method" of creating passwords one can remember, where things like the digits one might use and the special character(s) are consistent, and consistently placed, while the text is something that's memorable to oneself in relation to the entity being logged in to.  For example, if you prefer to use an asterisk (*) as your special character and your "most memorable address" was 1294 Elm St, and you're logging in to PayPal creating any of the following:  1294Pay*Pal, *PayPal1294, PayPal1294*, Pay*Pal1294, etc., creates a mighty strong password.  One could, of course, not use anything directly related to the website name at all but that makes sense to you as an individual, like "ePayments" in place of "PayPal," and you still get a very strong password as the result.


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#7 JohnC_21

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 12:27 PM

Can you confirm if Password Fox sees your Passwords?

 

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/passwordfox.html






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