Two Handy Ways to Backup Passwords Saved in Mozilla Firefox

Posted by Britt Duncan - November 7, 2014

Some users may wonder how they can find a way to backup saved passwords in Mozilla Firefox in case of malfunction. But, it seems to be a daunting task to write down every saved password. In fact, without any use of third-party application and programs, you can manage to make a copy of or restore passwords in Mozilla Firefox. Here is how.

Step 1: open up File Explorer, navigate to following address: C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

Tip: In the above path, C is your Windows drive and UserName is your account username. If AppData folder is not listed on the folder, make sure you have showed protected hidden files in Folder options.


Step 2: Locate the open the folder of …default . In the example, it’s bpysso3o.default.


Step 3: Next, locate the file labeled Key3.db, which contains the encrypted master password and the file Signons.sqlite which contains all saved usernames and passwords. Copy and back them up to somewhere you feel safe. In case of malfunction of the system or Firefox, you can simply use these backup files to restore all remembered passwords without any hassle.


To Restore Saved Password with Backup Files

In case that you need to restore the passwords, open C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles again. Copy and paste the backup key3.db and Signons.sqlite file with the default ones.

Restart Firefox browser. Navigate to Tools, Options, Security to view all saved passwords.


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