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Firefox: Export Passwords – Here’s How

Firefox: Export Passwords - Here's How

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Mozilla Firefox saves your passwords on demand automatically. In the most recent versions of the browser, passwords are also managed through the so-called Firefox Lockwise. At the same time, the saved passwords are recorded in a local profile. If you now want to export the access data, you can extract the passwords as clear text from Firefox Lockwise or save the profile folder. the second option, however, only allows import in the same browser. We explain both methods below.

Export passwords through Firefox Lockwise

Firefox Lockwise is a password management service from Mozilla that allows you to use your passwords on all your devices through synchronization. Is the online function optional? Passwords can also only be saved locally and are therefore more secure against unauthorized access. You can export your login details as a CSV file and import it into other browsers or a fresh installation of Firefox. Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the short instructions.

1st step:

First click on the three-line menu at the top right and select “Access data and passwords“. Alternatively, you can also use the URL field “about: logins“get in.

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2nd step:

Firefox Lockwise will now open. Here click that Three point menu and later “Export access data“.

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3rd step:

Since your passwords and login details are saved as human-readable text in a CSV file, Firefox warns you of potential risks. Our advice: save the file to a protected USB stick or delete it after you have imported the passwords again. Click on “To export“.

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4th step:

If prompted, enter your administrator details. Then choose a storage location for the file and click “save moneyIf you now install Firefox on another device, you can easily re-import the saved CSV file in Firefox Lockwise or another browser like Google Chrome. However, keep in mind that the passwords in this file are in clear text and should not fall into strange hands. tip: You can find out how to import passwords into Chrome as a CSV file here.

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Note for import: If the entry “Import access data from file“Is not available in the Firefox Lockwise menu, the function may be disabled. Activate it through the Firefox configuration editor (about: config). There, change the settings to “signon.management.page.fileImport.enabled” in “true“.

Firefox: export passwords via profile folder

1st step:

Press the buttons [Windows] + [R]to open the Run menu. Then write “% appdata% Mozilla Firefox “ in the field and press “OK“. Then open the folder “Profiles“.

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2nd step:

Normally you will now see a single folder with the ending “.defaultCopy this folder by highlighting it and [Strg] + [C] Select a suitable storage location, for example a USB storage medium. Add the folder there via [Strg] + [V] one. Note: To import the profile into another Firefox browser, you must repeat step 1 on the other computer. Now copy the profile folder from your storage medium here and delete others if necessary “[Ordnername]default files “.

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There, where you copied the Profiles folder, there is a file called “Profil.ini“. Open this and change the option “Path = Profiles /“So that it writes here the name of the inserted folder, like this:”Path = Profiles /[Ordnername.default]“.

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Quick Start Guide: Firefox Lockwise

  1. Navigate to Three line menu at the top right and select “Access data and passwords” outside.
  2. Firefox Lockwise opens. Here click that Three point menu go and go “Export access data“.
  3. Confirm the warning with “To export“.
  4. If prompted, enter your administrator information.
  5. Finally, specify a storage location and click on “save money“.