lost saved passwords.... help !

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CINTEL ENTRINO

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i have lost all my passwords... saved in firefox password manager....

although ff works perfectly fine.... n bookmarks are also secure...

but password manager does not show any saved passwords. :(

i am using firefox version 2.0.0.11

pls help me guys..... :(

anyone ?
 
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shadow2get

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Whenever you
1. Updated Firefox to a newer version OR
2. Used this Step: Tools->Options->Security->Show Passwords->Remove All OR
3. Pressed Ctrl+Shift+Del & then Had Selected "Saved Passwords" in that & pressed "Clear Private Data" button

I am sorry to say, but those cannot be recovered. :-( .Guys, Correct me if I am wrong.

I think from next time you need to use this addon for Firefox for Exporting/Importing your Saved Passwords:
Password Exporter

Chk this link for more info abt Password Exporter:
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/...rter-also-for-thunderbird-songbird-and-flock/

Also, you know that in Firefox, anyone can view your saved passwords.
So set a Master Password for Viewing the Saved passwords.
You can do it like this:
Tools->Options->Security Tab ->Tick Use Master Password

Enter a Master Password & don't forget this password. If you forget this, then you are back to square one. :D
 
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CINTEL ENTRINO

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Whenever you
1. Updated Firefox to a newer version OR
2. Used this Step: Tools->Options->Security->Show Passwords->Remove All OR
3. Pressed Ctrl+Shift+Del & then Had Selected "Saved Passwords" in that & pressed "Clear Private Data" button

I am sorry to say, but those cannot be recovered. :-( .Guys, Correct me if I am wrong.

I think from next time you need to use this addon for Firefox for Exporting/Importing your Saved Passwords:
Password Exporter

Chk this link for more info abt Password Exporter:
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/...rter-also-for-thunderbird-songbird-and-flock/

Also, you know that in Firefox, anyone can view your saved passwords.
So set a Master Password for Viewing the Saved passwords.
You can do it like this:
Tools->Options->Security Tab ->Tick Use Master Password

Enter a Master Password & don't forget this password. If you forget this, then you are back to square one. :D

no man....
i did'nt do any of the 3 things......
it happened all of of a sudden....
but im trying to retrieve them 1 by 1 through my mails. thnx a lot for the addon though

n pls tell me how to modify prefs.js file ... ?
 

shadow2get

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no man....
i did'nt do any of the 3 things......
it happened all of of a sudden....
but im trying to retrieve them 1 by 1 through my mails. thnx a lot for the addon though

n pls tell me how to modify prefs.js file ... ?

AFAIK, I really don't know how it could have got lost without doing any of the 3 methods said above. Will let u know if I find it out.

I am assuming you are trying to modify your settings for Firefox.
Firefox recommends you to use about:config instead of directly modifying the prefs.js file.

Anyway, hope you know what you are doing. Check these links:
http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/edit
http://www.techspot.com/guides/44-firefox2-tweak-guide/page10.html
http://www.mozilla.org/catalog/end-user/customizing/briefprefs.html

BTW, you can modify the prefs.js file by
1. Right Click & then Select Edit. OR
2. Open the file in Notepad or any Text Editor.

Hopefully that helps.
 
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CINTEL ENTRINO

CINTEL ENTRINO

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^^
i did delete the browsing history.... but that isn't the reason right ?
b'coz i only had "browsing history" checked in "clear private data" option....
n i hav safely exported 19 passwords in xml format through
password exporter....
thanks a lot for ur help... :)
 

shadow2get

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The only other reason I think of is Someone else must have used that option & not you. It may have been cleared before you had even noticed.
Or You yourself may have used it earlier.:rolleyes:
;)
:-D
 
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