Importing Saved Passwords into Firefox 3.5

Posted: Friday, July 3, 2009 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 2.0, Fx 3.0, Fx 3.5, Tips & Tweaks

For assistance with importing passwords to/from other versions of Firefox see: Tip: Importing Saved Passwords

During the development of Firefox 3.1/3.5 the way Firefox handles passwords was changed. Passwords are now stored in a file called signsons.sqlite. Should you choose to do a fresh install of Firefox 3.5 instead of upgrading directly from 3.0.11 or moving away from the old Firefox 2, follow these steps below to get your passwords into Firefox 3.5:

From Firefox 2 to Firefox 3.5 (upgrade):

  1. Close Firefox 2
  2. In the Firefox 2  profile folder locate and copy the files: signons2.txt and key3.db
  3. In the Firefox 3.5 profile folder delete the files (note: not all files may be in the folder)

    • signons2.txt
    • signons3.txt
    • keys3.db
    • signons.sqlite
  4. Replace (paste) with the files from step 2.
  5. Start Firefox 3.5  Note: Firefox 3.5 will automatically generate a new signons.sqlite file

From Firefox 3 to Firefox 3.5 (upgrade):

  1. Close Firefox 3
  2. In the Firefox 3  profile folder locate and copy the files: signons3.txt and key3.db
  3. In the Firefox 3.5 profile folder delete the files (note: not all files may be in the folder)

    • signons2.txt
    • signons3.txt
    • keys3.db
    • signons.sqlite
  4. Replace (paste) with the files from step 2.
  5. Start Firefox 3.5  Note: Firefox 3.5 will automatically generate a new signons.sqlite file
Comments
  1. Euro says:

    Great tip !

    The way firefox log informations had changed a lot between v2 and v3.

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