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lost all passwords in Firefox

everything was fine yesterday, left pc on overnight. had to manually log into email this morning. check saved logins in FF options, everything is gone! what in the world happened? Could not recover from any restore point.

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Not All Logins Are Saved At that Setting Location

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They're frequently stored in the cookies. Although many such "cookie" passwords are saved, not all will be "Asked for" in the section you refer to. If you've set Firefox so it clears history when you log out, many of your cookies will removed and therefore, many of your automatic passwords will be removed also. Or if you manually cleaned out your cookies, it will do the same thing.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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did not do either action that you mentioned. and, yes, I have cleared cookies often but this has never happened before.

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Lost all passwords in Firefox

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I know it's a pain but believe it or not writing passwords down is the only way...I know I can't rely on technology 100% so I use a spiral address book about 5" x 7". Easy to use, keep within reach and saves a ton of headaches and time. Good luck.

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my 'little black book' is what has saved me and kept me from tearing my hair out. Btw, I use a pencil, saves so much scratching out of old info.

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Re: lost passwords

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Did you check if you lost your bookmarks and history? It's all in the same Firefox profile.
Don't you include the Firefox profile in your backup?

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