How to Make Firefox Ask You to Remember Passwords… Again
A couple of months ago, I accidentally deleted all my Saved online logins and passwords on Firefox. Needless to say, I was HORRIFIED.
Ok, I had a backup Excel sheet (password-protected of course) that I could use but since I have logins to literally hundreds of sites, I knew it would be a nightmare to visit these sites, login, and save the user and password info all over again.
I saw some remedies online but sad to say I was not able to retrieve my lost login and password info (at least without trying 3rd party software). So nothing left but to visit those sites and login again, right?
I did exactly that but this time Firefox simply REFUSED to ask me to save my login info and password! I already made sure that I had the right browser settings. I went to Tools -> Options ->Security -> Remember passwords for sites, and there were no sites listed under Exceptions.
After a few more online digging, I found out that the problem rested on a file called signons2.txt.
Here Are the Steps to Make Firefox Ask You to Save Passwords Again
- Go to C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<your profilename>.
Pls. note that this directory name assumes you’re using C:\ as the drive where you have Firefox installed.
- Under this folder, look for the file called signons2.txt and delete it. If you want to be extra careful, just rename it.
Note: the original file name is signons.txt, but different version of firefox use a version postfix. For firefox 3, delete the file called signons3.txt.
After I did the above steps Firefox was prompting me again to save my login and password information :)
Tip: I know a lot of people who actually do NOT want Firefox remembering passwords for online security reasons. But if you want FFox to remember anyway, just put a Master Password so that you’re password info is not easily stolen by anyone.