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Post Posted December 20th, 2017, 10:35 pm

How can I back up ./ export saved logins/passwords on firefox quantum?

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Post Posted December 21st, 2017, 4:32 am

Backup the key3.db and logins.json files in your Profile folder.
Help > Troubleshooting Information -> Profile Folder ---> Open Folder

There is no Export procedure for Importing passwords / logins into another Firefox installation, or into a different browser; although some other browsers do have an Import function from Firefox, when they are both installed on the same operating system.


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Post Posted December 21st, 2017, 10:20 am

"quantum" is not limited to v57 - its also v58 and v59. those 2 need to save key4.db and logins.json.
(also cert9.db instead cert8.db)
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Post Posted December 21st, 2017, 10:31 am

Brummelchen wrote:"quantum" is not limited to v57 - its also v58 and v59. those 2 need to save key4.db and logings.json.
(also cert9.db instead cert8.db)


Thanks for that info. I'm surprised that those three files are being changed so soon after Firefox 57 was released.

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Post Posted December 21st, 2017, 12:19 pm

fixed the typo
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Post Posted January 6th, 2018, 2:59 am

Brother Rabbit...
Your thread now resides here...
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as you are running v58.0b13.
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Post Posted January 10th, 2018, 6:17 pm

Brummelchen,

Out of interest, when v58 is out in general release will installing it automatically convert key3.db and cert8.db into the new files key4.db and cert9.db? And I'm assuming that the old key3.db and cert8.db will be automatically deleted. Is that a correct assumption?

Also is there any actual change to the logins.json? Will that be a new format or something? I'm not very techie myself so just looking for general information here.

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Post Posted January 10th, 2018, 6:28 pm

BuddhaNature wrote:Out of interest, when v58 is out in general release will installing it automatically convert key3.db and cert8.db into the new files key4.db and cert9.db? And I'm assuming that the old key3.db and cert8.db will be automatically deleted. Is that a correct assumption?

Nope, the conversion is automatic, but the original files are retained to maintain backwards compatibility.
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Post Posted January 11th, 2018, 5:18 am

So if someone wanted to backup their passwords and logins then they would need to store off the files key3.db, key4.db and logins.json?

Or, in that scenario, assuming the user didn't want to go backwards down the version tree, would it be sufficient for the user to just store off key4.db and logins.json - and just delete the key3.db? I suppose I'm asking is there any residual dependency for the logins.json file that the key3.db file still be present to get the passwords and logins to work properly?

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