Recover Forgotten Passwords in Mozilla Firefox Without Software

Mozilla Firefox has been the leading web browser, clearly vanquishing its competitors in the global web market for over quite a period of time. Well, it has its reasons for becoming so. Brandishing a faster, more secure, and an extremely user-friendly platform to work upon, Firefox is undoubtedly the “numero-uno” choice for most internet users across the world.

Remembering Passwords in Mozilla Firefox :

Being an internet user, it’s absolutely orderly for you to have a number of registered accounts in different websites. You log into such accounts using a specific “user name” and a “password” that’s meant to be known to you and to you alone. Using Mozilla Firefox, when you log into such an account of yours for the first time, you are provided with an option to let Firefox remember your log-in details.

Now, if you click on the “Remember” button, your log-in details are stored in Firefox. This helps by liberating you the task of entering your log-in details each time you are to log into your account. Firefox, by default, enters your details all by itself, and the only thing you need to do is to click on the “Sign In” button.

Why Would You Want to Recover Your Own Passwords ?

Well, the question, as it seems, is quite ironical. When, you get accustomed to Firefox entering the passwords every time for you, what really may happen is, you forgetting your own passwords; especially when you have a number of different passwords for different websites. The problem arises if you are accessing the net through a different machine, and you can’t log into your own account because you don’t remember the password to log-in.

Mozilla Firefox itself provides you with a solution to this fix. Without using any third party software, you have the privilege to recover all the user names and passwords that you have chosen to remember. The saved log-in details for each site can be viewed with their user names and corresponding passwords. We, here at Tech-Tips-Geek, plow on this process of recovering forgotten “remembered” passwords.

A Look at the Recovery Process :

The log-in details can be found from the Mozilla Firefox browser installed on your machine. Here’s how :

1. Open your Mozilla Firefox web browser.

2. From the menu bar, click on “Tools” and select “Options”.

3. The Options box appears. Under the “Security” tab, click on the “Saved Passwords” button.

4. A “Saved Passwords” box appears displaying the websites and their corresponding user names to log-in. Under the list displayed, an option to “Show Passwords” is available. Select this option to view your complete log-in details.

5. A confirmational message appears just to make sure that you really do want to show your passwords. Click “Yes” to confirm.

6. Your complete log-in details for each visited website is displayed before you. Now, you can easily opt to view your usernames and passwords in case you have forgotten those.

The method described above is essentially for those who genuinely want to recover their passwords that they chose Firefox to remember. Any kind of misuse of this process for hacking, is strictly prohibited. And for users all around the globe, its an advice from the TTG group, “Make sure that you do not choose Firefox to remember your passwords unless its absolutely necessary.” Well, now you know why.

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  1. Shabnam Sultan :

    Useful one as i am a FF user :)

  2. BLOG404 :

    Cool one !
    But only possible when we give permission to Remember out password while signing ! Is it possible otherwise ?

  3. Tanmay :

    @Blog404: Yes, your are absolutely right. This process only works if you have allowed your FF browser to remember the password. Otherwise you can try Type recorder. Keepass portable is also a good alternative to save your password in encrypted mode.

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  5. Joan :

    Thanks for your great tips! However, my Firefox application is crashed and I couldn’t even start it. Eventually, I extracted my saved passwords from Firefox profile, by following this trick:
    www[dot]top-password[dot]com/blog/recover-firefox-thunderbird-seamonkey-flock-passwords-from-old-profiles/. I hope this will also help someone out there.

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