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Author Topic: HowTo remove ALL of Firefox EXCEPT login infos?  (Read 3339 times)

Curt

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HowTo remove ALL of Firefox EXCEPT login infos?
« on: April 19, 2011, 09:47:57 AM »
Lately my Firefox 3.6.16 has become annoyingly slow to open pages, so I want to remove ALL of the old installation, before I upgrade. But of course I want to keep login informations like user-names and PIN-codes, for version 4 to use. How can this be done, please?

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MozBackup will only save the entire user profile, which is the wrong way to do this.

« Last Edit: April 19, 2011, 10:03:58 AM by Curt »

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Re: HowTo remove ALL of Firefox EXCEPT login infos?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2011, 11:32:06 AM »
Inside your firefox profile folder, backup these files:

  • key3.db
  • signons.sqlite
  • signons3.txt
  • signons2.txt (this may or may not exist)
  • signons.txt (this may or may not exist)

After doing whatever it is you are going to do (remove & reinstall firefox, create a new profile, move to another machine, etc), with firefox closed, copy the backed up files to the new firefox profile and then run firefox.

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Re: HowTo remove ALL of Firefox EXCEPT login infos?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2011, 12:06:09 PM »
Thank you, April ♥

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Re: HowTo remove ALL of Firefox EXCEPT login infos?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011, 01:22:20 PM »
Inside your firefox profile folder, backup these files:

  • key3.db
  • signons.sqlite
  • signons3.txt
  • signons2.txt (this may or may not exist)
  • signons.txt (this may or may not exist)


That's useful, thanks. I've not bothered to work that out for myself and it just might come in handy!

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Re: HowTo remove ALL of Firefox EXCEPT login infos?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2011, 02:07:49 PM »
I had a lot of fun with this awhile back when migrating from K-meleon on a 9x machine to Firefox on XP. A little bit more complex, due to having to rename some of the files to get them to work, but due to them both being Gecko based browsers, it is possible to do. The time spent researching it was far less than it would have taken to build it back up from scratch again.

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Re: HowTo remove ALL of Firefox EXCEPT login infos?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2011, 02:09:43 PM »
yeah cool! thanks, app!

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Re: HowTo remove ALL of Firefox EXCEPT login infos?
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2011, 04:41:27 PM »
Just thought I'd toss in that I was using Secure Login AddOn in FF.  But it turns out that LastPass is one of those that does work well across Chromium/FF.  Now when I register for another forum or whatnot and add it to LastPass, if I go there in the other browser I get autologin without having to do anything.  Really makes things easier esp. if you have added cookie cleaning to CCleaner.