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  1. Passwords not restored by v.3.03 What files store them?

    Since the upgrade the v.3.02, all passwords disappeared, but v.3.03 did
    not restore them even after saving one again (now four are listed).
    There exist other copies of Firefox & Thunderbird on a different hard
    disk partition (dual boot system). What are the files that need to be
    copied/pasted to retrieve the very long list that vanished on the new
    installation?

  2. Re: Passwords not restored by v.3.03 What files store them?

    dAVEr wrote:
    > Since the upgrade the v.3.02, all passwords disappeared, but v.3.03 did
    > not restore them even after saving one again (now four are listed).
    > There exist other copies of Firefox & Thunderbird on a different hard
    > disk partition (dual boot system). What are the files that need to be
    > copied/pasted to retrieve the very long list that vanished on the new
    > installation?


    Sounds like bug 454708, affecting users with password data (login,
    password, or domain) containing non-ASCII characters. The passwords are
    not gone (they're still stored in the signons3.txt file) but they can't
    be accessed.

    If you still see the problem in Firefox 3.0.3, it's been reported that
    either restarting the computer or just adding a new password then
    restarting Firefox fixes the problem.
    So does this workaround:
    Use notepad to open signons3.txt (located in the Firefox profile folder)
    and re-save it with encoding UTF-8.
    Ref:
    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=454708#c26


    For more information, see this forum topic:
    http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewto...p?f=9&t=868655
    Fx 3.0.2/3.0.3 password bugs [non-ascii characters only]


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