Reset / Recover Firefox Master Password

If you want to add another layer of protection to your Firefox browser, you can turn on the master password option. In short, this will allow you to secure your login information – especially if your PC is used by more than one person, so they can’t snoop through options and find your passwords.

It uses master password to provide enhanced security by protecting the stored sign-on information for various websites. By default it does not set the default password and is blank. However once you have set the master password, you need to provide it every time to view sign-on credentials.

Have you lost  or forgotten your Firefox password? Now if you find yourself not remembering your it, there is an easy way to get back to default state. There is a down side though, because resetting it will remove all of your saved user names and passwords.

To start the process, copy and paste this location into your Firefox address bar:

chrome://pippki/content/resetpassword.xul

This is your “Reset Master Password” page. For one more time, it warns you:

If you reset your master password, all your stored web and e-mail password, form data, personal certificates, and private keys will be forgotten. Are you sure you want to to do it?

Then you will be given the option to “Reset” or “Cancel”. Hit the button labeled “Reset” and your master password should be reset.

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