How to Recover Firefox Saved Passwords from Logins.json

October 7th, 2014 by Admin Leave a reply »

Since Firefox 32.0, the built-in password manager changes to store the website passwords in a file named logins.json instead of signons.sqlite. The signons.sqlite is still out there but it’s no longer used. Now we’ve added support for Firefox 32 and you can use the latest version v1.9 of our Firefox Password Recovery program to recover Firefox saved passwords from logins.json.

How to Recover Firefox Saved Passwords from Logins.json?

The logins.json file is stored in a seperate place from the Firefox program. Typically, it’s C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\. Here is how to decrypt and extract the saved passwords from it.

  1. Download and install the Firefox Password Recovery program on your computer.
  2. Launch the program and click on Start Recovery button.
  3. Select Recover Firefox Password from the drop-down menu.
  4. The program will automatically decrypt the logins.json file stored in the Firefox profile folder, and then show you a list of saved login credentials, including URLs, username and passwords.