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gabby121

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Dummy that I am, while using Firefox 2.0, I put in a master password and forgot it. Now Firefox asks for a password, even checking e-mail, and I can't get on. I can access the e-mail by IE7, but I rather like Firefox. Any suggestions?
 
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try removing the "key3.db" file from your profile folder

located:
C:\Documents and Settings\<Windows login/user name>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<Profile name>\

in other words
%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<Profile name>\
 

gabby121

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I am a dope when it comes to looking these things up. I went to Explorer and didn't know which name to look in: I have "Bob" "Bob~1~Bob" and "BobHughes". The Bob folder has a windows folder, but it dead ends at a system folder. The others don't seem to have any windows login folder.
 
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when you get to the floder with your named folders in it, go to the menu at the top. click "toolyou will see "show hidden files and folders". check this , and then click "ok".s", then "folder options". then click the "view" tab. under "hidden files and folders". from there you should be able to follow thru "application data\mozilla " etc. and do as cgesicki mentioned
 
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sorry, keyboard meltdown on that last one. click "tools", you'll then see "folder options". click again. then "view", then "show hidden files and folders"
 

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Success. I wasn't able to find the key3.db file when I changed the folder parameters. When I woke up this morning the thought occurred to me . . . use Windows search. It didn't work till I selected the option to look in hidden files and suddenly, there it was. I deleted it and Firefox seems to be running just as well and without the password problem. Thanks again.
 
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great news, and great idea. a lot of times the file you are looking for is hidden. thats why i suggested changing the folder options. have fun. glad its working again
 
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