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Foxfire master password

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by gabby121, Feb 9, 2007.

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  1. gabby121

    gabby121 Thread Starter

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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?
     
  2. cgesicki

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    try removing the "key3.db" file from your profile folder

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

    in other words
    %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<Profile name>\
     
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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.
     
  4. icemn45

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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"
     
  6. gabby121

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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.
     
  7. icemn45

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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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