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My dual-boot computer is fubar but I can log into Linux and see the Windows filesystem.

One of the biggest losses is all of the passwords I had stored for sites in Firefox.

Is there any way to retrieve these by digging around in the Windows filesystem?

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Passwords are in a sqlite file inside your profile folder, so you can not see them by just browsing your Windows' filesystem

The easiest is to copy the profile from C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile folder> into your Linux's Firefox by using this procedure in mozillazine, and then see the passwords when you launch Firefox.

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The easiest way is to copy your old (Windows) Firefox profile to your current one (Linux). C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\

to

~/.mozilla/firefox/

Or you can only copy key3.txt file, and the signons3.db from your Windows profile to your Linux profile.

Those file name could be a different one depending on the version of firefox you are using.

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