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I was using Firefox in Windows but then I switched to Linux where I also use firefox. I forgot to export my passwords. I can't start Windows anymore but I still have access to the Windows partition from Linux. Can I retrieve my firefox passwords from the Windows partition and use them in Linux?

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I found the solution. I installed a portable copy of Firefox in Windows running in a virtual machine. Then I copied over the whole profile folder into it. When I started Firefox, I was able to access my passwords and export them.

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you ran the portable version and it didnot automatically replace the previous/existing profile folder.. PLEASE –  Junaid Saeed Aug 3 '10 at 17:00
    
The portable version had its own profile folder. I just copied the contents of the old profile folder into it. Try it, it works. –  tony_sid Aug 3 '10 at 23:00

On Windows it's located in C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\XXXXXX You'll want to copy over the keyX.txt and signonsX.db files.

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I found key3.db and signons.sqlite and copied them over. However, no passwords were imported. –  tony_sid Jul 29 '10 at 12:23

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