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I'm trying to go from Firefox to Opera. I was able to transfer the bookmarks, but what about the saved passwords?

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There is no good way to export passwords between most browsers (except between Firefox and Chrome, it seems).

My solution is to use a browser-independent password manager like KeePass, LastPass, or 1Password. That way, not only do your passwords remain free from browser data liberation problems, but your passwords are infinitely more secure too (there is no encryption on any browser's password manager except maybe Opera's, and Firefox's password manager has no encryption even with a master password, so it's interesting that they even have that option).

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Xmarks has an add-on for both browsers and offers an option for password syncing.

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Um...no it doesn't. –  digitxp Aug 29 '10 at 3:02
Ah, frickin' opera. Right, no xmarks for Opera. My bad. –  Chris_K Aug 29 '10 at 3:12
Hmm, nice trick. But, I probably wont trust XMarks encryption over standard techniques. The method can probably replicated with a stand alone mechanism that lets me encrypt the extracted password list and deliver it to the other browser to 'patch' it there. Would be very interested to know if someone has done this. –  nik Aug 29 '10 at 3:14

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