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On Windows 8, where does Firefox save a users password? I think on older Firefox versions it was in "signons.txt" but I couldn't find this file on my entire hard drive - so perhaps this has changed in recent firefox builds?

I know I can see the passwords via the Firefox GUI, but I want to keep a cleartext copy of the password as a backup somewhere (in an encrypted Truecrypt volume with a strong key). I want to do the same for my Chrome password but that's a separate question I guess ...


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The file is signons.sqlite, starting with Firefox 3.5. You will also need key3.db, which contains the master key that all stored passwords are encrypted with. See Mozilla's advice on backing up passwords.

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