I copied my Firefox profile from a Windows installation to Linux (Fedora Workstation to be specific). My open tabs, extensions, saved forms survived the migration perfectly but the password manager did not:
- Instead of my saved logins it displays an empty list.
- It does it allow me to save new logins - the "save password" popup works as usual, but nothing is stored.
key4.db files are present, permissions are 644. I see the names of the old (before transfer) saved sites in
logins.json. However, the files still have timestamps and sizes they had before transfer.
UPD: Tried file access monitoring with
[zorath@localhost 1]$ inotifywatch /home/zorath/.mozilla/firefox/msl/key4.db /home/zorath/.mozilla/firefox/msl/logins.json Establishing watches... Finished establishing watches, now collecting statistics. ^Ctotal access close_nowrite open filename 3 1 1 1 /home/zorath/.mozilla/firefox/msl/logins.json [zorath@localhost 1]$
The conclusion is that Firefox sees the file(s) and is able to read them but does not want to.