The following guide will show you some ways to extract passwords from Firefox password manager.
If you use Firefox you try to export the passwords stored in your browser, you will be disappointed, as Mozilla does not have this feature in its browser.
Although you can see all the passwords stored in Firefox from the internal address about: logins, you can not export the passwords because there is no such option.
Why export passwords?
You may want to pass the data to a program that does not support instant password entry from Firefox.
or you may want to store the data somewhere locally rather than on the web.
So let's see how you can get passwords from Firefox
We will use third-party tools, as mentioned above there is no option for exporting passwords from Firefox.
FF Password Exporter (for Windows, Linux and MacOS)
FF Password Exporter is an open source program that is compatible with Windows, Linux and MacOS operating systems. You can download the version you are interested in from GitHub and run it on your system afterwards.
Download and run the app to get started. Displays all the profiles your Firefox has in a list and has an option to select the profile you are interested in.
You will be prompted to enter the master password if you are using one and then you can select one of the available export file types. FF Password Exporter can give you your passwords in CSV and Json format.
PasswordFox from Nirsoft (Windows only)
The application PasswordFox is a portable software for Windows that can give you all your saved Firefox passwords. The application will automatically use the default profile.
You can use the "Select Folders" icon to change the profile path. If you use a master password, you will be prompted.
Select some or all of the passwords and right-click to save them to your system. Password Fox can save your passwords as txt, XML, HTML or CSV files for KeePass.
Some password managers or even browsers directly support password imports from Firefox. If you use any of these, you can import directly and so you will not need the above export methods.
If you just want to copy passwords from one Firefox profile to another, open the Firefox profile and copy the key4.db and logins.json files. Paste the two files in the other profile. Paste will replace existing files, so you need to make sure they are blank or that you have a backup.