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I would like to retrieve an important password which I forgot, but which Firefox has remembered and uses to log in. Where is this password stored and is it (or can it be made) readable?

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You can find it at here -… – Chan Aug 4 '11 at 11:01
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Go to Edit --> Preferences --> Security Tab and select Saved Passwords

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Then select Show Passwords

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Excellent :) thanks~ – Benjamin Aug 4 '11 at 12:36
Glad to help ;-) – Pavlos G. Aug 4 '11 at 13:35

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