Backup and Restore Firefox Passwords List

By Lowell Heddings on October 1st, 2007

Somebody recently wrote in asking how to backup the list of saved passwords in Firefox into a spreadsheet, so I’m writing the solution here for everybody: All you need is the Password Exporter extension.

If you’d like to backup your entire profile including passwords, cookies, bookmarks, etc, you can use this method.

Open up the Add-ons screen and find Password Exporter in the list, where you can click the Options button to bring up the Import/Export Passwords dialog.

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You can either import or export your passwords using this dialog, and you can choose to encrypt them if you want.

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You can export in either XML or CSV format. If you are trying to create a spreadsheet with all your passwords the CSV file would be a better choice.

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Just be very careful with the list of passwords you exported.

Download Password Exporter from Mozilla Add-ons

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 10/1/07
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