How to View Saved Passwords in Firefox

A large number of websites that you visit on the Internet have some form of account for which you can sign up. Whether it is a shopping website, a banking website, or an entertainment website, you will likely need a username or email and a password. But it can be difficult to remember all of those credential combinations, so you might elect to use the tools available in the Firefox browser to remember your passwords for you.

But if you need to sign into an account in a different browser, or even on a different device, then you might be looking for a way to find out what one of your saved passwords is. Fortunately Firefox has an option that allows you to find this information in just a few short steps.


How to Find a Stored Password in Firefox

The steps in this guide were written using the most current version of the Firefox Web browser that was available when this guide was published. That is version 41.0.2. The Options interface for the most recent version of Firefox is different than in previous versions, so these exact steps may not work in earlier versions of the browser. However, the method is similar.


  1. Launch the Firefox browser.

  3. Click the Open Menu button (the one with the three horizontal lines) at the top-right corner of the window.
  4. click the open menu button



  5. Click the Options button.
  6. click the options button



  7. Click the Security tab at the left side of the window.
  8. click the security tab



  9. Click the Saved Passwords button.
  10. click the saved passwords button



  11. Click the Show Passwords button.

click the show passwords button



Note that Firefox will only show you the passwords that you have elected to save to the browser. It does not store password data that you have entered into sites, but elected not to save. Additionally, Firefox does not have saved password information for passwords that were saved in other Web browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Safari.


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