How to View & Clear Saved Username and Passwords In Mozilla Firefox

By default when a user enters username and password to login to his online account, Mozilla Firefox prompts the user to remember the details for autofill use. If he press the Remember Password button, it saves the username and password he entered. It is very easy for anyone to find out the username and password he used to login to that online account from Firefox settings. This tutorial tells how to view the saved username and password stored in Firefox web browser and steps to remove them easily. First part of this tutorial is dedicated to explain the reasons to store passwords in Firefox browser and the second part explains different methods to delete them.
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If you press the button Remember Password, the username and password you have entered will be stored. Now let us check how to view the stored username and password you have entered.

How to See The Saved username & Password From Firefox Settings
  1. Start Tools menu by pressing [Alt] and [T] buttons together

  2. Click Options
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  3. Click Security tab

  4. Click Saved Passwords
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  5. Now you can see all stored usernames. Just right click on any username to copy the password.
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In latest version of Firefox, we cannot see the user information stored in it. However, it offers an option to copy the password by right click on the showing usernames. In older versions, there is no need to do this extra step (copying password), you could see all stored passwords with respective usernames in the same row. If you are still using older versions, follow the instructions below to fetch the stored username.

Steps to view the saved usernames and passwords in Older Versions Of Firefox

  1. Go to top menu and click on Tools

  2. On the Tools click on Options

    Now options window will be opened. Click on Security tab.

  3. To see the saved passwords click on the button "Saved Passwords". You may be prompted with one more alert and it needs your confirmation. After confirmation, you will be able to see the saved usernames and passwords.

How to Prevent Auto Saving Of login details by Firefox

If you are using a public computer like in Internet cafe, you must ensure that none of your online account's logon details are saved on the computer. If your Facebook or email account username and password are saved in a public PC, anyone knows how to pick saved details from browser can get them. So I recommend you to either delete the default prompt to store account's logon details or configure the browser to never ask this.
  1. Never Remember Password for This Site

    When the browser prompts you to save the details, you can either choose the option Never Remember Password for This Site or Not Now.
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  2. Disable Remember Password feature Of Firefox Browser

    • Go to Tools Menu

    • Click Security tab

    • unchecked the option Remember Passwords for Sites

    • Click OK

How to Remove saved Passwords in Mozilla Firefox Browser 3.5 and above

In the older versions(Firefox version 3 and below) we were able to remove the saved passwords from the Tools menu itself. After the release of Firefox 3.5 and above, we need to remove the saved online account's logon details by some manual works. Steps to Delete /remove already saved usernames and passwords in Firefox 3.5 and above versions are explained here.

  1. Start the browser

  2. Click on Tools in Tool menu
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  3. Click on options and the options window will appear.

  4. Click on Security tab
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  5. Click on Saved Passwords button

    Now you can select the saved passwords in Firefox from the saved passwords list and click on Remove to clear them. If you want to remove all saved passwords in the list, just click on the Remove All button.

  6. Click on Close button to close this window

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False Voice said...

Wow! Thank you so much for the info...

I didn't notice that there is a "Saved Passwords" button there... Silly me...

Thanks again! I was able to do something bad - not really. :D

Anonymous said...

Thankz Buddy !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

bro what if the browser shows fire fox authentication what should i do to access , even if i did not know password from it . . . . so that i can able to download torrent,zip files and etc . .

Siju George said...

Could you please tell us exactly what error message you are getting?