Forgot Firefox master password

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My apologizes about my 'beginner' question but I need help ASAP. I have forgotten my Firefox master password. I changed it a few weeks ago and now I can't do my job. Can anyone help?
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Your statement is very unclear. Exactly how does forgetting your Firefox master password prevent you from doing your job? Were other passwords also saved on the browser? If yes, that was inadvisable.

Mozilla allows you to reset the master password, at the cost of losing whatever you may have saved with it. The best course of action would be to go to all your other saved accounts and recover the passwords for those, assuming you can’t recall what they are. (This will depend on you having set up your email address correctly for those accounts.) Once it’s done, change all the reset passwords, & save them ELSEWHERE.

You might be able to use 3rd party utilities to recover the master password, but that’s a risk, because these may be malicious and compromise your system or account security. A corporate system may not warrant all that, so, for corporate accounts, ask your organisation administrator to reset passwords.
As a rule of thumb, never save your account passwords on a browser, to avoid having to use a master password — which can become a single point of failure.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    You can use this link to reset the FF master password, chrome://pippki/content/resetpassword.xul

    but, you have to loose personal certificates (you can build it later)/ stored email passwords etc. Please navigate this link to understand more quickly: https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Fix-slowness-crashing-error/Reset-your-Master-Password-if-you-ve-forgotten-it/ta-p/362

    Before doing this beware about what are you doing. Better to take backup of your FF folder which probably under the user directory.

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  • ToddN2000
    Follow Subhendu's advice. As a rule of thumb where I work we tell all users to never change their password on a Friday afternoon before going home. The reason is most of the time they will forget it over the weekend. If they are forced to use it the next work day it helps to reinforce the new password.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    Here's a good resource with links to a couple of tools for cracking the Firefox master password:
    https://www.raymond.cc/blog/how-to-find-hidden-passwords-in-firefox/
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