How to Find Passwords Saved in Firefox

by Brandy Alexander

When you access a website in the Firefox Web browser that requires a login, Firefox automatically presents you with a dialog box that asks you if you want it to remember your password. This is a convenient feature, but if you need to remember the actual password term or want to review the passwords that Firefox is storing, you have the option to get to this information. Use the tools in your Firefox browser to find your saved passwords.

Start your Firefox browser. Click the "Tools" menu and select "Options" on Windows, or click the "Firefox" menu and select "Preferences" on a Mac.

Click the "Security" tab at the top of the dialog window that appears and click the "Saved Passwords" button under the "Passwords" section. This action brings up a window that lists the websites and user names for all of the passwords that are currently being stored.

Click the "Show Passwords" button in the dialog window to display the saved passwords.

Tip

  • check To delete passwords, click the desired site in Step 2 to highlight it and then click the "Remove" button. Alternately, click the "Remove All" button to get rid of everything.

About the Author

Brandy Alexander has been writing professionally since 2001. She is a glass artist with a Web design and technical writing background. Alexander runs her own art-glass business and has been a contributor to "Glass Line Magazine" as well as various online publications.