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.