[Quick Tip] How to Reset Fire­fox Mas­ter Password

Sandeep Agarwal

Masterlock Having a Master Password set on Firefox is one of the ways to protect the locally stored passwords that Firefox remembers for you. Now, what happens if you forget the Master Password? Of course, you will lose all the login credentials stored within. And unfortunately, there’s no straightforward way to create a new master password… yes, no straightforward way, but there’s definitely a way to do it.

Here’s how to reset the master password on Firefox so that you can create a new one (and hopefully now forget it this time).

Step 1: Launch Firefox and enter chrome://pippki/content/resetpassword.xul  location on the address bar and press enter.

Reset Master Password

Step 2: A warning will be shown and you will be asked to confirm that you want to reset the password. Click on Reset button.

Password Reset Warning

Step 3: A confirmation dialog will appear. Click on Ok and you will be done.

Password Reset Confirmation

Note: Resetting your master password will remove all of your saved usernames and passwords.

Next time you start Firefox you will not be asked for the Master Password. However, you can go ahead and set a new one. 🙂

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