Like other major web browsers out there for Windows operating system, Mozilla Firefox browser also allows you to save your web passwords in the browser so that you can quickly sign in to web services without having to manually enter your email address and password.
Mozilla Firefox allowed us to export and import passwords with the help of trusted extensions. This changed with the release of Firefox 57. In Firefox version 57 and later versions (even the newest v76) it doesn’t offer a way to backup or export saved passwords. Legacy extensions that allowed us to export and import passwords no longer work as well.
While there are workarounds out there to backup Firefox passwords, they are not very straight-forward. Besides that, you cannot export passwords to a CSV or JSON file.
Luckily, starting with version 79 (currently available as Nightly), Firefox will allow users to export passwords to CSV without the help of any plugin or third-party software. Here is how to do that.
NOTE: To import passwords into Firefox, refer to our how to import passwords into Firefox from a CSV file guide.
Method 1 of 2
Export Firefox passwords to CSV
This method works in version 79 and later versions only. If using an earlier version, please refer to the directions in Method 2 (scroll down to see).
Step 1: Type about:logins in the address bar of Firefox and hit the Enter key to open the saved logins page.
Step 2: Here, click on the three vertical dots icon (refer to the picture below) and then click the Export Logins option.
Step 3: If you are asked to enter your Windows 10 account password or scan your finger on the fingerprint scanner, please do so to continue. This is for security purpose.
Step 4: Select a location to save the CSV file, type a name for the file, and then click the Save button.
Method 2 of 2
Another way to export Firefox passwords to CSV or JSON
We recently came across a small tool called FF Password Exporter. The FF Password Exporter program is a free program for both Windows and macOS to help users export Firefox passwords to either CSV or JSON file.
After downloading and running FF Password Exporter on your Windows PC, it will select the default Firefox profile. If you have more than one, you need to select your Firefox profile from where you would like to export passwords. If you are not sure about the profile location, refer to our Firefox profile location in the Windows guide to know the exact location.
Once you select a profile, you will need to enter the master password if you have set one.
Finally, click on the Export Passwords button, select a location to save the password file, select either CSV or JSON as the file format and then click the Save button. We recommend you to keep the CSV or JSON file containing your Firefox passwords in a safe location. The best way would be to password protect the file by creating a ZIP file. Refer to our how to create a password-protected ZIP file in Windows 10/8/7 guide for step-by-step directions.
The only drawback of this program is that it doesn’t let you import passwords into Firefox profiles. An option to import passwords from CSV or JSON files would have made this program even more beneficial.
Nevertheless, it’s a handy program to export the Firefox password to CSV or JSON file. Visit the given below link to download the latest version of FF Password Exporter utility.