Question from Eddie: Hi Rick. I hope you can help me with an odd situation I’m in.
I opened an online account several years ago (I’d rather not say which company) and I let Firefox store the password.
Ever since then I’ve always logged into that account using the stored password.
I’m getting ready to buy a new computer so I won’t be able to use the stored password to log into that site anymore.
The problem is I have forgotten the password. I’ve tried resetting it but it asks for my email address and none of the ones I can think of trying will work.
I know the password is still stored in Firefox because it comes up (covered with asterisks) and I can log in with it. Is there any way to retrieve that password from the browser?
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