Firefox – Where does firefox save/store auto fill data


where does firefox store passwords and username when we opt for remember password. Is it always cookies or some other encrypted file.Also where is the data filled by auto complete functionality of browsers come from. It doesn't seem to come from cookies as same auto-complete info sometimes appears in fields of websites other than those it was previously filled in. Is it possible to retrieve data from browser itself(sensitive as well as the general one)?

Best Answer

you can see saved passwords (depending on OS) in the options/preferences under security - saved passwords. Saved passwords are stored in a hidden folder C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\(X#X#X#X#X#X#X).default where X#X#X#X#X# is unique. They are the key3.db file and the signings.sqlite file