Thursday, January 28, 2010

PasswordFox v1.20 - Extract the user names/passwords stored in Firefox Copyright (c) 2008 - 2010


PasswordFox is a small password recovery tool that allows you to view the user names and passwords stored by Mozilla Firefox Web browser. By default, PasswordFox displays the passwords stored in your current profile, but you can easily select to watch the passwords of any other Firefox profile. For each password entry, the following information is displayed: Record Index, Web Site, User Name, Password, User Name Field, Password Field, and the Signons filename.

Using PasswordFox

PasswordFox doesn't require any installation process or additional DLL files. However, Firefox browser must be installed on your computer in order allow PasswordFox to grab the passwords list.
In order to start using PasswordFox, simply run the executable file - PasswordFox.exe
After running it, the main window will display all your passwords list for the last profile that you used. If PasswordFox chose the wrong profile folder, you can use the 'Select Profile Folder' option to choose the right one.

Command-Line Options

/profile Choose the desired Firefox profile folder.
/installfolder Choose the desired Firefox installation folder.
/master Specify the master password.
/stext Save the list of Firefox passwords into a regular text file.
/stab Save the list of Firefox passwords into a tab-delimited text file.
/scomma Save the list of Firefox passwords into a comma-delimited text file.
/stabular Save the list of Firefox passwords into a tabular text file.
/shtml Save the list of Firefox passwords into HTML file (Horizontal).
/sverhtml Save the list of Firefox passwords into HTML file (Vertical).
/sxml Save the list of Firefox passwords to XML file.
/sort This command-line option can be used with other save options for sorting by the desired column. If you don't specify this option, the list is sorted according to the last sort that you made from the user interface. The parameter can specify the column index (0 for the first column, 1 for the second column, and so on) or the name of the column, like "Web Site" and "User Name". You can specify the '~' prefix character (e.g: "~User Name") if you want to sort in descending order. You can put multiple /sort in the command-line if you want to sort by multiple columns.

PasswordFox.exe /shtml "f:\temp\pw.html" /sort 2 /sort ~1
PasswordFox.exe /shtml "f:\temp\pw.html" /sort "Web Site" /sort "User Name"

/nosort When you specify this command-line option, the list will be saved without any sorting.

Translating PasswordFox to other languages

In order to translate PasswordFox to other language, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run PasswordFox with /savelangfile parameter:
    PasswordFox.exe /savelangfile
    A file named PasswordFox_lng.ini will be created in the folder of PasswordFox utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be used in the 'About' window.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run PasswordFox, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run PasswordFox without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.


This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !


The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.


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