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I just noticed that my installation of TBB has lost my stored passwords. Also it can't save any new passwords or even set a new master password (there has been none). I'm not sure, but the problems seem to coincide with the installation of the latest version. I extracted the tar on top of the old installation. But I've done it like that before without any ill effect.

Any advice?

I'm using TBB 3.6.6 on Fedora 20

Follow-up on this: Is it the tor-browser_en-US/Data/Browser/profile.default/key3.db file that contains the saved password db? Because I ran a db_verify on it and it gave the following

db_verify: BDB0210 key3.db: metadata page checksum error
db_verify: BDB0522 Page 0: metadata page corrupted
db_verify: BDB0524 Page 0: pgno incorrectly set to 3523477504
db_verify: BDB0525 Page 0: bad magic number 4096
db_verify: BDB0126 mmap: Invalid argument
db_verify: BDB0530 Page 0: beyond the end of the file, metadata page has last page as 0
db_verify: key3.db: BDB0090 DB_VERIFY_BAD: Database verification failed
BDB5105 Verification of key3.db failed.

Any way to rescue this file or at least get the usernames/passwords in a human readable form out of it?

  • What exactly do you want to know? – Jens Kubieziel Oct 4 '14 at 14:47
  • Are you making sure you're only signing in to web sites you trust absolutely? – l0b0 Oct 4 '14 at 14:52
  • Well, if possible, understand why the passwords were lost and recover them. – Wupper Oct 4 '14 at 14:53
  • There's no website that I trust absolutely, but all the passwords were unique and randomly generated. – Wupper Oct 4 '14 at 14:56
  • This is happening because TBB does not store any settings on your hard drive, and thus saved passwords are not kept when TBB is closed. (At least to the best of my knowledge) – Cammy_the_block Oct 4 '14 at 19:15

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