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I can't disconnect from Synch because I'm stuck in 2-factor hell & authy doesn't help. How to get back to step 0?

I used Authy to authenticate my Firefox account. I also used a 2nd email with my firefox account. It also started off so nicely and seemed like the proper, careful thing… (read more)

I used Authy to authenticate my Firefox account. I also used a 2nd email with my firefox account. It also started off so nicely and seemed like the proper, careful thing to do.

But somewhere along the way, amidst various installs/deletions, my authy app got deleted/reinstalled and became out of synch with my firefox, so now the codes (or maybe they're called keys?) that it generates are not recognized by my firefox account. And I can't seem to access any backups or recovery codes that work either.

And so here's the big problem now: On a positive note, yes, my bookmarks can synch between my macbook air and my iphone 8. And yes, on my firefox account I can change the password as many times as I want. BUT, I because I don't have the right authenticator codes working now, I would just like to re-start from scratch, and I would like to disconnect my two emails that are currently associated with this Firefox account.

However, without having the correct authenticator 6-character or long-character info, unfortunately I cannot even get that far! I cannot successful complete the delete action to delete that firefox account in order to do this. So now those two emails of mine are held hostage by this particular Firefox account, and I can't use them in another Firefox account, and I can't use them properly in this Firefox account either because the 2FA isn't working well with the Authy.

I just want to disconnect them and start over, but there seems to be no way to get out of this multifactor circular hell. And also, while I am very happy to have finally found this help screen to type in my question, it took me a LONG time to even find out where to submit my question -- I had to browse through so many not appliable topics for days until I found where I could send something more than just a happy or sad feedback face. It should be much more straightforward to submit a question. Thanks for any help anyone can provide!

Asked by Muddled 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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login saved lost

I have exactly the same problem found here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1261967 BUT, I'm using firefox 67.0.2 on linux (opensuse leap 15.0) and I have no … (read more)

I have exactly the same problem found here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1261967 BUT, I'm using firefox 67.0.2 on linux (opensuse leap 15.0) and I have no antivirus running. Also the workaround does not fix the problem. I tried to rename the logins.json corrupted into logins.json (I think the file is still ok, since I looked inside with a text editor (Kate) and I found all my saved "hostname"). No way to reload my saved logins into firefox. Every time I restart firefox with the correct logins.json (the old one renamed) it does not connect to sync and it told me to re-connect to sync. Then, it rename the logins.json and create another file with no saved logins. Please help Thanks

Asked by Davide 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Sync replaces new bookmarks with old

I opened a laptop I haven't used in over a year. Firefox down-dated all my bookmarks to the year-old settings which means lost all my passwords, URLs and links that I ha… (read more)

I opened a laptop I haven't used in over a year. Firefox down-dated all my bookmarks to the year-old settings which means lost all my passwords, URLs and links that I had configured. Since the sync is universal, it removed them from ALL my computers. Now, the only way I have of getting the old links, is to restore my entire computer!


needless to say, I am pissed! This is a bug that existed over a year ago and was reported!

For the first time since Firefox was released, I am considering changing to a new browser!

is there any way to recover the new book marks that were deleted?


This is phenomenally stupid!

Asked by veryunhappy1 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Provide mirror of Firefox sync for Russian users in non-blocked IP subnet

Mozilla Firefox Sync is blocked in whole Russia, when Russian authorities (Roskomnadzor) try to block Telegram, so it blocks those subnets: http://isitblockedinrussia.com… (read more)

Mozilla Firefox Sync is blocked in whole Russia, when Russian authorities (Roskomnadzor) try to block Telegram, so it blocks those subnets: http://isitblockedinrussia.com/?host=accounts.firefox.com 35.160.0.0/13 54.144.0.0/12

Additional info here: https://github.com/sxiii/russian-blackout

So all Russian users at now can't use Firefox Sync (accounts.firefox.com) and other Mozilla cloud services.

Can Mozilla provide mirror or proxy for accounts.firefox.com website and other services in new IP subnet, that not blocked in Russia?

For Russian users: Роскомнадзор (РКН) заблокировал в России доступ к синхронизации Mozilla Firefox поэтому сайты accounts.firefox.com, firefoxusercontent.com, sync.services.mozilla.com не открываются у многих русских провайдеров (Ростелеком, Мегамакс, Virgin Connect и т.п.)

Asked by Alexey Murz Korepov 2 years ago

Answered by Alexey Murz Korepov 2 years ago

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blank page

on site polishburger.pl I have blank page. It becomes blank after it's loaded. I can click links - mouse cursor changes. Disabling hardware acceleration, safe mode, refre… (read more)

on site polishburger.pl I have blank page. It becomes blank after it's loaded. I can click links - mouse cursor changes. Disabling hardware acceleration, safe mode, refreshing firefox, disabling tracking protection, disabling addons does not help - always page becomes blank as soon as it loads = less than 1s.

Asked by CapSel 1 year ago

Answered by CapSel 1 year ago

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Existing account with working sync; password lost

I have a working Firefox sync account, running on two computers already. I tried to log in on a new computer, and received a "Password Incorrect" error. I think this is r… (read more)

I have a working Firefox sync account, running on two computers already. I tried to log in on a new computer, and received a "Password Incorrect" error. I think this is related to the change to Sync in Sep 2015.

My account was created in 2012, and the password is stored in a password manager, so I know it is not lost and not incorrect. The password was last changed in Aug 2012.

I tried following the instructions here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/sync-your-firefox-bookmarks-history-passwords-and- but there is already a Sync account with my email address, so it doesn't work.

How do I create a new Firefox account with the existing email address, without losing the existing information? Is it best to delete the account with a connected computer, then create a new account and synchronise again?

Asked by bumpycat 4 years ago

Answered by bumpycat 4 years ago

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My bookmarks are duplicating exponentially. I added 2 new bookmarks and now they are 100s.... How can I cancel them and restore the original bookmarks?

After saving two some new bookmark, I found out on my other 2 pcs (synchronized with a third one) that the bookmarks I've added were just multiplied X times, where X stan… (read more)

After saving two some new bookmark, I found out on my other 2 pcs (synchronized with a third one) that the bookmarks I've added were just multiplied X times, where X stands for hundreds..... How can I restore my bookmark menu? What is the problem? Is it possible to delete more bookmarks at a time?

Asked by Aaron123 1 year ago

Answered by Aaron123 1 year ago

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Firefox Sync Lost Bookmarks

After signing in to my Firefox account the history is still present but all my bookmarks from the account are gone. I tried on both Windows and Android and none of my sav… (read more)

After signing in to my Firefox account the history is still present but all my bookmarks from the account are gone. I tried on both Windows and Android and none of my saved bookmarks are showing.

Asked by coolprash 1 year ago

Answered by Shadow110 1 year ago

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bookmarks do not sync across devices

Firefox no longer seems to be syncing my bookmarks among devices. In particular, the bookmarks I add on my work iMac do not sync to my android phone or my home macbook p… (read more)

Firefox no longer seems to be syncing my bookmarks among devices. In particular, the bookmarks I add on my work iMac do not sync to my android phone or my home macbook pro. I have done the following things to attempt to get things working:

1. Turned off firefox sync on all devices and then back on. 2. Deleted my firefox sync account and recreated it. 3. Deleted and reinstalled firefox on both my android phone and my macbook pro

I have also gone to about:sync-log and see that I seem to have lots of sync errors. I've attached a screenshot of the sync-log screen. I can't seem to attach the txt file of the latest error log, so I'm attaching two screen shots of it as well.

If anyone can help me out, I'd certainly appreciate it!

Edit: Here's a pastebin link of the error log: https://pastebin.mozilla.org/9086433

Asked by hartfordmove 2 years ago

Answered by hartfordmove 2 years ago