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I backed up mybookmark,tabs,history,add-ons,preferences. But after installing fresh copy of Firefox I'm not able 2 sync my data into my Firefox. Wht shud I do?

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I had backed up my data (bookmarks, tabs, history, add-ons, preferences) using Firefox sync. I formatted my PC and installed a FRESH copy of Firefox. But when I tried to restore the data using FF sync and after logging in successfully, I was shown a notification saying that "Firefox will begin syncing momentarily" but my data wasn't restored. What should I do in order to retrieve the data that I had saved?

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Firefox Sync is not a back up service unfortunately. Please consider in the future backing up your profile locally before reformatting your computer. Back up and restore information in Firefox profiles

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Firefox Sync is not a back up service unfortunately. Please consider in the future backing up your profile locally before reformatting your computer. Back up and restore information in Firefox profiles

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These can't get your data back, but will help in the future.

These add-ons can be a great help by backing up and restoring Firefox

FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension) {web link} FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions, history, passwords, and more. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your saved files individually into installable .xpi files. It will also make backup of files that you choose.

OPIE {web link} Import/Export extension preferences

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Thank you FredMcd and guigs. I found both of your answers extremely helpful although both of them were tricky in different ways. Thanks a lot guys. You guys' replies were a boon for me. I don't know how to express my gratitude. Love you guys!

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