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Can I get my bookmarks onto a new pc if I never backed them up to a flashdrive?

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I lost access to my previous laptop because it was damaged. I have bought a new laptop and was wondering if there is a way to get all my bookmarks onto this new pc.

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Assuming the hard drive on the old system was not damaged, you can have it mounted on the new computer as an external drive.

You will need a kit or a tech to help.

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Isn't the point of the sync feature supposed to be so that you can access your history and bookmarks from anywhere on any computer?

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That is true. But the profile has to be connected to the sync for it to work. You did say; I lost access to my previous laptop

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Yeah, I can't use it anymore but I did have a sync account set up prior.

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Ahh, you did not say so. Open the new Firefox and log into the sync. You may get an e-mail confirming the new access. Once sync starts, let it run until you are sure you have everything.

Open the Bookmarks or History Manager and watch for changes.

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I did and nothing synced

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I will call for more help.

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p27r said

I did and nothing synced

To begin with, Sync was not intended to be used with a solitary device; it;s purpose is to synchronize Firefox user data across multiple devices. Your data would still be on another device if Sync was used properly.

When used as a "backup medium", if the user happens to forget the Firefox Account password and / or happens to reset that password all data is wiped from the Sync server. The password which was in use with the last Sync event was used to create dual kA & kB encryption "keys" which are 64-characters (alpha/numeric) in length (one for login at the server and the other is used to encrypt the data as it sits on the Sync server) a different password would create 2 different keys which makes it impossible to login and the data couldn't be decrypted, either.

If that is what happened, sorry for the loss of your data.