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sync between 2 laptops: does not seem to work at all
I first created my FF account on the oldest laptop, then also logged the 2nd (new) on the same account.
There is no option that I can find from the account, to export the selected sync items from one, or to import them onto the other (I need to overwrite the few data there). I could not find such option within FF menu either.
Side issue: at one point, an option was visible to replace the default device names in the account... then when I wanted to do it, that option did not seem to exist any more. Do I have to remove those devices from the account if that was a one-time only option, and how?
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Update: side issue solved
update 2: absolutely furious.
Instead of what I wanted and needed, sync eventually pooled the data from BOTH devices, merged and moved my bookmark folder which I now have to re-organise on my first laptop, then try to re-import on my 2nd laptop. Abolutely NOT what I expected and needed.
update 3: The worst: seconds after I removed the unwanted data from my 2nd laptop, syncs also deleted them from my 1st laptop, so now I lost ALL the bookmarks from my bookmarks bar, painstakingly organized and filled over the years.
You should have automatically created backup in the bookmarkbackups folder.
The name of an automatically created JSON bookmarks backup in the bookmarkbackups folder includes a total item count (folders and separators included) and an hash value to prevent saving the same backup more than once. You also see this count in the Restore menu drop-down list.
- bookmarks-YYYY-MM-DD_<item count>_<hash>.jsonlz4.