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I previously synced my laptop Firefox with my mobile. My mobile Firefox now has all of my laptop bookmarks. My laptop crashed. I bought a new laptop. I want to transfer my bookmarks from my mobile to my new laptop. How?

1- Sync doesn't work because I can't get the recovery key (previous laptop is garbage and the key can not be obtained from the mobile). I could create a new one, but it states that current data will be erased, thus, what is the point of recovery, it is the same as creating a new account. Therefore, I lose my bookmarks by syncing without the old recovery key. 2- There seems to be no other way to export Firefox mobile bookmarks.

I previously synced my laptop Firefox with my mobile. My mobile Firefox now has all of my laptop bookmarks. My laptop crashed. I bought a new laptop. I want to transfer my bookmarks from my mobile to my new laptop. How? 1- Sync doesn't work because I can't get the recovery key (previous laptop is garbage and the key can not be obtained from the mobile). I could create a new one, but it states that current data will be erased, thus, what is the point of recovery, it is the same as creating a new account. Therefore, I lose my bookmarks by syncing without the old recovery key. 2- There seems to be no other way to export Firefox mobile bookmarks.

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Hey testate,

You can pair a new device from your Android phone by going to Settings > Accounts > Firefox Sync > Pair a new Device.

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Yousef 13 solutions 71 answers

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Hey testate,

You can pair a new device from your Android phone by going to Settings > Accounts > Firefox Sync > Pair a new Device.

Hey testate, You can pair a new device from your Android phone by going to Settings > Accounts > Firefox Sync > Pair a new Device.

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Hello Yalam,

Thank you so much. This worked.

Note: the 'Settings' are in the Android operating system (Ice Cream Sandwich for me), not in the Firefox browser.

Hello Yalam, Thank you so much. This worked. Note: the 'Settings' are in the Android operating system (Ice Cream Sandwich for me), not in the Firefox browser.
Yousef 13 solutions 71 answers

Heh, I forgot to specify that.

Glad to hear it's working!

Heh, I forgot to specify that. Glad to hear it's working!
kendrickdk 0 solutions 2 answers

Didn't work for me... there is no "account" option under settings on my mobile device. This is so lame.

Didn't work for me... there is no "account" option under settings on my mobile device. This is so lame.