Over the last few weeks of having to reinstall my OS, I've had major problems getting Firefox Sync to do its thing and synchronise a couple of years worth of data. After … (read more)
Over the last few weeks of having to reinstall my OS, I've had major problems getting Firefox Sync to do its thing and synchronise a couple of years worth of data. After a few minutes, I am receiving the following error at the bottom of the page: "Sync encountered an error while synchronising: Unknown error. Sync will automatically retry this action." Which is not particularly helpful in solving the problem!
As there are no tools provided to edit data "in the cloud", there is also no way I can see to remedy this by deleting any corrupt entries. Which does not seem very promising option to me for backing up this data, some of which is very important!
Firstly, I was wondering if anyone else has been receiving this error? And secondly, I was wondering if there was any way of manually downloading the data outside of Firefox if there isn't a remedy? I would really not like to use the nuclear option and reset my account. If it is possible to get it back then I'll be able to make a safe backup and transfer my information to xmarks, which I have found is more reliable. I guess you could argue I should be making backups like these in the first place if this information is so important, but I trusted the convenience and reliability of Mozilla to handle my data, especially as before Weave came along I had never realised how valuable keeping my history between computers can be!
I am having this problem between Mac, Ubuntu and Windows versions of Firefox 4. Hope you can understand my frustrations.