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Syncing to 2nd computer

I am logged in to Firefox on my iMac. I added the 'master password' and wrote that down as my Firefox password, and deleted the previous password. It is only 4 characters… (read more)

I am logged in to Firefox on my iMac. I added the 'master password' and wrote that down as my Firefox password, and deleted the previous password. It is only 4 characters.

I now want to sync to my Macbook Air, but it does NOT accept that password, complaining that it is only 4 characters.

How can I sync to my Macbook Air?

Thanks!

Asked by netra 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Can't access old history

I have a laptop that I used from 2012 to 2015, and sometimes I start it up in order to check my Firefox history and find some URL that I visited once. Today when I tried … (read more)

I have a laptop that I used from 2012 to 2015, and sometimes I start it up in order to check my Firefox history and find some URL that I visited once. Today when I tried that, I couldn't get the history. Ctrl+Shift+H didn't work, and when I hit the History menu, the option "Show All History" was gray. What should I do?

I opened the profile folder and saw that there's a big file called places.sqlite, which I think is the history file.

I did set up Sync once, though it didn't seem to do anything -- the history was still what it was when i stopped using that laptop. But I notice today that if I start to type in the address bar a URL that I have used recently on my present laptop, then it suggests the whole URL. In other words, it knows what I've been doing recently on my present laptop.

Asked by Eric_Kvaalen 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Can't scan QR code for sync

I have tried this several times over a few years, and have never got it to work I know it must be something I am doing wrong because if it was a glitch or bug, it would h… (read more)

I have tried this several times over a few years, and have never got it to work I know it must be something I am doing wrong because if it was a glitch or bug, it would have been fixed by now. Usually I need to do this if I need to reinstall the OS, (Windows and Linux), or a new pc, the usual, but this time I had a major crash, so I'm starting over.

Anyway I have signed in on my pc to my FF account, and went through the menu to turn on sync, and I get to the page where is says, "when ready click next to display the QR code". I get my android out, open FF, sign in, click the "Scan" button, the FF scanner opens,, I open the QR code on the pc, (I have also went to the website to get a QR code). Then either way I scan the code, and get an errror msg "Must scan from inside FF". I am scanning from inside FF, with the FF QR scanner.

I don't uinderstand how of the 20 or more times I have tried to do this, I can't get it to work. I don't understand how I screw up every times, over a few years. But I also know as I said, if it was a bug MOzilla would have fixed it by now. Usually I give up on that and just log into both the pc and the phone, close both browsers and reopen them and it will go ahead and sync.

But not this time, I am unable to get it to sync for anything. I've been working on this for 3 days now, and at this point I'm confused, I don't remember what I have and have not done. Let me add, and I don't know if this will make a difference, I don't think so, but what do I know? Originally this all started, when I had to reset my password. I tried for 4 days there to get a recovery code to work. (The following is just to describe what I've done, and is not a second question) I had one downloaded, and saved on my pc. But no matter what route I took to go through the reset process, exactly as described in the help file, I never could get a place to enter the code. I read every article I could about it, and finally it seemed easier to just reset the password and resync than try to get the code to work.

Which is why I am sitting here, desperatly needing to sync my data, but unable to. If anyone can tell me what I need to do I will appreciate it. If you need any more information, just let me know.

Asked by 1971robby 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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Firefox reinstalled by itself and deleted all old data

Hi guys, Yesterday when I found that Firefox was updated and reinstall a new version by itself and the problem is that it deleted all old data (passwords, cookies, prefer… (read more)

Hi guys, Yesterday when I found that Firefox was updated and reinstall a new version by itself and the problem is that it deleted all old data (passwords, cookies, preferences...) and I did not find the folder "old firefox data" on my desktop. Is there a way to get back all those data please?

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Asked by Maher 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Unable to log into Firefox Sync

I recently got all new devices and traded in my previous ones and when trying to login to Firefox Sync, I can sign in successfully but then I’m required to provide the 6-… (read more)

I recently got all new devices and traded in my previous ones and when trying to login to Firefox Sync, I can sign in successfully but then I’m required to provide the 6-digit code that is sent to my email. I am unable to login to my email because the password in stored in my Firefox Sync saved passwords.

Attempted to reset my email password (Gmail) but I need to enter the last password that I used, which I have no idea since I’ve always used Firefox Sync and all I get from Google is “we are unable to verify this account belongs to you”. So not much traction on gaining access to my email account.

In my mind, I assumed that by utilizing Firefox Sync as a form of a password manager, I wouldn’t be in this situation as long as I knew my Firefox Sync password. I have since learned otherwise. I can sign-in on accounts.firefox.com but of course making any change requires that I put in the code that was sent via email.

I attempted to download Lockwise and again prompted to enter the code sent via email.

So at this point, I’m just wondering if I’m out of luck and although I know my password to my Firefox account that I’ll be unable to regain access to it or my email because I can’t access the 6-digit code being sent to that email.

Any additional support or suggestions are appreciated but I feel like I’m unfortunately at the end of the line here on what else could be done.

Asked by Corey W 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Can I recover my history with FF Sync?

I accidentally deleted a huge chunk of my history with "delete page/forget about this site", fat fingers! Is it possible to recover this history using sync? thanks … (read more)

I accidentally deleted a huge chunk of my history with "delete page/forget about this site", fat fingers! Is it possible to recover this history using sync?

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Asked by hurinsbane 1 year ago

Answered by hurinsbane 1 year ago

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Update removed my settings and addons because of "Old" profile

Hello! Since the most recent firefox update, my settings and extensions have been inaccessible to me due to my firefox account profile being "old." It has been working pe… (read more)

Hello! Since the most recent firefox update, my settings and extensions have been inaccessible to me due to my firefox account profile being "old." It has been working perfectly until this update. If I try to change my profile to my old one, it forces me to create a new one which does not include my saved addons and settings. I am able to usually manually move my bookmarks to the new profile via the files stored locally. I really need access to the settings and extensions, so it would be great if someone can help me to recover them. I tried to troubleshoot by finding my extensions local folder from my old profile, and I copied it to a new profile, but it didn't work. I am also wondering, if I do copy the extensions successfully, how can I also copy the settings preferences? Any solution is appreciated, thank you!

I tried this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-user-data-missing-after-firefox-update And I tried this https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data#w_what-information-is-stored-in-my-profile

Asked by reimoon 7 months ago

Answered by caspy7 7 months ago

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Failed sync setup between new Note 20 Ultra and desktop Firefox

I've been trying to setup sync between Firefox on my new Note 20 Ultra and my laptop and I keep failing at step #7. Sync Setup process as I understand it: 1. Login to Fi… (read more)

I've been trying to setup sync between Firefox on my new Note 20 Ultra and my laptop and I keep failing at step #7.

Sync Setup process as I understand it:

  1. 1. Login to Firefox on both smartphone and in desktop device
  2. 2. From Firefox in smartphone go to Settings -> Synced Tabs then click "Sign into sync"
  3. 3. On desktop device, go to firefox.com/pair
  4. 4. On the Firefox pairing site, click "Show Code"
  5. 5. On smartphone, click "Ready to scan" then scan the QR code on your desktop with your smartphone
  6. 6. On smartphone, confirm that the information listed for the device you're trying to sync with is correct and click "Confirm pairing"
  7. 7. On your desktop device a page opens that states, "Open your authentication app and enter the security code it provides".

And here is where I hit the snag. I don't understand what authentication app it wants me to use or where this 6-digit security code is supposed to come from. I have used Lockwise, I have it installed on my Note and am logged in, but I don't receive any sort of notification on my phone or on my laptop telling me what security code I'm supposed to use.

Additionally, I have tried using the email method instead of the QR code scanning method to sync and I still end up at a dead-end in the exact same spot in the process. Please help.

Asked by Rebecca 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Download my Firefox sync data

Hello Google has a service called "Takeout" through which users can download all of Chrome's synchronized data, including history and bookmarks, in a zip file. Does Mozil… (read more)

Hello

Google has a service called "Takeout" through which users can download all of Chrome's synchronized data, including history and bookmarks, in a zip file.

Does Mozilla have such a service for Firefox sync?

Asked by Ali 11 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 11 months ago

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Sync working only partially, not all data synced

Hello, I have two laptops, an old one with a synced firefox, and a new one where I want to get all the passwords, tabs, theme, settings and extensions. The OS is the same… (read more)

Hello, I have two laptops, an old one with a synced firefox, and a new one where I want to get all the passwords, tabs, theme, settings and extensions. The OS is the same (NixOS, Linux).

I can successfully log-in and enable sync on the new laptop: it's possible for me to see the list of tabs from the other device, open and sync those tabs, but other things are not synced or synced partially.

For example: of the 30+ passwords on the old device, only 15 are present in the new device; no theme or extension is synced, bookmarks seems to be properly synced.

I don't know where to get more info about the sync (besides the about:sync-log page, which shows no logs), so I can't really tell what's going on. Indeed, nothing changes if I press the "Sync now" button.

I also tried refreshing firefox or creating a new profile from scratch and sync that again, but to no avail. Do you have any suggestion? Thanks

Asked by ale.re 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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i can't sync data from old account

i can't sync data from old account, anyone have this problem? (I changed computers, and I logged into my account on the new computer, but there is absolutely no data that… (read more)

i can't sync data from old account, anyone have this problem?

(I changed computers, and I logged into my account on the new computer, but there is absolutely no data that I have synced before)

Asked by https://vinhomeselites.com 11 months ago

Answered by Paul 11 months ago

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I can't add a secondary email address to my firefox account

I am trying to add a secondary email address to my firefox/sync account but there is not button to add a new address. Help articles state that there IS a button, but I d… (read more)

I am trying to add a secondary email address to my firefox/sync account but there is not button to add a new address. Help articles state that there IS a button, but I don't have one. Thanks.

Asked by Grant Prowse 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Stopping Firefox from displaying my Sync account's email

I recently made an account for Firefox so I could use Sync. Whenever I press the three lines at the top left corner it displays my email, for whatever reason. I share my … (read more)

I recently made an account for Firefox so I could use Sync. Whenever I press the three lines at the top left corner it displays my email, for whatever reason. I share my screen often and I wouldn't want to accidentally leak my email and/or any other sensitive information.

Is it possible to make Firefox display my username instead of my email, or make it go away completely without losing functionality? Thanks in advance!

Asked by User 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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DELETING PASSWORDS WHEN LOGGED OUT/NOT SYNCED

Okay, so I decided to sync my Firefox from my laptop with my work computer. I wasn't thinking about it also making all my passwords available on my work computer, which I… (read more)

Okay, so I decided to sync my Firefox from my laptop with my work computer. I wasn't thinking about it also making all my passwords available on my work computer, which I do not want. I thought just signing out and using the browser 'un synced' would mean the passwords weren't available, but nope. While signed out, if click into passwords I can still see them all. So my question: If I delete the passwords from here (signed out) on my work computer, will it also delete them from my laptop browser (that is signed in)?

Asked by cfillion2 10 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 10 months ago

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Restoring all firefox data after password reset. will it work?

I need to reset my password and I have all my firefox files from "appdata/roaming//monzilla/firefox" but will I be able to restore all my data from it after the reset or … (read more)

I need to reset my password and I have all my firefox files from "appdata/roaming//monzilla/firefox" but will I be able to restore all my data from it after the reset or will the reset prevent anything? Will it work?

I want to be able to sync my data and know my password for this account.

I am aware that there is a guide for restoring profile data, but I dont know what happens after I reset the password and still try to restore the profile.

Asked by slashslash 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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can't find sync tabs

I have been using sync tab from android to PC for a while now. I can't do that in the new update, the sync tab option (The option where you can find your sync tabs from o… (read more)

I have been using sync tab from android to PC for a while now. I can't do that in the new update, the sync tab option (The option where you can find your sync tabs from other devices) disappeared. I can't find it anywhere, the help said its under my sync account or specifically, right under sign out button. But it's not there for me.

And yes it is still sync. My phone still show history from my other devices.

Asked by Hekate 1 year ago

Answered by kbrosnan 1 year ago

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unlock Facebook I'd

Please my Facebook account unlock Not show opshen get a code on your phone Please show opshen my mobile number ... Password ... email: ... please reply to my email and … (read more)

Please my Facebook account unlock Not show opshen get a code on your phone Please show opshen my mobile number ... Password ... email: ... please reply to my email and unlock Facebook


edited email, phone# and password from public and search/spam bots view on this community support forum.

Asked by ap7196960 1 year ago

Answered by James 1 year ago