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Different profiles synch with eachother

Hello, I would like to set up different profiles for different purposes. I tried creating a new profile with the profile manager. When I opened the new profile in a new w… (read more)

Hello,

I would like to set up different profiles for different purposes. I tried creating a new profile with the profile manager. When I opened the new profile in a new window, it asked me to sign in. After signing in, it synced all my bookmarks and settings from the default profile.

I then tried to edit the new profile by deleting the bookmarks that I don't need it to have. But this was then instantly synced to my default profile and I lost those bookmarks entirely.

So, I don't understand how to make separate profiles that have separate settings and bookmarks and whatnot. I would like to have different profiles that are all attached to the same account and can be used on multiple devices, but i don't want them to sync with one another. That seems to completely defeat the purpose of having multiple profiles (they all end up exactly the same).

I tried to get around this problem by creating an entirely new Firefox account, but then I get a message saying it will merge it's info with the account I just logged out of. This behavior makes no sense. Lets assume I have more than one user on a machine, and they each have their own account. If one logs off, and the other comes and logs in, now all their info gets lumped together?

I also tried to have two Firefox windows open, with one signed in and one not, but they mirror each other. So I can't work in multiple profiles or accounts on the same machine at the same time.

Back to the main question. I assume I am just using profiles wrong. How do I set it up so different profiles DO NOT sync with one another, but only with themselves across multiple devices.

Asked by ryankanebuckley 2 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 23 minutes ago

Unable to sync devices.

This is the message when the sync between devices failed. Wrong state for fxaccounts:pair_supplicant_metadata. Valid expected states: PendingConfirmations, PendingLocalCo… (read more)

This is the message when the sync between devices failed. Wrong state for fxaccounts:pair_supplicant_metadata. Valid expected states: PendingConfirmations, PendingLocalConfirmation. Current state: Errored.

Asked by Joe Michaels 12 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 8 hours ago

Account Login - Recovery Code/2FA

This is a burner account, obviously because I can't access my "main" account. I haven't used Firefox since 2020-ish and I felt like I wanna come back to see if it's bette… (read more)

This is a burner account, obviously because I can't access my "main" account.

I haven't used Firefox since 2020-ish and I felt like I wanna come back to see if it's better than my current browser, but when I tried logging in, it asked for my 2FA code, I do not have that anymore, I have the Authenticator app from Google but I must've deleted Firefox after not using it. Now I looked into how to find the recovery code or whatever the hell it's called, but that I also can't find whether it be in files for a real old notebook.

Is there any possible way to find this code or change it? I don't care about all the information on said account if it gets deleted or not. I just hope to get access to this "main" account so I don't have to continue using a burner.

-Thanks, Random Guy on The Internet.

Asked by whyareusernamessohard87 21 hours ago

Sync Firefox

Tried syncing Firefox Windows 11 (version 21H2) with Firefox mobile browser (Firefox 105.0) and get the following message: 500 Error Oh dear, something went wrong there.… (read more)

Tried syncing Firefox Windows 11 (version 21H2) with Firefox mobile browser (Firefox 105.0) and get the following message: 500 Error Oh dear, something went wrong there. We've been notified and will get working on a fix. I have a iPhone 12 Pro. iOS Version: 16.0.2

Asked by hkrjr 1 day ago

Signed into my account on my dad's laptop. Data was lost and merged with mine?

All his bookmarks and saved passwords were merged into my Firefox account and deleted from his laptop when I signed in from my PC. Is there any way to undo this and retur… (read more)

All his bookmarks and saved passwords were merged into my Firefox account and deleted from his laptop when I signed in from my PC. Is there any way to undo this and return/restore the settings on his laptop?

Asked by Neko Alchemy 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Mac logins will not sync to iOS

I've tried uninstalling Firefox on iOS and Firefox on Mac and reinstalling them in a different order. But regardless of what I do, the logins that are on my Mac do not sy… (read more)

I've tried uninstalling Firefox on iOS and Firefox on Mac and reinstalling them in a different order. But regardless of what I do, the logins that are on my Mac do not sync to my phone. I have about 850 logins on my Mac, and even after I do a manual sync, it still says "No logins found" on my phone. Items like bookmarks and open tabs sync fine.

Asked by larrybird99 2 days ago

Last reply by larrybird99 2 days ago

Which files I need to recover my password?

Hi everybody this will be a long question, and I would be really grateful for any kind of help anyone could give me, this is my case: I use `firefox-sync` to manage all m… (read more)

Hi everybody this will be a long question, and I would be really grateful for any kind of help anyone could give me, this is my case:

I use `firefox-sync` to manage all my logins information and firefox-sync's password is the unique password I save manually.

Currently I has problems with my O.S and I decided reinstall it. But also I have 2FA enable for mostly of my accounts, and firefox-sync is not the exception, and firefox-sync's 2FA is based on my gmail, so when I tried get logged on firefox-sync, firefox asks me for my verification code, but my verification code is in my gmail, and my gmail's password is in firefox-sync.

So I lost access to all my accounts, I lose my gmail, github, gitlab, stackoverflow, discord, etc etc... :'(

From the gmail side, I tried all that gmail let me try but unsuccessfully.

So, the only possibility that I see, is recover the information of the formatted partition and rebuild the previous state of Firefox. I mean:

Reading about firefox loggins, and taking a look to firefox's workdir (`$HOME/.mozilla`), I see firefox saves login's info in a json file located in `$HOME/.mozilla/$profile$/logins.json`.

So the basic idea is with a data recovery tool, try recover `.mozilla`s directory and replace it over the current environment so when I start firefox can get access to my login's info. But I'm not sure how much it is possible to recover the whole directory, and if is not posible, my question is:

What files next to `logins.json` should be my recovery targets to replace inside the `.mozilla` folder in order to reconstruct my accounts login information?

Asked by 04l3xxxx 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Firefox Home Content shortcuts aka Top Sites not synching to all devices

Sorry if this question has been asked before. I have 4 devices and have a lot of websites in the Top sites all pinned on all 4 rows and recently added another device but … (read more)

Sorry if this question has been asked before. I have 4 devices and have a lot of websites in the Top sites all pinned on all 4 rows and recently added another device but the home screen Top Sites are not being syncing across devices. Are pinned top sites no longer synchronising across devices?

It's time consuming adding and changing on all 4 devices.

Firefox ver 104.0.2

Asked by Bitzy 3 days ago

Firefox disconnects my account every time I close the browser and I have to log back in when I restart Firefox

I use FF all day, every day and recently it stopped automatically logging me into my account when I open the browser. I've read through the other posts on this topic and … (read more)

I use FF all day, every day and recently it stopped automatically logging me into my account when I open the browser. I've read through the other posts on this topic and tried everything from creating a new profile to changing the History settings. Unfortunately, none of the solutions provided have worked. I know it's only one password to type in and then my profile is synced and it retrieves my bookmarks, saved logins, etc. but it's very annoying to have to do.

Does anyone else have any other potential solutions?

Asked by mburnett 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Android Firefox app can no longer sync

Android Firefox app can no longer sync. (A 10) It suddenly logged me out, and I can log in, but I never get to set up the app, nor does it stay logged in. Deleting all ap… (read more)

Android Firefox app can no longer sync. (A 10)

It suddenly logged me out, and I can log in, but I never get to set up the app, nor does it stay logged in. Deleting all app data an downloading a new copy has only made stuff worse. The log in photo of squiggly stamp no longer works either, I still have to do the annoying and slow, buggy 3 point log in, I log in, but I never get to sync. Is Firefox history too now, just like Thunderbird?

Asked by wdhc 4 days ago

Last reply by Paul 4 days ago

Syncing Firefox on 2 laptops

I want to sync Firefox on my old laptop with my new laptop, but when I select Sync another device the only option is to sync a phone or tablet. How do I sync my other lap… (read more)

I want to sync Firefox on my old laptop with my new laptop, but when I select Sync another device the only option is to sync a phone or tablet. How do I sync my other laptop?

Asked by davidob1996 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago