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I lost all of my old data (Bookmarks, History, Passwords)

I did an hardreset to my computer yesterday, today I logged in to my FireFox account and now all of my stuff (History, Passwords, Bookmarks) are from 2020. I don't have a… (read more)

I did an hardreset to my computer yesterday, today I logged in to my FireFox account and now all of my stuff (History, Passwords, Bookmarks) are from 2020. I don't have any backup, what do I do?

Asked by Matan 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

Where do sent tabs go?

Hi all, I'm wondering where sent tabs go before they arrive at the destination browser instance? Snoozes tabs go to a bookmark, but what about sent ones? The reason I a… (read more)

Hi all,

I'm wondering where sent tabs go before they arrive at the destination browser instance? Snoozes tabs go to a bookmark, but what about sent ones?

The reason I ask is because my Firefox instance, oddly, created itself a new profile one day. I don't know why, I didn't ask it to (as far as I recall), I only noticed because when I wanted to send tabs from my phone to my desktop I noticed I had a new "so-and-so's Firefox on xyz computer" appear, then on inspection I realised that my old profile has been mothballed by Firefox. When I loaded up the old profile it no longer had the browser name that I'd previously given it in Firefox Sync settings, and the tabs I'd previously sent to it did not appear. Whilst I'd like to understand why all this happened, it's not critical to my question, I just provide it as background.

So, where do these tabs go? If they never arrive at their destination then where can I find them again?

Cheers :)

Asked by madbilly 5 months ago

Last reply by madbilly 4 months ago

There is no "Sync and Save Data" option for syncing phone and laptop?

I have checked both in every option in Settings and under my email address in the Firefox app on my android phone, there is no Sync and Save Data. I want to link my phone… (read more)

I have checked both in every option in Settings and under my email address in the Firefox app on my android phone, there is no Sync and Save Data. I want to link my phone to my new laptop but it seems the tech gods wish to prevent me. Can anyone help?

Asked by 26daysofaugust 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

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Firefox "remembering" deleted history and logins

Hi there, I'm hoping someone can help with this. I recently signed into a shared computer with my personal Firefox account, and it automatically imported all my history, … (read more)

Hi there, I'm hoping someone can help with this. I recently signed into a shared computer with my personal Firefox account, and it automatically imported all my history, my browser extensions, and bookmarks, including personal/secure information that I wouldn't want on a shared computer. I tried signing out and deleting the sites and login information, even going so far as to completely delete all of my browsing history and cookies and signing in with another account, but all the supposedly deleted history and logins and extensions were then transferred to this second account. I have deleted all my data, even uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox, and all the data from my personal account keeps haunting me as suggestions when I type in the task bar or suggested usernames when I log in to websites. How can I actually delete this information so it's not on a shared computer? Thank you!

Asked by uefhkl 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Issue with Sync on PCs with same account and general speed of sync

Hi team, have reviewed few thread on Sync issue, but none was explicitly touching the issue I have. Running latest version on different PCs ( both Win10), using same acco… (read more)

Hi team, have reviewed few thread on Sync issue, but none was explicitly touching the issue I have. Running latest version on different PCs ( both Win10), using same account, I can't "send to" tabs among them. They are simply not in mutual device list. No problem to see mobile (Android here) devices in same account.

So, is this a recognized issue on PC with same account? I may just guest about HTTP "user-agent", same "display name" in Sync account and similar stuff in possible conflict, but better leave this on IT pros.


General issue is with speed of sync. If I open a tab, sync the device, then send to other device, sync that other too... and it's not instant there, even not after minutes. What could this be?

Though two questions, I thank for every reactions to them. BR Peter

Asked by PG2 2 years ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 years ago

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password issues

Hello, I just bought a new laptop, and am trying to sync my firefox account. The new laptop wouldn't accept my password. So I changed it to a new one. It doesn't accep… (read more)

Hello, I just bought a new laptop, and am trying to sync my firefox account.

The new laptop wouldn't accept my password. So I changed it to a new one.

It doesn't accept the new password either. And now it seems like firefox isn't allowing me to logout of my account either. What is going on with the passwords? I can't afford to reset everything and lose all of my data and log ins. They have been generated by firefox and are all randomly alfanumeric.

What am I to do?

Asked by roscoechapman 2 years ago

Last reply by roscoechapman 2 years ago

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Login

I cannot log into my Bank or puzzle> No internet? Trouble started with Firefox upgrade to must have Edge? Can you call me [removed phone# from public forum]. I am… (read more)

I cannot log into my Bank or puzzle> No internet? Trouble started with Firefox upgrade to must have Edge? Can you call me [removed phone# from public forum]. I am a senior and technically challenged and must make these corrections. Why did you upgrade and change everything?

Asked by nypeders 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox passwords

My windows got corrupted had to reinstall everything and this means i have lost my old Firefox account password is there anyway i can get all those saved passwords as i n… (read more)

My windows got corrupted had to reinstall everything and this means i have lost my old Firefox account password is there anyway i can get all those saved passwords as i need them. Any help would be great

Asked by Dudman 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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firefox sync server reverse proxy not working

I'm self hosting a firefox sync server on unraid. If I set it up on the local network, it works. I use this public address in the docker container http://localhost:5000… (read more)

I'm self hosting a firefox sync server on unraid. If I set it up on the local network, it works. I use this public address in the docker container http://localhost:5000 and the about:config server as identity.sync.tokenserver.uri = http://localhost:5000/token/1.0/sync/1.5.

Now if I switch to my reverse proxy, I use this public address in the docker container http://firefox.mydomain.com and the about:config server as identity.sync.tokenserver.uri = http://firefox.mydomain.com:5000/token/1.0/sync/1.5. It does not sync. I get an error if I use that url in the browser link. If I make it http://firefox.mydomain.com/token/1.0/sync/1.5 (taking out the port number), my browser displays a json page. But if I remove the port number in the about:config and make it identity.sync.tokenserver.uri = http://firefox.mydomain.com/token/1.0/sync/1.5, it logs me out of the firefox account.

The reverse proxy is passing port 5000 through, so that is why not specifying it returns a valid browser page. The about:config seems to need the port specified to work. Otherwise I'm getting logged off. Is there a workaround to this?

Asked by firefox1812 2 years ago

Last reply by firefox1812 2 years ago

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Sync Shortcuts (Android - Windows)

With the removal of a 'speed dial' from the recentish big update of Firefox for Android I thought I could use the Shortcuts (on the somewhat limited homepage options) to … (read more)

With the removal of a 'speed dial' from the recentish big update of Firefox for Android I thought I could use the Shortcuts (on the somewhat limited homepage options) to do the same job.

But these don't seem to sync with Firefox for Windows and there's no Shortcuts option in the sync menu. I switch between two platforms a lot and having those shortcuts sync is really important as I add pages for looking at at different times on different devices.

I *know* I could use bookmarks, but that's another couple of clicks every time I want to go to a webpage - over the course of a day that could be hundreds.

It's used to be possible to have a syned homepage in Firefox for Android. It's still possible in Vivaldi, Opera & Brave. But I'd like to use Firefox.

Anyone any info on how I can sync the homepage Shortcuts across Firefox for Android and for Windows?

Or is there another way of having a synced speed dial-style homepage on Firefox on different platforms?

Asked by foolhandy 2 years ago

Answered by Paul 2 years ago

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How to view all synched tabs from all devices

my computer broke about 2 months back and i am wondering if i can access the tabs from that device from another device since the original was synced (or i.e. is the a fun… (read more)

my computer broke about 2 months back and i am wondering if i can access the tabs from that device from another device since the original was synced (or i.e. is the a function in Firefox that lets me see all synced tabs from all connected devices)

going to the regular synced tab area there isn't anything from that computer there,

Firefox v.99.0

Asked by max.joho7 2 years ago

Answered by max.joho7 2 years ago

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Maximum number of synced tabs?

Is there a maximum number of tabs that can be synced? I have about 800 tabs on my old computer, but when I look at the synced tabs in the sidebar on the new computer, onl… (read more)

Is there a maximum number of tabs that can be synced? I have about 800 tabs on my old computer, but when I look at the synced tabs in the sidebar on the new computer, only about half of them are listed. The oldest 400 or so are missing.

And yes, I realize 800 tabs is insane. But that's another discussion. :)

Asked by tony_w 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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request to unlock Facebook locked Facebook account

Hello dear Facebook team my Facebook account has been locked it has problem regarding confirmed identity i have nothing to confirm my safe please help me to unlock my Fac… (read more)

Hello dear Facebook team my Facebook account has been locked it has problem regarding confirmed identity i have nothing to confirm my safe please help me to unlock my Facebook account name ma ka laadla my

Asked by mdjamshed17240 2 years ago

Answered by Paul 2 years ago

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can't log in

Long time ago I had this email let's say x@yahoo.com after some years i delete and made a new one x@gmail.com. On my PC every time I try to log in it goes like this: I pu… (read more)

Long time ago I had this email let's say x@yahoo.com after some years i delete and made a new one x@gmail.com. On my PC every time I try to log in it goes like this: I put my x@gmail.com i put my password and it sends me a code on the same Gmail address... Very simple right? I put my verification code in and it says wrong password for email x@YAHOO.com... WHY DOES IT CHANGE MY EMAIL FROM GMAIL TO YAHOO ? I'M LOSING MY MIND I CAN'T LOG IN ON FRESH WINDOWS INSTALL!!!! I even reinstalled Mozilla, I've cleaned everything there is too be cleaned from the browser and same stupid "feature". Whyyyyyyyy????

Asked by morpheusthelastone 2 years ago

Last reply by morpheusthelastone 2 years ago

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Firefox 99.0 asking for master password twice

In security I have use primary password enabled. I have sync enabled. When I first open Firefox, the "Please Enter your Primary Password" dialog appears twice. At first … (read more)

In security I have use primary password enabled. I have sync enabled. When I first open Firefox, the "Please Enter your Primary Password" dialog appears twice. At first I thought I was repeatedly miskeying the first time. But then I noticed that if I drag the modal dialog box, then a second box pops up behind the first. In fact, some times, I can start typing when that second dialog appears. As in the case today when I just caught it. Please see screen shot attached.

FireFox 99.0 Windows Enterprise 10 OS Build: 18363.2212 I am on a Private Browsing window when I see this error.

Please do what it takes to cause me to not have to enter the master password twice.

Thank you,

Asked by Joe 2 years ago

Last reply by Joe 2 years ago

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Problem z synchronizacją

Dzień dobry, mam problem po zalogowaniu się do przeglądarki z synchronizacją konta Firefox. Na nowo zainstalowanym windowsie 10 pobrałem przeglądarkę Firefox oraz zalogow… (read more)

Dzień dobry, mam problem po zalogowaniu się do przeglądarki z synchronizacją konta Firefox. Na nowo zainstalowanym windowsie 10 pobrałem przeglądarkę Firefox oraz zalogowałem się na swoje konto w celu synchronizacji. Wszystkie moje dotychczasowe dane znikły. Czy mogę liczyć na pomoc w odzyskaniu moich danych z konta Firefox? Dziękuję.

Asked by jebzdzidy9 2 years ago

Last reply by jebzdzidy9 2 years ago

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Firefox Sync 99.01 - Rename Devices, How

Dear Forum, I have not accessed my Devices since a few updates, I use to be able to rename devices, but in 99.01 I no longer see this as an option? I also have found tha… (read more)

Dear Forum,

I have not accessed my Devices since a few updates, I use to be able to rename devices, but in 99.01 I no longer see this as an option? I also have found that sometimes when I add a device is adds the Machine name which I prefer and today I logged out all of my devices and found that it added it and named it a generic name "Firefox 99, Windows 10" Which if grave concern as this could be Any Device. Can someone please let me know how this feature in version 99.01 is suppose to name computers and also can you still rename devices and if so how would you change the name, or if there is a link to documentation on this feature as it has changed. TIA for your help.

Asked by Brent Ruggles 2 years ago

Last reply by chrisk1 1 year ago

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Sync Bookmarks from a primary device

I see instructions for sync' to a phone, how do I initially (connect) sync to my desktop from my laptop? When I sync my bookmarks, how does is know which computer is the… (read more)

I see instructions for sync' to a phone, how do I initially (connect) sync to my desktop from my laptop?

When I sync my bookmarks, how does is know which computer is the primary (the one that I want to duplicate changes from)?

For example, I added new bookmarks and revised some old ones on my laptop and did not have the sync on my desktop at the same time. Now, if I sync my laptop to my desktop, how does it know which device is my primary (in this case my laptop) where I made all the changes?

My goal is to revise all the bookmarks currently on my desktop to reflect all the changes I made to them on my laptop. I'd like to do it without duplicates or displaying old desktop residual bookmarks that I deleted and/or modified on the laptop prior to sync to the desktop.

In this case, should I delete my bookmarks from my desktop and then sync to my laptop so as to seamlessly & efficiently have my bookmarks toolbar on the laptop look the same on the desktop?

Thank you for your help here! Christopher

Asked by comfeline 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago