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Lost Account

WHAT HAPPENED: 1. I signed out of Mozilla on the owners laptop and entered my own account information 2. As I signed out of my account, I checked the box "delete data fro… (read more)

WHAT HAPPENED: 1. I signed out of Mozilla on the owners laptop and entered my own account information 2. As I signed out of my account, I checked the box "delete data from this device", so that my data would not be saved. 3. The owner entered their account email but Mozilla did not find it so the user created a new account using the same email address as prior.

THE PROBLEM: all data is missing including bookmarks, passwords, etc. It appears Mozilla sees the account as new. Even when the user logs into a site they frequent regularly, the site does not recognize the user and requires login and password and verification of the user. Seemingly like the device is registering as new to the site.

STEPS TAKEN TO RESOLVE - UNSUCCESSFUL 1. I used the restore bookmarks option to restore to a previous copy

    A. according to the user, the restored bookmarks are not current

2. I verified that there is only one profile for the user 3. I verified that the profile has data in the local drive and the profile default is set to read the profile on the local drive

NEED HELP: 1. Restore the account completely so that all sites recognize the device and all bookmarks are restored

Thank you for your time and help to resolve this situation! Dawn

Asked by judy440 9 hours ago

Sync Firefox Preview and Firefox Nightly

Dear Sir/Ms, in my attempt to synchronise the old and new Firefox Beta browsers, I experienced an issue that was perplexing, to day the least. I could not sign in to my a… (read more)

Dear Sir/Ms, in my attempt to synchronise the old and new Firefox Beta browsers, I experienced an issue that was perplexing, to day the least. I could not sign in to my account on my Android mobile using the new Nightly Beta browser.


Initially, the login form would not accept my password and bizarrely, my old (disused and deleted) email address was shown, as though it were my current account email address. I closed the tab and started again, the procedure to sync the browsers. My password now accepted, I received the Authorisation Code, but it was not accepted; my old account email address again appearing, as though it were my current account details.

I attempted to use the QR code facility on Nightly Beta to sync the browsers, but my iOS Preview Beta browser is unsupported.

I searched the Community Forum for answers, but there were no questions that dealt specifically with the problem I was experiencing. I then attempted to contact Mozilla Support directly, to ask about a solution to the problem, but in order to do that, I had to sign in to my account, which, I was still unable to do. The only solution I could implement was to reset my password. Unfortunately, owing to replacing the old Preview Beta browser with the new a Nightly Beta browser on my Android mobile, I no longer have access to my Bookmarks and whatever else I chose to save.

I'm bringing these issues to your attention, because I think you will appreciate the fact that there are technical issues that need to be addressed.

Kind regards,

Stanley Davis

Asked by dennis_davis56 10 hours ago

Problems with syncing across devices

Since updating to Android version 81.1.4 (which I don't particularly like as the whole fabric of the app renders it more difficult to use) I have had problems syncing acr… (read more)

Since updating to Android version 81.1.4 (which I don't particularly like as the whole fabric of the app renders it more difficult to use) I have had problems syncing across my Windows 10 desktop, my Apple MacBook Pro (OS X 10.15.7) and Android phone. It is as if the last update to both Android and the Windows version of Firefox have destroyed the syncing process that previously existed. Trying to follow the prescribed process for syncing has also proven difficult to the point of frustration. I seek a clear set of the steps involved with explanations of the steps that appear to me to have been omitted by the Firefox cognoscenti so that I can achieve the synchronisation of passwords and bookmarks across platforms. To help understand where I am at in the process and what is going wrong, I have tried to sync devices and add devices by opening Firefox on my Windows desktop and logging into my account. From there I select Account settings-Sync settings-Connect another device. This opens a new tab (Connect another device that has a dialogue box with a 'Show code' button. Clicking on the button produces another dialogue box with a Q-Code displayed that is supposed to 'scan in the code from within Sync settings'. From there on I am lost. I cannot discern any Q-code viewer within the sync settings on my Android device and using my camera results in nothing but an image of the code. Can someone please help with a clear explanation of what I need to do to synchronise Firefox across my platforms and restore my faith in the browser that has served me well for about the past two decades? I have neither the time nor inclination to trawl through all the KB articles that appear somewhat related but prove simply to add to my frustration with the product.

Asked by jackgeorge15 20 hours ago

Passwords not syncing

I don't know why I can't find any help articles on this, I can't possibly be the only one. My firefox account is not syncing between my devices. I am logged in to my fire… (read more)

I don't know why I can't find any help articles on this, I can't possibly be the only one. My firefox account is not syncing between my devices. I am logged in to my firefox account on all of my devices. I only have one account. I can save a password on one, but it does not save on my account and I am not able to retrieve it between devices. What is the point of syncing if I can't access my passwords on other accounts? And yes, I have sync turned on. Also, why does it not auto fill across devices when the password is saved?? It seems like a useless feature.

Asked by jbunds 21 hours ago

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Firefox sync not working at all (Mac)

Firefox sync has not been working for me for some time, and I'd like to get it operational again. I'm trying to sync between a Mac Pro (FF 81.0.2), a MacBook Pro (FF 81.… (read more)

Firefox sync has not been working for me for some time, and I'd like to get it operational again. I'm trying to sync between a Mac Pro (FF 81.0.2), a MacBook Pro (FF 81.0.2) and an iPhone 6 (FF Daylight 29.0). Nothing whatsover syncs.

So far, I've updated all browsers, and re-paired the iPhone with the QR code. I've also logged out of my FF accounts at the same time on all devices, and back in again. (That's what's recommended at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-sync-troubleshooting-and-tips#w_i-set-up-firefox-sync-but-nothing-is-syncing, though that links to a page that is said to be out of date).

I can't see any obvious errors in the computer names, or anything else.

Any suggestion for further investigation, please?

Asked by MichaelMaggs 1 day ago

Answered by MichaelMaggs 1 day ago

Sign into sync needing double verification sign in

I have had Firefox for years on my IOS devices as well as my Mac OS lap tops. I replaced my10 year old macbook lap top in June and put on Firefox and now everytime I sign… (read more)

I have had Firefox for years on my IOS devices as well as my Mac OS lap tops. I replaced my10 year old macbook lap top in June and put on Firefox and now everytime I sign in I have to get a code sent to another e-mail address that is not on my lap top to put the code in on my lap top so I can continue to sign into Firefox. Why is this happening? This is beginning to be too much trouble to get on. Why is this necessary since having my new macbook laptop? I dont always have my Ipad or Iphone near me when I sign on to Firefox. This is also on my IOS devices. I have several e-mail and use Icloud email system just for that on lap top. Have gmail app seperate on desk top and aol on IOS devices or sign in from webmail.

Asked by Barbara Hoffmann 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Firefox 80 - Own Syncserver on an Raspberry Pi doesn't work anymore :(

Some years ago I set up an own firefox sync serven on a Rasperry Pi. Yesterday Firefox updated to Version 80 and now i can't sync anymore. There is a message "Connect wit… (read more)

Some years ago I set up an own firefox sync serven on a Rasperry Pi. Yesterday Firefox updated to Version 80 and now i can't sync anymore. There is a message "Connect with your account (again)" or similar - german version)) but after connecting (enter mailadress and password) the same message pops up again. And i am unable to sync :((( Any ideas how to fix this problem? I really want my own sync server instead of cloud services. "My data belongs to me" - you know.

Asked by firefox938 1 month ago

Last reply by ffsync25 2 days ago

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Less intuitive sharing after updating

Hi. Nowhere can I find a place to comment on the update. I am writing this in the hope that Technical Support will read this and will implement improvements in the futur… (read more)

Hi. Nowhere can I find a place to comment on the update. I am writing this in the hope that Technical Support will read this and will implement improvements in the future.

I update Firefox to version 79.0.5 on Android. The question is whether it is possible to restore this sharing in some options or do I just have to install an earlier version for it to work?

Before the update, when I shared any page from any browser, I had the option to "share to device" without having to launch the page on Firefox. It helped a lot, flipping the pages to the computer for reading later. Now, this option is unavailable.

Now, in the share menu I only have a "Firefox" icon and the page opens in my browser where I need to find the share icon and then find my device. It takes much more time and is less intuitive. The second thing, previously, the choice of the device was easier to read because the entire name was displayed. Now there is only the beginning part of the name.

I made a screen of what it looked like before (white theme) and now (black theme). Best regards.

Asked by KompGl 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago

firefox

Be descriptive. Saying "Playing video on YouTube is always choppy" will help our volunteers identify your problem better than saying "Something is wrong" or "Firefox is b… (read more)

Be descriptive. Saying "Playing video on YouTube is always choppy" will help our volunteers identify your problem better than saying "Something is wrong" or "Firefox is broken".

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Asked by Akash 2 days ago

Last reply by Seburo 2 days ago

Primary email address changed, sync doesn't work

I created my Firefox account with an old email address that is no longer accessible and will never be accessible again. I added a secondary email address long ago and mad… (read more)

I created my Firefox account with an old email address that is no longer accessible and will never be accessible again. I added a secondary email address long ago and made it primary. My account is logged in on my phone and my old laptop, both need repair, laptop data is probably gone. I logged in on my new laptop and a tablet, but had to change the password. Now Firefox does not know my logins and passwords, history, settings and preferences, bookmarks. It seems as if I have created a new account. How can I regain access to my old data?

Asked by Sary AWAD 3 days ago

Last reply by Sary AWAD 2 days ago

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Firefox Sync didn't get everything, how to proceed?

Hi. I am moving my Firefox settings from the old IBM to the new MintBox computer. Both run Linux Mint. Procedure so far followed: 1. Bring over key4.db and logins.json… (read more)

Hi. I am moving my Firefox settings from the old IBM to the new MintBox computer. Both run Linux Mint. Procedure so far followed:

1. Bring over key4.db and logins.json 2. Sign in to Firefox sync and import everything.

Over here I got my custom settings to save all cookies, even third party cookies, for the session. There were Exceptions, which did not come over. (Here I will Allow Always the websites I keep a cookie to log in automatically or set site preferences. I may even blockm certain third party sites from storing cookies. These deviate from the default, to allow for session.)

I did not get the custom thumbs I created over there for my New Tab start page pinned sites. I got the pinned sites OK.


This didn't work: I copied the .mozilla folder from my home and pasted it here by way of a flash driveafter backing up this profile. That didn't work when I brought Firefox up from a Thunderbird Mail link.


So now I looked to see what my Profile folder is called, stored in my home/.thunderbird/firefox/{Profile} as found under Firefox Help > Troubleshooting. I copied that folder onto a flash drive and have it available here.

How best to proceed? First I back .mozilla up, then open Firefox and go to the Troubleshooting page and open my active Profile. Then:

Copy selected files from my Profile over on the Flash drive and paste them individually here?

Delete everything here before pasting in a copy of the contents of the imported profile?

Don't delete anything here and paste contents of my imported file, overwriting?

I am tending to want to go with the first choice, adding or replacing files here with selected files from the imported copy sitting on the flash drive.

Is there a specific list and description of the various profile files I need to paste in? An up-to-date reference containing this info?

[b]Running Linux Mint 19.3 64-bit MATE on the old IBM Running Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon on the new MintBox Mini 2 (Pro)/b

Thank you.

Asked by Linux_Mint_Firefox 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

Does Syncing mitigate the risk of having a corrupt database file?

Hello as most FF users, I've run into the issue of having a corrupt places or cookies database file several times in the last 15 years of usage. I would like to know if S… (read more)

Hello

as most FF users, I've run into the issue of having a corrupt places or cookies database file several times in the last 15 years of usage.

I would like to know if Syncing can mitigate the risk of having a corrupt database file ever again? In other words, do FF servers recognize a corrupt file if received from my device? And would it help replacing it with the last intact file received?

Asked by berroz 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago