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"Send tab to device" not working

Hi, some years ago sending tabs to a device worked fine, but for some time now it stopped working. Is it just me or is it a general bug? All my devices are listed in my a… (read more)

Hi, some years ago sending tabs to a device worked fine, but for some time now it stopped working. Is it just me or is it a general bug? All my devices are listed in my account. It also shows that they are updated frequently. I tried sending from Windows-Firefox to Android-Firefox and back. Nothing worked. What can I do? Best regards, Eric

Asked by EP 4 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 months ago

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can't access synced data

I recently upgraded to Windows 11, and was very careful, I thought, to back up my Firefox bookmarks and the tab plugin I use to save my sessions because for whatever reas… (read more)

I recently upgraded to Windows 11, and was very careful, I thought, to back up my Firefox bookmarks and the tab plugin I use to save my sessions because for whatever reason Firefox can't handle that reliably. It all worked, because I could just sync it, but now a month later I had to reinstall Windows and... I can't sync my browser.

I've tried every password I could think of. I can't recall if I wrote it down somewhere last time, or changed it since, but I'm pretty sure I'm using the right email. Right now I'm logged in with another account.

And while I see a tab session saved from last month, which is unfortunately a little out of date but better than nothing, I don't see any saved bookmarks from this year. Just one from a year ago. I have no idea what's happened exactly, but I wasn't as careful this time because the sync worked so recently.

Now I'm stuck! I have some very important bookmark folders saved, that are key to all my projects basically. I can't just start fresh. But I can't log in, can't find any password change written down in my notes, which I may just have forgotten to note down. And I can't find any contact for Firefox support.

I do value security when it comes to handling my data but there must be a way to verify who I am, and change the password using my email?

Asked by pk3 1 year ago

Last reply by pk3 1 year ago

Sync not working - is there a tab limit?

My firefox just crashed and despite having sync active, saved ZERO of my dozens of tabs. in restarting, i see that despite sync still "on", it is only syncing a handful o… (read more)

My firefox just crashed and despite having sync active, saved ZERO of my dozens of tabs. in restarting, i see that despite sync still "on", it is only syncing a handful of tabs, and doesn't even update when i do so manually. am on a windows machine, but use firefox on two of these in addition to android.

will be switching to brave full time without Mozilla's help here.

thanks, z

Asked by zoi1945 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

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I have reset the account accidentally to recover my password all the data is lost

I have reset the account accidentally to recover my password all the data is lost. Could you please change the data back to my old copy on server please. I don't have a l… (read more)

I have reset the account accidentally to recover my password all the data is lost. Could you please change the data back to my old copy on server please. I don't have a local copy of the data

Asked by dileep315 1 year ago

Last reply by petergroft 1 year ago

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How do you sync multiple profiles across multiple devices?

I'm really confused about how profiles and sync work together for what I assume is a pretty common use case, especially now will all the WFH. I have two devices: 1. Pers… (read more)

I'm really confused about how profiles and sync work together for what I assume is a pretty common use case, especially now will all the WFH. I have two devices:

1. Personal laptop 2. Work laptop

I'd like to keep my bookmarks, history, addons etc separate, but be able to access my work environment when working from home on my personal laptop. I've read a lot about profiles and sync and multi-account container but I'm still confused as to how I achieve what I'm trying to do.

Having multiple profiles on one device is straightforward. But AFAIK if I attach two profiles to the same sync account, and try to sync both between two devices, it will only sync one of the profiles (and then merge everything if I try to sync the other). And if I have two separate sync accounts (work and personal), each with a single profile, I can't switch between them without also merging everything. How does one achieve this then?

Asked by tom.saunders90 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Unable to sync firefox PC to android phone

I am not a geek and I follow all the details of 'how to etc etc' but nothing works and the phone goes into random loops and keeps telling my I cannot sync (I KNOW that). … (read more)

I am not a geek and I follow all the details of 'how to etc etc' but nothing works and the phone goes into random loops and keeps telling my I cannot sync (I KNOW that). Firefox has no phone number or email system for technical support (or any type of support) just this hit and miss system of 'forums' (or is that fora). I tried to send a bug report but I am NOT signing up for another (geek speak) account just to send you the problem. Please fix this issue - it never used to happen on older versions - how can I roll back my firefox to something that works properly?? Here is the error report, enjoy, to me it is written in ancient g(r)eek!

1659608046381 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Next sync in 600000 ms. (why=schedule) 1659608314611 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsProfileClient: Requested profile 1659608314611 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken enter 1659608314612 FirefoxAccounts TRACE getCachedToken returning cached token 1659608314612 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken returning a cached token 1659608314613 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 1659608315651 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 304 1659608317134 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:fxa_status 1659608317134 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG fxa_status received 1659608317134 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG service: sync 1659608317134 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG is private browsing: true 1659608317329 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:loaded 1659608317329 FirefoxAccounts WARN Unrecognized FxAccountsWebChannel command: fxaccounts:loaded 1659608320303 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:pair_preferences 1659608320908 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1659608320908 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1659608320908 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1659608320909 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1659608321321 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1659608321322 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1659608321367 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1659608434712 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsPush loading service 1659608434712 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsPush initialized 1659608434747 FirefoxAccounts TRACE observed topic=push-message, data=chrome://fxa-device-update, subject=[xpconnect wrapped nsISupports] 1659608434747 FirefoxAccounts TRACE FxAccountsPushService _onPushMessage 1659608434753 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG push command: fxaccounts:device_disconnected 1659608434754 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG Notifying observers of fxaccounts:device_disconnected 1659608434754 FirefoxAccounts INFO fetching updated device list 1659608434754 Sync.Engine.Clients DEBUG Updating the known stale clients 1659608434754 Sync.Engine.Clients DEBUG Refreshing the known stale clients list 1659608434757 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://api.accounts.firefox.com/v1/account/devices 1659608435790 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET https://api.accounts.firefox.com/v1/account/devices 200 1659608435791 Hawk DEBUG (Response) /account/devices: code: 200 - Status text: OK 1659608435791 Hawk DEBUG Clock offset vs https://api.accounts.firefox.com/v1: -2791 1659608435792 FirefoxAccounts INFO Got new device list: 3bab5932266da6469edabb3b022d462f, 622e1483fa5b0564fc504f75d009b422, 6bf539feb208fd2a1eaf7bf820de34f0, 73ad7ca5e184fd5a50f2f48dd70866d1, 7c41118e2a1f1174997c0cce0f12284c, 7e2285d6c17f0fb8bf12ddb7d479892f, c66b82cce8ac7a7972116bff3d23ce2e, e48e0ecaf75ca3b8b9c64b315ed4be22 1659608435793 FirefoxAccounts INFO updating the cache 1659608623665 FirefoxAccounts ERROR Pairing channel error: Error: WebSocket unexpectedly closed(resource://gre/modules/FxAccountsPairingChannel.js:3601:20) JS Stack trace: FxAccountsPairingChannel</_setupListeners/<@FxAccountsPairingChannel.js:3601:20 1659608646390 Sync.Service DEBUG User-Agent: Firefox/103.0.1 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64) FxSync/1.105.0.20220729222726.desktop 1659608646391 Sync.Service INFO Starting sync at 2022-08-04 12:24:06 in browser session kSKF98oczh8c 1659608646392 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1659608646402 Sync.Status INFO Resetting Status. 1659608646402 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: success.status_ok => success.status_ok 1659608646405 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsProfileClient: Requested profile 1659608646405 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken enter 1659608646408 FirefoxAccounts TRACE getCachedToken returning cached token 1659608646408 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken returning a cached token 1659608646410 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 1659608646715 Sync.Resource DEBUG GET success 200 https://sync-1-us-west1-g.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/148151151/info/collections 1659608646717 Sync.Service DEBUG Fetching server configuration: https://sync-1-us-west1-g.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/148151151/info/configuration 1659608646909 Sync.Resource DEBUG GET success 200 https://sync-1-us-west1-g.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/148151151/info/configuration 1659608646911 Sync.Service DEBUG Fetching global metadata record 1659608646911 Sync.Service DEBUG Weave Version: 1.105.0 Local Storage: 5 Remote Storage: 5 1659608646911 Sync.Service DEBUG Fetching and verifying -- or generating -- symmetric keys. 1659608646912 Sync.Service INFO Testing info/collections: {"bookmarks":1659608043.52,"extension-storage":1605357784.56,"clients":1659606031.62,"meta":1596625959.52,"forms":1659075090.37,"crypto":1578385419.9,"history":1659111154.3,"passwords":1656864350.76,"addons":1654102992.88} 1659608646912 Sync.CollectionKeyManager INFO Testing for updateNeeded. Last modified: 1578385419.9 1659608646912 Sync.Synchronizer DEBUG Refreshing client list. 1659608646913 Sync.Engine.Clients DEBUG Resetting clients last sync time 1659608647128 Sync.Collection DEBUG GET success 200 https://sync-1-us-west1-g.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/148151151/storage/clients?full=1&limit=1000 1659608647138 Sync.Engine.Clients INFO Records: 0 applied, 0 successfully, 0 failed to apply, 0 newly failed to apply, 2 reconciled. 1659608647139 Sync.Engine.Clients DEBUG Refreshing the known stale clients list 1659608647152 Sync.Engine.Clients INFO Uploading 0 outgoing records 1659608647155 Sync.Synchronizer INFO Updating enabled engines: 2 clients. 1659608647157 Sync.Synchronizer INFO Syncing all enabled engines. 1659608647162 Sync.Engine.Passwords INFO Records: 0 applied, 0 successfully, 0 failed to apply, 0 newly failed to apply, 0 reconciled. 1659608647162 Sync.Engine.Passwords INFO Uploading 0 outgoing records 1659608647163 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks DEBUG Checking if server sync ID EcjFZAdZwynf matches existing 1659608647169 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks INFO Records: 0 applied, 0 successfully, 0 failed to apply, 0 newly failed to apply, 0 reconciled. 1659608647169 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks.Mirror DEBUG Merging bookmarks in Rust 1659608647173 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks.Mirror DEBUG Building local tree 1659608647179 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks.Mirror DEBUG Building remote tree 1659608647190 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks.Mirror DEBUG Building merged tree 1659608647190 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks.Mirror DEBUG Applying merged tree 1659608647191 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks.Mirror DEBUG Merging bookmarks in Rust took 21.432ms 1659608647191 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks.Mirror DEBUG No changes detected in both mirror and Places 1659608647192 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks INFO Uploading 0 outgoing records 1659608647208 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks.BookmarkSyncUtils DEBUG pushChanges: Processed change records: {"weak":0,"skipped":0,"updated":0} 1659608647209 Sync.Engine.Addons DEBUG Refreshing reconciler state 1659608647209 Sync.AddonsReconciler INFO Refreshing global state from AddonManager. 1659608647211 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Mount Rainier Sunset by M♥Donna (version=6.0, id={c55346b8-b052-4db2-9267-61b7df3f29ef}) 1659608647211 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Mountain Theme (version=2.0, id={0f13a6cc-fbbb-41a6-b42e-314514cce874}) 1659608647211 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Facebook Container (version=2.1.1, id=@contain-facebook) 1659608647211 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Dictionnaire français (version=7.0b, id=fr-dicollecte@dictionaries.addons.mozilla.org) 1659608647211 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials (version=2020.8.18, id=jid1-ZAdIEUB7XOzOJw@jetpack) 1659608647211 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon The Diving Collie (version=2.0, id={c20ca56b-78c1-4d5a-bbe3-b978c435be69}) 1659608647211 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Ducati Bike Theme (version=2.0, id={f8818a98-92c6-4355-98e9-8a2f86abb14e}) 1659608647211 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon AdBlock — best ad blocker (version=4.43.0, id=jid1-NIfFY2CA8fy1tg@jetpack) 1659608647211 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon British English Dictionary (Marco Pinto) (version=3.0.7, id=marcoagpinto@mail.telepac.pt) 1659608647211 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Français Language Pack (version=103.0.1buildid20220729.222726, id=langpack-fr@firefox.mozilla.org) 1659608647211 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon English (GB) Language Pack (version=103.0.1buildid20220729.222726, id=langpack-en-GB@firefox.mozilla.org) 1659608647211 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Form Autofill (version=1.0.1, id=formautofill@mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Firefox Screenshots (version=39.0.1, id=screenshots@mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon WebCompat Reporter (version=1.5.0, id=webcompat-reporter@mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Web Compatibility Interventions (version=103.0.0, id=webcompat@mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon DoH Roll-Out (version=2.0.0, id=doh-rollout@mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Picture-In-Picture (version=1.0.0, id=pictureinpicture@mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Google (version=1.2, id=google@search.mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Amazon.com (version=1.3, id=amazondotcom@search.mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Bing (version=1.3, id=bing@search.mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon DuckDuckGo (version=1.1, id=ddg@search.mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon eBay (version=1.3, id=ebay@search.mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Wikipedia (en) (version=1.1, id=wikipedia@search.mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Amazon.co.uk (version=1.9, id=amazon@search.mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon System theme — auto (version=1.3, id=default-theme@mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Light (version=1.2, id=firefox-compact-light@mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Dark (version=1.2, id=firefox-compact-dark@mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Firefox Alpenglow (version=1.4, id=firefox-alpenglow@mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Add-ons Search Detection (version=2.0.0, id=addons-search-detection@mozilla.com) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc. (version=1.8.1.2, id=gmp-gmpopenh264) 1659608647213 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc. (version=null, id=gmp-widevinecdm) 1659608647215 Sync.AddonsReconciler INFO Saving reconciler state to file: addonsreconciler 1659608647222 Sync.Engine.Addons.Store DEBUG gmp-gmpopenh264 not syncable: type not in allowed list: plugin 1659608647223 Sync.Engine.Addons INFO Records: 0 applied, 0 successfully, 0 failed to apply, 0 newly failed to apply, 0 reconciled. 1659608647224 Sync.Engine.Addons INFO Uploading 0 outgoing records 1659608647225 Sync.Engine.Forms INFO Records: 0 applied, 0 successfully, 0 failed to apply, 0 newly failed to apply, 0 reconciled. 1659608647226 Sync.Engine.Forms INFO Uploading 0 outgoing records 1659608647226 Sync.Engine.History DEBUG Checking if server sync ID x56-DiRAUha6 matches existing 1659608647228 Sync.Engine.History INFO Records: 0 applied, 0 successfully, 0 failed to apply, 0 newly failed to apply, 0 reconciled. 1659608647228 Sync.Engine.History INFO Uploading 0 outgoing records 1659608647232 Sync.Engine.Extension-Storage INFO Records: 0 applied, 0 successfully, 0 failed to apply, 0 newly failed to apply, 0 reconciled. 1659608647233 Sync.Engine.Extension-Storage INFO Uploading 0 outgoing records 1659608647234 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of passwords - disabled via preferences 1659608647234 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of bookmarks - disabled via preferences 1659608647234 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of addons - disabled via preferences 1659608647234 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of forms - disabled via preferences 1659608647234 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of history - disabled via preferences 1659608647234 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of extension-storage - disabled via preferences 1659608647234 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping validation: no engines qualify 1659608647234 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.sync: success.sync => success.sync 1659608647234 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: success.status_ok => success.status_ok 1659608647234 Sync.Synchronizer INFO Sync completed at 2022-08-04 12:24:07 after 0.83 secs. 1659608647235 Sync.Declined DEBUG Handling remote declined: ["prefs","tabs"] 1659608647235 Sync.Declined DEBUG Handling local declined: ["prefs","tabs"] 1659608647235 Sync.Declined DEBUG Declined changed? false 1659608647235 Sync.Service INFO No change to declined engines. Not reuploading meta/global. 1659608647236 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Next sync in 600000 ms. (why=schedule)

Asked by Kev King 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

Synching desktop and mobile Firefox bookmarks

I have a Firefox account in order to use the sync capabilities. After a sync between desktop and phone the desktop bookmarks are on my phone in an extra folder "desktop b… (read more)

I have a Firefox account in order to use the sync capabilities. After a sync between desktop and phone the desktop bookmarks are on my phone in an extra folder "desktop bookmarks" and vice versa the phone bookmarks are in folder "Mobile bookmarks" in my desktop Firefox. Is this normal behaviour? I would expect them in one common folder to have a seamless synching.

Best regards, Walter

Asked by Walter.Spermann 3 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 months ago

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Disable sync option configuration profile

Hi, We are currently looking for a configuration profile to disable the sync option to the users, we allow the users to sign in but not to sync the bookmarks, history, e… (read more)

Hi,

We are currently looking for a configuration profile to disable the sync option to the users, we allow the users to sign in but not to sync the bookmarks, history, etc.

We need to deploy this profile to all the users in our environment.

Regards, Jesus

Asked by J 1 year ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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Can't sync Firefox on new install of Windows

As per the subject. Had to reinstall Windows 10 on my machine cos of a glitch. In the past, never had a prob with Firefox syncing to a new machine, but it didn't this tim… (read more)

As per the subject. Had to reinstall Windows 10 on my machine cos of a glitch. In the past, never had a prob with Firefox syncing to a new machine, but it didn't this time & I can't work out how to do it??

Asked by Anya 1 year ago

Last reply by Anya 1 year ago

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Firefox bookmarks & Passwords

Hello. Last night i had to reinstall windows and i lost everything. but in firefox i have loged in and synced. its also synced with my safari browser on my phone. is it p… (read more)

Hello. Last night i had to reinstall windows and i lost everything. but in firefox i have loged in and synced. its also synced with my safari browser on my phone. is it possible in any way to get my bookmarks and passwords back? because everything is gone and the profile folder only shows dates after i installed firefox again!

Best Regards Kaveh

Asked by ari0a 11 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago

my containers are gone and i'm back to the defaults

Yesterday on my linux computer I noticed that my container setup ise back to the default setting. Now I'm using my windows laptop, and it is als back to the defaults. I'… (read more)

Yesterday on my linux computer I noticed that my container setup ise back to the default setting. Now I'm using my windows laptop, and it is als back to the defaults. I'm afraid the same thing will happen when I start using my windows desktop. Should I poll the network cable and delete my firefox sync data, so I can hopefully save my containers setup? Or is this not going to help, and I'm fucked anyway :)

Asked by rolingmetal 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

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Syncing Firefox browser on iMac and MacBook Pro

Howdy, I just need to sync Firefox on my iMac and on my MacBook Pro. But this is surprisingly difficult to do. [[this page|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-s… (read more)

Howdy, I just need to sync Firefox on my iMac and on my MacBook Pro. But this is surprisingly difficult to do. [[this page|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-set-sync-my-computer]] says to "click the 'Sign In' button next to 'Sync and save data'". It shows a handy little screenshot of a Sign In button, but I cannot see said button or the Sync and save data button even though I'm signed in to Firefox. This page gives me a handy QR code to sync Firefox on my mobile device, but I want to sync Firefox on my laptop. This page [[about:preferences#searchResults]] ] says "Sorry! There are no results in Settings for 'sync'". (Why ever not?)

It seems it should be very easy to sync Firefox between two computers; indeed it should be blindingly obvious, but it's not. What am I missing here? Thanks in advance for your help.

Asked by fluckiger 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Just did a factory reset on my computer and can't access my old firefox account.

Seems like when I tried logging in to my old account with a password reset, I somehow created a second account with the same email. All my bookmarks and extension set up… (read more)

Seems like when I tried logging in to my old account with a password reset, I somehow created a second account with the same email.

All my bookmarks and extension set ups seem to be gone.

Never had this issue, and have been using the same firefox account for like 5 years.

Asked by Froggy_D 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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No QR code option showing in Android Firefox sync

I want to sync my new laptop to Firefox on my Android mobile. I am asked to: 1. Open Firefox on your mobile device. 2. Go to the menu ( on iOS or on Android) and tap Syn… (read more)

I want to sync my new laptop to Firefox on my Android mobile. I am asked to:

1. Open Firefox on your mobile device. 2. Go to the menu ( on iOS or on Android) and tap Synchronise and save data 3. Tap Ready to Scan and hold your phone over this code

But this command #3 is simply is not there in the Android FF settings. I see only Synchronise Now/ Device Name / Sign Out, plus Choose What to Synchronise. Nothing else. Any ideas?

Asked by Martin Gordon FF account 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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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 … (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 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Edge Case for Data Loss (Firefox Settings, Extension Settings, Sessions)

Labelled as "Firefox Sync" as it may be involved, as the only preserved data is seemingly what comes through firefox sync. Hi all, My C drive filled itself with 50GB o… (read more)

Labelled as "Firefox Sync" as it may be involved, as the only preserved data is seemingly what comes through firefox sync.

Hi all, My C drive filled itself with 50GB of Crusader Kings 3 crash logs.

While the drive was (unknowingly) full, I opened firefox. Firefox was...wonky...and instantly I could tell something was wrong, as my speeddial homepage was missing all the sites. My best guess is that, in the worst timing ever, firefox sync chose this time to sync. I immediately cleared space on the drive, and restarted firefox. No extension data recovered. I restarted the PC. No extension data recovered.

I began following Firefox troubleshooting steps, such as checking about:profile. Other profiles are present, but each lacks any extensions or extension data. I widened my search with Everything, to search everywhere for any waylaid installs or profiles that may hold backups. Specifically, prefs.js, extensions.json, firefox.exe (incase I was somehow running a non-default install location) or any sign of other installations. I did find some hits, but none had extensions installed.

Perhaps useful, my FF profile weave folder is populated with many CORRUPT files, and the 'failed' folder lists addons, bookmarks, clients, extension-storage and prefs from it's most recent sync. Perhaps this is the result of trying to write to a full disk?

This is mostly an exercise of curiosity now, as the developer of Group Speed Dial (Juraj Mäsiar) helped me recover from their own backup system seperate from the Mozilla Preferences. I have an easy way to see if any backup file has the correct data, as I have many settings that are instantly visible.

Useful info: Antivirus - None added (Windows Defender) FF Version - 111.0.1 (64-bit) Profile - default-release

(Moz Helpers, the remainder of this post is irrelevant, and purely to help future travellers) If a weary traveller comes across this post in the future, I gift you my knowledge from the year 2023 of Group Speed Dial. At this time, the way you access the backups on your system is to navigate to the Group Speed Dial homepage. If you are on the default homepage, you should find the option to set it as New Tab or Homepage in Firefox settings. Next, as you face the oblivion of an empty dialler page, click the Burger Menu (top-right for me) for the extension. NOT the firefox burger menu, the one as if you were clicking a menu in a website. For me, the Fourth option is History/Backups. This is a new-ish feature from the developer, so don't be surprised if it move around...be they seem very proud of it, so I imagine it lurks somewhere!

If you just want to recover your extension list, at this time you can find a complete list of everything by examining extensions.js, extension-settings.js and extension-preferences.js. There is a tool online for helping parse into a human readable table, but I would not rely on it, and instead look into a generic JSON formatter to make the data human readable. The site is jeffersonscher.com, which has a extension file reader here https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/extensionsjson.html

Have a nice day all!

Asked by firefox.92vtv 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

All of my saved passwords disappeared

I noticed that on my laptop a few days ago I only had 12 passwords dating back to about September 2023 but previously I had had upwards of 80 saved passwords in my Firefo… (read more)

I noticed that on my laptop a few days ago I only had 12 passwords dating back to about September 2023 but previously I had had upwards of 80 saved passwords in my Firefox account. I didn’t think too much of it because all of my passwords were still available on my desktop and my mobile devices. however I checked yesterday and the same thing happened to the rest of my devices. Only 12 recently saved passwords were available. while troubleshooting I may have made the problem worse because now there are no saved passwords. Is there any way I can restore my 80+ passwords so that I don’t have to go through and reset all of them one by one which would be very time-consuming and annoying. Any help would be appreciated please please please thank you.

Asked by Kai Stephenson 5 months ago

Last reply by Kai Stephenson 5 months ago

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My passwords between Android and Desktop don't sync.

Hi, I have read through some of the past similar issues with passwords not syncing across devices and the only official answer I seem to find from the Firefox team is t… (read more)

Hi,

I have read through some of the past similar issues with passwords not syncing across devices and the only official answer I seem to find from the Firefox team is to "manually or force sync"...

However that does not work. I have just saved a new login on my mobile, I have manually synced or "sync now" on both my mobile and desktop, restarted both devices and still...this login does NOT appear on my Desktop.

So please help! For all I know there could be other logins saved on my mobile that don't appear on my desktop and vice versa.

I do not want to uninstall Firefox.

Kind Regards, Alex van der Merwe

Asked by avdmerwe33 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Device is missing from "Send Tab To Device" list

A recently added computer's Firefox is not available on the "Send Tab To Device" list. Both computers are logged into my Firefox account and Firefox is syncing. The ne… (read more)

A recently added computer's Firefox is not available on the "Send Tab To Device" list.

Both computers are logged into my Firefox account and Firefox is syncing. The new computer populated with my extensions and other synced data. The new computer shows the old computer in it's Send Tab list, but the old computer does not have the new computer's Firefox name in the Send Tab list.

On both computers, I can go to the menu / Manage Account and see the list "Connected Services - Everything you are using and signed into." On both computers, I can see the other computer's Firefox name in the list, and it reports "synced a few seconds ago".

But when I use the context menu and try to send a tab under "Send Tab To Device" the new computer is not on the list.

This article does not discuss this situation. For the case of "I don’t see my device listed" it just says "Sign In", but that has already been completed and is working on both systems.

Asked by Tim 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago