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Firefox Account Sync not working, and wiping settings whenever I shut down

Hey y'all, First, thanks for your attention. This has been driving me nuts over the last few weeks and if I can fix it I'd be very happy. I switched to Firefox a few mon… (read more)

Hey y'all,

First, thanks for your attention. This has been driving me nuts over the last few weeks and if I can fix it I'd be very happy.

I switched to Firefox a few months ago and immediately set up the password manager and a bunch of bookmarks. Unfortunately, the next time I shut down my computer and restarted, Firefox said this browser was a new installation and had totally reset, with nothing saved.

This happened again a second time, so I set up a Firefox Account so I could have the settings saved to a profile rather than an installation.

Every time I restart the same thing happens: Firefox has a 'new installation' and none of my settings. The first time I logged in to my Firefox account to sync it, it worked. But I've just installed Catalina, previously using Mojave, and on that restart it happened again, but the Firefox account sync isn't doing anything. Now, every time I open up the browser, even if I haven't restarted the computer, it brings me to the same 'new installation' screen. When I log in to my Firefox account as prompted, none of my previous information syncs. Nothing happens at all after I get the "This Firefox is connected" screen.

I know the sync is at least somewhat connected because I can sync tabs from my phone to my computer.

Any ideas? I can re-do all of my passwords and bookmarks, but I don't want to bother if it isn't getting saved anywhere, or if I can't stop this factory reset whenever my computer shuts off.

I'm on a Macbook running Catalina 10.15 if that matters. Thanks!

Abby

Asked by arlinn315 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Synced Tabs disappeared - is there a way to restore?

Up until recently I was using a 11 year old laptop that was slowing dying. I was finally able to acquire a new computer and get it up and running just before an accident… (read more)

Up until recently I was using a 11 year old laptop that was slowing dying. I was finally able to acquire a new computer and get it up and running just before an accident (as if out of a comedy movie - the roommate's cat knocked a full bowl of cereal onto the old laptop) effectively destroyed the old machine. Thankfully, Firefox Sync meant that everything I had been working on appeared when I got the new machine fully functional...until I logged on to Firefox this evening to find my Synced Tabs empty with just a "Want to see your tabs from other devices here? Connect Another Device" message.

The old device is toast...I don't know if it will even turn on again, much less function enough to sign into Firefox. Synced Tabs was also working just fine for a solid week until it just up and disappeared. Is there some way to restore these? I know it's my fault for relying/expecting Sync to always be there and not backing up the links I had open immediately, and this is a mistake I won't make again...but I'd really love to not lose everything I had open.

Thank you very much in advance for any help or suggestions.

Asked by MBramnik 5 months ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 5 months ago

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.htpasswd autocomplete not working

Normal logins are working fine, but if I have to sign into sites which require a .htpasswd login, no user and no password will be filled, though the data exists, because … (read more)

Normal logins are working fine, but if I have to sign into sites which require a .htpasswd login, no user and no password will be filled, though the data exists, because on desktop Firefox, it's working without problems.

If you need more information or maybe I can help you fix it, I'll do my best.

Asked by andi448 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Saved password cleared after reset account password

Hi, my latop was stolen and today I start configuring a new one. After install Firefox on Lubuntu Linux , I performed the flow to reset password , I got the mail, I chose… (read more)

Hi, my latop was stolen and today I start configuring a new one. After install Firefox on Lubuntu Linux , I performed the flow to reset password , I got the mail, I chosen a new password, however the saved password section are empty .. I think I had thousands, I waited some minutes , also clicked several times on button "Sync Now" with no success . Is there a way to recover them? Any help will be useful , thanks

- Walter

Asked by wnasich 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Firefox says a primary account is a secondary account

I have two email accounts (let's say A and B) and I would like to have one different firefox account for every email account. The firefox account for email A is fine. How… (read more)

I have two email accounts (let's say A and B) and I would like to have one different firefox account for every email account. The firefox account for email A is fine. However, when I try to create a firefox account with the email B:

  • Already exist a firefox account associated with email B
  • When I try to log in with email B or recover the password for email B, the following message is shown: Primary account email required for reset.

Both, email A and B should be primary accounts since I don't have any other email accounts. I also checked if email B is set as secondary email for the firefox account A, but that's not the case.

How could I make a firefox account for my email B?

Asked by antnolangos 1 month ago

Answered by Kiki 3 weeks ago

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Windows Computer Doesn't Sync With Other Devices

I have a computer running Windows 10, a recent iPhone, and a virtual machine running Arch Linux, all with the latest version of their Firefox installed and on the latest … (read more)

I have a computer running Windows 10, a recent iPhone, and a virtual machine running Arch Linux, all with the latest version of their Firefox installed and on the latest version of their OS, all logged into my Firefox account for Sync.

It looks like only my iOS and Linux instances of Firefox are syncing bookmarks and open tabs with each other, but my Windows machine just isn't sending or receiving Sync data. Sending pages directly to a device works, and so does syncing Firefox Extensions. Bookmarks and currently open tabs, however, do not sync between Windows and the other two instances. Everything did sync at one point about a week ago, but no bookmarks or tabs have been received from my Windows instance since.

So far I have attempted uninstalling/reinstalling Firefox on my phone, as well as logging out on all devices and logging back in starting with the desktop, but the issue is still there. Notifications are enabled on my phone and I haven't changed Sync settings on Desktop, so everything should be syncing. Thanks for any help.

Asked by Gibson 3 weeks ago

Answered by Gibson 3 weeks ago

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Change firefox login adresse to another

Hello, The email address used to sync my firefox, will close soon. I don't find a way to change it to a new one, and i don't want to loose all my datas by create another … (read more)

Hello, The email address used to sync my firefox, will close soon. I don't find a way to change it to a new one, and i don't want to loose all my datas by create another account.

Is it possible? and please tell me how to do it ? Thank a lot. Best regards

Asked by jean-sebastien.emaille 3 weeks ago

Answered by Scribe 3 weeks ago

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signing in to firefox sync

I reset my computer. When I reloaded Firefox and tried to sync my bookmarks and passwords, the password I had written down to sync into my Firefox account did not work. … (read more)

I reset my computer. When I reloaded Firefox and tried to sync my bookmarks and passwords, the password I had written down to sync into my Firefox account did not work. I saw that if I reset it, my bookmarks and passwords MIGHT be lost. Then I discovered it was possible to create a Recovery Key to retrieve them, but guess what, you had to sign in to your account to get one, which, of course, I could not. I tried to find a help phone number, but you guessed it, no luck. I then took the chance and changed my password and all of my passwords and bookmarks are gone. Would it not be possible to talk to someone who could help me access the passwords and bookmarks? They must still be on a server somewhere.

Asked by bryanbetty.jensen 4 weeks ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 4 weeks ago