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Syncing passwords

I have both Win7 and Win10 on separate drives. I have been migrating from 7 to 10. From all appearances Firefox on both OS's are sync'd. I have asked for my passwords to … (read more)

I have both Win7 and Win10 on separate drives. I have been migrating from 7 to 10. From all appearances Firefox on both OS's are sync'd. I have asked for my passwords to be sync'd, yet they have not migrated to Win 10. Bookmarks have so I know something is working. Any advice? Thanks Chris

Asked by chris654 1 week ago

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What directories in Windows store Profile/Sync data?

I am using Firefox Developer Edition in a work environment that only saves directories between weekly restarts by explicitly managed rules. As a result of some missing fo… (read more)

I am using Firefox Developer Edition in a work environment that only saves directories between weekly restarts by explicitly managed rules. As a result of some missing folders from my weekly restarts, I need to sign in to my Firefox account and enable sync each week. Currently my machine retains the %APPDATA%/Mozilla and %LOCALAPPDATA%/Mozilla directories + children.

What other directories are needed by Firefox Developer Edition in Windows to retain the user profile/syncing, et. al.?

Thank you for your time!

Asked by jordwms 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Disabling sync across devices

Although I have disabled all relevant "sync" settings in Firefox, the browser is still syncing tabs across my MacBookAir and my iMac. To make matters worse, tabs in Chr… (read more)

Although I have disabled all relevant "sync" settings in Firefox, the browser is still syncing tabs across my MacBookAir and my iMac.

To make matters worse, tabs in Chrome and Safari sync to Firefox tabs across devices as well. The sync occurs in both directions.

I am not logged into Chrome or my gmail account.

Specs: MacBookAir: early 2015/ OS v. 12.7 (Monterey) iMac: Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017 / OS 12.6.8 (Monterey)

Things I've tried:

  • Turning off syncing in Firefox on both devices.
  • Signing out of Firefox from both devices.
  • Disabling "sync open tabs" via Firefox preferences
  • Renaming devices from within Firefox Sync. (The name always reverts to the previous one.)
  • Reinstalling Firefox
  • Deleting cache from both Firefox and Chrome.
  • Restarting

Images are from toolbar on iMac when Firefox is open on both computers. Any help would be most appreciated! Thanks!

Asked by Frustrated user 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Removing sync info

I have a question regarding syncing. Is there a way to remotely remove all synced information from Firefox on a particular PC without actually accessing it? For example, … (read more)

I have a question regarding syncing. Is there a way to remotely remove all synced information from Firefox on a particular PC without actually accessing it? For example, if I sync my home PC Firefox with my laptop or my work PC. Then, one day, for some reason I no longer have access to my work PC, and all of my sensitive information is there. Or if I lose my laptop, or if it is stolen... Is it possible to remove all sensitive information from a remote synced PC? Alternatively, is there a way to remove all synced information every time I close the browser? This way I can remove a particular PC in my Firefox account and once the browser is restarted at the remote location, the data will no longer be pulled and synced. Can this be done? Thanks in advance!

Asked by golosrazuma 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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"Incorrect Password" error when trying to resync my laptop

I have had several computers and a phone synced with Firefox. Recently, my mac book had to be wiped and OS reinstalled. Since then I have been unable to sync to my Fire… (read more)

I have had several computers and a phone synced with Firefox. Recently, my mac book had to be wiped and OS reinstalled. Since then I have been unable to sync to my Firefox account on that laptop. I enter my standard email and the same password as on my desktop, but get an error stating, "Incorrect Password".

Following suggestion from an older thread with the same problem, I installed a nightly build on my desktop and tried to log in with that, unsuccessfully. Same problem. I used my same email and same password, but the nightly build version of Firefox reported the error, "Incorrect Password".

While thinking about this, I checked my newish phone and found it was not synced either. Using my email and password, I was unable to get it to sync. However, I was able to sync the phone using the QR code. So my phone is now synced to my Firefox account.

I really want to get the laptop to sync to my Firefox account and am mystified as to how to track down what the problem might be.

Asked by paul.martzen 1 year ago

Answered by paul.martzen 1 year ago

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my addons are gone after syncing

1. i have firefox on my pc, now i installed it on my laptop 2. synced to my account on laptop 3. the internet went out halfway through the syncing process (only 3 addons … (read more)

1. i have firefox on my pc, now i installed it on my laptop 2. synced to my account on laptop 3. the internet went out halfway through the syncing process (only 3 addons or so installed and then it got stuck) so i closed my laptop and forgot about it 4. i opened firefox on my PC and the account synced 5. the addon bar flashed and all the addons except for 3 are now deleted (they are NOT disabled, they are completely gone from the addons page)

I don't remember the name of every addon i had installed but I need them back.

Asked by hypnosnyx2 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox taking longer than a week to sync

I recently had to factory reset my computer and had to download and sync my firefox account all over again. It's been a week and firefox is still syncing, none of my boo… (read more)

I recently had to factory reset my computer and had to download and sync my firefox account all over again. It's been a week and firefox is still syncing, none of my bookmarks, add-ons, history or top sites on the new tab are showing up. Thankfully, it appears that most of my passwords have been synced.

I've read some other threads for tips and can confirm that I don't have this account logged in to other devices and I don't have a vpn or proxy running. I am able to obtain the sync logs but I have no idea how to read it.

How can I make the bookmarks, add-ons, history and top sites sync faster?

Asked by tsubasa9455 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Sync doesn't work between Windows, Linux, and Android

I recently switched to Firefox from Chrome. I imported all the bookmarks and passwords from Chrome into Firefox on Windows. Next, I installed it on Linux and later on An… (read more)

I recently switched to Firefox from Chrome. I imported all the bookmarks and passwords from Chrome into Firefox on Windows.

Next, I installed it on Linux and later on Android. The sync is not working properly that is what I noticed. Basically I have all the data on my Windows PC Firefox. It is not syncing between other devices, that will be my notebook running Linux and my Android Phone.

I read other similar question son the forum and did a Google search as well. I already did re-install a few times to no avail.

Here is the log from "about:sync-log" : https://paste.ee/p/5e57H

How do I fix this?

Asked by sul007 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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browser will not sync bookmarks and history from old computer

my older asus laptop had a critical failure and I needed to get a new computer and to my understanding when you have had a Firefox account for as long as I have you shoul… (read more)

my older asus laptop had a critical failure and I needed to get a new computer and to my understanding when you have had a Firefox account for as long as I have you should be able to sync your whole account to a new device to my dismay that is not the case and I have years of bookmarks and history on my account urgent fix would be appreciated.

Asked by Abyss 1 year ago

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Synchronization

I was signed in with FF and synced all data. I needed to re-install Windows, after installing FF on fresh windows and logging into FF account - nothing is synced. What ha… (read more)

I was signed in with FF and synced all data. I needed to re-install Windows, after installing FF on fresh windows and logging into FF account - nothing is synced. What have i've done wrongly?

Asked by BorHblK 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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saved passwords.

My Firefox account and associated passwords were left open on another notebook. I have now changed my Firefox sync login password from a different PC and signed out of ot… (read more)

My Firefox account and associated passwords were left open on another notebook. I have now changed my Firefox sync login password from a different PC and signed out of other devices. Can a user on the previous PC sign in with a password that is saved in Firefox?

Asked by mccg.cetin 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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Opt-out language sync

I have two profiles on one computer and I want to use these profiles in different languages for web pages (one in English and one in my native language). If I sign-in the… (read more)

I have two profiles on one computer and I want to use these profiles in different languages for web pages (one in English and one in my native language). If I sign-in the two profiles using one common Firefox account, this seems to be impossible: a change of the language setting in one profile immediately reflects into the other profile. Is there a way to disable the sync of language? I want histories and bookmarks to be synced across the profiles and thus I want to use the same account. Thank you.

Asked by kazuma.tateiri16 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox account adddon

Hi. I have problem with firefox account addon. I acidenty remove it from the addon menu(that one on the right up corner in firefox) and i can't find it in addons setings.… (read more)

Hi. I have problem with firefox account addon. I acidenty remove it from the addon menu(that one on the right up corner in firefox) and i can't find it in addons setings. how can i add it again to addon menu?

Asked by misiu398 10 months ago

Answered by Paul 10 months ago

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Why is my Firefox browser not synchronising with my other laptop?

Good evening, I have a new laptop, from the same brand and make as my old one, both are HP pavilion with the same configuration and only 2 years in between! I have been … (read more)

Good evening,

I have a new laptop, from the same brand and make as my old one, both are HP pavilion with the same configuration and only 2 years in between! I have been trying on and off for weeks, to synchronise my FF browser, with all open tabs, history and bookmarks, but all to no avail. I do everything the sync instruction tells me to do, but nothing happens. I am getting desparate, because my old laptop has a problem (hardware, nothing that could prevent synchronising) and is still under warranty, but time is running out!

Will anybody help here, and how do I receive answers?

Asked by hendrick.russell 5 months ago

Answered by hendrick.russell 5 months ago

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Lost all Passwords on Mac After Synchronization

I synchronized my Mac and iphone Firefox password accounts so I can share passwords between devices. I just realized I've lost all the passwords on my Mac. The only passw… (read more)

I synchronized my Mac and iphone Firefox password accounts so I can share passwords between devices. I just realized I've lost all the passwords on my Mac. The only passwords I see are the ones stored on my iphone

Is there a solution to retrieving the passwords on my Mac?

Thanks

Asked by Dan 6 months ago

Answered by Dan 6 months ago