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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 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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How do I delete a saved login that is not displayed in lockwise?

I accidentally entered a password in the login field. When asked by the browser about saving the password, he answered in the negative. I was surprised when the next time… (read more)

I accidentally entered a password in the login field. When asked by the browser about saving the password, he answered in the negative. I was surprised when the next time I entered the site, I saw two login options ([LOGIN]; and [PASSWORD]) in the dropdown menu. [LOGIN] matched my login. [PASSWORD] matched my password. Both logins are without a password. There is no stored data in lockwise for this site. If you save a random password for an unnecessary login ([PASSWORD]-[1111]), then it will be displayed in lockwise. Removing an account from lockwise removes the password, but does not affect the login. The only solution I found was to change the lockwise login. ([PASSWORD]-[1111] -> [1]-[111]), But after deleting this account, the login [PASSWORD] is returned to the drop-down menu.

Asked by AquiloSpiritus 1 year ago

Answered by Václav Trpišovský 1 year ago

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Logins and passwordx

I am running Linux version of Firefox. It has just upgraded itself - without any warning that logins and passwords would no longer be accessible The upgrade cannot read p… (read more)

I am running Linux version of Firefox. It has just upgraded itself - without any warning that logins and passwords would no longer be accessible The upgrade cannot read previous version of my profile, so I cannot access login and password from my old profile I have used Profile Manager, but it refuses to open my previous profile with the updated Firefox. How can I access my passwords from before this update?

Asked by phil152 8 months ago

Answered by phil152 8 months 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 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Bookmarks are not syncing.

History and addons have synced succesfully, but despite trying various things, bookmarks have not. I am unable to access the previous machine on which they originate beca… (read more)

History and addons have synced succesfully, but despite trying various things, bookmarks have not. I am unable to access the previous machine on which they originate because of a catastrophic failure. Any help?

Asked by Marie D 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Sync hack?

I set up Firefox sync two days ago. Opened my Iphone today & it went to sync screen and asked to sync with my Mac laptop computer. I proceeded, assuming it was part … (read more)

I set up Firefox sync two days ago. Opened my Iphone today & it went to sync screen and asked to sync with my Mac laptop computer. I proceeded, assuming it was part of set up, although I had done that step two day ago. After my phone read the QR code, my computer screen refreshed and said, essentially, "you are now syncing with Oxnard, Kalifornia" etc. I am located in the Oxnard area, but was alarmed at the misspelling of California with a "K". Is this a hack and should I remove sync? Typo? Anyone else have this issue? Would greatly appreciate any advice you have - thanks!

Asked by Elizabeth Ulmer 1 year ago

Answered by Balázs Meskó 1 year ago

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Delete history across all synced devices?

I have 3 synced devices. Included in my sync options is History. Not all history seems to sync, and deleting history on one device doesn't delete it on the others. Can an… (read more)

I have 3 synced devices. Included in my sync options is History. Not all history seems to sync, and deleting history on one device doesn't delete it on the others. Can anyone tell me how to truly sync and delete all history across all synced devices? If this feature isn't already available, I ask that Firefox developers please make it available. Thanks!

Asked by puroprana 1 year ago

Answered by nadhra 1 year ago

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Update removed my settings and addons because of "Old" profile

Hello! Since the most recent firefox update, my settings and extensions have been inaccessible to me due to my firefox account profile being "old." It has been working pe… (read more)

Hello! Since the most recent firefox update, my settings and extensions have been inaccessible to me due to my firefox account profile being "old." It has been working perfectly until this update. If I try to change my profile to my old one, it forces me to create a new one which does not include my saved addons and settings. I am able to usually manually move my bookmarks to the new profile via the files stored locally. I really need access to the settings and extensions, so it would be great if someone can help me to recover them. I tried to troubleshoot by finding my extensions local folder from my old profile, and I copied it to a new profile, but it didn't work. I am also wondering, if I do copy the extensions successfully, how can I also copy the settings preferences? Any solution is appreciated, thank you!

I tried this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-user-data-missing-after-firefox-update And I tried this https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data#w_what-information-is-stored-in-my-profile

Asked by reimoon 2 months ago

Answered by caspy7 2 months 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 1 year ago

Answered by Gibson 1 year ago

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Got a new computer in Firefox sync won't sync

I just got a new computer and my Firefox sync that I set up that computer had bookmarks, my theme, and how I had things laid out, I tried for over an hour trying to get F… (read more)

I just got a new computer and my Firefox sync that I set up that computer had bookmarks, my theme, and how I had things laid out, I tried for over an hour trying to get Firefox to sync, but after it's still the same, I was also switching from Windows 7 to Windows 10 which made it even more nauseating

Asked by jmac21012 2 years ago

Answered by wdtabor 1 year ago

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Cannot sign in to Firefox account when VPN is active

Hi, I'm not able to to sign in to my Firefox account when my VPN is active. Is there anything I can do about it? Any help is very much appreciated! Thank you! … (read more)

Hi,

I'm not able to to sign in to my Firefox account when my VPN is active. Is there anything I can do about it?

Any help is very much appreciated! Thank you!

Asked by thw24 2 years ago

Answered by schnrl 2 years ago

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Help syncing logins&passwords on 2 different devices

Hello, I just joined Firefox Sync today because I got a new computer. I am in the process of moving all my info to the new machine. I set up an account on Firefox Sync fo… (read more)

Hello, I just joined Firefox Sync today because I got a new computer. I am in the process of moving all my info to the new machine. I set up an account on Firefox Sync for both computers and checked all the boxes. It appears that my history, bookmarks, etc all synced properly but when I go to the Firefox Lockwise page on my new computer it only has 2 saved logins, whereas my current computer has over 200 saved. I did a manual sync and refresh but no more logins have populated that page. Is there another way to transfer those logins? I really really don't want to have to manually log in again to all those websites. Is there something I'm missing? Thanks in advance!

Asked by willfred121 1 year ago

Answered by willfred121 1 year ago

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Syncing to 2nd computer

I am logged in to Firefox on my iMac. I added the 'master password' and wrote that down as my Firefox password, and deleted the previous password. It is only 4 characters… (read more)

I am logged in to Firefox on my iMac. I added the 'master password' and wrote that down as my Firefox password, and deleted the previous password. It is only 4 characters.

I now want to sync to my Macbook Air, but it does NOT accept that password, complaining that it is only 4 characters.

How can I sync to my Macbook Air?

Thanks!

Asked by netra 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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« Sorry. We’ve locked your account. »

Hello, I'm getting the following message: « Sorry. We’ve locked your account. The confirmation email we sent to XXX@XXX.org was returned and we’ve locked your account to … (read more)

Hello,

I'm getting the following message:

« Sorry. We’ve locked your account.

The confirmation email we sent to XXX@XXX.org was returned and we’ve locked your account to protect your Firefox data.

If this is a valid email address, let us know and we can help unlock your account. No longer own that email? Create a new account »

I can connect to this support using the account, but not using sync on my devices.

My mail is a valid email address, and there was some temporary problem with the mail server which explains why the mail was returned.

What can I do to get back my account? The « let us know » link leads me here.

Thanks,

Asked by firefox995 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Wie kann ich die Notizen synchronisieren? How can "Sync" the Notes from Firefox

Hallo, ich hoffe, jemand kann mir helfen: Wie kann ich die Notizen synchronisieren? Bei den Lesezeichen ist es möglich, aber nicht bei den Notizen. Danke Hello, I hope, s… (read more)

Hallo, ich hoffe, jemand kann mir helfen: Wie kann ich die Notizen synchronisieren? Bei den Lesezeichen ist es möglich, aber nicht bei den Notizen. Danke

Hello, I hope, somebody can help me: I need to know how I can make a synchronisation from my Notes. I have the "Signs (Lesezeichen)" but there is no way to do it with den Notes. Thank you

Asked by eva.oppeneiger 1 year ago

Answered by sim_on.smn 1 year ago

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Active Login

Hi Firefox, I have some trouble with Firefox Sync. Since I use 2 laptop 1 month ago my active login always close and must to repeat login. My Firefox setting has auto cl… (read more)

Hi Firefox,

I have some trouble with Firefox Sync. Since I use 2 laptop 1 month ago my active login always close and must to repeat login. My Firefox setting has auto clear browsing history after I close the browser but I uncheck the active login button. Before that I never meet with this case, even when I use 3 more device.

Regards, Lukman H

Asked by ravensoe 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago