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Cant login to my Firefox account to sync a new laptop running Windows. Can login on to iphone on same account

I am switching jobs and want to sync my Firefox history from old work computer to new. Both run Windows. I changed the primary email associated with my account from the o… (read more)

I am switching jobs and want to sync my Firefox history from old work computer to new. Both run Windows. I changed the primary email associated with my account from the old work account to a new email. No problem. I synced the new email to my iphone no problem. Now im trying to download and sync Firefox to my new laptop. Running Windows and Im trapped in a crazy loop. I login with correct password to the new email and it asks for the authorization code and when I enter that, Firefox switches to the OLD email and asks for that password. I am not sure I have that password correct because i set the account up four years ago. Regardless, i cant sync my new laptop. But I was able to sync it on my iphone so it CAN be done with the email addy and password I am confident about. Please help.

Asked by jack.johnson.aspen 2 years ago

Last reply by jack.johnson.aspen 2 years ago

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I can't recover my account

My email changed from a .com to a .org and I was forced to reinstall windows before I could change it so I can't recover my account, which has passwords I need attached t… (read more)

My email changed from a .com to a .org and I was forced to reinstall windows before I could change it so I can't recover my account, which has passwords I need attached to it.

Asked by infamousdrew 2 years ago

Last reply by infamousdrew 2 years ago

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Unsync my Firefox account from someone else's computer from a distance when no password was required

Hi. I was visiting someone and while I was there, I synced my Firefox account to his computer so I could do my personal business on it. I had it set up so I didn't need t… (read more)

Hi. I was visiting someone and while I was there, I synced my Firefox account to his computer so I could do my personal business on it. I had it set up so I didn't need to log in before using Firefox, though. I've seen instructions for how to unsync a device at a distance that advise one to change one's Firefox password, but I am not sure whether this would work in my case since I didn't have things set up on the other computer to require a Firefox password. If I changed my password, would the other computer revert to requiring a password to open Firefox?

The second part of the instructions I read advise one to also change all one's other passwords: "If you don't change the passwords for things like your bank account, it would still be possible for someone else to log into your account on your lost device." I don't understand why this would be the case. Since I have over 200 passwords, this would also be completely impractical for me. Could someone please shed some light on this matter? Thanks.

Asked by Firefoxhunt 2 years ago

Last reply by Firefoxhunt 2 years ago

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Need one Firefox profile (sync) for home and one for work. Two different Pc's

I have completely separate bookmarks and bookmark toolbars on my work PC and home PC. I do log in on my home PC as to not lose my personal bookmarks and passwords. I acci… (read more)

I have completely separate bookmarks and bookmark toolbars on my work PC and home PC. I do log in on my home PC as to not lose my personal bookmarks and passwords. I accidentally logged into Firefox at work and it merged my bookmarks from my home PC. I logged out of Firefox on the work PC and removed the bookmarks that were imported from my home PC profile. I then tried to make a new account with my work email and login to sync on my work PC but it always says primary email needed and I'm stuck. I did go to about:profiles and add a work profile but that doesn't help me. I need to make a Firefox profile on my work PC with my work email address but the primary email thing gets me. Is there a way to do this with my current work PC bookmarks not lost? Thanks

Asked by Jimmy D 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Saved passwords in Firefox not syncing to Google account

I use Firefox as my default browser. I have sync turned on. Im signed in thru my google account. Firefox does NOT sync to my Chrome browser and Google account. Whats the … (read more)

I use Firefox as my default browser. I have sync turned on. Im signed in thru my google account. Firefox does NOT sync to my Chrome browser and Google account. Whats the fix?

Asked by Craig N 2 years ago

Last reply by vicsar 1 year ago

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Sync Does NOT Work With Version 88.0 Ubuntu (Linux).. Original Version On Xtra-PC USB ThumbDrive Did !

Fix it so the FireFox browser Version 88.0 for Ubuntu (Linux) works AGAIN at saving website Login data using a Primary password via your 'FireFox Sync' advertisement (doc… (read more)

Fix it so the FireFox browser Version 88.0 for Ubuntu (Linux) works AGAIN at saving website Login data using a Primary password via your 'FireFox Sync' advertisement (documentation).

Asked by nm4dgdcs 2 years ago

Last reply by wedr19 1 year ago

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new computer firefox install wipes custom home page on all devices

This has happened to me on 3 different computers. Today, I installed Modicia linux operating system on a new computer. Then, I installed Firefox browser. I logged in… (read more)

This has happened to me on 3 different computers.

Today, I installed Modicia linux operating system on a new computer. Then, I installed Firefox browser. I logged into Firefox the normal way and all my book marks and passwords etc... were imported into the browser, but when I clicked the "Home" button, my customized home page was gone. There were just a couple buttons pre-configured to whatever the default thing is showing twitter and 2 or 3 other buttons, but not what I had spent 3 hours configuring on my other computers. This has only happened on a new install of Firefox.

When I went back to my old computer and started Firefox, they were all gone!!! All of them. How do I get them back without programming each individual button all over again? The picture shows what it looks like NOW. Before installing Firefox on this new computer, all 32 buttons on my home page were individually configured with URLs and custom icons. Walt

Asked by WalterRamjet 2 years ago

Last reply by WalterRamjet 1 year ago

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Fresh installed firefox overwritten my old sync

Hey everyone. I decided to make a fresh windows install, and when i installed firefox as allways i logged in. Normally when i have logged in on a fresh installation of … (read more)

Hey everyone.

I decided to make a fresh windows install, and when i installed firefox as allways i logged in.

Normally when i have logged in on a fresh installation of firefox it startes with the sync and getting all my old booksmarks, add-ons, passwords etc. but this time i didn't.

I thought that was weird but didn't pay mind to it, i thought i might have needed some time to sync. After 4 hours nothing has happended yet.

things i have tried:

  • Pressing Sync now under my profile
  • Pressing sync now under settings
  • Going to help - more techinical information - Databasen Places - Confirm integrety

The result was:

> Task: checkIntegrity + The places.sqlite database is sane + The favicons.sqlite database is sane > Task: invalidateCaches + The caches have been invalidated > Task: checkCoherence + The database is coherent > Task: expire + Database cleaned up > Task: originFrecencyStats + Recalculated origin frecency stats > Task: vacuum + Initial database size is 5120KiB + The database has been vacuumed + Final database size is 5120KiB > Task: stats + Places.sqlite size is 5120KiB + Favicons.sqlite size is 5120KiB + pragma_user_version is 66 + pragma_page_size is 32768 + pragma_cache_size is -2048 + pragma_journal_mode is wal + pragma_synchronous is 1 + History can store a maximum of 112348 unique pages + Table moz_origins has 24 records + Table moz_places has 139 records + Table moz_historyvisits has 157 records + Table moz_inputhistory has 1 records + Table moz_bookmarks has 13 records + Table moz_bookmarks_deleted has 0 records + Table moz_keywords has 0 records + Table sqlite_sequence has 1 records + Table moz_anno_attributes has 2 records + Table moz_annos has 6 records + Table moz_items_annos has 0 records + Table moz_meta has 7 records + Table moz_places_metadata has 0 records + Table moz_places_metadata_search_queries has 0 records + Table moz_places_metadata_snapshots has 0 records + Table moz_places_metadata_snapshots_extra has 0 records + Table moz_places_metadata_snapshots_groups has 0 records + Table moz_places_metadata_groups_to_snapshots has 0 records + Table moz_session_metadata has 0 records + Table moz_session_to_places has 0 records + Table moz_previews_tombstones has 0 records + Table sqlite_stat1 has 15 records + Pages sequentiality: 100 + sqlite_schema: 32KiB (1.9%), 30.1% eff. + moz_origins: 32KiB (1.9%), 2.5% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_origins_1: 32KiB (1.9%), 2.3% eff. + moz_places: 32KiB (1.9%), 93.5% eff. + moz_historyvisits: 32KiB (1.9%), 10.3% eff. + moz_inputhistory: 32KiB (1.9%), 0.1% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_inputhistory_1: 32KiB (1.9%), 0.1% eff. + moz_bookmarks: 32KiB (1.9%), 2.3% eff. + moz_bookmarks_deleted: 32KiB (1.9%), 0% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_bookmarks_deleted_1: 32KiB (1.9%), 0% eff. + moz_keywords: 32KiB (1.9%), 0% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_keywords_1: 32KiB (1.9%), 0% eff. + sqlite_sequence: 32KiB (1.9%), 0.1% eff. + moz_anno_attributes: 32KiB (1.9%), 0.2% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_anno_attributes_1: 32KiB (1.9%), 0.2% eff. + moz_annos: 32KiB (1.9%), 1.9% eff. + moz_items_annos: 32KiB (1.9%), 0% eff. + moz_meta: 32KiB (1.9%), 0.8% eff. + moz_places_metadata: 32KiB (1.9%), 0% eff. + moz_places_metadata_search_queries: 32KiB (1.9%), 0% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_places_metadata_search_queries_1: 32KiB (1.9%), 0% eff. + moz_places_metadata_snapshots: 32KiB (1.9%), 0% eff. + moz_places_metadata_snapshots_extra: 32KiB (1.9%), 0% eff. + moz_places_metadata_snapshots_groups: 32KiB (1.9%), 0% eff. + moz_places_metadata_groups_to_snapshots: 32KiB (1.9%), 0% eff. + moz_session_metadata: 32KiB (1.9%), 0% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_session_metadata_1: 32KiB (1.9%), 0% eff. + moz_session_to_places: 32KiB (1.9%), 0% eff. + moz_previews_tombstones: 32KiB (1.9%), 0% eff. + sqlite_stat1: 32KiB (1.9%), 2.4% eff. + moz_places_url_hashindex: 32KiB (1.9%), 5.6% eff. + moz_places_hostindex: 32KiB (1.9%), 10% eff. + moz_places_visitcount: 32KiB (1.9%), 3.1% eff. + moz_places_frecencyindex: 32KiB (1.9%), 3.5% eff. + moz_places_lastvisitdateindex: 32KiB (1.9%), 6.3% eff. + moz_places_guid_uniqueindex: 32KiB (1.9%), 8.1% eff. + moz_places_originidindex: 32KiB (1.9%), 3.4% eff. + moz_historyvisits_placedateindex: 32KiB (1.9%), 8.3% eff. + moz_historyvisits_fromindex: 32KiB (1.9%), 3.8% eff. + moz_historyvisits_dateindex: 32KiB (1.9%), 7.3% eff. + moz_bookmarks_itemindex: 32KiB (1.9%), 0.4% eff. + moz_bookmarks_parentindex: 32KiB (1.9%), 0.4% eff. + moz_bookmarks_itemlastmodifiedindex: 32KiB (1.9%), 0.7% eff. + moz_bookmarks_dateaddedindex: 32KiB (1.9%), 0.6% eff. + moz_bookmarks_guid_uniqueindex: 32KiB (1.9%), 0.8% eff. + moz_keywords_placepostdata_uniqueindex: 32KiB (1.9%), 0% eff. + moz_annos_placeattributeindex: 32KiB (1.9%), 0.2% eff. + moz_items_annos_itemattributeindex: 32KiB (1.9%), 0% eff. + moz_places_metadata_placecreated_uniqueindex: 32KiB (1.9%), 0% eff. + moz_places_metadata_referrerindex: 32KiB (1.9%), 0% eff. + moz_places_metadata_snapshots_pinnedindex: 32KiB (1.9%), 0% eff. + moz_places_metadata_snapshots_extra_typeindex: 32KiB (1.9%), 0% eff. > Task: _refreshUI

I have to many things i would like to recover... this have never been an issue before? Do anyone have some tips?

Asked by oliver.veile 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Firefox sync

Hi, when I had cleaned out all my bookmarjks duplicates (and they were many 50.000 accumulated through the years)on my Linuxmachine and turned on my Windows 10 machine th… (read more)

Hi, when I had cleaned out all my bookmarjks duplicates (and they were many 50.000 accumulated through the years)on my Linuxmachine and turned on my Windows 10 machine they were all back. So my question is: what data is saved when syncing with Firefox sync? And I dont mean the different types you can choose between ,no I mean: when I change one thing on onea logged in firefox on one machine doesnt that change the status of, and in my example the bookmarks on the other machines? Or is it the other way around, namely: will the second machine with all the duplicate bookmarks change the sync-"base" so they will be back on all other machines again? Very confusing especially if youre logged into moire machine then one at the same time. Please answer me, I really need to clean up my firefox's accumulated duplicates pretty quick. Sincerely Wal

Asked by Wal 2 years ago

Last reply by Wal 2 years ago

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The operation was aborted!!!

Well I was about to sign in on my recently installed arch system and after entering the password it said "waiting" and then "The operation was aborted" poped up. I am usi… (read more)

Well I was about to sign in on my recently installed arch system and after entering the password it said "waiting" and then "The operation was aborted" poped up. I am using 100.0.2 version of firefox. (Note: i tried every other desktop environment on my sustem but it does have any changes). Pretty sure it's a bug and i want a solution for this. Please help me.

Thanks

Asked by ayushmaanpadhi2805 1 year ago

Last reply by ayushmaanpadhi2805 1 year ago

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Can't create new account

I am trying to create a new Firefox account with it's own email to be separate from this Firefox account I am posting from. However, every time I try to follow the "sign … (read more)

I am trying to create a new Firefox account with it's own email to be separate from this Firefox account I am posting from. However, every time I try to follow the "sign up" buttons I get redirected to the login page where I enter what I want as the new account info and receive a "Primary email account required for sign in" The email I'm trying to use for my new account is NOT registered with Firefox and I am using a freshly installed version of the browser on a new PC so no extensions are interfering.

Asked by Gabriel 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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I had sync setup on other device but nothing is coming through

Hi, I had to reset my computer. I had Firefox sync on it and in the past all I’ve had to do is login and it restores history bookmarks and setting when I install it on … (read more)

Hi,

I had to reset my computer.

I had Firefox sync on it and in the past all I’ve had to do is login and it restores history bookmarks and setting when I install it on a new or reset device

It’s not doing it this time, any advice?

Asked by combusken123 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Firefox quick access to saved logins

Is there a way in Firefox to have quicker access to saved logins than through the menu structure? The menus are four layers deep, which is frustrating as it is difficult … (read more)

Is there a way in Firefox to have quicker access to saved logins than through the menu structure? The menus are four layers deep, which is frustrating as it is difficult to remember the route when only using the feature occasionally. Some websites don't respect the Firefox Password Manager, so it sometimes becomes necessary to manually find the credentials.

Is there any way to create a bookmark to the saved login section?

Is there perhaps an add-on?

Thanks for any answers.

Asked by autahi 1 year ago

Answered by TanKS 1 year ago

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Failed to login to sync, message in red "The operation was aborted. "

After a reinstallation of FIREFOX, it failed to login to sync with Firefox. My account and password input are correct. And I can login to my accout with Chrome (https://a… (read more)

After a reinstallation of FIREFOX, it failed to login to sync with Firefox. My account and password input are correct. And I can login to my accout with Chrome (https://accounts.firefox.com/).

my OS: ubuntu 18.04 firefox version: 100.0.2

Asked by 27627345 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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How can I restore my last open tabs from Firefox Sync, NOT from local profile?

My system disk failed, so I had to restore it from pretty old backup, with old Firefox version installed and old profile data. Now I want to start Firefox and reopen all … (read more)

My system disk failed, so I had to restore it from pretty old backup, with old Firefox version installed and old profile data. Now I want to start Firefox and reopen all my recent tabs from Firefox Sync, but not from my local (old) profile. How should I proceed?

Asked by Chip 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Sync is breaking how files are opened/saved

Hi, Some files, say PNG files, always download immediately. Other files ask where to be saved. In my settings, I only have about 4-6 entries, but PNG for example is not t… (read more)

Hi, Some files, say PNG files, always download immediately. Other files ask where to be saved. In my settings, I only have about 4-6 entries, but PNG for example is not there. I deleted the handlers file and restarted. Same issue. The only thing I can think of is the fact that I'm using an account which syncs across 2-3 devices. How can I fix this issue?

Asked by barin.cristian 1 year ago

Last reply by barin.cristian 1 year ago