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Firefox synchronises more than what I asked

Hello! I’m using Firefox on 3 laptops and 1 mobile and I specified to sync only bookmarks. I noticed today that Firefox suggests URLs I have typed on one of my laptops wh… (read more)

Hello! I’m using Firefox on 3 laptops and 1 mobile and I specified to sync only bookmarks. I noticed today that Firefox suggests URLs I have typed on one of my laptops when I start typing on my phone. Weirdly, history seems to be limited to my phone activity and my Sync options specify to focus on bookmarks.

Anyway, I am under the impression that Firefox synchronises more than what I asked. Is there something I am misunderstanding?

Asked by Yakkafo 1 week ago

Sync does nothing after system restore

I just had to system-restore my PC and when I redownloaded firefox, all of my settings/toolbars/bookmarks were gone. I thought hitting "sync now" would restore them from … (read more)

I just had to system-restore my PC and when I redownloaded firefox, all of my settings/toolbars/bookmarks were gone. I thought hitting "sync now" would restore them from my Firefox account and it did nothing. I've kept the same bookmarks and saved passwords through at least three machines, I don't know what I did wrong or why it isn't working now. I'm afraid that hitting "sync now" has just overwritten all of my stored data instead of restoring it as I thought it would. Please help.

Asked by slimmercat 1 week ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 week ago

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Creating separate Firefox profiles on different user accounts

Hello, I am wondering it this is possible - I have a Windows 10 laptop that needs to be upgraded to V202H and I am told that the upgrade will probably delete all of my cu… (read more)

Hello,

I am wondering it this is possible - I have a Windows 10 laptop that needs to be upgraded to V202H and I am told that the upgrade will probably delete all of my current programs and settings - including my Firefox install and all bookmarks. To help recover from that, I wanted to know if it would be possible to set up an alternate Firefox in a not often used local account on my Windows 7 laptop and then sync the two so that after the upgrade, I can download Firefox again onto the Win 10 laptop and then sync it back so that I can get all of my bookmarks and settings for FF back onto the Win 10 laptop.

I don't want to sync it with the Firefox that I use in my regular Win 7 user account since that has a separate set of bookmarks and settings that I wouldn't want to change. I just wanted a way to "hold" all of the Win 10 Firefox stuff and "reinstall" it, and had thought that sync might be a way to do that.

If that won't work, is there a way to transfer the entire FF profile over to a new install on that laptop once it is upgraded?

Thanks for any help! Much appreciated!

Asked by TaylorNorth2 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

Get my sync files

I have an email account I don't ha e access to anymore and i really need to sync with that account with that email. I don't know what to do

Asked by niliaskane 6 days ago

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Different name showing when I send tabs

When I send tabs from my laptop to my phone, it always says "Tab from [other name]'s Firefox on LAPTOP", and I would like to change this name but I cannot figure out how … (read more)

When I send tabs from my laptop to my phone, it always says "Tab from [other name]'s Firefox on LAPTOP", and I would like to change this name but I cannot figure out how to, as my Firefox shows my actual name.

Asked by Michael 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

Public computer

I've been able to sync my firefox account on a university computer until 2 weeks ago. Now when i login to the university computer (in the classroom where I teach), my acc… (read more)

I've been able to sync my firefox account on a university computer until 2 weeks ago. Now when i login to the university computer (in the classroom where I teach), my account "logs in" but nothing syncs (no bookmarks or passwords).

I haven't changed anything with my account. How can I access my synced info on this University computer?

Asked by Uly Dor 6 days ago

Syncing

I just got a new PC laptop and was able to sync all of my Mozilla bookmarks to the new device. I've been working on cleaning up my bookmarks - they sure do accumulate. My… (read more)

I just got a new PC laptop and was able to sync all of my Mozilla bookmarks to the new device. I've been working on cleaning up my bookmarks - they sure do accumulate.

My question is this: When I have made changes to bookmarks on one of my two PCs (one desktop and one laptop), how do I prevent the changes from being eliminated (changed back to as they were) on the device on which I made them, i.e. which computer to I sign in to first in order for the sync to have the changes take place on the second device rather than reversing the changes.

I'm sure the answer is simple and I could spend the time experimenting, but I'm more than confident someone out there can help be out easily, Please?

Something else that I really like. I have Apple for Windows 10 downloaded to my desktop. Any changes I make to my bookmarks on my PCs, get changed on my iPhone in Safari. Love dat!!

Asked by rebreps1 5 days ago

Last reply by RageE1der 5 days ago

Lost firefox sync info from my account

Hello, after reinstalling my Windows 10 and Firefox I have lost all my data from account. I know it sounds strange, but can you check my last sync on this account from sa… (read more)

Hello, after reinstalling my Windows 10 and Firefox I have lost all my data from account. I know it sounds strange, but can you check my last sync on this account from saturday 17.04.2021? After login fresh installed firefox I didn't get any sync(history/tab/bookmarks/add-ons/etc.) I will be very thankful you to help me solve that problem. Thanks.

Asked by Stas 3 days ago

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Choose where to store my information

I would like to be able to choose where Sync stores my information. Because it might contain sensitive personal information, people should want to have control over where… (read more)

I would like to be able to choose where Sync stores my information. Because it might contain sensitive personal information, people should want to have control over where exactly the data is stored. Right now it seems to be stored in some magical cloud service somewhere in the universe.

So for example, I might want to store it as a file on my GDrive, or as a digest in my Github account, or upload a file to my own server somehow.

For personal information storage, it is absolutely vital that it doesn't go to place where I don't want it to be, and a place that I have a reasonable level of control over.

So, million dollar question: how can I set this up?

Asked by thany 2 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 days ago

Firefox Does Not Accept Correct Password

Today i was changing my password and 2FA application. I went to my Firefox Account settings and removed my 2FA and Recovery Key. I added my 2FA back again but when i trie… (read more)

Today i was changing my password and 2FA application. I went to my Firefox Account settings and removed my 2FA and Recovery Key. I added my 2FA back again but when i tried to create a new Recovery Key, it didn't work. In the first step of creating a Recovery Key, it asks for a password. I have tried my account password multiple times but it did not accept it. Then i reset my account password and tried again but once again it did not work.

Asked by Strajeti 2 days ago

Last reply by Strajeti 2 days ago

bookmarks disappeared

hello. I had a lot of bookmarks and used them often. reinstalled the system, installed firefox and logged into the account. pressed sync but no bookmarks appeared. help m… (read more)

hello. I had a lot of bookmarks and used them often. reinstalled the system, installed firefox and logged into the account. pressed sync but no bookmarks appeared. help me please

Asked by F7-KNIX 2 days ago

Last reply by timo16 1 day ago

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Update linked me to old compromised accounts

I just logged on and went to Netflix. I was logged in under an account I haven't used in a year. While trouble shooting the issue I discovered the browser updated and syn… (read more)

I just logged on and went to Netflix. I was logged in under an account I haven't used in a year. While trouble shooting the issue I discovered the browser updated and synced my old account with my new one. This included passwords and logins that were compromised in data breaches. I don't even use the old computer or any of those passwords. Now I can't even get Netflix to play on there with the correct login data. I took that old account info out and deleted the cookies from compromised accounts. Can anyone tell me how to fix the sites, other than switching away from Firefox entirely?

I am not happy and can't even leave feedback to get real support from the people who did this dumb stunt without even asking me first.

Asked by iluvtrollbabies 1 day ago

Answered by HenricuzHotmail 9 hours ago

pendig syncronyzation is erasing all my passwords from all of my devices

I mistakenly removed the passwords on a divice, before suspending the synchronization (!!) of a device: now my other 3 devices have a "passwords delete" pending...; How c… (read more)

I mistakenly removed the passwords on a divice, before suspending the synchronization (!!) of a device: now my other 3 devices have a "passwords delete" pending...; How can I prevent other devices that are not yet in sync, to erase their passwords?

Asked by carlo.cervi.w 15 hours ago

Firefox Sync requires a verification code from your email, but the password to my email account is ON MY FIREFOX ACCOUNT.

I have firefox sync set up because I have to reset my computer sometimes, for personal reasons. However, upon logging into your firefox account to sync the data, it requi… (read more)

I have firefox sync set up because I have to reset my computer sometimes, for personal reasons. However, upon logging into your firefox account to sync the data, it requires a code from the email account. BUT, the password to my email account is on the firefox account I'm trying to sign into, meaning I can't sign into my email to get the code to sign into firefox. I had to make a new account (the one I'm using now) in order to ask a question about it. Please help as soon as possible.

Asked by orionwolf38 6 hours ago

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Manage passwords menu option removed from Firefox account menu button?

Up to some days ago I had the extremely handy option to look up a stored password in sync, by clicking on the firefox account button in the toolbar. In the menu that open… (read more)

Up to some days ago I had the extremely handy option to look up a stored password in sync, by clicking on the firefox account button in the toolbar. In the menu that opened there was an option to view (add? manage?) stored accounts and passwords. Two clicks and that was it.

Today I tried to do the same thing, but instead of the usual menu options I was greeted with 5-6 options relating to the firefox account, and a zillion of my synced bookmarked pages from other devices. Where has the ultra-used (perhaps the single most used button on my browser, besides the back/forward ones and ctrl+h to open history) option of opening Lockwise gone to?

Please God, don't let this one be a "usability" improvement...

Asked by Michail Pappas 58 minutes ago

Answered by Michail Pappas 57 minutes ago