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I'm having problems with my Firefox Account

Hi team support, I have a problem with my saved information not showing up I recently re-downloaded Firefox to my computer last month And I entered my information My … (read more)

Hi team support, I have a problem with my saved information not showing up

 I recently re-downloaded Firefox to my computer last month
 And I entered my information 

My saved information was not shown on the browser Is there any solution?.

Asked by atanane.22 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Account locked up and waiting for 24h didn't work

I met the same problem as https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1191123 I have read this https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/forum-response-firefox-sync-verifica... I… (read more)

I met the same problem as https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1191123

I have read this https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/forum-response-firefox-sync-verifica...

I have tried waiting for more than 24h, not working, and submitted a request at Bugzilla (maybe it's because I didn't write the request in the right way so I haven't got response yet).

I have some so many bookmarks in my firefox account and passwords in my lockwise account. Please help me out, my account email is xxxxxxxxxx@xx.xxx

(email address phone number removed by moderator; please do not post personal information on a public website)

Asked by 1319324245 1 year ago

Answered by 1319324245 1 year ago

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Different Bookmark Layouts Between Synced Devices?

I have a desktop that I use for personal use and a laptop that I will be using for school use. I have organized all my bookmarks just the way I like them for when I'm rel… (read more)

I have a desktop that I use for personal use and a laptop that I will be using for school use. I have organized all my bookmarks just the way I like them for when I'm relaxing, but if I'm going to primarily doing schoolwork on this laptop, I would like to organize it differently. I have a bunch of bookmarks that are ever changing so I would like to continue to sync them, but doing so would also sync how I've laid them out.

I'm thinking I would like it to even be as simple as displaying a folder laid out like these bookmarks are (see image) but designate that bookmark folder differently for each device. I expect that would require something 3rd party, but I'm not exactly sure to what extent you can manipulate Firefox. I think plugins affect the browser instead of just the site like extensions, but I'm not sure.

Thanks in advance for any help you provide, even if it is just crushing my dreams.

Asked by PennyJim 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Restore a specific sync from Firefox Sync

I was transferring my data from an older version of Firefox to the new version and always have enabled Firefox sync. While setting up the new browser, I uninstalled an ex… (read more)

I was transferring my data from an older version of Firefox to the new version and always have enabled Firefox sync.

While setting up the new browser, I uninstalled an extension that had my settings from the new browser and it was automatically uninstalled from the older browser too.

Since I use Firefox sync, I want to know if it's possible to restore a restore the extension data from a specific time (before I deleted it). Trying to sync only restores it after the extension was deleted.

Asked by TRx-856 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Syncing passwords, bookmarks, tabs, etc. without Firefox Sync

Hey, My employer recently updated its information security policy, and as a part of that disabled Firefox accounts on our work laptops. Is there a way to "manually" sync … (read more)

Hey,

My employer recently updated its information security policy, and as a part of that disabled Firefox accounts on our work laptops. Is there a way to "manually" sync passwords, bookmarks, tabs etc. to and from a computer that is not logged in? Installing third party software is, because of the same security policy, not an option.

I've relied heavily on Firefox Sync in the past, as I often come across items of interest that I bookmark on my private laptop that I would like to access on my work computer and vice versa, passwords are updated often etc. The updated security policy has become a real nuisance, so I am looking for a workaround. ;)

(And yes, I am talking to our IT department, and they are at least semi interested in finding a solution.)

Appreciate any help!

-K

Asked by kristian.vea 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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locked out of my sync account

email was returned that you sent me because I was setting up a new server at the time if you could resend the email the new server is up now. My email is bryan@bryanmarsh… (read more)

email was returned that you sent me because I was setting up a new server at the time if you could resend the email the new server is up now. My email is bryan@bryanmarsh.navy Thank You Bryan

Asked by Bryan Marsh 1 year ago

Answered by Bryan Marsh 1 year ago

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"Sorry. We've locked your account."

what are the steps now.. ? I have access to that email but for some odd reason mozilla doesn't deem that email to be worthy? "The confirmation email we sent to ********* … (read more)

what are the steps now.. ? I have access to that email but for some odd reason mozilla doesn't deem that email to be worthy?

"The confirmation email we sent to ********* 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."

Asked by ScatteredCaribou 1 year ago

Answered by ScatteredCaribou 1 year ago

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Firefox Sync is not syncing

Hi, I'm having some trouble re-syncing my firefox account. I have multiple access on smartphone and computers but rightnow I cannot sync my pc after a Windows 10 reset. M… (read more)

Hi, I'm having some trouble re-syncing my firefox account. I have multiple access on smartphone and computers but rightnow I cannot sync my pc after a Windows 10 reset. My log is here https://pastebin.com/dTiYHyKn

Thanks for your support

Asked by Cagio 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Bookmarks overwritten by Firefox Sync

A couple months ago, I got my mom to switch from Chrome to Firefox. She ordered a new computer from a computer exchange company recently, so she asked me to sync her brow… (read more)

A couple months ago, I got my mom to switch from Chrome to Firefox. She ordered a new computer from a computer exchange company recently, so she asked me to sync her browser data from her old computer to her new computer.

I signed her up for a Firefox account, and when turning Sync on, it asked me to set up a second device. Since the new computer hadn't arrived yet, I decided to use Firefox Sync with another computer in the house. I installed Firefox on the device (it had never been installed before on that device) and hooked up her Firefox account. As expected, everything synced perfectly. The page telling me to connect another device still appeared, but I assumed that was because she hadn't connected a phone yet.

When the new computer arrived the next morning, the old computer had already been shut down and sent to the company, and the other computer in the house was still running but didn't have Firefox open to the best of my knowledge. I installed Firefox on it (again, didn't come pre-installed and had never been installed before) and hooked up her Firefox account. This time, everything synced perfectly... except for the bookmarks.

Only about 2-3 dozen of them transferred, along with one folder with a dozen more. (There were quite a few, potentially around 1-2 thousand.) The only bookmarks on the toolbar were the Getting Started page and a blank-titled bookmark leading to a "compose email" page. The rest were nowhere to be found. When I opened up Firefox on the other computer in the house, Firefox Sync had conveniently overwritten all of the bookmarks with what was on the new computer!

Everything else, including the history, passwords, and add-ons, were preserved perfectly. I tried everything on Recover lost or missing Bookmarks and Restore bookmarks from backup or move them to another computer to no avail, since the other computer in the house didn't auto-backup the bookmarks after Sync transferred them. I even gave it a couple of days like the article suggested, and still nothing. There's no chance that the computer exchange company had anything to do with it, since they have a no-touch policy of 30 days in case there's problems with the new computer.

Is there any chance that the bookmarks still exist somewhere? It's not a huge problem, since my mom told me that she's fine with the bookmarks being gone, and she would have ordered the old computer back if they were that important to her. I'm just unsure what might happen to the data in the future, or even what might happen to my own Firefox data, and hope that an answer might be helpful to others with the same problem but greater stakes.

The browser data provided along with this article is that of my mom's new computer, and should be true for the other browsers involved as well -- except for the old computer, which was Windows 7.

Asked by spelled.with.k 1 year ago

Last reply by spelled.with.k 1 year ago

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I don't care about "sync". I just want to click on Firefox and browse the web, with my bookmarks kept. How can I do that?

My old Firefox lost the fox icon and gave the "page with crossed sticks" icon. I deleted Firefox, thinking I could just download a new copy. But when I did that, I was co… (read more)

My old Firefox lost the fox icon and gave the "page with crossed sticks" icon. I deleted Firefox, thinking I could just download a new copy. But when I did that, I was confronted with "Sync". I do not want to use Firefox on other devices, just my iMac. I want to click on the Firefox icon on my dock, type in what I want to find out about, and that's that. Instead, I get confronted with all kinds of gobblity-gook about Sync and can't even browse. Help!!!

Asked by EinNYC 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Avoiding the sync page when I click on Firefox icon

Thanks for your kind and prompt reply, but I'm still confused. I don't want to see the sync page at all. I simply want to click on the Firefox icon on my dock, see the se… (read more)

Thanks for your kind and prompt reply, but I'm still confused. I don't want to see the sync page at all. I simply want to click on the Firefox icon on my dock, see the search box, and fill it in with what I want to find. How can I arrange that? Once I get this straightened out, I will be happy to use some of Firefox's extensions.

Thanks in advance!

Asked by EinNYC 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox sync does not sync bookmarks anymore

Hi everyone, Since today, I cannot get Firefox to synchronize my bookmarks on one of my computers. I still can send a tab from this computer to others and vice versa thou… (read more)

Hi everyone,

Since today, I cannot get Firefox to synchronize my bookmarks on one of my computers. I still can send a tab from this computer to others and vice versa though.

Here is an exemple of sync log:

1598260143111 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Flushing file log 1598260143122 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Log cleanup threshold time: 1597396143122 1598260143132 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Done deleting files. 1598260144429 FirefoxAccounts INFO Polling device commands. 1598260144429 Sync.Service DEBUG User-Agent: Firefox/79.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) FxSync/1.81.0.20200720193547.desktop 1598260144429 Sync.Service INFO Starting sync at 2020-08-24 11:09:04 in browser session 8pd4DSAYP9NP 1598260144429 Sync.Service DEBUG In sync: should login. 1598260144430 Sync.Service INFO User logged in successfully - verifying login. 1598260144430 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1598260144431 Sync.BrowserIDManager DEBUG unlockAndVerifyAuthState already has (or can fetch) sync keys 1598260144431 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: error.sync.reason.serverMaintenance => success.status_ok 1598260144431 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed 1598260144431 Sync.Service DEBUG Fetching unlocked auth state returned success.status_ok 1598260144431 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1598260144437 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://api.accounts.firefox.com/v1/account/device/commands?index=15967270 1598260144611 Sync.Resource DEBUG GET fail 503 https://sync-600-us-west-2.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/92612799/info/collections 1598260144611 Sync.Resource WARN GET request to https://sync-600-us-west-2.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/92612799/info/collections failed with status 503 1598260144611 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: success.status_ok => error.login.reason.server 1598260144611 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed 1598260144611 Sync.ErrorHandler DEBUG Got Retry-After: 3600 1598260144611 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: error.login.reason.server => error.sync.reason.serverMaintenance 1598260144611 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed 1598260144611 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Got backoff notification: 3600000ms 1598260144611 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Fuzzed minimum next sync: 1598263744611 1598260144612 Sync.ErrorHandler ERROR Sync encountered a login error 1598260144612 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1598260144613 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Next sync in 4413803.3495770125 ms. (why=schedule) 1598260144614 Sync.Service DEBUG Exception calling WrappedLock: Error: Login failed: error.sync.reason.serverMaintenance(resource://services-sync/service.js:1043:15) JS Stack trace: onNotify@service.js:1043:15 1598260144614 Sync.Service DEBUG Not syncing: login returned false. 1598260144614 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent

Many thanks in advance for your help. Any advice most welcome.

Regards, Renaud

Asked by renaud.morinson 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Firefox does not show history before certain time

I've got multiple clients set up to sync via FF sync. Some are older, some are newer. However, looking at the newest client (set up ~2 weeks ago), I noticed something: It… (read more)

I've got multiple clients set up to sync via FF sync. Some are older, some are newer.

However, looking at the newest client (set up ~2 weeks ago), I noticed something: It only shows a browser history up to approx. one year in the past. I've checked other clients. My oldes client goes back to ~2016, which is 4 years form now. I know my oldes client is older than 2016, so there has to be more.

Does FF Sync skip older entries? IMHO I'd have to see the exact same history on my older client than on my newer client. That is not the case. Any ideas?

Asked by Niklas 1 year ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Lost everything

Hi! I forgot my password for my Firefox account and after - a lot - of times I decided to risk and restart my password. It said I MAY LOOSE SOME of my information, detai… (read more)

Hi! I forgot my password for my Firefox account and after - a lot - of times I decided to risk and restart my password. It said I MAY LOOSE SOME of my information, details, passwords, tabs etc. but it said about some of them.... I restarted my password and i lost absolutely everything :(((( My tabs, details, history, password. Everything. My account is whole clear! Why would they secure all details into password?!! if someone forgot password it is first thing to reset it, but in this case u reset ur password and u loosing everything, which make no sense.... what is the point of it ? :/ Is there any chance I can get back all my stuff??? If not... Will I also loose everything from my other computer? (I just tried to log in on another device. I cant loose it, there are too many important things I have ;((((( What can i do to not loose my all things on other device? shall i turn off sync here now, and when I turn on my other device it will stay? or it is too late bcoz I've pressed to sync it here (and nothing showed up) Help me please ;(((

Asked by rekiinek 1 year ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 year 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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Lost logins and passwords after a refresh

I've recently refreshed Firefox V80.0 on my PC and in the process lost my stored logins and passwords. However they are still available in my iPad and Android phone in bo… (read more)

I've recently refreshed Firefox V80.0 on my PC and in the process lost my stored logins and passwords. However they are still available in my iPad and Android phone in both Firefox browser and Lockwise. I've tried syncing to get them back to the PC with no success. If I go to "Logins and Passwords" in the browser menu it opens the Lockwise page and asks me to log in to that. I just get a page saying "no synced logins found" even after syncing both the PC and the mobiles.

Asked by info3218 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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sync problem

i just downloaded the new version onto my macbook pro, and have lost all my bookmarks and other settings which is very annoying. It wants me to sync with another device b… (read more)

i just downloaded the new version onto my macbook pro, and have lost all my bookmarks and other settings which is very annoying. It wants me to sync with another device but I DON'T WANT to do that !! how can I avoid this and restore my settings/bookmarks etc or barring that, dump the new version and go back to the old one which worked fine which hopefully still has all my settings ?

Asked by paubry 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago