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lost bookmarks on main device while syncing to secondary device

my pc is my main device but when i synced my laptop i lost a lot of my bookmarks on my pc. is there a way i can label my pc as my main device in my firefox account so i d… (read more)

my pc is my main device but when i synced my laptop i lost a lot of my bookmarks on my pc. is there a way i can label my pc as my main device in my firefox account so i don't lose my bookmarks when i sync? is there an order to the process or something that i don't understand?

Asked by ginduf 1 day ago

FireFox Tech Help

hey! I am trying to import my safari browsing history to firefox, but it's not letting me. For some reason, it's allowing importing my bookmarks and not my history. Is t… (read more)

hey! I am trying to import my safari browsing history to firefox, but it's not letting me. For some reason, it's allowing importing my bookmarks and not my history. Is there a way to export my browsing history from safari to firefox?

Asked by jas.alvarez002 18 hours ago

Firefox Sync Account. Locked out and only reasonable option for me is to use Chrome or Edge

Regrettably I got locked out of my Sync account due to losing my 2FA and recovery. Giving that to err is human and data losses happen, I had hoped that there would be an … (read more)

Regrettably I got locked out of my Sync account due to losing my 2FA and recovery. Giving that to err is human and data losses happen, I had hoped that there would be an alternate method of resolution, even if it means that the account is deleted so that the end user can use their primary e-mail account.

Given that my account login is my e-mail address and my e-mail address is the equivalent of a company holding my name and address I assumed it would be possible to use an official request for data removal.

Unfortunately Mozilla will only remove your e-mail address from mailing lists and not from sync account servers. So, it would appear that once you lose your 2FA, Mozilla can retain your personal details forever, and there's nothing you can do about it. Essentially what I got back after waiting for a month was being removed from any e-mail subscriptions and a 'get stuffed we can't help you, here's a link that we know can't help you'. Pretty bad after waiting a month.

It certainly makes it very secure, I'll say that, but also very weird to have an e-mail address that is unusable for the next few thousand years. Essentially on a blacklist. Having moved to Firefox after Netscape Navigator it's a shame to be locked out or to even be able to delete the account so I can start again. Anyway, my account sync with Edge and Chrome on both my Kubuntu and Windows install work fine so it's not like I don't have a browser that won't sync.

If anyone does have a solution, I'll take it, but after a month of trying various methods I think my e-mail address is now useless for Firefox Sync, and thus Firefox is now useless to me and I'll have to use Edge and Chrome instead.

Asked by jim.clow 24 minutes ago

Orphaned Firefox account

Hi, Apologies if this question has been asked already, but I seem to be in a catch 22 that I can't get out of. I have an existing FF account that I have the email and pas… (read more)

Hi,

Apologies if this question has been asked already, but I seem to be in a catch 22 that I can't get out of. I have an existing FF account that I have the email and password for and can log in to. The primary email address is my old work email (which I no longer have access to) and the secondary email address is my personal email (which I do have access to). It seems in order to make ANY changes to the account, I need to have access to the primary email address (which I can't get). So now my personal email address can't be used as a FF account as it's already linked to another account. It there anything I can do here?

Also, is this not a security flaw? That I could add someones email as a secondary ID and tie up that address?

Asked by Kev D'Arcy 6 days ago

Lost Access to 2FA App + Backup Codes

Hello. I have a Firefox Account and I wanted to log in into it, I went to my authenticator app but I couldn't find the Firefox entry and I couldn't find the backup codes … (read more)

Hello. I have a Firefox Account and I wanted to log in into it, I went to my authenticator app but I couldn't find the Firefox entry and I couldn't find the backup codes either (I lost them while reinstalling the OS). I can confirm I own the E-Mail address (I have my own domain).

Asked by mine.sheep99 5 days ago

My Firefox browsing history sync

Hello. Can I permanently clear my browsing history in my firefox? I want to clear it, to the point that when I sync it with my other device, my old browsing history won't… (read more)

Hello. Can I permanently clear my browsing history in my firefox? I want to clear it, to the point that when I sync it with my other device, my old browsing history won't be synced to other devices. I want to start anew, my firefox account has been around for so long, my places.sqlite is always 15mb even though I cleared my history locally. I want the "synced" items in my server will be synced from my current device, not just mine being synced from the sync server.

Asked by EienKurisuki 5 days ago

How can i sync my firefox relay alias?

Hi, Currently I'm facing an issue with Firefox relay alias. I logged-in in multiple devices using Firefox relay alias and I'm not able to sync multiple alias title on my … (read more)

Hi,

Currently I'm facing an issue with Firefox relay alias. I logged-in in multiple devices using Firefox relay alias and I'm not able to sync multiple alias title on my devices. Please check below SS. In attached image you will see "games" title on alias. When i log-in to the devices that title don't sync. I can not remember those alias which i use in various sites. so those titles help me to remember and categorize for which type of sites I used this alias. For ex: shopping, games, online streaming, etc...

Second issue is when i open signup page the alias don't show me options to select previously generated alias Id to login.

Please help me with that issue and let me know how can i use

Asked by Oran 6 days ago

Last reply by Oran 6 days ago

Firefox sysnc has not brought password over from old laptop which I don't have access to

My laptop was on windows 8.1 and I hae synced passwords, bookmarks and extensions. I have now upgraded to windows 10 and when I signedin into firefox only the booksmarks … (read more)

My laptop was on windows 8.1 and I hae synced passwords, bookmarks and extensions.

I have now upgraded to windows 10 and when I signedin into firefox only the booksmarks have come across but not the passwords and extensions. I can see in my profile that the old profile is connected but it has not brought over the passwords. Please hlep.

I have attached the image to show the two connected devices. Pelase help. Thanks

Asked by swamy.hps 4 days ago