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Firefox wont sync across laptop and desktop

Hello I hope you can help. Trying to sync my logins/passwords from my laptop to my desktop. It just doesnt work. I have reset primary password, logged into both dev… (read more)

Hello

I hope you can help.

Trying to sync my logins/passwords from my laptop to my desktop. It just doesnt work.

I have reset primary password, logged into both devices, selected sync on both devices. But it does not sync to desktop. Both machines come up in the Connected Services setion of my mozilla account.

When i try to manually enter logins & password on desktop list - it keeps asking me to enter my primary password (despite already being logged into firefox).

This is very frustrating so any help is greatly appreciated.

Asked by chughes2 1 month ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

"Send tab to device" not working

Hi, some years ago sending tabs to a device worked fine, but for some time now it stopped working. Is it just me or is it a general bug? All my devices are listed in my a… (read more)

Hi, some years ago sending tabs to a device worked fine, but for some time now it stopped working. Is it just me or is it a general bug? All my devices are listed in my account. It also shows that they are updated frequently. I tried sending from Windows-Firefox to Android-Firefox and back. Nothing worked. What can I do? Best regards, Eric

Asked by EP 4 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 weeks ago

Secure connection failed firefox sync effects all browsers all sites

I had a hard drive fail and needed to do an entire new install. One of the very first things I do is install firefox and sync so I have all my sites tabs and passwords. … (read more)

I had a hard drive fail and needed to do an entire new install. One of the very first things I do is install firefox and sync so I have all my sites tabs and passwords.

I did this and got the Secure connection failed errors instantly thereafter. no reboot nothing fixed it. Bing chrome opera all fail to work. refusing all secure connections. It will load microsoft but I cannot log in. It will load 1000 other sites as long as they are not the SSL pages. No other browser will load either.

This is instantly after signing in to sync.

I was left with no choice but to assume something got corrupted and wipe and redo windows AGAIN on this new drive.

This time I downloaded everything with bing and edge. Then when I was done after two days. I downloaded FF and tested it.

Worked great.

Signed into sync and BAM, all browsers and all websites refuse connections.

I have signed out of sync. I have deleted firefox. I have cleared SSL and DNS and every other setting I can think of or that chat gpt suggested. from cmd line. hard.

No remaining browsers will load. New firefox with no profile and no sync will load.

Whatever sync DID remains totally systemic and persistent and ONLY a total wipe of the drive fixed it last time.

Why will FF simply DO something like this and WTF did it do?

Asked by CB Air 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Sync Data Missing

Hi I am a web dev, and need FF help on this. All of my sync data is gone, I sign out and back in twice, I checked the profiles there's only one, all of my bookmarks, plu… (read more)

Hi

I am a web dev, and need FF help on this. All of my sync data is gone, I sign out and back in twice, I checked the profiles there's only one, all of my bookmarks, plugins & extensions everything is gone. Please I need those bookmarks some of them were very important to me I can't lose those.

Back-story: I recently want to try two distro that I had been on my list from quite a while now, VanillaOS & BlendOS, I worked on those for 3 or 4 days, before switching back to Arch, on both of them everything was working fine, I had all of my data. On Arch I had to reset my password because I forgot. Then the issue started, at first I thought maybe my internet was slow or something but now on the 2nd my data is still not synced.

I even signed out and back in, I checked the profiles(screenshot below). What should I do?

Asked by Z3R0 1 month ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 weeks ago

Can't log in to Firefox Account for Sync

Hello, When I try to log in to my Firefox Sync account with my email address ( morgan@eml.cc ), it takes my password and then says I have to put in a verification code t… (read more)

Hello,

When I try to log in to my Firefox Sync account with my email address ( morgan@eml.cc ), it takes my password and then says I have to put in a verification code that was emailed to me. I put in that code, and then instead of logging me in, sends me back to the password page with a message that my password was wrong.

However, if I intentionally put in the wrong password, it immediately tells me it was wrong instead of doing the verification code thing. So I feel pretty certain I'm putting in the right password.

I had to create a new account just to ask this question; thankfully I had an email address I hadn't associated with a Firefox account yet.

Thanks in advance!

-Morgan

Asked by morgan.wahl 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 months ago

Tabs from other device not showing up

I was having some hard drive trouble so I formatted my pc. I did not think much of the browser favorites and tabs because they should have been synced. This time, howeve… (read more)

I was having some hard drive trouble so I formatted my pc. I did not think much of the browser favorites and tabs because they should have been synced.

This time, however, I seem to be unable to retrieve the data from my old computer, there is even a computer in my synced items (I'm hoping from the system before restoring, windows 11 on what used to be windows 10) but am unable to get anything from it, or see the history ect

Asked by bellens_steven_1986 1 month ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

Virtually all saved passwords have disappeared

I had ~500 saved logins on Firefox prior to it updating to version 121.0 - now I have 15. Firefox Lockwise app on iPhone still shows all my saved passwords. How do I ge… (read more)

I had ~500 saved logins on Firefox prior to it updating to version 121.0 - now I have 15.

Firefox Lockwise app on iPhone still shows all my saved passwords.

How do I get these back and why have you deleted them?

Asked by gquipster 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Bookmarks, Log In Passwords and other essential security features Exposed

Hi Support, I have always been struggling with the idea of syncing two devices, that is main and secondary devices, and that when logged out of the secondary device, use… (read more)

Hi Support,

I have always been struggling with the idea of syncing two devices, that is main and secondary devices, and that when logged out of the secondary device, user details such as passwords, booksmarks and other important things are left bare on that browser or secondary device.

It is my believe that, after completing whatever task that led users to sync both devices, the moment the user logs out on the secondary computer, or any of the computers, the passwords, bookmarks, history and other essential details should not display again on such computer or browser anymore but apparently thats not the case with Mozilla Firefox browser.

Kindly look into that and work on it....THE SECURITY AND SAFETY OF THE USER IS LEFT WIDE OPEN!!!

Asked by Waabl_ 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

Lose all my tabs and sites upon reboot

Firefox has always maintained that current tabs will be restored after a reboot of the browser, and indeed that was the case for the first half-dozen years I've been a su… (read more)

Firefox has always maintained that current tabs will be restored after a reboot of the browser, and indeed that was the case for the first half-dozen years I've been a subscriber. That has not been the case for the past 4 - 6 months however. I have the correct Settings for this, so it is not on my end. Why do I always get a fresh Firefox browser whenever I update the version (which is quite regular lately . . . maybe a new version of Firefox every 3 weeks). Please help.

Asked by boersarama 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

SYNC says acct. PW wrong, but using the same PW stored in the cookie!

Factory reset android phone, trying to sync with my account. Tells me my password is wrong, but it's the SAME as what's stored in the cookie! If I try to change it, it te… (read more)

Factory reset android phone, trying to sync with my account. Tells me my password is wrong, but it's the SAME as what's stored in the cookie! If I try to change it, it tells me whatever I've entered as a new password is wrong? Can't win!

Asked by MILESTWEST 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

My saved logins are gone after Firefox "wrong way" synced my profile to a device without my logins

I used Firefox's saved logins feature for years and had over 100 logins saved on my laptop. I also use Firefox on my IOS phone. After an update (I don't know which one,… (read more)

I used Firefox's saved logins feature for years and had over 100 logins saved on my laptop. I also use Firefox on my IOS phone.

After an update (I don't know which one, updates are frequent), the app on my phone stopped showing my passwords for most of my accounts. For example, in the passwords section of my Firefox IOS app, it would show the names of the over 100 websites I had saved logins for, but would say there was nothing saved as an email/username or password, just empty boxes. There were 8 logins for accounts I had created on my phone, and those ones did display.

I eventually got tired this and tried to sync my account so I would have all of the passwords I saved on my laptop and on my phone, but Firefox, instead of combining the over 100 logins on my laptop with the 8 logins on my phone, removed all of the over 100 logins I had saved on my laptop and replaced them with the 8 logins that were saved on my phone. My phone also still has the 8 logins.

Now I am missing most of my logins, including the email accounts I used and passwords. This is a big issue for me because I've used multiple emails across my accounts. Resetting all of my passwords will be impossible, and I need to access the over 100 saved logins that are no longer on any of my devices.

I followed the instructions in the "Recover user data missing after Firefox update" support page. The only other profile that showed up for me has no logins saved at all, so that's a dead end. I read other pages about "wrong way syncing", but its too late for me to try to tell Firefox my laptop was the master account because the damage is already done.

I need to know if there's a way to recover my profile with all my accounts. Please, share any information that could be helpful. I need it badly.

Edit: grammar mistakes

Asked by polland 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

Firefox sync two different computers

I have to computer with totally different tabs. Will Firefox sync combine the two sets of tabs? I realize that I may have duplicates and a LOT of tabs. I just don't want … (read more)

I have to computer with totally different tabs. Will Firefox sync combine the two sets of tabs? I realize that I may have duplicates and a LOT of tabs. I just don't want to lose any tabs or bookmarks when the computers sync afterward. I am currently assuming that the tabs sets will be merged and that I will have to remove duplicates.

Asked by Bruce A Williamson 3 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 months ago

Logins and Moving tabs to create new windows

I am having an issue importing my passwords from Chrome. I am using version 121.0.1 (64-bit). I have tried the import from another browser, it doesn't work. I have saved … (read more)

I am having an issue importing my passwords from Chrome. I am using version 121.0.1 (64-bit). I have tried the import from another browser, it doesn't work. I have saved the passwords as an CSV file and all I am getting is " Error: Missing field". I have tried to follow some fixes for this issue. When I try and manually go through and create a saved login all I get is an error and I would be asked to input an primary password even though I never created one. I tried to create one and it errors out and just says "Unable to change Primary Password." I have signon.management.page.fileImport.enabled = true signon.management.page.fileImport.enabled = true

security.allow_eval_in_parent_process = true

The other issue I'm having and its inconsistent is pulling tabs to create an new window. Sometimes it doesn't work and other others it does. I have verified that browser.tabs.allowTabDetach

Asked by bigpimpen1998je 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Separate settings for different accounts, access to bookmarks on server

I came to Firefox Sync via Foxmarks. IIRC, I used to be able to manage different bookmark sets within the same Foxmarks account. Furthermore, logging in to Foxmarks on … (read more)

I came to Firefox Sync via Foxmarks. IIRC, I used to be able to manage different bookmark sets within the same Foxmarks account. Furthermore, logging in to Foxmarks on the web gave me access to the server list of bookmarks, so I could easily back it up to protect against the kind of "initial sync" malfunctions which have been reported several times here.

  1. Numbered list item I use two different logins in my home network: one for everyday work and one for administrative tasks. Is it possible to have separate collections of sync items (e.g. bookmarks, logins) for these two accounts and still use Firefox Syn to sync them between machines, or do I need two different Firefox logins for this?
  2. Numbered list item Is there any way to access the server copy of a bookmark list, other than exporting it from a synced instance of Firefox?

Asked by rsbrux 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

restore mozzilla after operating system change

Hi I had to change my operating system. before doing that I made sure I have sync my browser. Now after installation browser and login to my account the sync is not doin… (read more)

Hi

I had to change my operating system. before doing that I made sure I have sync my browser. Now after installation browser and login to my account the sync is not doing what I was hoping for. The sync is just uploading the new configuration to the cloud but it is not downloading all the history and add-ons from a version before OS change. I see it is stored but I don't see any option to load those to the current browser. Please, advise what can I do?

Asked by amachu00’s Firefox on GWHXTECHA32612S 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Troubleshoot why I can't play certain games on pogo.com

I can't play certain games on pogo.com. I had a version of just Firefox I used before & it worked great. If anyone could please help, i would appreciate it, thanks! … (read more)

I can't play certain games on pogo.com. I had a version of just Firefox I used before & it worked great. If anyone could please help, i would appreciate it, thanks!

Asked by Kay Martin 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

New installed firefox is not sync with my older one

I recently installed Firefox on my new computer and when I tried to log into my account to sync browsing history, saved logins, extensions, etc., I realized that I forgot… (read more)

I recently installed Firefox on my new computer and when I tried to log into my account to sync browsing history, saved logins, extensions, etc., I realized that I forgot my Firefox account password. After I reset my firefox account password, firefox is now not syncing any of my data.

New: Is it true that changing the Mozilla account password will cause the sync data to be lost? If so, why didn't I get any warning before changing the password? In the current state, if I log in the account on Firefox Android, will the information on the Android device be lost, or will the desktop Firefox sync with it? please guide me

Asked by Shaho Khedri 2 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 months ago