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Reinstating bookmarks and Reading List from Firefox v92 to Firefox v94

Today I was forced to erase my hard disk and reinstate / reinstall the entire operating system on my MacBook Pro [from my back-up] ... in doing so I was upgraded to Firef… (read more)

Today I was forced to erase my hard disk and reinstate / reinstall the entire operating system on my MacBook Pro [from my back-up] ... in doing so I was upgraded to Firefox v94 [from Firefox v92] and all my bookmarks and folders and my reading list were lost ... btw I had no option, no alternative was offered ...

Is there some way of salvaging the bookmarks, folders and reading list from v92 and importing them to v94?

I thank you kindly in advance for your advice

Asked by PilgrimHikerGal 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 days ago

toolbar missing and won't restore

last night was a firefox update??? today, all of my bookmarks and toolbar is gone. i've followed the RESTORE option and get an error stating that the function cannot proc… (read more)

last night was a firefox update??? today, all of my bookmarks and toolbar is gone. i've followed the RESTORE option and get an error stating that the function cannot process the backup file. WTF Firefox ... I have over 1300 bookmarks and use most of them regularly. help me fix this!!! ::crying::

Asked by tamlindner 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

latest Firefox upgrade

How do I get the previous version of Firefox back? I woke up this morning to a completely different website than when I went to bed last night. Whoever thinks this upgr… (read more)

How do I get the previous version of Firefox back? I woke up this morning to a completely different website than when I went to bed last night. Whoever thinks this upgrade is an improvement is nuts. It took me 2 hours just to TRY to set it up as I had it including getting past the initial instructions for "refreshing" Firefox (no explanation provided for why it was even necessary), finding my bookmarked sites, setting up my preferences. Even though I have turned the popup blocker on, I lose the top quarter of my screen to an unwanted Walmart ad that I can't turn off. It follows me down the page, popping up in different places. There are also smaller ads that are unwanted, annoying, and impossible to block. And as for your "educated guesses", you guessed wrong. I'm a user not a techie. Right now the best solution seems to be deleting Mozilla products and moving to Chrome or Edge.

Asked by NCampbell 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

Videos do not load in Firefox

MAC OS Monterey Verrsion 12.0.1 but problem preceded this update Tried all suggestions listed but the problem persists. All videos function in Safari. eg: https://www.msn… (read more)

MAC OS Monterey Verrsion 12.0.1 but problem preceded this update

Tried all suggestions listed but the problem persists. All videos function in Safari.

eg: https://www.msn.com/en-ca/video/topvideos/alarm-clock-goat-wakes-owner-with-terrifying-scream/vi-AAQ7Khx

Asked by beck.art 4 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

Primary password help - password never set, but I need to enter it?

Laptop had issues booting (icky Dell and Windows 11). When I rebooted and opened Firefox, I was prompted with a Password Required dialog box and a request to "Please ent… (read more)

Laptop had issues booting (icky Dell and Windows 11).

When I rebooted and opened Firefox, I was prompted with a Password Required dialog box and a request to "Please enter your Primary Password."

I've never set a primary password, or a master password when that term was used.

I've seen I can reset my primary password, but I lose my saved logins. I know that's not too hard to re set up....

But why am I being asked to enter a password I've never set?

Firefox for Windows Version 93.0 (64-bit)

Asked by rob.elli 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

no trace of logins.json on update

Have update from 89.0.2 to 93.0 today, and like many others it seems been caught out by the assurance that passwords & logons would automatically be transferred. I've… (read more)

Have update from 89.0.2 to 93.0 today, and like many others it seems been caught out by the assurance that passwords & logons would automatically be transferred. I've found the advice about copying key4.db & logins.json from the Old Firefox data folder that has appeared on my desktop. The problem is I can see key4.db but there is no trace of logins.json. I have show hidden files enabled. Have tried searching the folder and still got no trace. NB there was also no logins.json in new profile folder until I created an account for this support posting, although I realise it may not create until a log on is saved.

The issue is the missing passwords are computer generated and only saved in my firefox browser, and there were definitely some saved with usernames etc.

I noticed a comment that logons.json is a text document. I only have 4 of those - AlternateServices, pkcs11, SecurityPreloadState & SiteSecurityService State. I assume none of these could be logins under a different name?

Asked by krffji 1 month ago

Last reply by mr.speedlight 1 month ago

Lost Passwords

Every week to ten days Firefox loses all the passwords I have createdand stored in the browser. This has now happened for the fifth or sixth time without me having done a… (read more)

Every week to ten days Firefox loses all the passwords I have createdand stored in the browser. This has now happened for the fifth or sixth time without me having done anything different. I have been using Firefow for over ten years and found it to be reliable and excellent however over the last months it is no longer reliable, extremely slow and hangs. On top of that I now have this recurring issue with saved passwords. The version is apparently up to date and I don't think has been updated within the last two days, but so frustratingly it seems you have taken an excellent product and turned it into a steaming pile of dung.

If I can't get this issue resolved effectively and immediately I really dont't see the point in continuing to use the product as I'm spending too much time trying to resolve issues that were never before a problem.

Asked by da-vigo 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Logins disappear

My logins in Firefox Lockwise keep disappearing. I can sync from my iPhone to get them back. But they continue to disappear on my computer. What can I do to make it stop … (read more)

My logins in Firefox Lockwise keep disappearing. I can sync from my iPhone to get them back. But they continue to disappear on my computer. What can I do to make it stop disappearing?

Asked by tom.gillem 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

Synchronization on other Firefox with "Key Sync"

Hello to all, I'm a "beginner" on Mozilla sorry if my question seems stupid, moreover, English is not my mother tongue. Mozilla is my main browser since 12 years. I had a… (read more)

Hello to all,

I'm a "beginner" on Mozilla sorry if my question seems stupid, moreover, English is not my mother tongue. Mozilla is my main browser since 12 years.

I had a 2011 mac (personal) on which I had a bunch of bookmarks and passwords saved since 2011. I had Sync enabled back then and have a Firefox Sync key (8 series of 4 numbers/letters). On another Mac (for work), much more recent, I also use Mozilla and I created an account (with my email address, the same one I probably used in 2011) as soon as I installed Mozilla.

I have the impression that in the meantime the way "Sync" works has changed (before with a key, now with a login/password).

My problem is the following : my personal Mac broke (impossible to turn it back on) and I would like to be able to recover my bookmarks by posting them on the new Mac (pro), but... I can't find anywhere where I could enter my Firefox Sync key. I can "log out of my account" or "connect another device" but nothing else. When I log out of my account, I can log back in but only an account with an email (the only thing it asks me is an email).

Would you have an idea how I can get my bookmarks back? I had a hundred of them, very well organized, for professional purposes and I really need them. How can I keep my account (with my email) and add my bookmarks saved on my Key Sync ? (if needed, I can migrate all my actual account (profesional) on Google Chrome and start again on Firefox with my Key Sync but, I can't find how..)

Thank you very much for your help and advice

Asked by estelleportassau 2 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 months ago

THE NEW FIREFOX UPDATES HAVE QUIT REMEMBERING MY LOGIN INFORMATION

The last Firefox updates have suddenly created havoc. None, absolutely none of the websites that I frequently visit will have my login information saved even though when… (read more)

The last Firefox updates have suddenly created havoc. None, absolutely none of the websites that I frequently visit will have my login information saved even though when I view logins in the settings mode, they are all listed there with the correct passwords. I am not technical and would sincerely appreciate a tutorial of some kind as to how to correct this egregious oversite on behalf of the Mozilla team.

Asked by c13563 5 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 months ago

New install over an outdated version of Firefox,

I have three devices, a desk top, a laptop and an iPad. The desktop is running a very outdated version of Firefox which means it is not compatable just to update it. The … (read more)

I have three devices, a desk top, a laptop and an iPad. The desktop is running a very outdated version of Firefox which means it is not compatable just to update it. The forum tried to help me with this a while back, but it was deemed not to be possible, and the best way would have been to do a fresh new install, but there was noway to save log-ins/passwords bookmarks. My devices all have the Firefox sync and that is so far working well. My question is, if I dragged my PC's Firefox into the present by performing a fresh new install, would my synced items install ok....after invoking the Sync feature on the new install. Logic tells me this should be so, as it worked ok with the new iPad, but I know from experience that logic doesn't always come into play. (Windows7) Many thanks

Asked by Fozzie777 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Password gone after update

My passwords were saved on my laptop and they are not available any more even after I have signed in to my Firefox account. They seem to be gone now after the latest fire… (read more)

My passwords were saved on my laptop and they are not available any more even after I have signed in to my Firefox account. They seem to be gone now after the latest firefox update. How to get the saved username/password back?

Asked by osamamaqbool1 4 months ago

Last reply by trakzelpatrick 2 months ago

Data loss after update

I installed the last update, my bookmarks kept being here but all my add-on, website shortcuts and firefox settings got removed. I checked the profiles to see if it was j… (read more)

I installed the last update, my bookmarks kept being here but all my add-on, website shortcuts and firefox settings got removed. I checked the profiles to see if it was just another profile that was created but after checking each profile that was available they were all with the defaults settings without shortcuts and without add-on. I cannot recall all the add-on and websites saved so it is very important for me to recover them. What can I do?

Asked by Conan 3 months ago

Last reply by Bithiah 2 months ago

Lost a few logins after update to 91

Hello, I recently updated firefox to the latest version (91.0) and just noticed some logins are lost. I only noticed my google accounts passwords are missing but who kno… (read more)

Hello, I recently updated firefox to the latest version (91.0) and just noticed some logins are lost. I only noticed my google accounts passwords are missing but who knows if there are others. I mean I have encountered the problem a long time ago when all of my passwords were not imported and I had to manually retrieve them but now I cannot do that because the profile was indeed imported but somehow a few passwords were omitted... I tried to find some other older profile but there seems to be none but the curent default one Please help

Asked by ace6de5 3 months ago

Last reply by jacek14 2 months ago

I lost my gmail password saved in Firefox

Hi, i have a problem. My gmail account passwords are gone I've checked in Tools > Options > Security: Passwords: "Saved Passwords" > "Show Passwords" but there … (read more)

Hi, i have a problem. My gmail account passwords are gone I've checked in Tools > Options > Security: Passwords: "Saved Passwords" > "Show Passwords" but there is nothing. Neither to the "account.google" nor "google.com". I have always had the pre-filled username/passwords fields for years. Only the gmail password are missing. Someone can help me, please?

Asked by Quasar3.1415 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Restore the profile and than no pwd saving avaiable

Hi folks, the user deleted his firefox completely. But he had saved his profile folder. So I installed the latest version of firefox and loaded all the content from the s… (read more)

Hi folks, the user deleted his firefox completely. But he had saved his profile folder. So I installed the latest version of firefox and loaded all the content from the saved profile folder into the new profile folder - and he got his old ff back again. But all his pwds where gone - but that's okay, I made a printout of it all. Now he comes back to me with the problem, that none of the pwds enterd new will be stored. I was via teamvier on his pc - and he was right. I enterd a pwd, press the save button, get into the page, quit the page, call the page again - no pwd appeared. I compared all the setup parameter with mine, where everything works fine - there was no difference. So what can I do ? Is it a lockwise problem ? Thanks for any answer Michael

Asked by makdiver 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

"Missing Profile" cannot even open Firefox

I am on Mac OS 10.13.6 and I cannot open Firefox and it says Profile Missing, and will not open. I don't care about any bookmarks or anything I just want to use Firefox a… (read more)

I am on Mac OS 10.13.6 and I cannot open Firefox and it says Profile Missing, and will not open. I don't care about any bookmarks or anything I just want to use Firefox as an alternative browser to Safari.

Asked by actionimages 4 months ago

Last reply by HawkEye 3 months ago