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Firefox browser sync reset

I had established and used a Firefox sync account. I had problems with my configuration so i disconnected my main computer and my laptop from logging in. I now wish to es… (read more)

I had established and used a Firefox sync account.

I had problems with my configuration so i disconnected my main computer and my laptop from logging in.

I now wish to establish the FireFox configuration on this computer as the template configuration, but if i log into the account i fear that those existing settings that contained fault somewhere are going to start downloading and over-riding these settings.

Would anyone out there be so kind as to advise how i can safely accomplish this while using my existing credentials, and if not possible, the least complicated alternative?

Thank-You for considering my problem!!!

Asked by brucemc777 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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My sync might have gotten lost

I just migrated to linux and I've been trying to recover all the stuff I'm used to on windows. The first thing is of course the browser with all my favorite extensions an… (read more)

I just migrated to linux and I've been trying to recover all the stuff I'm used to on windows. The first thing is of course the browser with all my favorite extensions and obviously bookmarks. The first problem was that I had to use password recovery to login into my Firefox account. But when I tried it, there was no option to use the sync recovery key. And from what I understand mine was old (different format). I logged in and setup the sync anew. Before this there was no problem jumping from one windows version to another. I never needed to recover my sync profile. I just logged in and it worked.

So here's the question. Did I just lose all my synchronized stuff or is there still a chance for recovery?

Asked by Argestus 1 week ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 week ago

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hi, I get the message from Firefox Sync every time I start Firefox: "Warning: Merging"

Hi, I deleted my sync-account because it was damaged, no device was visible. It looks satisfying for a layman now with a new account, but now i get a message from firefox… (read more)

Hi, I deleted my sync-account because it was damaged, no device was visible.

It looks satisfying for a layman now with a new account, but now i get a message from firefox on startup every time no matter what i click, that there is an old sync-account, pretty annoying.

How can I remove this message, or complete delete the old sync-account?

Greetings

Asked by JD 3 months ago

Answered by JD 1 week ago

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After reinstalling the windows, firefox sync is not working.

Hi, I am using firefox for long time with windows 10. Today I just installed new windows 10 and logged in with previous account but I am not getting any bookmark or pass… (read more)

Hi,

I am using firefox for long time with windows 10. Today I just installed new windows 10 and logged in with previous account but I am not getting any bookmark or password anything. just a fresh browser. Please help me

Regards, Munna

Asked by hejbul.tawhid 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Only synching one way between windows and linux

Hi everyone. At first there was no synch between windows and linux. After consulting existing help articles I set a master password on both OS. This has lead to the linux… (read more)

Hi everyone.

At first there was no synch between windows and linux. After consulting existing help articles I set a master password on both OS. This has lead to the linux information being successfully synched to the windows system but not vice versa.

Sorry that I' not tech savvy enough to have listed any more information here. I'm using ubuntu and windows 8.

To be honest I don't use windows anymore but need the saved login details on ubuntu.

Thanks!

Asked by Navin 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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"Email link" was using Gmail- after today's firefox update, Outlook. HELP !

It may be a sync issue... Today's I downloaded the firefox update. Was using gmail to forward articles, etc. when I hit "Email link". Now, Outlook is trying to send out … (read more)

It may be a sync issue...

Today's I downloaded the firefox update. Was using gmail to forward articles, etc. when I hit "Email link".

Now, Outlook is trying to send out my stuff.

How do I change it back ?

Asked by Doug 2 weeks ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 2 weeks ago

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Lost account data after reinitialisation my password

Hello everyone, Thanks for taking the time to help me! Today my Firefox's update to 78 bugged and forced me to reinstall it. After completing the new installation, I was … (read more)

Hello everyone,

Thanks for taking the time to help me!

Today my Firefox's update to 78 bugged and forced me to reinstall it. After completing the new installation, I was asked to connect on my Firefox's account. Unfortunatly, I couldn't remember at all my password which I didn't type for years and was forced to reinitialize it, leading to a total erase of my account's datas : saved password, markbooks etc.

I would like to know if, in the case the erased datas are temporary saved (for emergencies maybe), if it would be possible to restore my old ones or download and import them, as I terribly need them.

I'm looking forward a happy ending, hopefully.

Yours

Asked by antoine.gordien 2 weeks ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 2 weeks ago

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Synced Tabs disappeared - is there a way to restore?

Up until recently I was using a 11 year old laptop that was slowing dying. I was finally able to acquire a new computer and get it up and running just before an accident… (read more)

Up until recently I was using a 11 year old laptop that was slowing dying. I was finally able to acquire a new computer and get it up and running just before an accident (as if out of a comedy movie - the roommate's cat knocked a full bowl of cereal onto the old laptop) effectively destroyed the old machine. Thankfully, Firefox Sync meant that everything I had been working on appeared when I got the new machine fully functional...until I logged on to Firefox this evening to find my Synced Tabs empty with just a "Want to see your tabs from other devices here? Connect Another Device" message.

The old device is toast...I don't know if it will even turn on again, much less function enough to sign into Firefox. Synced Tabs was also working just fine for a solid week until it just up and disappeared. Is there some way to restore these? I know it's my fault for relying/expecting Sync to always be there and not backing up the links I had open immediately, and this is a mistake I won't make again...but I'd really love to not lose everything I had open.

Thank you very much in advance for any help or suggestions.

Asked by MBramnik 1 month ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 1 month ago

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No longer have access to my bookmarks

Hello, I’ve recently done a factory reset on my PC and when signing in to Firefox my bookmarks were gone. I’ve looked in to it and it says that Firefox auto backup my boo… (read more)

Hello, I’ve recently done a factory reset on my PC and when signing in to Firefox my bookmarks were gone. I’ve looked in to it and it says that Firefox auto backup my bookmarks but I can’t find them in the tab where they should be. Is there any way I can obtain them back?

Asked by c_lucks 3 weeks ago

Answered by the-edmeister 3 weeks ago

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Firefox Lite

How can I use Firefox sync in Firefox Lite? Is that feature just in other versions?

Asked by fritz40 3 weeks ago

Answered by gild 3 weeks ago

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Sync and Master Password agrivation

I like FF Sync and I like using the Master Password I set up in Options. I use them on all my machines. But why does FF have to constantly ask me my Master Password (MP… (read more)

I like FF Sync and I like using the Master Password I set up in Options. I use them on all my machines. But why does FF have to constantly ask me my Master Password (MP) every time I boot up? I'm usually drilling down into my bookmarks tree trying to locate my destination when... POP! There's that darn MP dialog box popping up and stopping everything. I have to then start all over. Happens every time.

I tried to train myself to first sign into Sync as soon as I got to the Desktop, but that seems like it should be unnecessary.

Isn't there any way that the MP can be fed to Sync automatically if I am the only one using the machine? Can I eliminate Sync from asking for the password? Any work-arounds at all?

Asked by Clutch 3 weeks ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 3 weeks ago

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Firefox browser

Hello, Since I've got an update of Windows, 2 days ago, I've got Microsoft Edge. I like to have my Firefox as my standard browser but I can't choose anymore. I have trie… (read more)

Hello, Since I've got an update of Windows, 2 days ago, I've got Microsoft Edge. I like to have my Firefox as my standard browser but I can't choose anymore. I have tried it by the link of options but the choose is only Internet Explorer or Edge. I also followed your video instruction but I can't find the firefox.

Hope you can help me. Sorry for my english. I'm Dutch................ Thanks.

Asked by joustravanderhoeven 4 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

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stop "reconnect to firefox account"

I have set up Firefox Sync but keep my various FF installs signed out, and only login when I want to. BUT I now keep getting an ! On the hamburger menu symbol asking me t… (read more)

I have set up Firefox Sync but keep my various FF installs signed out, and only login when I want to. BUT I now keep getting an ! On the hamburger menu symbol asking me to reconnect. How can I disable this?

Asked by henryg1 5 months ago

Answered by Eve 5 months ago

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Sync no longer synchronizes any elements

Hello, Since 3-4 days, Sync no longer synchronizes any elements, from one device to another i no longer have access to my passwords saved in Lockwise or my shared tabs. I… (read more)

Hello,

Since 3-4 days, Sync no longer synchronizes any elements, from one device to another i no longer have access to my passwords saved in Lockwise or my shared tabs. I tried to disconnect all my devices then reconnect, i "forced" synchro, i installed the Lockwise Android app on my phone but but the sync runs in a vacuum so the app doesnt seem to download my data & credentials...

What can i do more to recover my data or restore sync ?

Asked by Jinx 1 month ago

Answered by the-edmeister 1 month ago

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Firefox sync is not syncing bookmarks to a new device

I purchased a new device, but the bookmarks are not syncing like it has on prior devices. I have confirmed all setting are exactly as they were previously. No matter what… (read more)

I purchased a new device, but the bookmarks are not syncing like it has on prior devices. I have confirmed all setting are exactly as they were previously. No matter what I try, I can't get my bookmarks to join me on my new device. Is this a known bug?

Asked by mk 1 month ago

Answered by ARMAN KHAN 1 month ago