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No confirmation email for Firefox Sync received

I try to set up Firefox Sync on Firefox on a VM on Fedora. I enter my e-mail and password. Then I get the message (after retrying): "Email resent. Add accounts@firefox.co… (read more)

I try to set up Firefox Sync on Firefox on a VM on Fedora. I enter my e-mail and password. Then I get the message (after retrying): "Email resent. Add accounts@firefox.com to your contacts to ensure a smooth delivery." However, I do not get the email with the confirmation code.

My email address has this format j@xxxxx.org

Asked by Jan 10 months ago

Answered by Jan 10 months ago

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For 2FA, I used a code generated by Google Authenticator to enter my account - but codes are rejected

Recently I activated 2FA on Firefox. I scanned the barcode by Google authenticator, to make it my code generator. I'm now trying to enter Firefox on my laptop. After ty… (read more)

Recently I activated 2FA on Firefox. I scanned the barcode by Google authenticator, to make it my code generator.

I'm now trying to enter Firefox on my laptop. After typing my password, when I try to enter one of the generated Google Authenticator codes, I constantly get a response "Invalid code".

I had to use one of the backup codes (out of the 8), and managed to enter my account on the laptop, but none of the logins and passwords were found there (it's empty).

My first question is why does Firefox reject the codes received from Google Authenticator (do I have to cancel my 2FA and define it once again? but I did everything by the book, with GA, and it seemed fine the other day).

My second question: I finally managed to enter my account with one of the eight backup code. Why are there no passwords etc? Aren't they automatically drawn from my usual (existing) account?

The laptop runs Win 10. I installed the 2FA on my main computer, which runs Win 11.

Thank you very much in advance, Eldad

Asked by Eldad S-firefox 9 months ago

Answered by Eldad S-firefox 9 months ago

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Firefox account adddon

Hi. I have problem with firefox account addon. I acidenty remove it from the addon menu(that one on the right up corner in firefox) and i can't find it in addons setings.… (read more)

Hi. I have problem with firefox account addon. I acidenty remove it from the addon menu(that one on the right up corner in firefox) and i can't find it in addons setings. how can i add it again to addon menu?

Asked by misiu398 9 months ago

Answered by Paul 9 months ago

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Just did a factory reset on my computer and can't access my old firefox account.

Seems like when I tried logging in to my old account with a password reset, I somehow created a second account with the same email. All my bookmarks and extension set up… (read more)

Seems like when I tried logging in to my old account with a password reset, I somehow created a second account with the same email.

All my bookmarks and extension set ups seem to be gone.

Never had this issue, and have been using the same firefox account for like 5 years.

Asked by Froggy_D 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Firefox Reverting Back to 115 and Creates New Profile

I can sync my home desktop (Windows 10), home tablet (Windows 11), and phone (Android) just fine, but I am having trouble syncing with my work desktop (Windows 10). As I … (read more)

I can sync my home desktop (Windows 10), home tablet (Windows 11), and phone (Android) just fine, but I am having trouble syncing with my work desktop (Windows 10). As I can work from home, I would like to keep my bookmarks, history, etc. synced.

While at work, when I start Firefox, it says that I am running an older version of Firefox and either need to create a new profile or exit to avoid problems. So I create a new profile, then update to 117, then restart Firefox, and things are fine for a bit. Eventually though, if I exit Firefox, it will go through this cycle again the next time I start Firefox. When I check the version after starting, it says that I am on version 115, even though I already updated to 117. I went into about:profiles I saw that there were several profiles there: default, default-release, then default-release-1, 2, etc., with the most recent number being the one currently in use.

Could this be some sort of organizational setting that is preventing the update from sticking? Is 117 not 'backwards compatible' with 115, so to speak, with regards to syncing? Any way to work around this? Any insights here would be appreciated.

Asked by Sam 9 months ago

Answered by Sam 9 months ago

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Why is this not syncing??

This is my second email to you.... I just switched to Firefox from Chrome, because Chrome was crashing all the time. All I want to do is sync my computer, laptop, phone… (read more)

This is my second email to you....

I just switched to Firefox from Chrome, because Chrome was crashing all the time.

All I want to do is sync my computer, laptop, phone and Ipad's reading list. I want to be able to see an article on one device, add to the reading list, and have it on all devices.

I'm logged in under the same name on all, and it says sync is on, but the reading lists are different.

Can someone help me? My phone number is [removed phone# from public support forum], email is [removed email from public].

Thank you!

Asked by isenberg31 9 months ago

Last reply by James 9 months ago

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Password woes

Dear help team, First of all, thank you for your efforts to help this community. I've been using Firefox for about a decade and this is my first question, I believe. I… (read more)

Dear help team,

First of all, thank you for your efforts to help this community. I've been using Firefox for about a decade and this is my first question, I believe.

I recently got a new Macbook. I've installed Firefox to it (my primary browser) and want to sync Firefox to it. I have Firefox on my iMac and my iPhone. However, my password is from 2014 and I can't seem to remember it no matter how many times I try. If I choose a new password, it gives me a warning that I will lose my account information, including my bookmarks, add-ons, history, etc. I really don't want to lose that info! I have spent a long time personalizing my Firefox.

Pleeeease tell me there's some other way to sync Firefox to my new laptop (when I can't remember my super old password).

Thanks in advance for your help! Best, Jason

Asked by JasonRosenberg 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Synch

I formatted my computer and logged into firefox, but all of my things are gone. No bookmarks or anything. I've never had this problem before when formatting, so I'm hopin… (read more)

I formatted my computer and logged into firefox, but all of my things are gone. No bookmarks or anything. I've never had this problem before when formatting, so I'm hoping it's still somewhere? Thanks in advance

Asked by xdh070 9 months ago

Answered by Paul 9 months ago

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Sync'ing with ONE Service account?

I have a disability and totally forgot about this question BUT it is still an issue I would like to find a resolution too, so I am going to try to restate it -- but know … (read more)

I have a disability and totally forgot about this question BUT it is still an issue I would like to find a resolution too, so I am going to try to restate it -- but know I stopped working 2 years ago ... so maybe a resolution isnt horribly required :P


My old question: (This is an issue regardless of platform - MacOS, Linux, or Windows...)


I do a lot of OS switching - I test various Linux distros on my (was 5) but now 3 laptops and one really old 32 bit system for my mother-in-law and I am wondering if I can use FireFox Accounts over and over without making a new service device every time I need something from FF Accts :P (I actually stopped using Sync mainly because of this 'Sync' issue -- how do I know what I have is actually being sync'ed?) I have learned to live with uncertainty not because Firefox is bad or anything but because "I want to be in control of my Data, not someone else...I had thought FF Sync would help me do that but I fear it hasnt and maybe because of my disability it has just gotten worse ..." ... not to even mention FF dropped FF Lockwise - which I loved!  :P

Anyways, this has bugged my off and on for a long time but I have mostly ignored the issue ... until a couple of years ago I discovered I had like 20+ some odd devices on my account -- going back 3+ years or more. Now, I signed out of many of them and I am down to about 15 -- mostly because I am a little confused about how FF Accts determines what to sync and when I start Sync are all of them brought back? Even from 6+ months ago? The one's that were years old I signed out of and deleted but still ... and so, since I use FF for testing and I thought that there shouldn't be that much in each 'sync' test device ... it is sort of confusing...

So, is there a way to use FF Accts 'sync' to get my data to a new device without making a new 'synced' device?

Thx/Bill

PS - in the FF past releases I got what I wanted by just copying the .mozilla directory to the new system but that broke a few releases ago :P too bad stuff has to change :(

Also, please understand that I am on Android, iOS, MacOS, and Linux daily so trying to 'gather' what I am submitting this question on will not lend itself to trying to solve my insanity >< Sorry!

PPS - I have not tried the first solution offered in the old question yet... I am leaning toward giving up on Sync and just using HTML Bookmark files ... it is messier but I know it is my data - unchanged and unyielding :P Thanks  :)


Bill

Asked by Bill Jones 10 months ago

Answered by Bill Jones 9 months ago

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Syncing Android and PC accounts.

When I scan the QR code shown on my computer with my phone and press the sync buttons, I get a message on my phone to; "Open the authentication app and enter the security… (read more)

When I scan the QR code shown on my computer with my phone and press the sync buttons, I get a message on my phone to; "Open the authentication app and enter the security code it provides."

I have no idea what this app is or where to find it to open it. Is it on my phone or my computer? Why can't you just show the code on my computer sync screen?

And, your help pages just repeat the same instruction verbiage as the sync app on my phone. No additional help at all!

Asked by JR 9 months ago

Answered by Paul 9 months ago

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Firefox Sync Save Login and Password asks but does not remember

I have Firefox Sync enabled in my Firefox browser on a few computers. When I logged in to Firefox Sync initially, it did sync-up my new computer with all of the saved boo… (read more)

I have Firefox Sync enabled in my Firefox browser on a few computers. When I logged in to Firefox Sync initially, it did sync-up my new computer with all of the saved bookmarks and history. I am not sure if any of my logins were saved). When I go to websites and login, I am prompted with the dialog to save my credentials, and I say ok, save. But the logins are not remembered. And in my about:logins page shows "no logins found". I don't care about retrieving any old logins, I just want to be able to save new ones and get the default behavior of saving logins working again.

Asked by ZN 10 months ago

Answered by ZN 10 months ago

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about:config preferences are not synced despite setting dangerously_allow_arbitrary to True

According to this support page (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/sync-custom-preferences#), setting ``services.sync.prefs.dangerously_allow_arbitrary`` to True will s… (read more)

According to this support page (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/sync-custom-preferences#), setting ``services.sync.prefs.dangerously_allow_arbitrary`` to True will sync all my preferences.

I have set it to true on the two devices I want to sync (2 desktops, Windows and Ubuntu). However, the preferences are not synced. For example, ``browser.compactmode.show`` keeps its default value "False" on my Ubuntu installation, despite it having the modified value "True" on my Windows installation.

I have tried pressing "Sync now", and restarting the browsers - to no avail.

Could anyone tell me what am I doing wrong?

Asked by AwesomeLemon 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 10 months ago

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HELP! Logins lost from profiles

This all started when i wanted to use a user.js file for firefox. I followed a youtube video to create a new profile to use the user script but I wanted to change the di… (read more)

This all started when i wanted to use a user.js file for firefox.

I followed a youtube video to create a new profile to use the user script but I wanted to change the directory so I deleted it, made it anew and somehow the default profile file that i used was gone (I realised this only later). I think I had somehow overwritten it, but its weird because in my trashbin i did not find anything.

When asking me to login to sync I gave my password but it said it was wrong i realised I was using a vpn so i turned it off and then it worked, however then it asked me for a confirmation code from my email wich I also gave but it still refused saying it was wrong, which it wasn't!

After that I gave up and made a backup of my profiles and resetted my password still thinking I had my old profile file. My logins were gone and copying and pasting the login.json with the key4.db files from other profiles didnt give them back.

Luckily am still logged into my mobile app where i have my logins but there is now a warning sign to reconnect to resume syncronizing and Im afraid if i reconnect its going to delete my saved logins on the app instead of using them.

What do i do now? Is there a way to export all my data from the mobile app? Do I need to copy my logins one for one? Or can everything be resolved by reconnecting?

Asked by anonymouseindahouse 10 months ago

Answered by anonymouseindahouse 10 months ago

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Problems importing my saved passwords from Chrome to Firefox and syncing them

I currently use Chrome on Android & Chromebook as my main browser, but I would like to switch to using Firefox now across all my devices (linux, android, chromebook).… (read more)

I currently use Chrome on Android & Chromebook as my main browser, but I would like to switch to using Firefox now across all my devices (linux, android, chromebook). To do this, I need to import my passwords from Chrome to Firefox, and have them sync between the Firefoxes on all of my devices, but it's not working. I have tried the following:

Method 1: I installed Chrome on my new Linux machine. Checked and made sure it had synced my passwords by logging into a website using Chrome. Then, on Firefox, I pressed alt to enable the toolbar, then File->Import from another browser. The pop-up says "No programs that contain bookmarks, history, or password data could be found."

Method 2: Chrome seems to have a feature to export the passwords to csv. So I exported the passwords from Chrome to a csv on Linux. To be thorough (because I am having trouble getting this to work), I used accounts.firefox.com to sign out the Firefox on my android phone and chromebook, then (on the phone) I deleted my browsing data, uninstalled firefox, and rebooted the phone. Back on Linux, I did about:config, then set signon.management.page.fileImport.enabled to true, then did about:logins then menu->"import from a file", selected the csv that I just exported from Chrome, and clicked Import. Import Complete, 332 logins added, 1 not added because it was missing a password. Logins successfully imported, hooray! For testing purposes, I create a unique new password entry, http://foo.com username "a" password "b". Then I go to about:preferences, make sure that syncing is on and I'm currently syncing logins and passwords, and press "sync now". Log in to my phone, install Firefox from the play store, start it up, sign in using my email and password (it says "syncing"), go to logins and passwords, click "saved logins". The only one listed is for foo.com, the fake one I created to test the syncing, but I expected to see all 333 there.

How do I get this to work?

Asked by jbayes 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Not synchronizing information in the new Firefox

Hello friends There is a serious problem syncing my Firefox data. After I uninstalled the old firefox and installed the new firefox on the new windows, I logged into my f… (read more)

Hello friends There is a serious problem syncing my Firefox data. After I uninstalled the old firefox and installed the new firefox on the new windows, I logged into my firefox account but none of my old data was transferred. Plugins, bookmarks, passwords, and other previous information usually need to be synced. Please help me to fix the problem and sync my account information in the new firefox.

Note: I have been using this account for several years.

Asked by Dovit 10 months ago

Last reply by Paul 10 months ago

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Lost access to 2FA device and backups codes

I can prove that I'm using the same e-mail address but with different domain thus making the last statement from [[an article here|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/wh… (read more)

I can prove that I'm using the same e-mail address but with different domain thus making the last statement from [[an article here|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/what-if-im-locked-out-two-step-authentication]] invalid.

Any idea how I can contact Mozilla to restore access or delete my account to recreate it again? Cannot find an e-mail address to create a ticket :( I don't want to use custom e-mail domain for Firefox account.

Thanks!

Asked by pavlo3 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Lost sync data

Hello, I'm having trouble importing data I had on my account into the browser I'm currently installing on a new HP laptop. I logged in, but I can't see any of the bookma… (read more)

Hello,

I'm having trouble importing data I had on my account into the browser I'm currently installing on a new HP laptop. I logged in, but I can't see any of the bookmarks. I tried reopening the browser, hitting the sync button, reinstalling... Sync was working perfectly fine before, it was also transferring my config and extensions, maybe it has something to do with HP, as it automatically installed HP Wolf Security Extension. Would there be a way to restore all the settings I had before, taking in consideration that I logged out from previous laptop and I don't have access to it anymore, thinking it was all synced on the cloud?

Asked by dev.rankovic 10 months ago

Answered by Paul 10 months ago