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Firefox and Linux

On Linux platform: While using Firefox browser I have message of '500 error' when I try to login to my account to sync. It doesn't even get me to accounts.firefox.com. On… (read more)

On Linux platform: While using Firefox browser I have message of '500 error' when I try to login to my account to sync. It doesn't even get me to accounts.firefox.com.

On Reddit and twitter there are more and more reports of this issues.l on Linux.

Any help or advice...?

Asked by damir.horvatovic 1 week ago

Last reply by Cbhihe 5 days ago

Syncing Firefox on 2 laptops

I want to sync Firefox on my old laptop with my new laptop, but when I select Sync another device the only option is to sync a phone or tablet. How do I sync my other lap… (read more)

I want to sync Firefox on my old laptop with my new laptop, but when I select Sync another device the only option is to sync a phone or tablet. How do I sync my other laptop?

Asked by davidob1996 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Mozilla account password incorrect and 2fa / backup code incorrect

Let me start off with I've read https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/what-if-im-locked-out-two-step-authentication I use a password manager and when I tried to sign in i… (read more)

Let me start off with I've read https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/what-if-im-locked-out-two-step-authentication

I use a password manager and when I tried to sign in it told me the password was incorrect. Little bit concerning, I reset it. Things are going good. It asks me for my 2fa. I enter it. Incorrect. I try it again. Incorrect. Third time. Incorrect. I make sure both my devices' time is correct. They are. I try a separate device. Same issue. I go grab my USB with my backup codes. I put them in. Backup authentication code not found.

And according to the article I'm basically being told to go sodomize myself as Mozilla doesn't provide any support outside of community support.

Is there anything that can be done?

Asked by noreply4 3 weeks ago

Last reply by willjoe24421 2 weeks ago

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Firefox Sync not working

hey I used Firefox in my previous Windows, and even though the sync section of my account was active, I can not recover the data now. Is there a way to solve this problem… (read more)

hey I used Firefox in my previous Windows, and even though the sync section of my account was active, I can not recover the data now. Is there a way to solve this problem?

Asked by Pouryanno 2 years ago

Last reply by Dale 2 years ago

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Sync - data lost - strategy to restore data wanted

I have used sync for long on several devices and different operating systems (Win 7, Win 10, IOS) in parallel. Most interesting and useful is for me synchronisation of th… (read more)

I have used sync for long on several devices and different operating systems (Win 7, Win 10, IOS) in parallel. Most interesting and useful is for me synchronisation of the toolbars with Bookmarks. It worked fine up to today. Today I opened Firefox and found my bookmarks as they were about two years ago. Oops... so I tried to synchronize but failed. No changes were applied to my bookmarks. I assume, my bookmarks are also being stored on several other devices I used for Firefox. However the newest sinchronization on the mozilla server does not contain the accurate valuable data. How can I manage to save sync data from a destinct device to the sync server and determine that as the current data set to be valid for synchronization with all my other devices? In other words: set the direction for synchronization. I did not find this option on my current (82.0.3 (64-Bit)) installation. Could anybody help me? Thanks Juergen

Asked by Hanofahrer 2 years ago

Last reply by Kris 1 year ago

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Account locked but email works fine

Tried signing in to firefox sync and account got locked with the following message, "The confirmation email we sent to <my email-id>@gmail.com was returned and we’v… (read more)

Tried signing in to firefox sync and account got locked with the following message, "The confirmation email we sent to <my email-id>@gmail.com was returned and we’ve locked your account to protect your Firefox data."

My email works fine and I could use it to login and ask this question. Please help

Asked by alokminesh 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Sync issues

My account is not syncing to any Firefox browser, extensions, passwords, bookmarks non of this attributes will be loaded to my browser back after re-installation, What mi… (read more)

My account is not syncing to any Firefox browser, extensions, passwords, bookmarks non of this attributes will be loaded to my browser back after re-installation, What might the issue be?

Asked by Martin 2 years ago

Last reply by Sausad 1 year ago

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How to restore bookmark backup when sync is active?

Hi I am encountering a strange issue. I have two firefox computers and syncing is active. I am trying to restore a previous version of my bookmarks (using the bookmarks l… (read more)

Hi I am encountering a strange issue. I have two firefox computers and syncing is active.

I am trying to restore a previous version of my bookmarks (using the bookmarks library, Import and backup menu, restore function). My problem is that at one of the following sync (ie within usually a couple of hours max) the previous set of bookmarks is systematically restored by sync.

I have un-registered / re-registered both computers, tried to use a different backups (from recent history or from a file export), tried to run sync immediately after the restore... nothing helps.

I activated log on success for sync. Apparently the restore is just ignored as I get this: Sync.Engine.Bookmarks.BookmarkSyncUtils DEBUG pushChanges: Processed change records: {"weak":0,"skipped":0,"updated":0} and later, suddenly the browser realises that lots of bookmarks are missing and cancels all the changes: " Sync.Engine.Bookmarks.BookmarkSyncUtils DEBUG pushChanges: Processed change records: {"weak":0,"skipped":0,"updated":4764} "

Has anyone faced the same issue? Is there a way to force a unidirectional push from the browser to the server? Thanks

PS: FF 85, one on Win10 and the other on MacOS Big Sur. Same behaviour on both machines. PPS: The machines are in two different locations. It is impossible for me to force the change simultaneously on both computers.

Asked by a.v 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Sync Products

Hi, I have Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird on my 'work' laptop. Firefox keeps asking for me to link other accounts. I have a personal aol email address. However, whe… (read more)

Hi,

I have Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird on my 'work' laptop. Firefox keeps asking for me to link other accounts. I have a personal aol email address. However, when I enter to sync my personal email with my work email, it says, 'Account Already Exists'. Yes, it exists since it is mine!

How do I get this fixed?

Regards, Alexandre

Asked by Alexandre Tissot 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Changing email address for Firefox Accounts

This is really not specifically about Firefox Sync or Firefox itself, but I can't find a better match. Months ago I changed my email address with Firefox Accounts. I cu… (read more)

This is really not specifically about Firefox Sync or Firefox itself, but I can't find a better match.

 Months ago I changed my email address with Firefox Accounts.  I currently log in with the new email address and I only see the new email address under my account preferences.  But when I add a new device to Firefox Sync, the "Complete Sync Setup" email is going to my old email address, meaning the one I previously used with my Firefox account.
 Can anyone suggest if there is a way to change this or if there is something I am doing wrong?
 Thanks for any help!

Asked by larry83 1 year ago

Last reply by lulaymarjorie@gmail.net 1 year ago

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accounts.firefox.com doesn't load on Firefox 78.6.1 ESR x86_64 (RHEL 8)

Hi, When i try to open the page https://accounts.firefox.com to login in order to setup sync on my browser (Firefox 78.6.1 ESR x86_64 on RHEL 8) it doesn't load (please s… (read more)

Hi,

When i try to open the page https://accounts.firefox.com to login in order to setup sync on my browser (Firefox 78.6.1 ESR x86_64 on RHEL 8) it doesn't load (please see attachment picture).

Any idea what can be the problem?

Asked by maverick.pt 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Lost password

I am trying to fix a situation on my parents computer that uses Firefox. We had to uninstall Firefox, reboot and reinstall the Firefox browser. After doing this I expec… (read more)

I am trying to fix a situation on my parents computer that uses Firefox. We had to uninstall Firefox, reboot and reinstall the Firefox browser. After doing this I expected to be able to "Login" using her email and password, she had lost her password so I assumed there would be a "forgot password" link available to recover it. Instead this was not an option, after entering email it went straight to an option to enter a new password. There does not appear to be a point to recover a lost password, or to enter it in a new login after doing a new install. I found some tips while doing a Google search that instructed to click on the user icon in the toolbar and a reset would be there but that was not available either. Any suggestions.

Asked by Randy39 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How do I get an account unlocked?

I am trying to setup an account and when I tried to do this it said the verification email was returned and locked the account. I have verified the email account works an… (read more)

I am trying to setup an account and when I tried to do this it said the verification email was returned and locked the account. I have verified the email account works and it receives external emails, but I keep getting the message that the account is locked and if the email is valid to "let us know". Who and how do I let them know and get the account unlocked?

Asked by tim142 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Passwords, bookmarks

I would like to ask if there is any solution. I changed my password two weeks ago and forget to write it on paper. Suddenly I reinstall my windows. Also I can´t loggin i… (read more)

I would like to ask if there is any solution. I changed my password two weeks ago and forget to write it on paper. Suddenly I reinstall my windows. Also I can´t loggin into mozilla account, so today I change my password again. Finally I logged in, but there weren´t any passwords or bookmarks, which I used to have there. How can I recover them?

Asked by Roman 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox in safe mode not remembering tabs, refusing to login to servers

Im having some serious problems with firefox. I have saved the %APPDATA% folder. I cannot login to mozilla servers for firefox sync and whenever I close firefox it would… (read more)

Im having some serious problems with firefox. I have saved the %APPDATA% folder.

I cannot login to mozilla servers for firefox sync and whenever I close firefox it would only remember the tabs and windows I opened the previous day; not today's tabs. It runs for over 1 hour saying it's working on sync.

When I login after reinstalling firefox all my tabs are removed and cannot get sync data. How do I fix this without removing my windows and tabs (have over 100 open). I want to keep all history and tab data. Also tried cleaning cookies and cache data; no luck.

It looks like I have been having sync problems for a week, based upon my logfiles; but it was only today it stopped restoring new tabs and windows (old ones work).

Asked by zeuscannonz 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Account locked

Once again my account is locked on one of my computers. It says the email was returned but there was no email sent to the address. Oddly, the account is locked on one ma… (read more)

Once again my account is locked on one of my computers. It says the email was returned but there was no email sent to the address. Oddly, the account is locked on one machine, the one that has been logged on the longest, but my other three machines have no trouble connecting and syncing. This seems to have happened after firefox updated itself (even though I had it set not to. It also removed all the settings I had spent a considerable amount of time customizing)

Asked by libelo95 1 year ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 1 year ago