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Firefox Sync just updated my bookmarks to how they were in 2016

I've had a smooth ride with firefox sync for a few years now and I have admired how quick and safe it has been. I was a long time xmarks user. However today it went off t… (read more)

I've had a smooth ride with firefox sync for a few years now and I have admired how quick and safe it has been. I was a long time xmarks user. However today it went off the rails. I booted a virtual machine for the first time in years and while on that vm I used firefox. That copy of firefox had never had sync enabled and the bookmarks were very old. I uncautiously turned sync on, thinking that it'd favor the current bookmarks over years old bookmarks. Nope. Now I find all of my active instances of firefox (all windows flavors) have bookmarks from 2016. Two things.

  1. 1 What's the best way to restore my current bookmarks? I have backups from last night and maybe even more recent. I know how to restore bookmarks...but I'm concerned that sync will just repeat the same error and adjust to the 2016 set.
  2. 2 How did this happen? I have gotten to trust sync so much that I just enabled on the old firefox without taking any precautions. That was probably a mistake plain and simple - sync is complex and that sort of gap in dates could be unanticipated. But still it seems odd that sync would favor an ancient set over the current set.

Firefox is a great browser and sync is part of that greatness. Thank you mozilla.

Asked by sparrowtwo 1 year ago

Last reply by sparrowtwo 1 year ago

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my informatin

hi please help me my bookmarks my passwords and my site settings and...... when i log in my account is not coming i syncing buy is not come please help me is the … (read more)

hi please help me my bookmarks my passwords and my site settings and...... when i log in my account is not coming i syncing buy is not come please help me is the support of fire fox can't help or can't recovery my information I'm so sorry for all of them

Asked by Adrian 11 months ago

Last reply by Adrian 11 months ago

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All saved passwords associated with my accounts are removed

I have stored some password with my account. Recently from past couple of days all passwords got cleared and not no passwords are shown. Could you please let me know what… (read more)

I have stored some password with my account. Recently from past couple of days all passwords got cleared and not no passwords are shown. Could you please let me know what needs to be done.

Asked by navneet.nigam82 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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Cannot keep firefox open when signed into Mozilla Sync account

I'm running version v92.0 (64) on ubuntu 21.04. Firefox would crash upon opening when signed in. It would stay active enough for me to disable the extensions & them… (read more)

I'm running version v92.0 (64) on ubuntu 21.04. Firefox would crash upon opening when signed in. It would stay active enough for me to disable the extensions & themes. After doing that it still crashed. I tried going into Troubleshooting mode and it would still crash. I went into Troubleshooting mode and did a refresh. It was still crashing. Finally I signed out of my mozilla sync account and the browser has stayed active long enough for me to type this report.

I've submitted all crash reports in about:crashes, and I'm not really sure what to do next.

Perhaps a local version of the Mozilla Sync profile has been corrupted? if so, is there a way to remove it and pull down the "sync"ed version from Mozilla's servers? What if the version on Mozilla's server's has been corrupted? should I back up the local profile (wherever it is) before removing?

I hope I've given enough information. Please let me know if you need further, more specific information.

Asked by Adam Parduhn 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox sync seems not working

I synced my bookmarks and everything on my old computer and when i singin on the new computer and logged in to my firefox it doesnt have a single bookmark or login creden… (read more)

I synced my bookmarks and everything on my old computer and when i singin on the new computer and logged in to my firefox it doesnt have a single bookmark or login credentials.

Asked by chandu 12 months ago

Last reply by chandu 11 months ago

Cant login to my Firefox account to sync a new laptop running Windows. Can login on to iphone on same account

I am switching jobs and want to sync my Firefox history from old work computer to new. Both run Windows. I changed the primary email associated with my account from the o… (read more)

I am switching jobs and want to sync my Firefox history from old work computer to new. Both run Windows. I changed the primary email associated with my account from the old work account to a new email. No problem. I synced the new email to my iphone no problem. Now im trying to download and sync Firefox to my new laptop. Running Windows and Im trapped in a crazy loop. I login with correct password to the new email and it asks for the authorization code and when I enter that, Firefox switches to the OLD email and asks for that password. I am not sure I have that password correct because i set the account up four years ago. Regardless, i cant sync my new laptop. But I was able to sync it on my iphone so it CAN be done with the email addy and password I am confident about. Please help.

Asked by jack.johnson.aspen 5 months ago

Last reply by jack.johnson.aspen 5 months ago

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Old devices cannot be removed from synced devices list

On my device list I can see old PCs which don´t exist anymore, but clicking the "sign out" button doesn´t sign them out. What can I do to remove these old devices from th… (read more)

On my device list I can see old PCs which don´t exist anymore, but clicking the "sign out" button doesn´t sign them out. What can I do to remove these old devices from the sync-list ?

Asked by freeman12 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Syncing problems

I have two desktop computers and both Firefox accounts are in my name. I have had this site up for years. Now when I click on one specific web site it won't come up un… (read more)

I have two desktop computers and both Firefox accounts are in my name. I have had this site up for years. Now when I click on one specific web site it won't come up unless I got to Firefox's web browser and click on the three bars, and under my name click on sync now. Then the site comes up. The problem is I have to do this each time, on each computer. I have tried all kinds of troubleshooting to no avail. Help.

Asked by coganra 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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Having trouble with sync - getting error.

Seeing something about network offline, but not idea what that really means. I'm using Firefox archlinux-1.0 82.0.3 64bit Here's the log: 1605457202572 Sync.LogManager DE… (read more)

Seeing something about network offline, but not idea what that really means.

I'm using Firefox archlinux-1.0 82.0.3 64bit

Here's the log: 1605457202572 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Flushing file log 1605457202572 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1605457202572 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1605457202581 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Log cleanup threshold time: 1604593202581 1605457202586 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Done deleting files. 1605457239845 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1605457240932 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1605457241038 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1605457241993 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1605457244571 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1605457263374 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1605457280098 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1605457306322 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1605457310861 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1605457311093 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1605457331421 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1605457332717 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1605457333004 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1605457333713 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:fxa_status 1605457333713 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG fxa_status received 1605457333713 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG service: 30b11ae57025e70b 1605457333713 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG is private browsing: false 1605457333852 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1605457343692 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1605457343984 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1605457347685 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1605457347936 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:fxa_status 1605457347936 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG fxa_status received 1605457347936 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG service: sync 1605457347936 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG is private browsing: false 1605457347997 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:loaded 1605457347997 FirefoxAccounts WARN Unrecognized FxAccountsWebChannel command: fxaccounts:loaded 1605457348067 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1605457349620 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:pair_preferences 1605457349719 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsProfileClient: Requested profile 1605457349719 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken enter 1605457349719 FirefoxAccounts TRACE getCachedToken returning cached token 1605457349719 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken returning a cached token 1605457349719 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 1605457349820 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 304 1605457357502 Sync.Service DEBUG User-Agent: Firefox/82.0.3 (Linux x86_64) FxSync/1.84.0.20201109150449.desktop 1605457357502 Sync.Service INFO Starting sync at 2020-11-15 09:22:37 in browser session qM-8bja0kXUY 1605457357503 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1605457357507 Sync.Status INFO Resetting Status. 1605457357507 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.sync.failed => success.status_ok 1605457357507 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.sync: success.sync => error.login.reason.network 1605457357507 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: success.status_ok => error.sync.failed 1605457357508 Sync.ErrorHandler ERROR Sync encountered an error: Error: Can't sync: Network is offline(resource://services-sync/stages/enginesync.js:59:13) JS Stack trace: sync@enginesync.js:59:13 onNotify@service.js:1356:28 WrappedNotify@util.js:210:32 WrappedLock@util.js:166:27 _lockedSync@service.js:1375:6 sync/<@service.js:1339:18 WrappedCatch@util.js:133:27 sync@service.js:1340:7 1605457357508 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Next sync in 3600000 ms. (why=reschedule) 1605457357512 Sync.Service DEBUG Exception calling anonymous function: Error: Can't sync: Network is offline(resource://services-sync/stages/enginesync.js:59:13) JS Stack trace: sync@enginesync.js:59:13 onNotify@service.js:1356:28 WrappedNotify@util.js:210:32 WrappedLock@util.js:166:27 _lockedSync@service.js:1375:6 sync/<@service.js:1339:18 WrappedCatch@util.js:133:27 sync@service.js:1340:7 1605457357513 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1605457357513 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1605457357513 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1605457357513 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent

Asked by Josh Grizzle 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Sync turn off need sign in every morning

Hi everyone, Every morning when i start firefox i have problem like picture attach. I try remove firefox and reinstall but not fix. How do i do for fix? … (read more)

Hi everyone,

Every morning when i start firefox i have problem like picture attach.

I try remove firefox and reinstall but not fix.

How do i do for fix?

Asked by Vinh Nguyễn 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox Sync - deleting Firefox from old

Hi, I have an old computer which I have Firefox on with tons of stuff...after getting a new laptop and syncing the two I want to now delete Firefox from the old laptop an… (read more)

Hi, I have an old computer which I have Firefox on with tons of stuff...after getting a new laptop and syncing the two I want to now delete Firefox from the old laptop and use it for other things and still have all the old stuff on the new laptop. I thought the server keeps everything and if I sign out the old laptop that whatever was saved in to the new laptop stays. However, on the new laptop after signing off the old one from sync I don't see the tabs anymore. It makes sense because there is nothing to sync but how do I do what I want then? Many thanks for your assistance. Do I have to "send" 1000 tabs from old to new? Isn't the server maintaining the tabs/history even after I sign off the old laptop from sync?

Many thanks in advance for your assitance.

Asked by spr3home 10 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 months ago

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i can't sync data from old account

i can't sync data from old account, anyone have this problem? (I changed computers, and I logged into my account on the new computer, but there is absolutely no data that… (read more)

i can't sync data from old account, anyone have this problem?

(I changed computers, and I logged into my account on the new computer, but there is absolutely no data that I have synced before)

Asked by https://vinhomeselites.com 9 months ago

Answered by Paul 9 months ago

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Multi-account Containers synced in wrong direction

I installed Firefox on a new device and initiated a sync for multi-account containers - it promptly synced in the wrong direction. It eliminated all customization from wh… (read more)

I installed Firefox on a new device and initiated a sync for multi-account containers - it promptly synced in the wrong direction. It eliminated all customization from what should have been the source (the existing device), overwriting it with the default settings of a first-time installation. I was quite surprised.

This leads me to a couple of questions.

1. Is there a sync version history or any way of rolling back a sync? 2. Is there a way to explicitly choose the sync direction?

Quite honestly it is very confusing that there is no reference whatsoever to which way an initial sync will go. I was hesitant to risk this, decided to trust it knew what to do (even though it didn't give me any indication that it did) and lost my gamble.

Firefox knows the device names, so can I suggest some basic reassuring UX be inserted into this process with something like "Initiate sync from X-DEVICE-FIREFOX to Y-DEVICE-FIREFOX?". A bit of clarity would be helpful here, as well as a way to roll back a syncing mistake instead of just having to gamble possibly losing hard-won customization with no going back.

Or have I completely stumbled past some obvious place where everything I'm requesting exists and is accessible already?

Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

Asked by DBT 10 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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can't logout old accounts

I'm trying to log out old and duplicate accounts from my firefox account list, I've managed to logout from all of those except 2 old account, if I press "sign out" button… (read more)

I'm trying to log out old and duplicate accounts from my firefox account list, I've managed to logout from all of those except 2 old account, if I press "sign out" button and enter the reason why I'm doing that it simply doesn't work, no errors no anything, it'll just stay there. any fix?

Asked by tsft1 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Sync never working properly across devices

I would prefer to be using Firefox rather than Google Chrome, but, my devices when all being logged in with the same account will not all sync as they should be. They wil… (read more)

I would prefer to be using Firefox rather than Google Chrome, but, my devices when all being logged in with the same account will not all sync as they should be. They will also be synced, but then they would loose their connection with the other ones. The sync should be that when I would simply log into the browser that it would automatically sync using the login information the same easy way it is done in Chrome. I have kept using Chrome, because of the fact that the sync is able to work across all devices simply by logging in for the sync to work & it will work properly to where all of the browsers that would be logged in would be synced, no issues whatsoever. How can I actually login to the sync on everything with there not being any issues of any kind across all devices?

Asked by JCfreak1087 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 12 months ago

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Sync do not work on my work computer

Hello, I try to sync with my work computer (windows 10) but nothing is imported. No bookmark, no password, nothing. I do not have any error message it seems. What informa… (read more)

Hello,

I try to sync with my work computer (windows 10) but nothing is imported. No bookmark, no password, nothing. I do not have any error message it seems.

What information could be useful to resolve this problem ? thank in advance.

Asked by pagouy 10 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 10 months ago

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Firefox sync restoring bookmarks from infrequently used devices

I have 3 desktops and 2 laptops with Firefox sync turned on. Occasionally the bookmarks on all devices are synced with an older version of bookmarks. I'm guessing it's f… (read more)

I have 3 desktops and 2 laptops with Firefox sync turned on. Occasionally the bookmarks on all devices are synced with an older version of bookmarks. I'm guessing it's from one of the laptops that hasn't been turned on in a few weeks and now is on. Is there not a way to prevent an old set of bookmarks from replacing a known 'good' set of bookmarks? Thankfully I have my bookmarks backup turned on and can restore them but would like to know if there is a solution to keeping bookmarks current and stable on all devices, even those devices that aren't regularly used.

Asked by markandlyndon 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago