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Synced Firefox browser password deleted on on One PC now deleted everywhere! HOW TO RESTORE?

Hi So I had an old PC which somone wanted to use, I forgot that I was logged in on the fireforx browser so I deleted all the cookies, browser history and saved password, … (read more)

Hi So I had an old PC which somone wanted to use, I forgot that I was logged in on the fireforx browser so I deleted all the cookies, browser history and saved password, however forgot it was on my account so when I started using my PC today...passwords where not showing up and realised I deted them all and its now synced acoss all my devices...

Can I restore all the password?

Asked by priyesh1 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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How to transfer tabs from desktop to phone

Hello Please explain to me how to transfer tabs from desktop to Android phone because there is no option on my desktop browser settings and no matter how much I sync, the… (read more)

Hello Please explain to me how to transfer tabs from desktop to Android phone because there is no option on my desktop browser settings and no matter how much I sync, the desktop tabs will not be transferred to the phone again. please guide me

Asked by iraj 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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How do you sync multiple profiles across multiple devices?

I'm really confused about how profiles and sync work together for what I assume is a pretty common use case, especially now will all the WFH. I have two devices: 1. Perso… (read more)

I'm really confused about how profiles and sync work together for what I assume is a pretty common use case, especially now will all the WFH. I have two devices:

1. Personal laptop 2. Work laptop

I'd like to keep my bookmarks, history, addons etc separate, but be able to access my work environment when working from home on my personal laptop. I've read a lot about profiles and sync and multi-account container but I'm still confused as to how I achieve what I'm trying to do.

Having multiple profiles on one device is straightforward. But AFAIK if I attach two profiles to the same sync account, and try to sync both between two devices, it will only sync one of the profiles (and then merge everything if I try to sync the other). And if I have two separate sync accounts (work and personal), each with a single profile, I can't switch between them without also merging everything. How does one achieve this then?

Asked by tom.saunders90 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 weeks ago

Imported logins are not syncing

I imported logins into my Firefox account from MS Edge. I enabled Sync. When I signed in on a new device with my Firefox account, there are only two logins showing up. It… (read more)

I imported logins into my Firefox account from MS Edge. I enabled Sync. When I signed in on a new device with my Firefox account, there are only two logins showing up. It looks like the logins that were imported are not syncing.

I have already forced a sync using "Sync Now" in the profile menu on both devices. It has been about 10 minutes with no additional logins being synced yet.

Any help is appreciated. Thank you!

Asked by bbaas 3 weeks ago

Last reply by bbaas 2 weeks ago

Stop syncing across accounts

Hi, I use separate business and personal computers and have separate Firefox accounts for business and personal. I needed to use my personal account for something while… (read more)

Hi, I use separate business and personal computers and have separate Firefox accounts for business and personal. I needed to use my personal account for something while I was working, so I signed out of my business account, signed in to my personal, and when I signed in to my business account again Firefox had synced everything from my personal account into my business account, which I really don't want. How do I undo this and stop it happening again in the future? Many thanks for your help. Lee J

Asked by eljhewlett 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Dropa 2 weeks ago

Mozilla Account login problem

Hello, I didn't use Firefox account and Firefox browser for a long time. But now when I login, it request me submit security code or recovery key. Before, when I login, i… (read more)

Hello,

I didn't use Firefox account and Firefox browser for a long time. But now when I login, it request me submit security code or recovery key.

Before, when I login, it send me "Firefox Authentication Code" or "Confirm New Signin" as picture but now I don't receive it. I still have my own email account, not be hacked and I sure that I didn't setup 2FA as Security Code or didn't receive any Recovery Key.

That is only one my personal email and I don't want to use another email account for Firefox Account and Sync feature.

Please help me.

Asked by d2thanh 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Dropa 2 weeks ago

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"What precisely does “sync” mean with respect to transferring Firefox information between devices?

I’ve not had much success with my online searches to learn the details about what takes place when Firefox syncs browser information across devices. To keep things simpl… (read more)

I’ve not had much success with my online searches to learn the details about what takes place when Firefox syncs browser information across devices. To keep things simple, assume I interested only in syncing bookmarks and staying within the Firefox environment, i.e., no syncing to another browser. Please note that I am NOT asking for help in setting up Sync on different devices or in how to turn Sync on and off. Rather I am seeking help to understand what “sync” means, that is, the details of the sort of information transfers that take place between individual devices and the Firefox Sync server.

Here’s what I currently understand. After signing in to my Firefox account on Device 1, setting up syncing on that device, specifying that I want only bookmarks to be synced, and turning syncing on, the set of bookmarks on Device 1 is sent to be stored on a Firefox server. After that, whenever one is signed in to the Firefox account on Device 1 and syncing is turned on, any changes to the bookmarks on Device 1 will "automatically" (but I don't know how quickly) end up being reflected in the set of bookmarks stored on the server. Fine so far.

In addition to Device 1 I have another device, Device 2 which has not been set up for Firefox Sync. It has its own set of bookmarks. Some of them are also on Device 1, some are not. I sign into my Firefox account on Device 2 and set up syncing on it. I follow the steps for doing this in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-set-sync-my-computer, “Connect additional devices to Sync.” I then click Sync Now. OK, now what happens?

1A. Do the bookmarks in Device 2 get added to the bookmarks stored in the Firefox Sync server? 1B. Do the bookmarks NOT in Device 2 get deleted from the bookmarks stored in the Firefox Sync server?

OR

2A. Do the bookmarks stored in the Firefox Sync server get added to the bookmarks in Device 2? 2B. Do the bookmarks NOT stored in the Firefox Sync server get deleted from the bookmarks in Device 2?

After whatever transfers of bookmark between Device 2 and the Firefox Sync server take place, and assuming that I’m still signed in to my Firefox account on Device 1 and that syncing on that device is still turned on, what sort of transfers of bookmarks takes place between the new set of bookmarks stored in the Firefox Sync server and the set of bookmarks already on Device 1?

3A. Do the bookmarks then present in the Firefox Sync server get added to the bookmarks in Device 1? 3B. Do the bookmarks no longer in the Firefox Sync server get deleted from the bookmarks in Device 1?

Finally, what happens to the set of bookmarks in Device 1 and Device 2 if I’m simultaneously signed in to my Firefox account, syncing is turned on in both Devices 1 and 2, and a bookmark is a) added to either device OR b) deleted from either device?

I’m sorry this message is so long, but I’ve wanted to be clear about the things I don’t understand in regard to Firefox Sync. I’d really appreciate what anyone can say to help me clarify these points. Thanks so much.

Asked by lbecker 3 weeks ago

Answered by Paul 3 weeks ago

How do i log out on other devices out that i don't own anymore/ that are broken

Hello! (Ok, i know that this sound wierd but) Is there any way to remotely log out on a broken / unavaileble device? Cheers, - Flamingo xoxo <3 … (read more)

Hello!

(Ok, i know that this sound wierd but)

Is there any way to remotely log out on a broken / unavaileble device?

Cheers, - Flamingo xoxo <3

Asked by p.manu2072 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

Can't sync firefox custom preferences

I know there's [[an article|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/sync-custom-preferences#w_sync-custom-preferences]] on how to sync custom preferences. I wanted to sync m… (read more)

I know there's [[an article|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/sync-custom-preferences#w_sync-custom-preferences]] on how to sync custom preferences. I wanted to sync my toolbar customizations and some other preferences like disabling disk caching. And I don't even have other firefox instances, instead I just want to sync only on one device, so that I can continue the same setup when I signin later on the same device.

I've tried to add services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.uiCustomization.state, "services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.cache.disk.enable" and set it to true. But it doesn't work. What am I missing? No one seems to address this. May I am missing something.

Asked by pcoop 3 weeks ago

Last reply by pcoop 3 weeks ago

Sync not working in environment with imported root certificate

Hi, I'm using Firefox in a network that uses an imported root certificate. After setting "security.enterprise_roots.enabled" to "true", Firefox seems to be working normal… (read more)

Hi,

I'm using Firefox in a network that uses an imported root certificate. After setting "security.enterprise_roots.enabled" to "true", Firefox seems to be working normally except for Sync. Sync always fails with this message on the logs:

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:1350:28

Any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks!

Asked by Marco Leal 3 weeks ago

Bookmarks not syncing: Skipping check of bookmarks - disabled via preferences

Hi - I'm signed into firefox sync on two different computers, both running Ubuntu 20.04. I can tell that they're connected to the same account because I can see the othe… (read more)

Hi - I'm signed into firefox sync on two different computers, both running Ubuntu 20.04. I can tell that they're connected to the same account because I can see the other computer in the list for "Send tab to device".

However, the bookmarks aren't syncing - one computer has the full set, the other (newly set up) computer still has the default bookmarks.

When I check `about:sync-log`, I see these lines:

``` 1654551773179 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of prefs - disabled via preferences 1654551773179 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of passwords - disabled via preferences 1654551773179 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of tabs - disabled via preferences 1654551773179 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of bookmarks - disabled via preferences 1654551773179 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of addons - disabled via preferences 1654551773179 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of forms - disabled via preferences 1654551773179 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of history - disabled via preferences 1654551773179 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of extension-storage - disabled via preferences 1654551773179 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping validation: no engines qualify 1654551773179 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.sync: success.sync => success.sync 1654551773179 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: success.status_ok => success.status_ok 1654551773180 Sync.Synchronizer INFO Sync completed at 2022-06-06 14:42:53 after 1.48 secs. ```

That is, it seems to think that bookmark syncing is disabled - however, I have bookmark syncing enabled, as you can see in the attached screenshot.

Asked by pmolodowitch 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Syn between 2 laptops

Following direction on Help Page - Trying to sync tabs, bookmarks etc from one laptop to another. In settings, devices are said to be logged in and sync set to sync prett… (read more)

Following direction on Help Page - Trying to sync tabs, bookmarks etc from one laptop to another. In settings, devices are said to be logged in and sync set to sync pretty much everything. Clicking the menu top right - only shows my email @ the top, then New Tab etc - but nothing about "Sync Now" or "Sign In" What am I missing? TIA, Jean

Asked by jean61 3 weeks ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 3 weeks ago

Sync and save

Hello I have a problem I have changed my password on fire fox and I could not bring back my bookmarks and Firefox Sync back again can you help me with this please thank y… (read more)

Hello I have a problem I have changed my password on fire fox and I could not bring back my bookmarks and Firefox Sync back again can you help me with this please thank you.

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Asked by mahmood.alhamad 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

Firefox Sync does not work

Hi got this error message: 1654435115415 FirefoxAccounts TRACE initializing new storage manager 1654435115416 FirefoxAccounts TRACE starting fetch of json user data 16544… (read more)

Hi got this error message:

1654435115415 FirefoxAccounts TRACE initializing new storage manager 1654435115416 FirefoxAccounts TRACE starting fetch of json user data 1654435115418 Sync.Status INFO Resetting Status. 1654435115418 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: undefined => success.status_ok 1654435115422 Sync.SyncScheduler TRACE Setting SyncScheduler policy values to defaults. 1654435115422 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1654435115423 Sync.Service INFO Loading Weave 1.103.0 1654435115424 Sync.Engine.Clients DEBUG Engine constructed 1654435115425 Sync.Engine.Clients DEBUG Resetting clients last sync time 1654435115429 Sync.Engine.Addons DEBUG Engine constructed 1654435115436 FirefoxAccounts TRACE finished fetch of json user data - took: 20 1654435115437 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG reading secure storage with existing: [] 1654435115437 FirefoxAccounts TRACE starting fetch of user data from the login manager 1654435115444 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG secure read fetched items: ["scopedKeys","kSync","kXCS","kExtSync","kExtKbHash"] 1654435115444 FirefoxAccounts TRACE initializing of new storage manager done 1654435115478 Sync.Engine.Addons DEBUG SyncEngine initialized: addons 1654435115482 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks DEBUG Engine constructed 1654435115514 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks DEBUG SyncEngine initialized: bookmarks 1654435115517 Sync.Engine.Forms DEBUG Engine constructed 1654435115521 Sync.Engine.Forms DEBUG SyncEngine initialized: forms 1654435115523 Sync.Engine.History DEBUG Engine constructed 1654435115526 Sync.Engine.History DEBUG SyncEngine initialized: history 1654435115528 Sync.Engine.Passwords DEBUG Engine constructed 1654435115533 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel registered: account_updates with origin https://accounts.firefox.com 1654435115533 Sync.Engine.Passwords DEBUG SyncEngine initialized: passwords 1654435115535 Sync.Engine.Prefs DEBUG Engine constructed 1654435115536 Sync.Engine.Prefs DEBUG SyncEngine initialized: prefs 1654435115537 Sync.Engine.Tabs DEBUG Engine constructed 1654435115538 Sync.Engine.Tabs DEBUG SyncEngine initialized: tabs 1654435115538 Sync.Engine.Tabs DEBUG Resetting tabs last sync time 1654435115555 Sync.Engine.CreditCards DEBUG Engine constructed 1654435115637 Sync.Engine.CreditCards DEBUG SyncEngine initialized: creditcards 1654435115651 Sync.Engine.Extension-Storage DEBUG Engine constructed 1654435115735 Sync.Engine.Extension-Storage DEBUG SyncEngine initialized: extension-storage 1654435115736 Sync.Service INFO Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:101.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/101.0 1654435115740 Sync.AddonsReconciler INFO Registering as Add-on Manager listener. 1654435115740 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Adding change listener. 1654435115741 Sync.Engine.History.Tracker INFO Adding Places observer. 1654435115751 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsProfileClient: Initialized 1654435115752 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsProfileClient: Requested profile 1654435115752 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken enter 1654435115753 FirefoxAccounts TRACE getCachedToken returning cached token 1654435115753 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken returning a cached token 1654435115754 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 1654435115764 FirefoxAccounts INFO fetching updated device list 1654435115776 Sync.Service DEBUG User-Agent: Firefox/101.0 (Linux x86_64) FxSync/1.103.0.20220530192118.desktop 1654435115777 Sync.Service INFO Starting sync at 2022-06-05 15:18:35 in browser session rSwzzIoqCLB3 1654435115777 Sync.Service DEBUG In sync: should login. 1654435115777 Sync.Service INFO User logged in successfully - verifying login. 1654435115779 Sync.SyncAuthManager DEBUG unlockAndVerifyAuthState already has (or can fetch) sync keys 1654435115779 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: success.login => success.status_ok 1654435115780 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: success.status_ok => error.login.failed 1654435115780 Sync.Service DEBUG Fetching unlocked auth state returned success.status_ok 1654435115780 Sync.SyncAuthManager INFO Getting sync key 1654435115781 Sync.SyncAuthManager INFO Getting a sync token from: https://sync.joelmueller.ch/1.0/sync/1.5 1654435115781 Sync.SyncAuthManager DEBUG Getting a token using OAuth 1654435115781 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken enter 1654435115781 FirefoxAccounts TRACE getCachedToken returning cached token 1654435115781 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken returning a cached token 1654435115782 Services.Common.TokenServerClient DEBUG Beginning OAuth token exchange: https://sync.joelmueller.ch/1.0/sync/1.5 1654435115782 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://sync.joelmueller.ch/1.0/sync/1.5 1654435115798 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://api.accounts.firefox.com/v1/account/devices 1654435115878 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET https://sync.joelmueller.ch/1.0/sync/1.5 200 1654435115878 Services.Common.TokenServerClient DEBUG Got token response: 200 1654435115878 Services.Common.TokenServerClient DEBUG Successful token response 1654435115879 Sync.BulkKeyBundle INFO BulkKeyBundle being created for undefined 1654435115879 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: success.status_ok => success.login 1654435115879 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => success.status_ok 1654435115880 Sync.SyncAuthManager DEBUG _findCluster returning https://sync.joelmueller.ch/1.5/4/ 1654435115880 Sync.SyncAuthManager DEBUG Cluster value = https://sync.joelmueller.ch/1.5/4/ 1654435115880 Sync.SyncAuthManager DEBUG Setting cluster to https://sync.joelmueller.ch/1.5/4/ 1654435115880 Sync.Service DEBUG Caching URLs under storage user base: https://sync.joelmueller.ch/1.5/4/ 1654435115882 FirefoxAccounts INFO Already fetching device list, return existing promise 1654435115987 Sync.Resource DEBUG GET fail 401 https://sync.joelmueller.ch/1.5/4/info/collections 1654435115987 Sync.Resource WARN GET request to https://sync.joelmueller.ch/1.5/4/info/collections failed with status 401 1654435115987 Sync.Service WARN 401: login failed. 1654435115987 Sync.SyncAuthManager DEBUG _findCluster has a pre-existing clusterURL, so fetching a new token token 1654435115987 Sync.SyncAuthManager INFO Getting sync key 1654435115988 Sync.SyncAuthManager INFO Getting a sync token from: https://sync.joelmueller.ch/1.0/sync/1.5 1654435115988 Sync.SyncAuthManager DEBUG Getting a token using OAuth 1654435115988 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken enter 1654435115988 FirefoxAccounts TRACE getCachedToken returning cached token 1654435115988 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken returning a cached token 1654435115988 Services.Common.TokenServerClient DEBUG Beginning OAuth token exchange: https://sync.joelmueller.ch/1.0/sync/1.5 1654435115988 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://sync.joelmueller.ch/1.0/sync/1.5 1654435116004 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET https://sync.joelmueller.ch/1.0/sync/1.5 200 1654435116004 Services.Common.TokenServerClient DEBUG Got token response: 200 1654435116005 Services.Common.TokenServerClient DEBUG Successful token response 1654435116005 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: success.login => success.login 1654435116005 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: success.status_ok => success.status_ok 1654435116005 Sync.SyncAuthManager DEBUG _findCluster returning https://sync.joelmueller.ch/1.5/4/ 1654435116005 Sync.SyncAuthManager DEBUG Cluster value = https://sync.joelmueller.ch/1.5/4/ 1654435116005 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: success.login => error.login.reason.network 1654435116005 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: success.status_ok => error.login.failed 1654435116006 Sync.ErrorHandler ERROR Sync encountered a login error 1654435116006 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1654435116007 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Next sync in 3600000 ms. (why=schedule) 1654435116007 Sync.Service DEBUG Exception calling WrappedLock: Error: Login failed: error.login.reason.network(resource://services-sync/service.js:1037:15) JS Stack trace: onNotify@service.js:1037:15 1654435116008 Sync.Service DEBUG Not syncing: login returned false. 1654435116009 FirefoxAccounts INFO Already fetching device list, return existing promise 1654435116010 FirefoxAccounts INFO Already fetching device list, return existing promise 1654435116260 FirefoxAccounts INFO Already fetching device list, return existing promise


My firefox-syncstroage.toml looks like this

  1. Example MySQL DSN:

database_url = "mysql://firefox:XXX@localhost/syncstorage_rs"

  1. Example Spanner DSN:
  2. database_url="spanner://projects/SAMPLE_GCP_PROJECT/instances/SAMPLE_SPANNER_INSTANCE/databases/SAMPLE_SPANNER_DB"

"limits.max_total_records"=1666 # See issues #298/#333 master_secret = "TOKEN"

  1. removing this line will default to moz_json formatted logs (which is preferred for production envs)

human_logs = 1

  1. enable quota limits

enable_quota = 0

  1. set the quota limit to 2GB.
  2. max_quota_limit = 200000000
  1. Example Tokenserver settings:

disable_syncstorage = false tokenserver.database_url = "mysql://firefox:XXX@localhost/syncstorage_rs" tokenserver.enabled = true tokenserver.fxa_email_domain = "api.accounts.firefox.com" tokenserver.fxa_oauth_server_url = "https://oauth.accounts.firefox.com/v1" tokenserver.fxa_metrics_hash_secret = "TOKEN" tokenserver.test_mode_enabled = false

  1. cors settings

cors_allowed_origin = "localhost" cors_max_age = 86400

Asked by m0rta 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

sync lost

I bought a new/refurbished laptop. Set up the sync. Brought it up on the new device. Which failed. Did not have it ten days, the screen went dead. When I went back to the… (read more)

I bought a new/refurbished laptop. Set up the sync. Brought it up on the new device. Which failed. Did not have it ten days, the screen went dead. When I went back to the other device (originally holding the info), the color scheme chosen was GONE. The links I had set up in the rows I had chosen were ALL GONE. I tried the sync. No idea why all my saves are gone. My BOOKMARKS are intact, but not all the rows of links were saved as bookmarks.

Asked by MARK 3 weeks ago

how to clear online stored Firefox sync data, do to an syncing of old data.

the other day my Samsung Galaxy S21+ died on me so I was forced to re-startup my old Galaxy S10+.. and I tried to sync the my new data on my Desktop and Firefox cloud to … (read more)

the other day my Samsung Galaxy S21+ died on me so I was forced to re-startup my old Galaxy S10+.. and I tried to sync the my new data on my Desktop and Firefox cloud to my phone...

BUT! it synced my old data a year old data from my phone to my desktop... destroying all my changes over the past year.. THANK YOU BACKUPS! saved the day... Firefox account need the ability to clear the stored Firefox data in the cloud to prevent this from happening again.. and I found similar questions that pointed to deleting my whole account and starting fresh.. THAT IS AN INSANE IDEA... no thx.. I have too much to lose...

please consider this a feature update or request..

Asked by Melchior (aka Joseph) 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Melchior (aka Joseph) 3 weeks ago