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Sync - I cannot for the life of me figure out the parameters of operation

After hooking up four devices to sync through Firefox, I ended up with a mess and a lot of irritation which I have not recovered from. That was six months ago. What I f… (read more)

After hooking up four devices to sync through Firefox, I ended up with a mess and a lot of irritation which I have not recovered from. That was six months ago. What I failed to understand is that there is no control of the direction of sync. I presumed that all would sync from my primary account computer. Wrong and truly a disaster because I had spent hours organizing thousands of bookmarks. An old computer with an old bookmarks setup (very disorganized) added its confused mess back into my attempt on the new computer to finally get organized. I still have not sorted through most of the mess.

So how in the hell does Sync actually and exactly work? Is there any directional flow? Or does it just mash the shared stuff together. How can I delete any bookmark file Sync has at Firefox server with exact knowledge of what I am doing? Why is this stuff so obscure? I exactly want to know how to ensure that Sync has no cache of obsolete material and exactly, if possible, to direct the flow....should I use only share a tab? one at a time?

Thanks, Michael Mandeville, Arizona mwman@q.com

Asked by mwman Prieš 6 dienas

Last reply by the-edmeister Prieš 3 dienas

Not show my bookmark in firefox linux

Hello, I install new linux distro on my laptop, and sing in my firefox account. But my bookmark not sync and I not show them in my firefox. My bookmark still show in my f… (read more)

Hello, I install new linux distro on my laptop, and sing in my firefox account. But my bookmark not sync and I not show them in my firefox. My bookmark still show in my firefox android device.

Asked by Erfan Prieš 6 dienas

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 6 dienas

Unable to Sync Notes by Firefox

I recently did a clean install of Window's on my computer. I have a Firefox account and am signed into sync, but I don't know how to get my add-ons and settings back. W… (read more)

I recently did a clean install of Window's on my computer. I have a Firefox account and am signed into sync, but I don't know how to get my add-ons and settings back. When I go to "Manage Your Extensions" I see all of them there, but I don't know how to make it so that their icons are viewable in my Toolbar where I can click and use them. What few add-ons I am able to get to show up in the Toolbar I got by either going directly to the add-ons website and installing from there, or by uninstalling them via the add-ons Manager page and then reinstalling. Which in my opinion defeats the whole point of having a Firefox account and sync activated.

Of critical importance is my need to get back the information that I had stored in Notes by Firefox. I was finally able to get the add-on to show up in the Toolbar buy following the above mentioned steps, however I am unable to sign in to Sync. Below I have listed each of the step I take along with attaching screenshots. 1) Click on Sign in to Sync - This opens a new Firefox browser window that prompts me to enter my email to continue to Notes. 2) I enter my email and click the blue Continue button. 3) I enter my password and click the blue Sign in button. 4) I enter my Two Factor Authentication. 5) The browser window that opened when I clicked Sign in to Sync closes and I'm back where I was when I started the Sync process, but now instead of showing Sign in to Sync Notes shows Reconnect to Sync with a warning triangle on the left side. 6) I Click to Reconnect to Sync and got through steps 2 - 5 but Notes still shows the warning triangle with the Reconnect to Sync message.

At no point in this process do I get any error message or invalid credentials prompt.

Please help!

Asked by joseph_oates Prieš 4 dienas

Last reply by robertfarmer1+z8kbczzgnjaatfyhgtnc Prieš 4 dienas

Firefox Sync data not showing up on new laptop but still available on Firefox Android on my phone

Hi, I've tried finding the solution online but I can't. My old computer broke a while ago but all my data on Sync was backup up, and I've been accessing it from my Androi… (read more)

Hi, I've tried finding the solution online but I can't. My old computer broke a while ago but all my data on Sync was backup up, and I've been accessing it from my Android phone and other laptops just fine. I just got a new laptop and wanted to sign into Sync to get all my data on here. However, even after syncing, nothing is showing up (bookmarks, saved passwords, etc.). It's all still on my phone though, under "Desktop Bookmarks".

Also my phone is currently disconnected from my Sync account because I changed the password to it and haven't logged back in yet. I'm scared that now if I log back in, I will lose everything because it will Sync and take the new data from this computer, which is nothing.

Thank you for your help!

Asked by Léa Davoine Prieš 4 dienas

Last reply by robertfarmer1+z8kbczzgnjaatfyhgtnc Prieš 4 dienas

Firefox Accounts

I want to have two Firefox accounts. One for Work and one for home. On my account I was using one of my home email accounts as a primary and another home email as a sec… (read more)

I want to have two Firefox accounts. One for Work and one for home. On my account I was using one of my home email accounts as a primary and another home email as a secondary. I added my work email address and and made it the primary and removed my home address that was the original primary for this account. Can I now start a new account with that home email or will it not be available to use since it was once a primary for the other account?

Asked by Lance Cole Prieš 3 dienas

Last reply by la3amon Prieš 3 dienas

Lockwise

This piece of **** novelty lost all my saved logins after syncing. I synced as usual, unaware of this Lockwise nonsense you recently added to Firefox unnecessarily, and e… (read more)

This piece of **** novelty lost all my saved logins after syncing. I synced as usual, unaware of this Lockwise nonsense you recently added to Firefox unnecessarily, and expecting just the open tabs from my device to sync. Well I found all my logins on someone else's computer that I was using at the time to browse the net. Wtf? So I removed the logins from Lockwise (one by one, btw, because there's no option to just remove them all at once, facepalm). Later on I find I can't find them anywhere anymore, on any of my own devices. Why the **** would passwords and login information be synced by default, and what was wrong with the old password manager?! I'm now switching over to Chrome, which I hate. But not as much as this piece of ****.

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Asked by user22399 Prieš 1 dieną

Last reply by Wesley Branton Prieš 1 dieną

After reinstallation my data I synced previously with my account is not restored.

Please help me fix this. I had reset my windows and after I installed and signed in to my firefox account. The data from my previous sessions like bookmarks, logins and p… (read more)

Please help me fix this. I had reset my windows and after I installed and signed in to my firefox account. The data from my previous sessions like bookmarks, logins and passwords are not synced with my account. Those were very crucial for my work. Please Please help me out asap.

Asked by firsthimanshu Prieš 15 valandų

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 6 valandas

I'm having problems with my Firefox Account

Hi team support, I have a problem with my saved information not showing up I recently re-downloaded Firefox to my computer last month And I entered my information My … (read more)

Hi team support, I have a problem with my saved information not showing up

 I recently re-downloaded Firefox to my computer last month
 And I entered my information 

My saved information was not shown on the browser Is there any solution?.

Asked by atanane.22 Prieš 12 valandų

Last reply by Seburo Prieš 11 valandų

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I can't see anything to confirm that I'm not a robot! The box is empty.

I'm using FF 3.6.8 on a Mac with OS 10.6.4. I can't see any words in the box where I'm supposed to confirm that I'm not a robot, so I can't start Firefox Sync. What setti… (read more)

I'm using FF 3.6.8 on a Mac with OS 10.6.4. I can't see any words in the box where I'm supposed to confirm that I'm not a robot, so I can't start Firefox Sync. What settings may be wrong?

Asked by Elmerot Prieš 10 metų

Last reply by John99 Prieš 9 metus

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e for the iPhoneAfter downloading Firefox Hom, I restarted Firefox but was not prompted to create an account.

I was emailed instructions for installing the free Firefox Sync add-on on my desktop. After successfully installing the add-on (Step 1) after Firefox restarted I was not … (read more)

I was emailed instructions for installing the free Firefox Sync add-on on my desktop. After successfully installing the add-on (Step 1) after Firefox restarted I was not prompted to create an account (Step 2). So I'm stuck.

Asked by mnicholas@unica.com Prieš 10 metų

Last reply by Michael Verdi Prieš 10 metų

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Firefox Sync: Must all Firefox versions be the same?

My laptop uses Firefox 3.6.8, but my Windows XP desktop is stuck at Firefox 3.0.19. (Firefox crashes when I use 3.5 or 3.6 on my XP system. I've never been able to debug … (read more)

My laptop uses Firefox 3.6.8, but my Windows XP desktop is stuck at Firefox 3.0.19. (Firefox crashes when I use 3.5 or 3.6 on my XP system. I've never been able to debug the reason.)

So, will Firefox Sync work with this mix?

Thanks

Asked by ddrane Prieš 10 metų

Last reply by TonyE Prieš 10 metų

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Sync won't install. I've tried several times on both XP and Vista machines, and after install/restart - nothing. No desktop icon, no screen prompts - its like nothing happened. Feels like a waste of time!

How much more detail can I add? I've got Firefox 3.6.8; I've tried to set up Home - but similar experience. I re-open Firefox and everything is exactly as it was. I've… (read more)

How much more detail can I add? I've got Firefox 3.6.8; I've tried to set up Home - but similar experience. I re-open Firefox and everything is exactly as it was. I've downloaded to both my XP desktop (and was charged $1 by iTunes for Sync, even though it's shown as 'Free'!), and - nothing. The download process looked OK, but after re-start, there were no on-screen prompts on restart, no desktop icon, nothing - not even a saved file in 'downloads' - my default location. I'm in the UAE, btw.

John

Asked by john_wigham Prieš 9 metus

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 9 metus

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when trying to set up sync, why does it always tell me invalid email address?

I've downloaded Sync, I registered and signed up for Firefox add-ons. When I try to set up Firefox Sync.. I type in my username, password, then when it comes to email add… (read more)

I've downloaded Sync, I registered and signed up for Firefox add-ons. When I try to set up Firefox Sync.. I type in my username, password, then when it comes to email address, whatever letter I type first a red/white X box comes up saying invalid email address. Why?

Asked by BootyGuy Prieš 9 metus

Last reply by rinehart Prieš 9 metus

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Installed sync on Firefox 3.6.8. I receive error message: Server Incorrectly Configured. How to fix it?

I installed Sync on Windows XP Home Edition, Firefox 3.6.8, with Zone Alarm and AVG anti-virus. Sync is not updating, instead it produces error message: Server Incorrectl… (read more)

I installed Sync on Windows XP Home Edition, Firefox 3.6.8, with Zone Alarm and AVG anti-virus. Sync is not updating, instead it produces error message: Server Incorrectly Configured and hangs up. How to fix it?

Asked by januszb Prieš 9 metus

Last reply by jscher2000 Prieš 9 metus

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Why do I have to Setup Sync everytime I open Firefox? Shouldn't it stay setup once you do it until you disconnect?

I have to setup Sync everytime I open Firefox. I'm using sync on 3 different computers and I have to re-set it up on all 3 of them everytime I open Firefox. How can I mak… (read more)

I have to setup Sync everytime I open Firefox. I'm using sync on 3 different computers and I have to re-set it up on all 3 of them everytime I open Firefox. How can I make it so that once it is setup I don't have to do it again?

Asked by TimOwen Prieš 9 metus

Last reply by xxswfxx Prieš 9 metus

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I don't remember my firefox sync username.

I uninstalled Firefox 4 beta 5 and all the data from Firefox Sync. I don't remember my username for Sync. I'm wondering if there is a way that I can recover my username. … (read more)

I uninstalled Firefox 4 beta 5 and all the data from Firefox Sync. I don't remember my username for Sync. I'm wondering if there is a way that I can recover my username.

Asked by xingfi Prieš 9 metus

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 8 metus

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Where do I set up my account for Firefox Sync? I downloaded Firefox Home on my iPhone and

I downloaded Firefox Home on my iPhone. I downloaded Firefox Sync on my PC. After I restarted Firefox, I did not receive prompts to set up a Sync Account. Where can I… (read more)

I downloaded Firefox Home on my iPhone. I downloaded Firefox Sync on my PC. After I restarted Firefox, I did not receive prompts to set up a Sync Account. Where can I do this?

Asked by trudyshaw Prieš 9 metus

Last reply by the-edmeister Prieš 9 metus

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FF Sync Captcha Field is Blank

I cannot set up Firefox Sync. Every time I get to the captcha field, it appears blank and I can't get any farther. The blank captcha field only occurs in FF Sync. What … (read more)

I cannot set up Firefox Sync. Every time I get to the captcha field, it appears blank and I can't get any farther. The blank captcha field only occurs in FF Sync. What do I do now?

Asked by K011322 Prieš 9 metus

Last reply by kawika Prieš 9 metus