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What is Sync's behavior when logging to a new computer which already has local Firefox data?

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Hi,

I seem to be unable to find this information:

I have an old computer A, with old Firefox data which is synced to Firefox Sync. I am logged in Sync on this computer. I do not care for this data.

I also have a new computer B with new local Firefox data. This computer has never seen Sync at all. I want to keep this data.

If I log into Sync on computer B, can I make sure that its data isn't erased and replaced by computer A's data?

Thanks,

Hi, I seem to be unable to find this information: I have an old computer A, with old Firefox data which is synced to Firefox Sync. I am logged in Sync on this computer. I do not care for this data. I also have a new computer B with new local Firefox data. This computer has never seen Sync at all. I want to keep this data. If I log into Sync on computer B, can I make sure that its data isn't erased and replaced by computer A's data? Thanks,

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Do you want to remove all data as to Firefox A? First, shut down the sync account. Delete Account: Look for Delete Account at the bottom of https://accounts.firefox.com/settings


After, create a new sync using the system/profile that has the data. Wait for a while until the syncing is done before adding any new members.

Note: On computer A, I suggest creating a new profile and to sync that. After, remove the old profile, unless there is something you want in it.


Back up and restore information in Firefox profiles {web link} I use a Legacy add-on that makes backups of my user profile, Just In Case. Unfortunately, it is not compatible with the current Firefox.

Every now and then, open the profile folder and create a copy of the current profile as is to another location on your hard drive. This way you will have a backup.

If you do this each day, you will not lose much data. This should be done with Firefox Closed.

Note: In case you need to restore from these backups, you may need to overwrite old or corrupted files.

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Chosen Solution

Do you want to remove all data as to Firefox A? First, shut down the sync account. Delete Account: Look for Delete Account at the bottom of https://accounts.firefox.com/settings


After, create a new sync using the system/profile that has the data. Wait for a while until the syncing is done before adding any new members.

Note: On computer A, I suggest creating a new profile and to sync that. After, remove the old profile, unless there is something you want in it.


Back up and restore information in Firefox profiles {web link} I use a Legacy add-on that makes backups of my user profile, Just In Case. Unfortunately, it is not compatible with the current Firefox.

Every now and then, open the profile folder and create a copy of the current profile as is to another location on your hard drive. This way you will have a backup.

If you do this each day, you will not lose much data. This should be done with Firefox Closed.

Note: In case you need to restore from these backups, you may need to overwrite old or corrupted files.

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