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Lost all syncronisation data after resinstall PC

After my PC had a blue screen, I reinstalled Windows. Since I use Firefox Snc, I relied on it. Unfortunately, I had to realize that after reinstalling and successfully lo… (read more)

After my PC had a blue screen, I reinstalled Windows. Since I use Firefox Snc, I relied on it. Unfortunately, I had to realize that after reinstalling and successfully logging in to fIrefox sync, all my data is gone. He says that he has successfully syncronized, but all bookmarks are missing as well as the settings.

Asked by klausriebe 6 hours ago

Last reply by Paul 5 hours ago

UNABLE TO RESTORE MY DATA ON BOOKMARKS, OPEN TABS AND HISTORY

Hi I had restalled my laptop and hence firefox on laptop. But after that, I have been unable to retrieve my old data from firefox. All my bookmarks, history, open tabs… (read more)

Hi I had restalled my laptop and hence firefox on laptop. But after that, I have been unable to retrieve my old data from firefox. All my bookmarks, history, open tabs have been lost. Please help me resolve this issue urgently.

Asked by shilpasonika 1 day ago

Last reply by Paul 1 day ago

New Computer, Saved Logins are not showing when I log into Firefox account

I'm working on a new computer, as my work laptop is being upgraded to Windows 11. In the meantime, I have logged into Firefox, but none of the login info that I had prev… (read more)

I'm working on a new computer, as my work laptop is being upgraded to Windows 11. In the meantime, I have logged into Firefox, but none of the login info that I had previously saved is available. I can still see it on my mobile browser, but not on this new laptop.

Am I just missing a step?

Asked by mmccormack2 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Recovering Passwords

My company just pushed out new group policies for Firefox that blocks use of Firefox Sync. That also, apparently, blocked use of my saved logins and passwords. I can fin… (read more)

My company just pushed out new group policies for Firefox that blocks use of Firefox Sync. That also, apparently, blocked use of my saved logins and passwords.

I can find the encrypted password files in my profile: key4.db logins.json

but I can't open them.

Is there any way to get my login and password information?

MJA

Asked by MarkJ.Ambrose 2 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 days ago

Sync fails with search engines

Every now and then, somebody asks why Firefox Sync fails so hard when it comes to custom search engines such as those installed from mycroft.mozdev.org, now https://mycro… (read more)

Every now and then, somebody asks why Firefox Sync fails so hard when it comes to custom search engines such as those installed from mycroft.mozdev.org, now https://mycroftproject.com/ for no apparent reason. We are talking about OpenSearch standard and Sherlock.

As of now, the search results on https://support.mozilla.org are either archived or unanswered. Please work on the ranking of search results so users can see

  • when a thread has been started / last updated
  • which answer is actually solving the problem or at least linking to the correct statement of the developers concerning the topic.

Asked by Melchior blausand 3 days ago

Last reply by Paul 2 days ago

Sync of critical preferences like search engine, privacy etc don't sync, they change too

OK I have been trying to go 100% Firefox for just a few months but with privacy and security as primary directive. It would be wonderful to just be in ine well moderated … (read more)

OK I have been trying to go 100% Firefox for just a few months but with privacy and security as primary directive. It would be wonderful to just be in ine well moderated browser ecosystem and actually being able to have my preferences, interest and personal information centralized with eventual goal of digitally divorcing tech companies from my personal data. I still have to use a lot of different devies with varying OS and it literally took me two years to help Apple fix an AppleId problem. Now that I have that sorted out I have been hoping to move away from gmail entirely and eventually have my own mailserver but using icloud now for macs and pcs.


At a minimum it seems like even after forced manual I have not properly sync an imac with windows 10 PC. So to keep it simple I stay there but this morning when I typed into Firefox on my iMac its was google search not Duckduckgo. Not only have I synced it in firefox but icloud should be redudant and I had removed google from list of potential search engines. There seems to be some way for a hostile takeover of these settings and google connstant agressive intrusions asking for data is not just wrong or annoying its simply impossible to not have facebook or google track me beyond california digital privacy standards. The worst offender may be youtube. I want to fix the browser and sync my stuff. But I am also looking for extensions that will help me do that better.

I am pretty thorough and now just want to learn more and would like to believe one can have a semblance of privacy but it seems like it will be an adversarial experience when the companies that do can rollback privacy with clever tv ads. The 'providers' clearly do not give hoot about rules, preferences and laws designed to protect people's rights.. That is what is particulary frustrating. It is not a fair fight but a good one. I guess what I am wondering is if there are specific modules you could add to detect maybewhen an event like change in search engine occurs and whether logs may exist as to how or why the change was made. Even if it was an accidental quick through a popup in chromium or edge where I was always being cued to come back to Chrome. Logging out doesnt always seem to work so i tried syncing with and chrome with more or less same results. Very little actual control or at least a tendency to revert back to the data miners preferences over mine. I want to help stop that.

Asked by 0light 5 months ago

Last reply by Melchior blausand 3 days ago

Firefox sync does not work on chromebook

I recently got a chromebook and the firefox sync is not working on it. For "last synced" it gives the last time I tried to refresg it but nothing syncs up. I've had it fo… (read more)

I recently got a chromebook and the firefox sync is not working on it. For "last synced" it gives the last time I tried to refresg it but nothing syncs up. I've had it for a few hours and since it's via google play I beleive it's technically the Android version.

Asked by ffrealsync 3 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 days ago

Firefox on macOS

Hi guys. I'm wondering if it's possible to send tab from macOS Firefox to another device... I couldn't find any clue to achieve that, since that right click doesn't have … (read more)

Hi guys.

I'm wondering if it's possible to send tab from macOS Firefox to another device... I couldn't find any clue to achieve that, since that right click doesn't have the option to send tab throughout the devices like on windows.

Tks.

Asked by Matheus 3 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 days ago

passwords lost

I have 2 Firefox accounts and I want to import or copy my passwords for the account that still has them to the one that has lost them. I synced one account in Firefox BET… (read more)

I have 2 Firefox accounts and I want to import or copy my passwords for the account that still has them to the one that has lost them. I synced one account in Firefox BETA that has my passwords. My other account I used to sign in on Firefox and all logins and passwords are gone. How can I do this and not loose my passwords I have in the BETA version?

Asked by phuckered 5 days ago

Last reply by RobertJ 5 days ago

I've been locked out of Sync. Found recovery codes, but they don't work. Is there any way to gain access?

Hello, Yesterday I got signed out of my Firefox Sync and when I tried logging in, I realized I don't have Firefox in my authenticator app any longer. I have found Firefox… (read more)

Hello,

Yesterday I got signed out of my Firefox Sync and when I tried logging in, I realized I don't have Firefox in my authenticator app any longer. I have found Firefox recovery codes, which were issued in 2019 when I enabled 2FA, however when I try using them I get "Recovery code not found."

Can these recovery codes be used to prove my account ownership, even if I somehow generated new codes after 2019 but didn't save them (which I doubt, but it's not impossible) ?

I am not logged in on any other device so I cannot disable the 2FA that way. Is there any hope?

Asked by tagree 3 weeks ago

Last reply by TechHorse 5 days ago

Im blocked from login to my account

I'm being blocked from login to my account & do not want to reset my passwd since I lose all my information. I may be using a wrong passwd & not sure about the pa… (read more)

I'm being blocked from login to my account & do not want to reset my passwd since I lose all my information. I may be using a wrong passwd & not sure about the passwd; I'm the real account holder & owner of the email. My name is Kirk Rad & email is: kkrad1@gmail..com; I'm a 20+ user of Firefox & this is the first time I'm asking for support from Firefox.

Asked by KIRK RAD 1 week ago

Last reply by Dropa 1 week ago

I am trying to access the GIS site on our county's home page; all functions work but the GIS

I am trying to access the GIS function at https://www.mitchellcounty.org/departments/mapping-land-records/ I can access every other function on the site but the GIS. I h… (read more)

I am trying to access the GIS function at https://www.mitchellcounty.org/departments/mapping-land-records/

I can access every other function on the site but the GIS. I have successfully used my current setup in the past with no problems. I have a desktop computer with Windows 10 and Firefox [both updated]. I have a subscription to PC Matic monitoring my set up and all software is certified as up to date; same with BelArc monitoring after each Windows update. My ISP is a local high speed cable company and I have had no problems with them

I contacted someone in my county with the same set up as I and he is having no problem with accessing the GIS.

Although I am not a techie I am an experienced online searcher [genealogy] and access all varieties of sites and haven't a problem with access on any. Any help is greatly appreciated; I need to access the GIS to provide some info to our POA.

The county person in charge of the GIS said I should change my browser; I have used Firefox exclusively forever; I hate to download software only to discover that the problem still is there.

Asked by ArnnKnight 1 week ago

Last reply by Dropa 1 week ago

Firefox Send Tab/Link to Device not working

The Send Tab/Link to Device feature only works in one direction, from iOS to MacOS. iOS to iOS never receives, although the popup says it sent. I'm using Firefox 98 on Ma… (read more)

The Send Tab/Link to Device feature only works in one direction, from iOS to MacOS. iOS to iOS never receives, although the popup says it sent. I'm using Firefox 98 on MacOS and iOS. I have a Windows 10 PC which can't receive or send tabs/links as well but I'll limit it to the Apple devices for the moment.

Sync and notifications are enabled on Laptop, iPhone, and iPad. I've de-synced and re-synced each device separately and together. I've attempted to send between each device separately and all together.

Neither iOS device can receive tabs/links from one another, nor send to each other. Laptop can receive tabs/links from both iPhone and iPad, but not send to either.

Each time I re-sync an iOS device I get a notification on the Laptop saying that "this computer is now connected with Firefox iOS". But still nothing works.

Asked by generalistpro 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Synching bookmarks, passowords, login details, etc.

So I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox because it keeps freezing and crashing after a Windows update. My thought process was that it was alright for me to do it since I… (read more)

So I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox because it keeps freezing and crashing after a Windows update. My thought process was that it was alright for me to do it since I can always log in and have my bookmarks and other stuff synched. But now I don't see any option that lets me recover all my data. Did I messed up and threw away my years worth of data or can I still recover them?

Asked by Karlovsky 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

Recovering Sync Password

I've already looked through the FAQ and various solutions online and have not been able to find a solution that works. My issue is that while Firefox sync is signed in (… (read more)

I've already looked through the FAQ and various solutions online and have not been able to find a solution that works. My issue is that while Firefox sync is signed in (and working) on 2 computers, as well as my iPhone and iPad, I have lost the password to the account and am not able to recover it from any of these devices. It seems the password saved in my "Passwords" is incorrect, and that seems to be the only place it was saved. I didn't write the password down anywhere, setup a recovery key, secondary email or two setup authentication.

I DO have access to the primary email account, but don't see any way to use that to recover the password either. As I am already signed in to sync, I AM able to add new devices using the QR code, but that doesn't seem to work for new computers (like the laptop I just bought). I have already extracted the saved passwords and bookmarks, and transferred them to a new account (the account I am signed in with right now).

However, I would rather use my original account instead of having two, nearly identical ones. I would also rather not fully reset my account as there might be something else I forgot to record that is buried in there somewhere. Is there some way to recover or extract my Firefox account password from one of the devices I am signed into? or is totally resetting the account the only option available?

Thanks

-Bryan

Asked by isabrick 1 week ago

Last reply by TanKS 1 week ago