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unable to share to other devices from apps on iphone, can only send tabs from firefox to othger devices

I get the error message: "you don't have any other devices connected to this account available to synchronize". Force closing the app didn't help, this issue occurs in mu… (read more)

I get the error message: "you don't have any other devices connected to this account available to synchronize". Force closing the app didn't help, this issue occurs in multiple apps, I've hit "sync" many times already.

Asked by Ginger Flame 2 months ago

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I tell it to sync, it never does. Stored information is now years old, can't update.

I need to create a new profile because I am having problems, the old one appears to be corrupt. I need to keep all my extensions, settings, history, tabs, bookmarks, etc.… (read more)

I need to create a new profile because I am having problems, the old one appears to be corrupt. I need to keep all my extensions, settings, history, tabs, bookmarks, etc.

So from the profile that has all the settings, I tell Firefox Sync to sync. It says it's syncing.

Then I quit Firefox, open with the profile manager, create a new blank profile, and sign into Firefox Sync using the same Firefox Account.

Within a few minutes, sync completes, and my new browser profile is exactly like an old copy of firefox that I deleted maybe 5 years ago. All my old extensions, tabs, everything.

I need to sync my CURRENT Firefox so I can restore a clean profile to it. Not restore a setup from a copy I deleted years ago.

I've tried this process about 4 times now and the result is always the same. Firefox sync does NOT see my current tabs, extensions, bookmarks, settings, anything. It keeps the ones from years ago no matter what.

I don't want to delete my firefox account and start a new one because it will cause me to lose access to all my forum comments.

Asked by Zatukp 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

Sending Tab from Android Mobile to PC Not Functioning

I am having trouble sending tabs from my phone to my PC. My device is connected to my computer, and I can send tabs from my PC to my phone successfully, but not the other… (read more)

I am having trouble sending tabs from my phone to my PC. My device is connected to my computer, and I can send tabs from my PC to my phone successfully, but not the other way around. I have no idea what could even be the issue, and I have only seen people asking about sending tabs from PC to Mobile, not the other way around. Is there something I am missing? None of the Firefox troubleshoot pages have helped.

Asked by maddiewall500 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

I lost 20 years of my data when syncing, help.

Hello I have a horrible data recovery problem after reinstalling Firefox and my data is deleted and won't come back, including passwords, history, bookmarks, settings, pl… (read more)

Hello I have a horrible data recovery problem after reinstalling Firefox and my data is deleted and won't come back, including passwords, history, bookmarks, settings, plugins, etc. and these are extremely important to me. Please help me in their recovery immediately. This is very important to me.

Asked by Sakhre 2 months ago

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Firefox Theme keeps reverting back to an old theme I no longer have or remember whenever I sign into any Firefox browser.

Whenever I sign into Firefox, all my themes, add-ons/extensions are added via Firefox Sync. That's fine, but the problem I have is that whenever I sign into any Firefox b… (read more)

Whenever I sign into Firefox, all my themes, add-ons/extensions are added via Firefox Sync. That's fine, but the problem I have is that whenever I sign into any Firefox browser, an old theme I used to have that I no longer have on my account keeps coming back, and I've tried to find solutions to this issue, but none have had this kind of issue. It may be similar to issues those have had, or currently have, but I can't seem to do anything to remedy this issue.

Keep in mind that this is not a Firefox browser issue, it is an account issue.

I'd be deeply grateful to any assistance you may have for me.

Asked by m-fuller 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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My account wipe off overnight

Hello, i don't know what happen to my Firefox account i used it last night and i on my pc today to find out i'm log out i tried login it says wrong password which i chang… (read more)

Hello, i don't know what happen to my Firefox account i used it last night and i on my pc today to find out i'm log out i tried login it says wrong password which i change the password then i find out all my information is gone including all my save password.

Asked by talk2rasaq 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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multiple accounts create havoc

While installing a new phone, my firefox account got messed up and the recovery codes I had saved earlier don't work. So, the only way is to create a new e-mail address, … (read more)

While installing a new phone, my firefox account got messed up and the recovery codes I had saved earlier don't work. So, the only way is to create a new e-mail address, just for syncing purposes, but now the account won't add other equipment, phone etc. there seems to be confusion as to which account to use. Most of the time it ask for the old account, and changing to the new account results in PW unknown (even though this was correctly recorded). Logging into the account to get mail from scratch is possible, but any referred login fails (i.e., I tried to get Moz VPN to work, but it asked for the old e-mail address, and changing it to the new address gives PW failure). On top of that,the authenticator doesn't generate 6 digit codes but 8, so that route can't be used either.

Hope someone can advise how to escape this mess.

Asked by rvdp_reset 1 year ago

Last reply by Dropa 1 year ago

Sync Now missing

Hello, I just got a new Macbook Air and I am trying to sync my bookmarks and preference etc., from my current Macbook Pro. I read the help articles and one thing I cann… (read more)

Hello,

I just got a new Macbook Air and I am trying to sync my bookmarks and preference etc., from my current Macbook Pro. I read the help articles and one thing I cannot find is a "Sync Now" option on the Air. It is not under the menu icon list. I signed out of the Pro and back in. The user and PW are the same on both laptops. Hoping you can help.

Julie

Asked by jmmoeykens 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

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I need help figuring out why sync between PC's is not working correctly

I have a desktop and laptop both with FF installed and synced and they ALWAYS load identical. Yesterday I set up my my new desktop in my office and I installed FF and whe… (read more)

I have a desktop and laptop both with FF installed and synced and they ALWAYS load identical. Yesterday I set up my my new desktop in my office and I installed FF and when I logged onto my account my FF stayed the default color. This never happened before, and as I turned and looked at my old desktop I saw that it too now had the wrong theme. So I went into my kitchen were I have my laptop set up (it just upgraded itself to win 11 and I am using it as a training tool) the FF on it was no longer appearing correctly.

I have since spent 30 some hours uninstalling/reinstalling FF/ deleting my profile, remaking my profile, re-deleting my profile and making another new profile using a different email and when I install FF on ANY OTHER pc it will not load correctly, especially themes and add ons.

What the hell is causing this and how do I fix it??

On every PC I used my Revo Uninstaller Pro to uninstall FF including file remnants and then meticulously scrubbed repeatedly each PC for any leftover registry and file remnants, and then I used my file eraser program to wipe all the file slack.

If this is going to be an issue why have FF ? I spend enough time now keeping Edge disabled and dont want my fav primary browser to become a "High Maintenance" browser having to spend time EVERY TIME I TURN ON MY PC fixing this, repeatedly. Its like having to add water to your cooling system every time you start up your car before you can use it.

Any help would be enormously appreciated.

The trouble shooting information below is for the first install tonight after getting home and making the newest profile and it is seemingly staying correct, the next install on my laptop is incorrect, it has one deleted theme installed yet is "using" the default theme and the correct theme I picked is not even showing.

Asked by rbrtmac 1 year ago

Answered by rbrtmac 1 year ago

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Two incompatible firefox windows occur at once.

So I downloaded Firefox and logged in expecting my bookmarks to carry over after I "sync'd" it, however the did not. So I went to my old pc and did the export bookmarks t… (read more)

So I downloaded Firefox and logged in expecting my bookmarks to carry over after I "sync'd" it, however the did not. So I went to my old pc and did the export bookmarks thing and imported it to the new pc.

Now.. I have all my bookmarks and everything appears great. Except whenever I open a link from say my work it opens a Mozilla window that doesn't have my bookmarks. When I try to combine the windows It doesn't let me. I am also scared of losing access to the Mozilla with my bookmarks as I work from home using those. (the desktop shortcut to Mozilla opens the one without all my work)

In the attached screenshot things to note, the bookmark bar available on left isn't there on the right. Additionally in the taskbar (bottom) it shows Mozilla in two distinctly separate icons. When two Mozilla windows are open, they share the same icon on the taskbar, these do not, which leads me to believe I have two incompatible versions existing next to each other.

Asked by swampert180 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

Firefox not allowing me to sign in, stating cookies and local storage not authorized. I have tried everything!

On a legacy iMac with over ten years of Firefox usage, I suddenly cannot sign in. The mac caps out at High Sierra 10.13.6 and I am unable to activate sync. I have tried a… (read more)

On a legacy iMac with over ten years of Firefox usage, I suddenly cannot sign in. The mac caps out at High Sierra 10.13.6 and I am unable to activate sync. I have tried allowing all cookies, restarting the browser several times, and even explored the config files.... to no avail.

How do I "enable local storage"? that's the error that sync provides me, but there is no option to fix that and all of your help files point me to cookies information (which I have done everything with). There are no actual help files to fix the local storage problem. This is frustrating!

Do I have to uninstall the entire application? If so, how to I preserve my bookmarks and pws without also porting over whatever is broken in the application?

Asked by Xander 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

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Being coerced into sync by Firefox browser

Gradually, the game Taonga Island became unplayably slow as you started insisting more often that I sync my accounts, mails, etc.. I will NEVER sync because I do not in… (read more)

Gradually, the game Taonga Island became unplayably slow as you started insisting more often that I sync my accounts, mails, etc..

I will NEVER sync because I do not intend to give you in a neat wrapper what others pay you for, I want to remain anonymous as much as possible, and I certainly do not intend to give ANYBODY a neat package of linked and authenticated accounts etc. about myself. That is why I am not on FB, Twitter, LinkedIn etc etc..

STOP demanding I do this SYNC shit. Or I will tell everyone I work with, play with, etc to NEVER us any Mozilla products as sooner or later, they are going to blackmail you.

Asked by ehgerritsen 2 years ago

Last reply by Eric hill 1 year ago

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Not receiving Verification emails while trying to sign into one device

I am attempting to sign into Sync on my tablet and am not able to receive the triggered Verification emails (neither the initial one when attempting to sign in nor any fo… (read more)

I am attempting to sign into Sync on my tablet and am not able to receive the triggered Verification emails (neither the initial one when attempting to sign in nor any follow up ones). Oddly enough, it's only this device where the issue is present. I was able to use my desktop computer to successfully unlock my account after accidentally locking it and change my primary email address in case that was the issue. Both of these actions triggered email notifications. Even when attempting to sign into my tablet's Sync with my new primary email address I am not able to receive the Verification emails.

I have also double checked my spam folder and whitelisted accounts@firefox.com. I have not noticed any other issues with my tablet besides this very specific thing.

Would someone be able to provide guidance? I wasn't able to find any help articles about this particular scenario and am not sure how to proceed.

Thank you, B

Asked by browser11 1 year ago

Last reply by Infinity__ 1 year ago

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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 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Sync not working since had to reinstall Windows

In the past, logging in to my Firefox account has caused new installs to just sync with my previous settings, bookmarks etc, but my computer had a... spaz & I had to … (read more)

In the past, logging in to my Firefox account has caused new installs to just sync with my previous settings, bookmarks etc, but my computer had a... spaz & I had to do a new install of Windows 10, and Firefox will not sync. I've tried hitting 'sync now'...

Asked by Anya 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago