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Can I keep two sets of mobile bookmarks seperate when syncing?

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I know the answer to this is probably going to be along the lines of this is not possible, but I thought I'd ask anyway since none of the information is entirely clear. Or answers my exact question.

I have one desktop install of firefox and I have two android ones. I have all three synced to one firefox account, so it's easy to grab links I saved while wiki diving on something. While this works perfectly for the desktop side of things, the mobile side is where the issue arises.

Currently all my bookmarks from both mobile firefox accounts are merged into one long set, regardless of device. While the desktop ones have their own folder. Is there a way to keep the bookmarks from each device in their own separate folder? Like say instead of having one big mobile bookmarks folder, having one named DeviceX, and the other DeviceY?

It's still semi functional on desktop where I have more screen real estate and have to deliberately go to the mobile bookmarks folder, but on the phones it can be confusing when a set of bookmarks from device 1 mixes randomly into those of device 2. As it can become a lot harder to keep track of things.

Now I know one can turn off syncing of bookmarks. This is not what I'm looking for as I do still want to be able to share them between all three devices. Just have them more organised.

I also know one can make different accounts for say work or personal, but again I want them all to sync, just not mix them into one list.

So in short is there a way to be able to have two android devices into a threeway sync and keep the bookmarks separate? Or is my only option the round abound way of making subfolders and hope I remember to save in those?

Thanks either way.

I know the answer to this is probably going to be along the lines of this is not possible, but I thought I'd ask anyway since none of the information is entirely clear. Or answers my exact question. I have one desktop install of firefox and I have two android ones. I have all three synced to one firefox account, so it's easy to grab links I saved while wiki diving on something. While this works perfectly for the desktop side of things, the mobile side is where the issue arises. Currently all my bookmarks from both mobile firefox accounts are merged into one long set, regardless of device. While the desktop ones have their own folder. Is there a way to keep the bookmarks from each device in their own separate folder? Like say instead of having one big mobile bookmarks folder, having one named DeviceX, and the other DeviceY? It's still semi functional on desktop where I have more screen real estate and have to deliberately go to the mobile bookmarks folder, but on the phones it can be confusing when a set of bookmarks from device 1 mixes randomly into those of device 2. As it can become a lot harder to keep track of things. Now I know one can turn off syncing of bookmarks. This is not what I'm looking for as I do still want to be able to share them between all three devices. Just have them more organised. I also know one can make different accounts for say work or personal, but again I want them all to sync, just not mix them into one list. So in short is there a way to be able to have two android devices into a threeway sync and keep the bookmarks separate? Or is my only option the round abound way of making subfolders and hope I remember to save in those? Thanks either way.

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I think folders are the best approach. You can use the Library window in your Firefox for Windows (Ctrl+Shift+O as in "Organizer") to move contents of the Mobile Bookmarks into sub-folders to kickstart the process and to catch-up organization.

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If your using the same Firefox account sync will merge the two bookmarks. If you want to keep them separate would require two separate Firefox account to keep the data separate. There is no organization they will merge the bookmarks as one. Sync will sync all accounts with the same Firefox account regardless of the devices.

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I think folders are the best approach. You can use the Library window in your Firefox for Windows (Ctrl+Shift+O as in "Organizer") to move contents of the Mobile Bookmarks into sub-folders to kickstart the process and to catch-up organization.

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Life got away from me, so it's been a while. Thank you both for the reply. I assumed this was probably a hard limitation. It would have been nice to keep them separate at a device level rather than having to fix it with folders, but alas. Folders it is. There are worse things to deal with. Thanks again for trying.