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I have been using Firefox for a long time. I don't even remember setting up a Firefox account. It has just been auto updating over the years. I wanted to try syncing my devices (PC, tablet, Phone) and I was presented with the need to log into my Firefox account. I don't know it but the Firefox website seems to know one of my email addresses, but I don't know the password. It tells me if I change the password I will lose my data. What data would I lose. The info just on the server or all the data in Firefox on my devices. I have no master password and Firefox on my PC is not automatically logging into the Firefox server. What would I lose if I changed my password and is there anyway to save the data before I change the password and reinstall it later

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This may have some information you are looking for https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1246963

It sounds like you can log out of sync, and then reset the password, then log back into sync to keep all the data

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Can't log into sync. No password. when I drop down the menu, it says "log in Firefox" not the account name. If my app is not logged into my Firefox account, I assume that things are not being sync with it. If I change this password will I lose the stuff stored locally

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mccarron52 said

Can't log into sync. No password. when I drop down the menu, it says "log in Firefox" not the account name. If my app is not logged into my Firefox account, I assume that things are not being sync with it. If I change this password will I lose the stuff stored locally

No you won't lose locally saved data, what does get cleared is any data that was saved in the Sync account on the Sync server.


Eve said

This may have some information you are looking for https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1246963 It sounds like you can log out of sync, and then reset the password, then log back into sync to keep all the data

That questions thread is dated 1/16/19 and answers provided in that thread may not be entirely accurate. There have been multiple changes with Firefox Accounts and Sync in the last 15 months.

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One of my other android devices was logged in to Firefox account and playing around I was able to discover my password. Now my problem is the other two devices. I don't know that they were ever logged into the Firefox account and what there using for encrypting the passwords. If I log in using the wrong credentials for that device will it delete all my passwords and history etc. I would rather not log into Firefox account than lose the majority of information on my pc where the bulk or my login reside. Is there anyway to save that information that is usable if the worse case scenario take place and I lose data on my PC and phone