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Sync'ing with ONE Service account?

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I have a disability and totally forgot about this question BUT it is still an issue I would like to find a resolution too, so I am going to try to restate it -- but know I stopped working 2 years ago ... so maybe a resolution isnt horribly required :P


My old question: (This is an issue regardless of platform - MacOS, Linux, or Windows...)


I do a lot of OS switching - I test various Linux distros on my (was 5) but now 3 laptops and one really old 32 bit system for my mother-in-law and I am wondering if I can use FireFox Accounts over and over without making a new service device every time I need something from FF Accts :P (I actually stopped using Sync mainly because of this 'Sync' issue -- how do I know what I have is actually being sync'ed?) I have learned to live with uncertainty not because Firefox is bad or anything but because "I want to be in control of my Data, not someone else...I had thought FF Sync would help me do that but I fear it hasnt and maybe because of my disability it has just gotten worse ..." ... not to even mention FF dropped FF Lockwise - which I loved!  :P

Anyways, this has bugged my off and on for a long time but I have mostly ignored the issue ... until a couple of years ago I discovered I had like 20+ some odd devices on my account -- going back 3+ years or more. Now, I signed out of many of them and I am down to about 15 -- mostly because I am a little confused about how FF Accts determines what to sync and when I start Sync are all of them brought back? Even from 6+ months ago? The one's that were years old I signed out of and deleted but still ... and so, since I use FF for testing and I thought that there shouldn't be that much in each 'sync' test device ... it is sort of confusing...

So, is there a way to use FF Accts 'sync' to get my data to a new device without making a new 'synced' device?

Thx/Bill

PS - in the FF past releases I got what I wanted by just copying the .mozilla directory to the new system but that broke a few releases ago :P too bad stuff has to change :(

Also, please understand that I am on Android, iOS, MacOS, and Linux daily so trying to 'gather' what I am submitting this question on will not lend itself to trying to solve my insanity >< Sorry!

PPS - I have not tried the first solution offered in the old question yet... I am leaning toward giving up on Sync and just using HTML Bookmark files ... it is messier but I know it is my data - unchanged and unyielding :P Thanks  :)


Bill

I have a disability and totally forgot about this question BUT it is still an issue I would like to find a resolution too, so I am going to try to restate it -- but know I stopped working 2 years ago ... so maybe a resolution isnt horribly required :P My old question: (This is an issue regardless of platform - MacOS, Linux, or Windows...) ------------------- I do a lot of OS switching - I test various Linux distros on my (was 5) but now 3 laptops and one really old 32 bit system for my mother-in-law and I am wondering if I can use FireFox Accounts over and over without making a new service device every time I need something from FF Accts :P (I actually stopped using Sync mainly because of this 'Sync' issue -- how do I know what I have is actually being sync'ed?) I have learned to live with uncertainty not because Firefox is bad or anything but because "I want to be in control of my Data, not someone else...I had thought FF Sync would help me do that but I fear it hasnt and maybe because of my disability it has just gotten worse ..." ... not to even mention FF dropped FF Lockwise - which I loved! :P Anyways, this has bugged my off and on for a long time but I have mostly ignored the issue ... until a couple of years ago I discovered I had like 20+ some odd devices on my account -- going back 3+ years or more. Now, I signed out of many of them and I am down to about 15 -- mostly because I am a little confused about how FF Accts determines what to sync and when I start Sync are all of them brought back? Even from 6+ months ago? The one's that were years old I signed out of and deleted but still ... and so, since I use FF for testing and I thought that there shouldn't be that much in each 'sync' test device ... it is sort of confusing... So, is there a way to use FF Accts 'sync' to get my data to a new device without making a new 'synced' device? Thx/Bill PS - in the FF past releases I got what I wanted by just copying the .mozilla directory to the new system but that broke a few releases ago :P too bad stuff has to change :( Also, please understand that I am on Android, iOS, MacOS, and Linux daily so trying to 'gather' what I am submitting this question on will not lend itself to trying to solve my insanity >< Sorry! PPS - I have not tried the first solution offered in the old question yet... I am leaning toward giving up on Sync and just using HTML Bookmark files ... it is messier but I know it is my data - unchanged and unyielding :P Thanks :) Bill
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I am going to say this issue was resolved BUT only because it isnt really solvable.

sorry, life will not become what YOU want but life is what it is. No one will ever be able to fix it :/

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This is a help user forum and what devices you use and sync is up to the user and no one else here can see your devices. What you really need to do is log off all devices and change the Primary password so that only the most current will remain on the list of sync. Firefox sync should work for all the devices assuming they are the latest version of Firefox installed on each to prevent corrupted data or deletion of data. Sync requires if true all version to connect and be verified if that is the case. You can't get around that process if it needs to verify the user is the registered user of that account. But remember the original data/bookmark will remain on the original system that was created on if you change password other devices with that data will be deleted until the login matches the new password. Sync isn't to be used as a backup system for that would require one to use the Firefox FAQ on data backup/migration to save the data from being lost should the original location saves go missing.

These are some FAQ you should familiar about sync.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-set-sync-my-computer https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox/sync https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox/sync-and-save https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-choose-what-information-sync-firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox/sync-share-save https://support.mozilla.org/bm/products/firefox/sync-and-save

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I am going to say this issue was resolved BUT only because it isnt really solvable.

sorry, life will not become what YOU want but life is what it is. No one will ever be able to fix it :/