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I already use X-Marks, how is Sync different/better?

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I already use X-Marks, how is Sync different/better?

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Re: I already use X-Marks, how is Sync different/better?

Sync does synchronization of far more types of data that Xmarks does. Plus Sync is built in to the upcoming Firefox 4.0 version, no need to install an extension.

https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/What+is+Firefox+Sync

https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/How+to+sync+Firefox+settings+between+computers

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Re: I already use X-Marks, how is Sync different/better?

They perform a very similar function. Sync will be built into Firefox 4, so there will be no need to use an extension.

Sync is just for Firefox, and Xmarks works with other browsers.

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Re: I already use X-Marks, how is Sync different/better?

Sync does synchronization of far more types of data that Xmarks does. Plus Sync is built in to the upcoming Firefox 4.0 version, no need to install an extension.

https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/What+is+Firefox+Sync

https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/How+to+sync+Firefox+settings+between+computers

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Re: I already use X-Marks, how is Sync different/better?

Thank you! I will be using Sync from now on and tell my friends about it. They're using FF and X-Marks on my recommendation as it is. Your answers were very helpful:-)

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Re: I already use X-Marks, how is Sync different/better?

X-marks allows you to set up different sync profiles, Firefox sync doesn't. Unfortunately X-marks is shutting down.

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Re: I already use X-Marks, how is Sync different/better?

I use Xmarks and am sad too see that it will be shutting down. Is there anything that will enable me to import my Xmarks bookmarks into Firefox Sync?

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Re: I already use X-Marks, how is Sync different/better?

You do not need to import the Xmarks bookmarks into Firefox Sync. Firefox Sync will use the Firefox bookmarks from your computer, and that should be exactly the same bookmarks that Xmarks has synchronized.

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Re: I already use X-Marks, how is Sync different/better?

So, what happens if my bookmarks are destroyed on my computer? Are they then replaced automatically? Or does the next Sync process erase them on your server? How would I recover the bookmarks if they are lost?

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Re: I already use X-Marks, how is Sync different/better?

Firefox Sync, though it can be used as a backup, is mainly intended for synchronizing different computers/Firefox profiles. You can treat it as a backup and restore the data from the Sync servers.

You should not just rely on Firefox Sync and should be backing up all of your important data and documents so that you can recover them in the event of data loss.

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Re: I already use X-Marks, how is Sync different/better?

Sync does allow multiple sync profiles, but the data is completely separate in each sync profile.