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Firefox cannot sync between Windows and Linux/Mac

I have several devices which run different systems. Whenever I sync in Firefox, Linux Firefox always syncs with other Linux firefox or Mac Firefox. Windows systems would … (funda kabanzi)

I have several devices which run different systems. Whenever I sync in Firefox, Linux Firefox always syncs with other Linux firefox or Mac Firefox. Windows systems would have another set of bookmarks and user data. My windows devices cannot sync with firefox on other systems. Here's part of my error-sync-1575631489638.txt

1575631489410 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG POST https://oauth.firefox.com.cn/v1/authorization 200 1575631489411 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG _updateAccountData with items: ["oauthTokens"] 1575631489411 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG writing plain storage: ["email","sessionToken","uid","verified","device","oauthTokens","profileCache"] 1575631489411 FirefoxAccounts TRACE starting write of json user data: ["email","sessionToken","uid","verified","device","oauthTokens","profileCache"] 1575631489416 FirefoxAccounts TRACE finished write of json user data - took: 5 1575631489416 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG writing secure storage: ["kSync","kXCS","kExtSync","kExtKbHash"] 1575631489416 FirefoxAccounts TRACE starting write of user data to the login manager 1575631489427 FirefoxAccounts TRACE finished write of user data to the login manager 1575631489628 Sync.Status DEBUG Status for engine extension-storage: error.engine.reason.unknown_fail 1575631489628 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: success.status_ok => error.sync.failed_partial 1575631489628 Sync.ErrorHandler DEBUG extension-storage failed: Error: HTTP 401 Unauthorized: Missing Authorization Token (Please authenticate yourself to use this endpoint.)(resource://services-common/kinto-http-client.js:2771:5) JS Stack trace: ServerResponse@kinto-http-client.js:2771:5 processResponse@kinto-http-client.js:2925:13 1575631489629 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of prefs - disabled via preferences 1575631489629 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of passwords - disabled via preferences 1575631489629 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of tabs - disabled via preferences 1575631489629 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of bookmarks - disabled via preferences 1575631489629 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of addons - disabled via preferences 1575631489629 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of forms - disabled via preferences 1575631489629 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of history - disabled via preferences 1575631489629 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of extension-storage - disabled via preferences 1575631489629 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping validation: no engines qualify 1575631489630 Sync.Synchronizer INFO Sync completed at 2019-12-06 19:24:49 after 0.77 secs. 1575631489630 Sync.Declined DEBUG Handling remote declined: [] 1575631489630 Sync.Declined DEBUG Handling local declined: [] 1575631489631 Sync.Declined DEBUG Declined changed? false 1575631489631 Sync.Service INFO No change to declined engines. Not reuploading meta/global. 1575631489631 Sync.ErrorHandler ERROR Some engines did not sync correctly. 1575631489632 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Next sync in 600000 ms. (why=schedule)

Asked by Matt is not using FAKE FireFox 5 izinyanga ezidlule

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Reconnecting another device runs forever

I have two PCs one Linux the other Windows 10. I can sign on to my Firefox account on both machines Synch seems to be enabled on the Linuz PC only. When I try to connect … (funda kabanzi)

I have two PCs one Linux the other Windows 10. I can sign on to my Firefox account on both machines Synch seems to be enabled on the Linuz PC only. When I try to connect Synch to the Windows PC I get the image which is on the first attached Screenshot. Following these direction I sign in to Firefox account on Windows and get the screen displayed in the second attachment. After about ten seconds it switches to the word "Working.." and stays there for hours.

Asked by Clawinus 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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Can't backup bookmarks. The bookmarked sign on bookmarked pages dissapears few moments after every launch. Sync is stuck on syncing. Can't add new bookmarks.

After starting Firefox, Sync starts and gets stuck on "Syncing" till I restart. Ever page shows as bookmarked for a while and then they all turn into not bookmarked. Back… (funda kabanzi)

After starting Firefox, Sync starts and gets stuck on "Syncing" till I restart. Ever page shows as bookmarked for a while and then they all turn into not bookmarked. Backups won't be saved. Changes to bookmarks and adding new ones won't work either. Have tried a new profile, deleting xulstore.json and places.sqlite and have also tried safe-mode and all of them together. The sync is still in a loop. I have about 56000 bookmarks(I know that's a lot!) but it didn't use to take more than a few seconds. And not being able to see the last sync time by hovering really sucks as well btw.

Asked by Garshasb 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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Sync Moile with PC

Hello, I always have Sync turned on, on my Laptop (PC) and my iPhone. When I reinstalled Firefox, everything was synced except my bookmarks. I have all my bookmarks on my… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, I always have Sync turned on, on my Laptop (PC) and my iPhone. When I reinstalled Firefox, everything was synced except my bookmarks. I have all my bookmarks on my iPhone. How do I get my bookmarks back on my Laptop? Can I somehow export my bookmarks on my iPhone, which has Firefox mobile, and email them to myself on my Laptop? I would really appreciate it very much if anyone could assist me this this issue. Thank you.

Asked by David 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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All passwords on desktop disappeared available on android but will not sync

Today for no reason all my saved passwords on my desktop Firefox browser have disappeared. Fortunately on my android phone they all still exist. I have tried to sync and … (funda kabanzi)

Today for no reason all my saved passwords on my desktop Firefox browser have disappeared. Fortunately on my android phone they all still exist. I have tried to sync and on Android it confirms sync has happened but the passwords will still not show on the desktop browser. Only new passwords now entered are being recorded.

I have never had this problem ever and have done nothing today that would cause this to happen

I have the most recent FF 66 and up to date Windows 10

Any suggestions welcome please.

Asked by adrian29630 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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login saved lost

I have exactly the same problem found here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1261967 BUT, I'm using firefox 67.0.2 on linux (opensuse leap 15.0) and I have no … (funda kabanzi)

I have exactly the same problem found here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1261967 BUT, I'm using firefox 67.0.2 on linux (opensuse leap 15.0) and I have no antivirus running. Also the workaround does not fix the problem. I tried to rename the logins.json corrupted into logins.json (I think the file is still ok, since I looked inside with a text editor (Kate) and I found all my saved "hostname"). No way to reload my saved logins into firefox. Every time I restart firefox with the correct logins.json (the old one renamed) it does not connect to sync and it told me to re-connect to sync. Then, it rename the logins.json and create another file with no saved logins. Please help Thanks

Asked by Davide 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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blank page

on site polishburger.pl I have blank page. It becomes blank after it's loaded. I can click links - mouse cursor changes. Disabling hardware acceleration, safe mode, refre… (funda kabanzi)

on site polishburger.pl I have blank page. It becomes blank after it's loaded. I can click links - mouse cursor changes. Disabling hardware acceleration, safe mode, refreshing firefox, disabling tracking protection, disabling addons does not help - always page becomes blank as soon as it loads = less than 1s.

Asked by CapSel 1 unyaka odlule

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after new version install passwords are lost and does not sync with other device , what to do ?

Centos 7 sync settings are bellow in the screenshot but no password is being synced whatsoever . About:config also showed correct settings . Please help P.S Everything w… (funda kabanzi)

Centos 7 sync settings are bellow in the screenshot but no password is being synced whatsoever . About:config also showed correct settings . Please help P.S Everything was working before update perfectly .

Asked by ameria 1 unyaka odlule

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Sync:HTML backup after Sync size is less to Latest backup before Sync.[UPDATE:3rdMARCH2019]

1. Synced my Firefox sync account 2. Disconnected my Firefox sync account 3. Reinstalled windows 4. Installed Firefox 56 (I was using 63 but i only had 56 installer) 5. U… (funda kabanzi)

1. Synced my Firefox sync account

2. Disconnected my Firefox sync account

3. Reinstalled windows

4. Installed Firefox 56 (I was using 63 but i only had 56 installer)

5. Updated it to 65.0.1.

6. Connected my Firefox sync account


Problem -

1. All bookmarks didn't sync.

I created bookmark HTML backups and it were of 6mb and my latest backup is 171mb.

There are 2980 differences in 173mb backup and Backup taken after again connecting to FirefoxSync. I used WinMerge.

2. HTML backups also contain fav-icons [and Firefox Sync only syncs links not fav-icons.]

When browser is used fav-icons are loaded but after sync fav-icons are loaded as pages are loaded , so there are no fav-icons and html backup size is less than the last backup.

3. Could be related to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1251781

4. There could be something wrong with Firefox's Exporting. Imported the same 173mb HTML to chrome and Firefox then exported HTML backups. Firefox Export was of 61.1Mb Chrome Export was of 12.9Mb

Asked by RexaFire 1 unyaka odlule

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Sync doesn't sync add-ons installed before sync activation

So I had bookmarks and extensions in my browser, but wasn't using Sync. After getting a new laptop, I wanted to activate Sync. So I created an account, connected sync wit… (funda kabanzi)

So I had bookmarks and extensions in my browser, but wasn't using Sync.

After getting a new laptop, I wanted to activate Sync. So I created an account, connected sync with that account, made sure that everything was checked to sync, I then synced.

After that, on my laptop, I installed Firefox, and then added my account.

I saw that none of my bookmarks were synced, same things with my extensions.

On my desktop, I went ahead and saved my bookmarks, deleted them all, and then re-imported the bookmarks. They then were able to successfully sync, on the desktop to the laptop.

But I cannot do the same thing with extensions.

Asked by avezinaATastus 1 unyaka odlule

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Can't log in my firefox sync account

Can't log in my firefox sync account on android due to two step authentication. Can't cancel two step authentication on the PC I'm logged in. Can't reset my recovery code… (funda kabanzi)

Can't log in my firefox sync account on android due to two step authentication. Can't cancel two step authentication on the PC I'm logged in. Can't reset my recovery codes!

Asked by fankata 1 unyaka odlule

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strange behavior with Firefox bookmarks that don't get properly saved

I'm using FF63.0.3 and a Mac with OS 10.11.6. Firefox works generically well EXCEPT sometimes when I try to save bookmarks, all hell breaks loose. I save them, they LOOK … (funda kabanzi)

I'm using FF63.0.3 and a Mac with OS 10.11.6. Firefox works generically well EXCEPT sometimes when I try to save bookmarks, all hell breaks loose. I save them, they LOOK like they're saved, and I try to sync. The sync goes off in never-never land, and never finishes. Aaargh, I say, and I restart Firefox, whereby my new bookmarks are GONE! No memory of them. No record of being at them in my History. Now I should say that when I kill Firefox in this circumstance, I get an "Application not responding" error, so clearly something has already been hosed.

I should say that this happens occasionally. Not always. But it's pretty exasperating when it does, trying to recover those lost bookmarks. Normally, when I sync, it just takes a few seconds, and everything is keen.

Insights abut why, or how to prevent this? This has been going on for months, surviving re-downloading Firefox, and reboots.

Asked by danll 1 unyaka odlule

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I can't disconnect from Synch because I'm stuck in 2-factor hell & authy doesn't help. How to get back to step 0?

I used Authy to authenticate my Firefox account. I also used a 2nd email with my firefox account. It also started off so nicely and seemed like the proper, careful thing… (funda kabanzi)

I used Authy to authenticate my Firefox account. I also used a 2nd email with my firefox account. It also started off so nicely and seemed like the proper, careful thing to do.

But somewhere along the way, amidst various installs/deletions, my authy app got deleted/reinstalled and became out of synch with my firefox, so now the codes (or maybe they're called keys?) that it generates are not recognized by my firefox account. And I can't seem to access any backups or recovery codes that work either.

And so here's the big problem now: On a positive note, yes, my bookmarks can synch between my macbook air and my iphone 8. And yes, on my firefox account I can change the password as many times as I want. BUT, I because I don't have the right authenticator codes working now, I would just like to re-start from scratch, and I would like to disconnect my two emails that are currently associated with this Firefox account.

However, without having the correct authenticator 6-character or long-character info, unfortunately I cannot even get that far! I cannot successful complete the delete action to delete that firefox account in order to do this. So now those two emails of mine are held hostage by this particular Firefox account, and I can't use them in another Firefox account, and I can't use them properly in this Firefox account either because the 2FA isn't working well with the Authy.

I just want to disconnect them and start over, but there seems to be no way to get out of this multifactor circular hell. And also, while I am very happy to have finally found this help screen to type in my question, it took me a LONG time to even find out where to submit my question -- I had to browse through so many not appliable topics for days until I found where I could send something more than just a happy or sad feedback face. It should be much more straightforward to submit a question. Thanks for any help anyone can provide!

Asked by Muddled 1 unyaka odlule

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My bookmarks are duplicating exponentially. I added 2 new bookmarks and now they are 100s.... How can I cancel them and restore the original bookmarks?

After saving two some new bookmark, I found out on my other 2 pcs (synchronized with a third one) that the bookmarks I've added were just multiplied X times, where X stan… (funda kabanzi)

After saving two some new bookmark, I found out on my other 2 pcs (synchronized with a third one) that the bookmarks I've added were just multiplied X times, where X stands for hundreds..... How can I restore my bookmark menu? What is the problem? Is it possible to delete more bookmarks at a time?

Asked by Aaron123 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox Sync Lost Bookmarks

After signing in to my Firefox account the history is still present but all my bookmarks from the account are gone. I tried on both Windows and Android and none of my sav… (funda kabanzi)

After signing in to my Firefox account the history is still present but all my bookmarks from the account are gone. I tried on both Windows and Android and none of my saved bookmarks are showing.

Asked by coolprash 1 unyaka odlule

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Provide mirror of Firefox sync for Russian users in non-blocked IP subnet

Mozilla Firefox Sync is blocked in whole Russia, when Russian authorities (Roskomnadzor) try to block Telegram, so it blocks those subnets: http://isitblockedinrussia.com… (funda kabanzi)

Mozilla Firefox Sync is blocked in whole Russia, when Russian authorities (Roskomnadzor) try to block Telegram, so it blocks those subnets: http://isitblockedinrussia.com/?host=accounts.firefox.com 35.160.0.0/13 54.144.0.0/12

Additional info here: https://github.com/sxiii/russian-blackout

So all Russian users at now can't use Firefox Sync (accounts.firefox.com) and other Mozilla cloud services.

Can Mozilla provide mirror or proxy for accounts.firefox.com website and other services in new IP subnet, that not blocked in Russia?

For Russian users: Роскомнадзор (РКН) заблокировал в России доступ к синхронизации Mozilla Firefox поэтому сайты accounts.firefox.com, firefoxusercontent.com, sync.services.mozilla.com не открываются у многих русских провайдеров (Ростелеком, Мегамакс, Virgin Connect и т.п.)

Asked by Alexey Murz Korepov 1 unyaka odlule

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Lately I often get message that I am unable to reach Mozilla's servers. I had to reinstall Firefox recently and my sync was incomplete (no logins, no history)

Lately I often get message that I am unable to reach Mozilla's servers. I live in Russia and my IP is Russian too. I had to reinstall Firefox recently and my sync was inc… (funda kabanzi)

Lately I often get message that I am unable to reach Mozilla's servers. I live in Russia and my IP is Russian too. I had to reinstall Firefox recently and my sync was incomplete (no logins, no history, no bookmarks) even though I had that checked in before. Could it be external problem because of recent Telegram blockings in Russia? Or is it only me?

Asked by bogema 2 iminyaka edlule

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Sync replaces new bookmarks with old

I opened a laptop I haven't used in over a year. Firefox down-dated all my bookmarks to the year-old settings which means lost all my passwords, URLs and links that I ha… (funda kabanzi)

I opened a laptop I haven't used in over a year. Firefox down-dated all my bookmarks to the year-old settings which means lost all my passwords, URLs and links that I had configured. Since the sync is universal, it removed them from ALL my computers. Now, the only way I have of getting the old links, is to restore my entire computer!


needless to say, I am pissed! This is a bug that existed over a year ago and was reported!

For the first time since Firefox was released, I am considering changing to a new browser!

is there any way to recover the new book marks that were deleted?


This is phenomenally stupid!

Asked by veryunhappy1 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule