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Creating separate Firefox profiles on different user accounts

Hello, I am wondering it this is possible - I have a Windows 10 laptop that needs to be upgraded to V202H and I am told that the upgrade will probably delete all of my cu… (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

I am wondering it this is possible - I have a Windows 10 laptop that needs to be upgraded to V202H and I am told that the upgrade will probably delete all of my current programs and settings - including my Firefox install and all bookmarks. To help recover from that, I wanted to know if it would be possible to set up an alternate Firefox in a not often used local account on my Windows 7 laptop and then sync the two so that after the upgrade, I can download Firefox again onto the Win 10 laptop and then sync it back so that I can get all of my bookmarks and settings for FF back onto the Win 10 laptop.

I don't want to sync it with the Firefox that I use in my regular Win 7 user account since that has a separate set of bookmarks and settings that I wouldn't want to change. I just wanted a way to "hold" all of the Win 10 Firefox stuff and "reinstall" it, and had thought that sync might be a way to do that.

If that won't work, is there a way to transfer the entire FF profile over to a new install on that laptop once it is upgraded?

Thanks for any help! Much appreciated!

Asked by TaylorNorth2 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox sync not working at all (Mac)

Firefox sync has not been working for me for some time, and I'd like to get it operational again. I'm trying to sync between a Mac Pro (FF 81.0.2), a MacBook Pro (FF 81.… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox sync has not been working for me for some time, and I'd like to get it operational again. I'm trying to sync between a Mac Pro (FF 81.0.2), a MacBook Pro (FF 81.0.2) and an iPhone 6 (FF Daylight 29.0). Nothing whatsover syncs.

So far, I've updated all browsers, and re-paired the iPhone with the QR code. I've also logged out of my FF accounts at the same time on all devices, and back in again. (That's what's recommended at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-sync-troubleshooting-and-tips#w_i-set-up-firefox-sync-but-nothing-is-syncing, though that links to a page that is said to be out of date).

I can't see any obvious errors in the computer names, or anything else.

Any suggestion for further investigation, please?

Asked by MichaelMaggs 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by MichaelMaggs 1 unyaka odlule

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Sync is not working completely (logs included)

I have reinstalled the OS on my lap top and after a successful login to my account I am unable to sync everything from the account. The logs can be found in: https://cont… (funda kabanzi)

I have reinstalled the OS on my lap top and after a successful login to my account I am unable to sync everything from the account. The logs can be found in: https://controlc.com/8afabe84

I have the same account set on two different devices (My desktop PC and my android phone, this device I am trying to sync is the third one) and both those device were synced long time ago.

I tried with another profile which I am using for my work related stuff, still no success. First I tried syncing on Ubuntu 20.10 and then installed on Ubuntu 20.04(currently) but it is without success.

I need to sync to this device the bookmarks, extensions, saved logins, etc... Currently I do not have my other PC to export this stuff, please help.

Some of the thing in the logs:

1618133031444 Sync.Service DEBUG Exception calling WrappedLock: LockException: Could not acquire lock. Label: "service.js: login".(resource://services-sync/util.js:62:5) JS Stack trace: LockException@util.js:62:5 throwLockException@util.js:148:11 WrappedLock@util.js:162:15 WrappedCatch@util.js:133:27 login@service.js:1049:66 sync/<@service.js:1327:26 WrappedCatch@util.js:133:27 sync@service.js:1335:7


1618133047237 Sync.Resource WARN GET request to https://sync-1-us-west1-g.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/167262145/info/collections failed: [Exception... "The connection has timed out" nsresult: "0x804b000e (NS_ERROR_NET_TIMEOUT)" location: "<unknown>" data: no] No traceback available 1618133047237 Sync.Service DEBUG verifyLogin failed: [Exception... "The connection has timed out" nsresult: "0x804b000e (NS_ERROR_NET_TIMEOUT)" location: "<unknown>" data: no] No traceback available 1618133047238 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: success.login => error.login.reason.network 1618133047238 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: success.status_ok => error.login.failed 1618133047238 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: error.login.reason.network => error.login.reason.network 1618133047238 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed 1618133047238 Sync.ErrorHandler ERROR Sync encountered a login error 1618133047239 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1618133047241 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Next sync in 3600000 ms. (why=schedule) 1618133047242 Sync.Service DEBUG Exception calling WrappedLock: Error: Login failed: error.login.reason.network(resource://services-sync/service.js:1038:15) JS Stack trace: onNotify@service.js:1038:15 1618133047242 Sync.Service DEBUG Not syncing: login returned false.

Asked by Nikola Lozanovski 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Nikola Lozanovski 1 unyaka odlule

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Reset Firefox password -> Lost paswords

I reset my password on my firefox account and lost all my bookmarks, passwords etc. I didn't know it would be lost. Now I have remembered the old password. Is it possible… (funda kabanzi)

I reset my password on my firefox account and lost all my bookmarks, passwords etc. I didn't know it would be lost. Now I have remembered the old password. Is it possible to recover the old data (firefox sync)?

Asked by pantuniestal 1 unyaka odlule

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Bookmark import from Firefox Sync.

Hi, I have a probem. My PC broke down. I lost all my data. After i reinstaled Firefox on my pc and Connected it to Sync, i was not able to get my bookmarks back. I see th… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, I have a probem. My PC broke down. I lost all my data. After i reinstaled Firefox on my pc and Connected it to Sync, i was not able to get my bookmarks back. I see them on my phone under - Bookmarks - Desktop Bookmarks, but i can' t see them on my PC. I tryed to sync them, but nothing. I remember that when this happened last time, i just loged in and got all my bookmarks back, but now i have lost half a day, but got nothing out of it....

Asked by Armands 1 unyaka odlule

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Lost all my Google account passwords from stored passwords on firefox

I store passwords on firefox account and use sync to share passwords across devices. I did not delete any passwords on any device. recently, I saw that only google accoun… (funda kabanzi)

I store passwords on firefox account and use sync to share passwords across devices. I did not delete any passwords on any device. recently, I saw that only google account passwords are missing and rest passwords are intact in saved passwords. my google passwords have been stored since a long time. all my old and recent stored passwords are shown in firefox but only my google account passwords are gone on all the devices. I tried login-backup.json but there is no change in passwords shown. need help.

Asked by vvons 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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pair or sync 2 computers firefox - all open windows and tabs possible?

Hi! I have 2 apple computers running high sierra with updated versions of Firefox. The "laptop" has all my current work on it in Firefox using 7 browser windows with 60 t… (funda kabanzi)

Hi! I have 2 apple computers running high sierra with updated versions of Firefox. The "laptop" has all my current work on it in Firefox using 7 browser windows with 60 tabs open. How do I get all that to open on the other computer "desktop?" On the desktop, the Firefox "synced tabs" sidebar is open and showing all the laptop open tabs...

I am logged into the same Firefox account on both computers which have different names in my Firefox account.

THAAANKS!!!

Asked by freedonspark 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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New Tab Shortcuts wiped out by Sync

Hi all, I suspect I'm out of luck but I'm hoping someone might have some ideas ... I'm using Firefox 94.0.2 and I have become a big fan of the ability to pin shortcuts/b… (funda kabanzi)

Hi all, I suspect I'm out of luck but I'm hoping someone might have some ideas ... I'm using Firefox 94.0.2 and I have become a big fan of the ability to pin shortcuts/bookmarks to tiles in the New Tab screen. I customized my New Tab with 9 rows of tiles, 72 pinned sites, a very useful & convenient feature.

I got a new laptop for work, installed Firefox and logged into my Firefox account. I ran Sync to copy some open tabs over to the browser in my old laptop. Somehow the sync picked up the setting of having 72 tiles on the New Tab page, on the new laptop, which was great; but instead of my pinned sites, the 72 tiles were populated by random sites (presumably pulled out of browsing history). No worries; I'd expected that I'd have to manually configure the new laptop's browser anyway.

But then when i logged into my old laptop this morning I was dismayed to see that the pinned sites were gone! The 72 tiles are still there, but the pinned sites have been replaced by random ones. Now I'll have to reconfigure my old laptop's browser as well. :-(

My question: is there any way to restore the previous pinned sites without having to re-pin them all manually? And once they're all back in place, is there some way to export/save/lock them, so this won't happen again? If having Sync enabled across my two devices is going to randomly wipe out my pinned sites, then I suppose the New Tab tile functionality is not so useful and I'll just use an old-fashioned Bookmark list.

Thanks in advance for any insights!

Asked by ghost2270 6 izinyanga ezidlule

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Sync Firefox in dual boot with Ubuntu 20.04.1 and Windows 10

Hello dear Firefox community, I'd like to sync my Firefox of my Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04.1. The only option available for me in the sync menu is to scan a QR-code whic… (funda kabanzi)

Hello dear Firefox community,

I'd like to sync my Firefox of my Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04.1. The only option available for me in the sync menu is to scan a QR-code which does not work in dual boot system. Do you have any ideas what to do? Thank you very much already! -Jo

Asked by johanna.czech 1 unyaka odlule

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Stopping Firefox from displaying my Sync account's email

I recently made an account for Firefox so I could use Sync. Whenever I press the three lines at the top left corner it displays my email, for whatever reason. I share my … (funda kabanzi)

I recently made an account for Firefox so I could use Sync. Whenever I press the three lines at the top left corner it displays my email, for whatever reason. I share my screen often and I wouldn't want to accidentally leak my email and/or any other sensitive information.

Is it possible to make Firefox display my username instead of my email, or make it go away completely without losing functionality? Thanks in advance!

Asked by User 1 unyaka odlule

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Bookmarks do not sync

If I make a change to my bookmarks they do not sync between devices. For example I moved some bookmarks on my Windows desktop but the changes do not appear on my iPad. I … (funda kabanzi)

If I make a change to my bookmarks they do not sync between devices. For example I moved some bookmarks on my Windows desktop but the changes do not appear on my iPad. I tried forcing a sync on both devices but that did not work. I disconnected the sync on the iPad and then reconnected using the bar code. After watching the sync wheel spin for a while the bookmarks were in sync. Then I deleted a bookmark folder on the iPad but that change is not visible on the desktop.

Why do the bookmarks not stay in sync??

Asked by dclark 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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I can't add a secondary email address to my firefox account

I am trying to add a secondary email address to my firefox/sync account but there is not button to add a new address. Help articles state that there IS a button, but I d… (funda kabanzi)

I am trying to add a secondary email address to my firefox/sync account but there is not button to add a new address. Help articles state that there IS a button, but I don't have one. Thanks.

Asked by Grant Prowse 1 unyaka odlule

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Sync and pair QR codes cut off at the bottom, can't scan them with phone on Linux

I am using the latest MX Linux Distro and Firefox 85. I am trying to setup sync with my phone so I can access all my bookmarks and such on my phone. It pops up with a QR … (funda kabanzi)

I am using the latest MX Linux Distro and Firefox 85. I am trying to setup sync with my phone so I can access all my bookmarks and such on my phone. It pops up with a QR code to scan in the Firefox on the phone but it would never scan. After a closer look at the QR code, it is cut off at the bottom and there seems to be nothing I can do to get around that. Endless searches make it out that I am the only one having this problem.

I don't know if this is a bug in Firefox, a bug in the interface, a bug somewhere else, or what. I just want to make it work. Thank you.

Asked by markreaves1984 1 unyaka odlule

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Dropping from Beta to release channel

I am stuck between two machines and can't stay on beta updates anymore because FF won't let me sync my profiles anymore. If I can't migrate my beta channel profile to t… (funda kabanzi)

I am stuck between two machines and can't stay on beta updates anymore because FF won't let me sync my profiles anymore.

If I can't migrate my beta channel profile to the release channel, how can I quit beta updates until the release channel catches up to me?

FF preference selected is 'download updates but let me install them' but really there is no choice. It installs and next opening of FF it is automatically installed. I already changed about:config preference for update channel to 'release' but FF merrily kept on with beta channel updates.

I need my beta channel profile customizations--varied management of permissions and add-ons and passwords on dozens of sites, customizations to stop the blinking and autoplay and movement and noise.

But: FF won't let me keep them if I go back to release.

So: how can I force FF to stop updating while the release channel catches up?

Mac/Mojave Beta channel 80.something, need to sync with release channel 79

Asked by Foxfree99 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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Unable to log into Firefox Sync

I recently got all new devices and traded in my previous ones and when trying to login to Firefox Sync, I can sign in successfully but then I’m required to provide the 6-… (funda kabanzi)

I recently got all new devices and traded in my previous ones and when trying to login to Firefox Sync, I can sign in successfully but then I’m required to provide the 6-digit code that is sent to my email. I am unable to login to my email because the password in stored in my Firefox Sync saved passwords.

Attempted to reset my email password (Gmail) but I need to enter the last password that I used, which I have no idea since I’ve always used Firefox Sync and all I get from Google is “we are unable to verify this account belongs to you”. So not much traction on gaining access to my email account.

In my mind, I assumed that by utilizing Firefox Sync as a form of a password manager, I wouldn’t be in this situation as long as I knew my Firefox Sync password. I have since learned otherwise. I can sign-in on accounts.firefox.com but of course making any change requires that I put in the code that was sent via email.

I attempted to download Lockwise and again prompted to enter the code sent via email.

So at this point, I’m just wondering if I’m out of luck and although I know my password to my Firefox account that I’ll be unable to regain access to it or my email because I can’t access the 6-digit code being sent to that email.

Any additional support or suggestions are appreciated but I feel like I’m unfortunately at the end of the line here on what else could be done.

Asked by Corey W 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Lost logins and passwords after a refresh

I've recently refreshed Firefox V80.0 on my PC and in the process lost my stored logins and passwords. However they are still available in my iPad and Android phone in bo… (funda kabanzi)

I've recently refreshed Firefox V80.0 on my PC and in the process lost my stored logins and passwords. However they are still available in my iPad and Android phone in both Firefox browser and Lockwise. I've tried syncing to get them back to the PC with no success. If I go to "Logins and Passwords" in the browser menu it opens the Lockwise page and asks me to log in to that. I just get a page saying "no synced logins found" even after syncing both the PC and the mobiles.

Asked by info3218 1 unyaka odlule

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Theme keeps resetting on browser restart when signed in to account

Every time I change my theme and close my browser and come back in it resets my theme. Though my theme says it is enabled. I have no idea what is causing this accept that… (funda kabanzi)

Every time I change my theme and close my browser and come back in it resets my theme. Though my theme says it is enabled. I have no idea what is causing this accept that it happens when I log in to my account. I have uninstalled my Firefox and cleaned out all registry and appdata folders for a clean install. I then re-install fresh and login to my account and BAM my theme resets every time I restart my browser. I have also closed all logins in my account.

As you can see in the image my theme is enabled but the theme is not showing. When I disable and re-enable it it will come back but when I close my browser and open it back the theme shows for about 2 seconds but reverts to this theme you see in the screenshot.

I hope this makes sense, this is very confusing.

Asked by Kaleb 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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Syncing

I'm trying to sync a new laptop. It keeps telling me to sign in on another device. I'm already signed in on both devices. Help!

Asked by Ellen 1 unyaka odlule

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