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Passwords disappeared from sync account

For some reason my passwords went missing locally and when I went to sync them my account would not connect and the saved password was missing. So I went through the pass… (funda kabanzi)

For some reason my passwords went missing locally and when I went to sync them my account would not connect and the saved password was missing. So I went through the password reset process to sign into my sync account and when I resigned into it to sync, there was no passwords on the account.

Is there any backup performed by mozilla or any other way to get like a backup of the online account passwords somehow. My local logins.json files are corrupt so I cant use them.

This is extremely disappointing if they cant be retrieved.

Asked by georgek3 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox bookmarks & Passwords

Hello. Last night i had to reinstall windows and i lost everything. but in firefox i have loged in and synced. its also synced with my safari browser on my phone. is it p… (funda kabanzi)

Hello. Last night i had to reinstall windows and i lost everything. but in firefox i have loged in and synced. its also synced with my safari browser on my phone. is it possible in any way to get my bookmarks and passwords back? because everything is gone and the profile folder only shows dates after i installed firefox again!

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Asked by ari0a 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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Syncing Firefox browser on iMac and MacBook Pro

Howdy, I just need to sync Firefox on my iMac and on my MacBook Pro. But this is surprisingly difficult to do. [[this page|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-s… (funda kabanzi)

Howdy, I just need to sync Firefox on my iMac and on my MacBook Pro. But this is surprisingly difficult to do. [[this page|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-set-sync-my-computer]] says to "click the 'Sign In' button next to 'Sync and save data'". It shows a handy little screenshot of a Sign In button, but I cannot see said button or the Sync and save data button even though I'm signed in to Firefox. This page gives me a handy QR code to sync Firefox on my mobile device, but I want to sync Firefox on my laptop. This page [[about:preferences#searchResults]] ] says "Sorry! There are no results in Settings for 'sync'". (Why ever not?)

It seems it should be very easy to sync Firefox between two computers; indeed it should be blindingly obvious, but it's not. What am I missing here? Thanks in advance for your help.

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Can't sync Firefox on new install of Windows

As per the subject. Had to reinstall Windows 10 on my machine cos of a glitch. In the past, never had a prob with Firefox syncing to a new machine, but it didn't this tim… (funda kabanzi)

As per the subject. Had to reinstall Windows 10 on my machine cos of a glitch. In the past, never had a prob with Firefox syncing to a new machine, but it didn't this time & I can't work out how to do it??

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Which files I need to recover my password?

Hi everybody this will be a long question, and I would be really grateful for any kind of help anyone could give me, this is my case: I use `firefox-sync` to manage all … (funda kabanzi)

Hi everybody this will be a long question, and I would be really grateful for any kind of help anyone could give me, this is my case:

I use `firefox-sync` to manage all my logins information and firefox-sync's password is the unique password I save manually.

Currently I has problems with my O.S and I decided reinstall it. But also I have 2FA enable for mostly of my accounts, and firefox-sync is not the exception, and firefox-sync's 2FA is based on my gmail, so when I tried get logged on firefox-sync, firefox asks me for my verification code, but my verification code is in my gmail, and my gmail's password is in firefox-sync.

So I lost access to all my accounts, I lose my gmail, github, gitlab, stackoverflow, discord, etc etc... :'(

From the gmail side, I tried all that gmail let me try but unsuccessfully.

So, the only possibility that I see, is recover the information of the formatted partition and rebuild the previous state of Firefox. I mean:

Reading about firefox loggins, and taking a look to firefox's workdir (`$HOME/.mozilla`), I see firefox saves login's info in a json file located in `$HOME/.mozilla/$profile$/logins.json`.

So the basic idea is with a data recovery tool, try recover `.mozilla`s directory and replace it over the current environment so when I start firefox can get access to my login's info. But I'm not sure how much it is possible to recover the whole directory, and if is not posible, my question is:

What files next to `logins.json` should be my recovery targets to replace inside the `.mozilla` folder in order to reconstruct my accounts login information?

Asked by 04l3xxxx 1 unyaka odlule

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Edge Case for Data Loss (Firefox Settings, Extension Settings, Sessions)

Labelled as "Firefox Sync" as it may be involved, as the only preserved data is seemingly what comes through firefox sync. Hi all, My C drive filled itself with 50GB o… (funda kabanzi)

Labelled as "Firefox Sync" as it may be involved, as the only preserved data is seemingly what comes through firefox sync.

Hi all, My C drive filled itself with 50GB of Crusader Kings 3 crash logs.

While the drive was (unknowingly) full, I opened firefox. Firefox was...wonky...and instantly I could tell something was wrong, as my speeddial homepage was missing all the sites. My best guess is that, in the worst timing ever, firefox sync chose this time to sync. I immediately cleared space on the drive, and restarted firefox. No extension data recovered. I restarted the PC. No extension data recovered.

I began following Firefox troubleshooting steps, such as checking about:profile. Other profiles are present, but each lacks any extensions or extension data. I widened my search with Everything, to search everywhere for any waylaid installs or profiles that may hold backups. Specifically, prefs.js, extensions.json, firefox.exe (incase I was somehow running a non-default install location) or any sign of other installations. I did find some hits, but none had extensions installed.

Perhaps useful, my FF profile weave folder is populated with many CORRUPT files, and the 'failed' folder lists addons, bookmarks, clients, extension-storage and prefs from it's most recent sync. Perhaps this is the result of trying to write to a full disk?

This is mostly an exercise of curiosity now, as the developer of Group Speed Dial (Juraj Mäsiar) helped me recover from their own backup system seperate from the Mozilla Preferences. I have an easy way to see if any backup file has the correct data, as I have many settings that are instantly visible.

Useful info: Antivirus - None added (Windows Defender) FF Version - 111.0.1 (64-bit) Profile - default-release

(Moz Helpers, the remainder of this post is irrelevant, and purely to help future travellers) If a weary traveller comes across this post in the future, I gift you my knowledge from the year 2023 of Group Speed Dial. At this time, the way you access the backups on your system is to navigate to the Group Speed Dial homepage. If you are on the default homepage, you should find the option to set it as New Tab or Homepage in Firefox settings. Next, as you face the oblivion of an empty dialler page, click the Burger Menu (top-right for me) for the extension. NOT the firefox burger menu, the one as if you were clicking a menu in a website. For me, the Fourth option is History/Backups. This is a new-ish feature from the developer, so don't be surprised if it move around...be they seem very proud of it, so I imagine it lurks somewhere!

If you just want to recover your extension list, at this time you can find a complete list of everything by examining extensions.js, extension-settings.js and extension-preferences.js. There is a tool online for helping parse into a human readable table, but I would not rely on it, and instead look into a generic JSON formatter to make the data human readable. The site is jeffersonscher.com, which has a extension file reader here https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/extensionsjson.html

Have a nice day all!

Asked by firefox.92vtv 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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Update removed my settings and addons because of "Old" profile

Hello! Since the most recent firefox update, my settings and extensions have been inaccessible to me due to my firefox account profile being "old." It has been working pe… (funda kabanzi)

Hello! Since the most recent firefox update, my settings and extensions have been inaccessible to me due to my firefox account profile being "old." It has been working perfectly until this update. If I try to change my profile to my old one, it forces me to create a new one which does not include my saved addons and settings. I am able to usually manually move my bookmarks to the new profile via the files stored locally. I really need access to the settings and extensions, so it would be great if someone can help me to recover them. I tried to troubleshoot by finding my extensions local folder from my old profile, and I copied it to a new profile, but it didn't work. I am also wondering, if I do copy the extensions successfully, how can I also copy the settings preferences? Any solution is appreciated, thank you!

I tried this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-user-data-missing-after-firefox-update And I tried this https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data#w_what-information-is-stored-in-my-profile

Asked by reimoon 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by caspy7 1 unyaka odlule

All of my saved passwords disappeared

I noticed that on my laptop a few days ago I only had 12 passwords dating back to about September 2023 but previously I had had upwards of 80 saved passwords in my Firefo… (funda kabanzi)

I noticed that on my laptop a few days ago I only had 12 passwords dating back to about September 2023 but previously I had had upwards of 80 saved passwords in my Firefox account. I didn’t think too much of it because all of my passwords were still available on my desktop and my mobile devices. however I checked yesterday and the same thing happened to the rest of my devices. Only 12 recently saved passwords were available. while troubleshooting I may have made the problem worse because now there are no saved passwords. Is there any way I can restore my 80+ passwords so that I don’t have to go through and reset all of them one by one which would be very time-consuming and annoying. Any help would be appreciated please please please thank you.

Asked by Kai Stephenson 1 inyanga edlule

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Device is missing from "Send Tab To Device" list

A recently added computer's Firefox is not available on the "Send Tab To Device" list. Both computers are logged into my Firefox account and Firefox is syncing. The ne… (funda kabanzi)

A recently added computer's Firefox is not available on the "Send Tab To Device" list.

Both computers are logged into my Firefox account and Firefox is syncing. The new computer populated with my extensions and other synced data. The new computer shows the old computer in it's Send Tab list, but the old computer does not have the new computer's Firefox name in the Send Tab list.

On both computers, I can go to the menu / Manage Account and see the list "Connected Services - Everything you are using and signed into." On both computers, I can see the other computer's Firefox name in the list, and it reports "synced a few seconds ago".

But when I use the context menu and try to send a tab under "Send Tab To Device" the new computer is not on the list.

This article does not discuss this situation. For the case of "I don’t see my device listed" it just says "Sign In", but that has already been completed and is working on both systems.

Asked by Tim 11 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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Just can't get passwords to sync

Hi, not sure what I'm doing wrong, but my logins and passwords simply will not synch between devices. I principally use a desktop Win10 machine, and an iOS version of Fir… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, not sure what I'm doing wrong, but my logins and passwords simply will not synch between devices. I principally use a desktop Win10 machine, and an iOS version of Firefox. Have double-checked settings on both devices, tried forcing a manual sync from each to the other, all to no avail. Any ideas on what I need to do differently? TIA.

Asked by John Locke 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by John Locke 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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For 2FA, I used a code generated by Google Authenticator to enter my account - but codes are rejected

Recently I activated 2FA on Firefox. I scanned the barcode by Google authenticator, to make it my code generator. I'm now trying to enter Firefox on my laptop. After ty… (funda kabanzi)

Recently I activated 2FA on Firefox. I scanned the barcode by Google authenticator, to make it my code generator.

I'm now trying to enter Firefox on my laptop. After typing my password, when I try to enter one of the generated Google Authenticator codes, I constantly get a response "Invalid code".

I had to use one of the backup codes (out of the 8), and managed to enter my account on the laptop, but none of the logins and passwords were found there (it's empty).

My first question is why does Firefox reject the codes received from Google Authenticator (do I have to cancel my 2FA and define it once again? but I did everything by the book, with GA, and it seemed fine the other day).

My second question: I finally managed to enter my account with one of the eight backup code. Why are there no passwords etc? Aren't they automatically drawn from my usual (existing) account?

The laptop runs Win 10. I installed the 2FA on my main computer, which runs Win 11.

Thank you very much in advance, Eldad

Asked by Eldad S-firefox 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by Eldad S-firefox 5 izinyanga ezidlule

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Problem withs sync

hello I just lost all my data on account of Firefox , after log in i dont have any passwords/history and all my bookmarks. Please can You help me ? Thank You Re… (funda kabanzi)

hello

I just lost all my data on account of Firefox , after log in i dont have any passwords/history and all my bookmarks. Please can You help me ?

Thank You

Regards Cezary Salata

Asked by cezary.salata 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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My passwords between Android and Desktop don't sync.

Hi, I have read through some of the past similar issues with passwords not syncing across devices and the only official answer I seem to find from the Firefox team is t… (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

I have read through some of the past similar issues with passwords not syncing across devices and the only official answer I seem to find from the Firefox team is to "manually or force sync"...

However that does not work. I have just saved a new login on my mobile, I have manually synced or "sync now" on both my mobile and desktop, restarted both devices and still...this login does NOT appear on my Desktop.

So please help! For all I know there could be other logins saved on my mobile that don't appear on my desktop and vice versa.

I do not want to uninstall Firefox.

Kind Regards, Alex van der Merwe

Asked by avdmerwe33 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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password recovery

My laptop crashed last night I had to reboot windows. I had a lot of passwords saved on my firefox browser How can i recover these passwords? I need them to run software… (funda kabanzi)

My laptop crashed last night

I had to reboot windows. I had a lot of passwords saved on my firefox browser How can i recover these passwords? I need them to run software for college

Sincerely Ben Martens

Asked by MartensBen 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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Lost access to 2FA device and backups codes

I can prove that I'm using the same e-mail address but with different domain thus making the last statement from [[an article here|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/wh… (funda kabanzi)

I can prove that I'm using the same e-mail address but with different domain thus making the last statement from [[an article here|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/what-if-im-locked-out-two-step-authentication]] invalid.

Any idea how I can contact Mozilla to restore access or delete my account to recreate it again? Cannot find an e-mail address to create a ticket :( I don't want to use custom e-mail domain for Firefox account.

Thanks!

Asked by pavlo3 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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Bookmarks

I logged into my account, but the bookmarks were not synced like before. I ask, for the love of God, that you recover my favorites.

Asked by Tácio Cabral 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by Paul 1 unyaka odlule

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[SOLVED] Firefox account not syncing Gravatar photo

Hi, On September 15, 2022 I created this thread here on Firefox Support Forum and now I finally have an answer to the question, but as we can see my thread was archived … (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

On September 15, 2022 I created this thread here on Firefox Support Forum and now I finally have an answer to the question, but as we can see my thread was archived and I can't update anything, so I decided to create a new thread just to mark my previous question as solved and bring it an answer.

I contacted Mozilla Firefox developers and got a response: Firefox is no longer integrated with Gravatar. Considering this, I can tranquilly say there is no bug or problem with my account as I thought. It's a pity that Firefox no longer support Gravatar integration, and even if I use an old version I will face the same "issue" because the Gravatar integration was a online feature linked to the Firefox account*, not to the browser itself.

Info source: https://github.com/mozilla/fxa/issues/15665

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Admins can now archive and close this thread, I only ask to keep it online to help who may need this information in the future. Thanks.

  • Actually I made a mistake when I wrote this, the Gravatar integration was an online feature linked to the Mozilla account, not Firefox. James explained the distinction on #4 post of the current thread.

Last edit: On January 31, 2023 I created this thread on r/firefox but no one answered precisely. This current thread here on Firefox Support Forum also solves what was asked on reddit. The thread created on January 31, 2023 and posted on r/firefox was archived as well, like what happened to my thread with the same theme here on Firefox Support Forum, then I also created a new thread on r/firefox to mark my question as solved.

Asked by Janderson James 6 izinyanga ezidlule

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Login password on Browser Home page

Greetings, I have an iMac running OS Monterey 12.2.1. I use Firefox as my browser and it is 'up to date'. My homepage is the Sydney Morning Herald, and I am a subscribe… (funda kabanzi)

Greetings, I have an iMac running OS Monterey 12.2.1. I use Firefox as my browser and it is 'up to date'.

My homepage is the Sydney Morning Herald, and I am a subscriber of many years. When I open the browser is shows the Home Page of the SMH, and shows my name as being 'logged on'. BUT, when I click on any story within that page to read in depth, it goes to that story, but requires me to 'log in' the password a second time.

When contacting Apple Support, they requested I try both Safari and Chrome to see if the same problem exists there. And, it doesn't. I can log on to the SMH site and then click on any story and read it without needing to log in a second time.

I am 84 years of age and find this rather frustrating... particularly as I do not have the cyber skills of a younger person. I am used to Firefox and prefer it as my chosen browser.

I hope you can advise me how to rectify this vexing problem.

Thanks, Frank Arnold I

Asked by charfra38 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

Secure connection failed firefox sync effects all browsers all sites

I had a hard drive fail and needed to do an entire new install. One of the very first things I do is install firefox and sync so I have all my sites tabs and passwords. … (funda kabanzi)

I had a hard drive fail and needed to do an entire new install. One of the very first things I do is install firefox and sync so I have all my sites tabs and passwords.

I did this and got the Secure connection failed errors instantly thereafter. no reboot nothing fixed it. Bing chrome opera all fail to work. refusing all secure connections. It will load microsoft but I cannot log in. It will load 1000 other sites as long as they are not the SSL pages. No other browser will load either.

This is instantly after signing in to sync.

I was left with no choice but to assume something got corrupted and wipe and redo windows AGAIN on this new drive.

This time I downloaded everything with bing and edge. Then when I was done after two days. I downloaded FF and tested it.

Worked great.

Signed into sync and BAM, all browsers and all websites refuse connections.

I have signed out of sync. I have deleted firefox. I have cleared SSL and DNS and every other setting I can think of or that chat gpt suggested. from cmd line. hard.

No remaining browsers will load. New firefox with no profile and no sync will load.

Whatever sync DID remains totally systemic and persistent and ONLY a total wipe of the drive fixed it last time.

Why will FF simply DO something like this and WTF did it do?

Asked by CB Air 5 izinyanga ezidlule

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