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Firefox Sync broken, keeps messing up my sync

Hello Mozilla, I'm at wit's end with using Firefox sync. I've tried every fix I can find in the support docs, including deleting my account, stopping sync on all devices… (funda kabanzi)

Hello Mozilla,

I'm at wit's end with using Firefox sync. I've tried every fix I can find in the support docs, including deleting my account, stopping sync on all devices and fully deleting the app on 2 Windows PCs, a Mac, two iPads and an iPhone. I've tried creating a new account, then reinstalling a clean backed up copy that I'd fixed all the screwed up bookmarks, then reinstalled and reysnced all devices and FF sync is still an utter mess.

It keeps messing up the order of my folders and bookmarks, as well as randomly duplicating the bookmarks all over hell and creation in my bookmarks segmentation.

This is the first time I've had a problem with Sync, but I'm getting sick of it, because I cannot rely on it to work and because I'm too reliant on my bookmarks for many things, I'm about to dump using Firefox entirely, which is saying something because I despise other browsers.

I'd appreciate help.

Chris Pierdominici

Asked by Chris 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 inyanga edlule

i cant sign in to mozilla vpn. i click already a subscriber enter details and i get qauthentication error

I signed up to Mozilla VPN but every time i try to sign in on my pc i get authentication error. How do i sign in on my laptop and how do i turn it on in firefox? … (funda kabanzi)

I signed up to Mozilla VPN but every time i try to sign in on my pc i get authentication error.

How do i sign in on my laptop and how do i turn it on in firefox?

Asked by d760src 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by Paul 1 inyanga edlule

Firefox wont sync across laptop and desktop

Hello I hope you can help. Trying to sync my logins/passwords from my laptop to my desktop. It just doesnt work. I have reset primary password, logged into both dev… (funda kabanzi)

Hello

I hope you can help.

Trying to sync my logins/passwords from my laptop to my desktop. It just doesnt work.

I have reset primary password, logged into both devices, selected sync on both devices. But it does not sync to desktop. Both machines come up in the Connected Services setion of my mozilla account.

When i try to manually enter logins & password on desktop list - it keeps asking me to enter my primary password (despite already being logged into firefox).

This is very frustrating so any help is greatly appreciated.

Asked by chughes2 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 inyanga edlule

Saved articles only show on my I-Phone, Windows shows ONLY 2 Archives

This began some time ago. My laptop Windows 10 only has 2 saved articles. My I-Phone has all saved articles. What happened? I used to be able to see the complete collecti… (funda kabanzi)

This began some time ago. My laptop Windows 10 only has 2 saved articles. My I-Phone has all saved articles. What happened? I used to be able to see the complete collection on both.

Thanks R L Ellsworth

Asked by Taos1947 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by Paul 1 inyanga edlule

My saved logins are gone after Firefox "wrong way" synced my profile to a device without my logins

I used Firefox's saved logins feature for years and had over 100 logins saved on my laptop. I also use Firefox on my IOS phone. After an update (I don't know which one,… (funda kabanzi)

I used Firefox's saved logins feature for years and had over 100 logins saved on my laptop. I also use Firefox on my IOS phone.

After an update (I don't know which one, updates are frequent), the app on my phone stopped showing my passwords for most of my accounts. For example, in the passwords section of my Firefox IOS app, it would show the names of the over 100 websites I had saved logins for, but would say there was nothing saved as an email/username or password, just empty boxes. There were 8 logins for accounts I had created on my phone, and those ones did display.

I eventually got tired this and tried to sync my account so I would have all of the passwords I saved on my laptop and on my phone, but Firefox, instead of combining the over 100 logins on my laptop with the 8 logins on my phone, removed all of the over 100 logins I had saved on my laptop and replaced them with the 8 logins that were saved on my phone. My phone also still has the 8 logins.

Now I am missing most of my logins, including the email accounts I used and passwords. This is a big issue for me because I've used multiple emails across my accounts. Resetting all of my passwords will be impossible, and I need to access the over 100 saved logins that are no longer on any of my devices.

I followed the instructions in the "Recover user data missing after Firefox update" support page. The only other profile that showed up for me has no logins saved at all, so that's a dead end. I read other pages about "wrong way syncing", but its too late for me to try to tell Firefox my laptop was the master account because the damage is already done.

I need to know if there's a way to recover my profile with all my accounts. Please, share any information that could be helpful. I need it badly.

Edit: grammar mistakes

Asked by polland 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by Paul 1 inyanga edlule

All older passwords are gone

I used the password manager feature years and go to it probably 5+ times a week. I went to look for a password today and there are only 5 accounts in there. Trying not to… (funda kabanzi)

I used the password manager feature years and go to it probably 5+ times a week. I went to look for a password today and there are only 5 accounts in there. Trying not to panic I went to my computer to see if it was just my iOS device that wasn't showing them all for some reason, but only the same five accounts are in there too. When I first setup my ipad, all the accounts in the password vault sync'd but they all showed empty so I never bothered looking them up on there. I'm wondering if somehow the ipad's failed sync caused all the other passwords to be corrupted and removed from my account somehow. The 5 accounts I do have are all new accounts I've made over the past month, and I've used it a ton since the old ones. Any ideas for how I could get them back?

Asked by Jeremy 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by Paul 1 inyanga edlule

Opened Firefox and only have 10 passwords saved out of hundreds, how do I fix this and what happened?

I recently opened Firefox on my laptop and found only 10 of my saved passwords remained. I had a lot saved that I had been using the night prior to this on a different co… (funda kabanzi)

I recently opened Firefox on my laptop and found only 10 of my saved passwords remained. I had a lot saved that I had been using the night prior to this on a different computer. I still have all of my bookmarks and addons saved, I’m just missing 95% of my saved logins? I have Firefox on 3 devices and it’s the same for all of them. What happened here and how can I restore them? I only have 2 profiles, mine and the default and I know there’s probably a backup of this saved in the profiles but I’m not sure how to restore it.

Asked by jeny.chavez.66 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by Paul 1 inyanga edlule

Identifiants et mots de pass perdus

Bonjour Depuis 2 semaines, mon compte firefox a perdu la majorité de mes identifiants et mots de passe qui étaient sauvegardés. mais pas tous... je ne comprends pas pourq… (funda kabanzi)

Bonjour Depuis 2 semaines, mon compte firefox a perdu la majorité de mes identifiants et mots de passe qui étaient sauvegardés. mais pas tous... je ne comprends pas pourquoi. Avez vous une explication? C'est très ennuyeux ! :( Merci pour votre aide.

Asked by Vincent Frances 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by Paul 1 inyanga edlule

Missing Profile, settings and data - extentions, bookmarks, passwords etc

Due to a Windows 11 system restore, I had to reinstall Firefox. After signing in I found that all bookmarks, extensions and passwords have gone and the original 2020 pro… (funda kabanzi)

Due to a Windows 11 system restore, I had to reinstall Firefox. After signing in I found that all bookmarks, extensions and passwords have gone and the original 2020 profile they were attached to seems to be missing as well. I initially installed the Firefox app from the windows store and thought that might have been the problem, so uninstalled it and reinstalled from the mozilla website. That didn't heelp so I went through all the help articles I could find and I still can't figure out how to restore anything.

Asked by plantshateme 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by davswi 1 inyanga edlule

everything i synced is gone

i have lost everything from my sync after reinstalling windows and reconnecting to my firefox account, i keep pressing sync now and nothing happens, firefox is the only t… (funda kabanzi)

i have lost everything from my sync after reinstalling windows and reconnecting to my firefox account, i keep pressing sync now and nothing happens, firefox is the only thing i used for saving my passwords and everything, this is a desperate cry for help

Asked by fernbachersorin21 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 inyanga edlule

Troubleshoot why I can't play certain games on pogo.com

I can't play certain games on pogo.com. I had a version of just Firefox I used before & it worked great. If anyone could please help, i would appreciate it, thanks! … (funda kabanzi)

I can't play certain games on pogo.com. I had a version of just Firefox I used before & it worked great. If anyone could please help, i would appreciate it, thanks!

Asked by Kay Martin 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 inyanga edlule

Separate settings for different accounts, access to bookmarks on server

I came to Firefox Sync via Foxmarks. IIRC, I used to be able to manage different bookmark sets within the same Foxmarks account. Furthermore, logging in to Foxmarks on … (funda kabanzi)

I came to Firefox Sync via Foxmarks. IIRC, I used to be able to manage different bookmark sets within the same Foxmarks account. Furthermore, logging in to Foxmarks on the web gave me access to the server list of bookmarks, so I could easily back it up to protect against the kind of "initial sync" malfunctions which have been reported several times here.

  1. Numbered list item I use two different logins in my home network: one for everyday work and one for administrative tasks. Is it possible to have separate collections of sync items (e.g. bookmarks, logins) for these two accounts and still use Firefox Syn to sync them between machines, or do I need two different Firefox logins for this?
  2. Numbered list item Is there any way to access the server copy of a bookmark list, other than exporting it from a synced instance of Firefox?

Asked by rsbrux 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 inyanga edlule

Passwords and bookmarks lost, after reinstall of PC and logon to mozila sync account.

I have multiple times format pc and then instal firefox and log on in sync and i get back all of my bookmarks and paswords. But today that was not the case. What i did… (funda kabanzi)

I have multiple times format pc and then instal firefox and log on in sync and i get back all of my bookmarks and paswords. But today that was not the case.

What i did difrently? I loged in with google account instead of email and password on sync page. (from the begining i newer joined my google email with google account in mozila sync service, i always loged in with email and password.) And somehow mozila created new account which is empty ??? If i log out of firefox sync and log in with email and password then i get again redirected to this new firefox sync account which is joined with a google account. How can i get back my bookmarks and passwords? I waited for one hour and password section in browser is still empty and no bookmarks in browser. :(

Asked by Mozila User 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by Paul 1 inyanga edlule

restore mozzilla after operating system change

Hi I had to change my operating system. before doing that I made sure I have sync my browser. Now after installation browser and login to my account the sync is not doin… (funda kabanzi)

Hi

I had to change my operating system. before doing that I made sure I have sync my browser. Now after installation browser and login to my account the sync is not doing what I was hoping for. The sync is just uploading the new configuration to the cloud but it is not downloading all the history and add-ons from a version before OS change. I see it is stored but I don't see any option to load those to the current browser. Please, advise what can I do?

Asked by amachu00’s Firefox on GWHXTECHA32612S 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 inyanga edlule

Can't log in to Firefox Account for Sync

Hello, When I try to log in to my Firefox Sync account with my email address ( morgan@eml.cc ), it takes my password and then says I have to put in a verification code t… (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

When I try to log in to my Firefox Sync account with my email address ( morgan@eml.cc ), it takes my password and then says I have to put in a verification code that was emailed to me. I put in that code, and then instead of logging me in, sends me back to the password page with a message that my password was wrong.

However, if I intentionally put in the wrong password, it immediately tells me it was wrong instead of doing the verification code thing. So I feel pretty certain I'm putting in the right password.

I had to create a new account just to ask this question; thankfully I had an email address I hadn't associated with a Firefox account yet.

Thanks in advance!

-Morgan

Asked by morgan.wahl 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 inyanga edlule

Firefox not allowing me to sign in, stating cookies and local storage not authorized. I have tried everything!

On a legacy iMac with over ten years of Firefox usage, I suddenly cannot sign in. The mac caps out at High Sierra 10.13.6 and I am unable to activate sync. I have tried a… (funda kabanzi)

On a legacy iMac with over ten years of Firefox usage, I suddenly cannot sign in. The mac caps out at High Sierra 10.13.6 and I am unable to activate sync. I have tried allowing all cookies, restarting the browser several times, and even explored the config files.... to no avail.

How do I "enable local storage"? that's the error that sync provides me, but there is no option to fix that and all of your help files point me to cookies information (which I have done everything with). There are no actual help files to fix the local storage problem. This is frustrating!

Do I have to uninstall the entire application? If so, how to I preserve my bookmarks and pws without also porting over whatever is broken in the application?

Asked by Xander 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 inyanga edlule