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How I fixed Firefox Sync

After digging around, I stumbled into a solution and want to share my experience. A few days back, after reorganizing my bookmarks, I noticed these changes did not sync t… (funda kabanzi)

After digging around, I stumbled into a solution and want to share my experience. A few days back, after reorganizing my bookmarks, I noticed these changes did not sync to my other computers. I followed the recommendations for [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1219438] deleting certain files to restart the sync, a recommendation to create new accounts, and reinstalling Firefox. None of these worked. What did work was:

1. I backed up my bookmarks to both html and json, just in case. 2. I uninstalled Firefox completely, on two of my three computers, then reinstalled. 3. I created a new account. While this is not necessary, I discovered Firefox does allow Gmail's email address tricks after a plus sign (example: firefox+randomword (at) gmail.com). I've been doing this more and more for extra security so a hacker can't use my regular email as a starting point. 4. With all computers logged in, I imported my bookmarks and synced. This solved the bookmark issues. But I've lost my history. I logged into my old account to discover my history was erased as expected. Searching for a solution turned up a Windows tool, but also a mention to import to another browser from which to import into my new account. I downloaded Opera and imported my history locally. 5. In Firefox, logged into my new account, I prepared to import my browsing history back into the new account. Lo and behold, a Firefox pop-up asked if I wanted to merge my old Firefox account sync data into my new account. I did, and everything worked-meaning I did not have to import from Opera.

For admins: It's great there was a tool to allow me to cross import/merge accounts. But why didn't that come up in help docs? And why can't I trigger this myself? Would have made everything so much easier. That said, I'm happy it's all working now and my imports are syncing across my devices.

If anyone has any questions, as this was hastily written while my kids run around, please ping me and I'll answer as soon as possible.

Asked by dweade 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

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Top Sites - Syncing and iPhone

Hi, Is there a way to save and sync the top sites? 1. I had to reinstall Firefox on my Mac and now all top sites are gone. 2. Is there a way to sync the top sites with th… (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

Is there a way to save and sync the top sites?

1. I had to reinstall Firefox on my Mac and now all top sites are gone.

2. Is there a way to sync the top sites with the iPhone app?

Asked by Cooper 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Why I use the same email address sign up twice?

Yes, I use the Firefox in Ubuntu 16.04. Firstly I used my original Firefox account sign in Firefox, after I entered the identifying code, I successfully sign in and sync.… (funda kabanzi)

Yes, I use the Firefox in Ubuntu 16.04. Firstly I used my original Firefox account sign in Firefox, after I entered the identifying code, I successfully sign in and sync.

But when I exit the browser and open another time, Firefox tell me I didn't sign in any account!

When I type in my original account, it reminds me that I should use this account to sign up a new account, but definitely I have used this address sign up an existing account!

The funniest thing is coming! I use the same email address sign up a new account, then there is an identify email coming in my original email account! there is the email of the preceding identifying code!!!

Finally, I use the "new" Firefox account to sign in, but I lose all my bookmarks, passwords, and so on.

Could someone deal with this ridiculous problem?

The email I used to sign up Firefox is 582582zxcv@163.com

Asked by 582582zxcv 4 imizuzu edlule