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Multi-account Containers synced in wrong direction

I installed Firefox on a new device and initiated a sync for multi-account containers - it promptly synced in the wrong direction. It eliminated all customization from wh… (funda kabanzi)

I installed Firefox on a new device and initiated a sync for multi-account containers - it promptly synced in the wrong direction. It eliminated all customization from what should have been the source (the existing device), overwriting it with the default settings of a first-time installation. I was quite surprised.

This leads me to a couple of questions.

1. Is there a sync version history or any way of rolling back a sync? 2. Is there a way to explicitly choose the sync direction?

Quite honestly it is very confusing that there is no reference whatsoever to which way an initial sync will go. I was hesitant to risk this, decided to trust it knew what to do (even though it didn't give me any indication that it did) and lost my gamble.

Firefox knows the device names, so can I suggest some basic reassuring UX be inserted into this process with something like "Initiate sync from X-DEVICE-FIREFOX to Y-DEVICE-FIREFOX?". A bit of clarity would be helpful here, as well as a way to roll back a syncing mistake instead of just having to gamble possibly losing hard-won customization with no going back.

Or have I completely stumbled past some obvious place where everything I'm requesting exists and is accessible already?

Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

Asked by DBT 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by FredMcD 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

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Problem with syncing after i reinstalled my windows

Hello, I just reinstalled my windows today and i wanted to log into my firefox account to sync my data and it's all gone. Can you help me to recover my passwords/accounts… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, I just reinstalled my windows today and i wanted to log into my firefox account to sync my data and it's all gone. Can you help me to recover my passwords/accounts? Thank you and have a great day!

Asked by devilinside533 1 isonto elidlule

Answered by Seburo 1 isonto elidlule

Lost bookmarks and passwords for Firefox

My hard drive on my imac died and had to be replaced - i want to restore all my firefox bookmarks and passwords on the new hard drive but I don't have the old firefox dat… (funda kabanzi)

My hard drive on my imac died and had to be replaced - i want to restore all my firefox bookmarks and passwords on the new hard drive but I don't have the old firefox data folder as everything was lost. I have a firefox account. I'm not very techy, but can follow instructions. If anyone can help I'd be really grateful

Asked by bru_65 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by Seburo 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Syncing office computer with laptop

I have Firefox on my laptop (Win10 Pro) and on my Android phone; just bought a new office computer that is running Win11. My laptop has a long list of bookmarks and a do… (funda kabanzi)

I have Firefox on my laptop (Win10 Pro) and on my Android phone; just bought a new office computer that is running Win11. My laptop has a long list of bookmarks and a dozen or more open tabs. I would like to get this same setup on the new computer. I thought I followed directions but since it does not work I guess I have missed something important.

Go to the menu in upper right, then the > next to my account, which brings up Manage Account, Syncing, several other items, then a list of tabs on my phone, another list of tabs on my laptop, and a third list of tabs on an old computer that no longer exists. It has been syncing for 2-3 hours without evident progress. I would like to delete the dead computer to avoid confusion but see no way to do it. Mainly I want to sync with the laptop or, failing that, import the bookmarks from it.

I also copied the FF profile from the old computer into the new one. The files and directory structures are identical but FF cannot read the profile. I do not know what to do about any of this.

Asked by John R Sweet 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by John R Sweet 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Booting off new drive, Sync kept all info except for history.

Recently booted off a new drive, when I originally signed in I had made a different firefox account since I was having verification issues. When I had that settled, I log… (funda kabanzi)

Recently booted off a new drive, when I originally signed in I had made a different firefox account since I was having verification issues. When I had that settled, I logged back into my old account which merged the two. It kept all of my old passwords and bookmarks I've made over the years, but it didn't keep my history. I've carefully sculpted my history for ages and I would really like to reaquire it somehow, let me know what's possible! Thanks.

Asked by tyrania210 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Firefox account sync

Hi, The last update I got turned my browser background black. I tried to download the previous version. When I did I could not log on to my Firefox account. When I did lo… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, The last update I got turned my browser background black. I tried to download the previous version. When I did I could not log on to my Firefox account. When I did logon the account was blank. I have a loptop that was previously synced. Can I sync from my laptop to my firefox account?

Asked by jbt10e 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Can't use my other email address to make a new account

I installed Firefox at work and set my personal email address as secondary to my business address. Well, I liked Firefox so much that I decided to use it at work and at h… (funda kabanzi)

I installed Firefox at work and set my personal email address as secondary to my business address. Well, I liked Firefox so much that I decided to use it at work and at home - and I removed my personal email from my business account.

Unfortunately Firefox is still recognizing my personal email as the secondary address for my business account and I am completely incapable of making a new account. My bookmarks and saved passwords are all different between home and work. I NEED two individual accounts, just like how I was using my browsers with Chrome.

How can I convince Firefox that my personal email is free and available so that I can make a new account with it??

Thank you for your help!

Asked by mariah.k 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 usuku oludlule

Syncing problems

I have two desktop computers and both Firefox accounts are in my name. I have had this site up for years. Now when I click on one specific web site it won't come up un… (funda kabanzi)

I have two desktop computers and both Firefox accounts are in my name. I have had this site up for years. Now when I click on one specific web site it won't come up unless I got to Firefox's web browser and click on the three bars, and under my name click on sync now. Then the site comes up. The problem is I have to do this each time, on each computer. I have tried all kinds of troubleshooting to no avail. Help.

Asked by coganra 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

My start up pages have disappeared

i had like 4 or 5 startup pages. i reinstalled firefox and synced twice so it could reclaim them from my home computer but nothing happened. i tried to redo it and the op… (funda kabanzi)

i had like 4 or 5 startup pages. i reinstalled firefox and synced twice so it could reclaim them from my home computer but nothing happened. i tried to redo it and the option is not there. not sure if this was an update but if so i hate it. i added 3 of my startup pages to the home button. so maybe i can get them from pressing that. but i prefer to have them on startup and just have one page as my home page.

Asked by kdf_333 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

All saved passwords associated with my accounts are removed

I have stored some password with my account. Recently from past couple of days all passwords got cleared and not no passwords are shown. Could you please let me know what… (funda kabanzi)

I have stored some password with my account. Recently from past couple of days all passwords got cleared and not no passwords are shown. Could you please let me know what needs to be done.

Asked by navneet.nigam82 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 usuku oludlule

Sync version prioritization

hello all- When Sync job cycles, what is hierarchy determining which component version (Bookmarks, logins, etc) is applied to profiles on other computers? Two computers,… (funda kabanzi)

hello all- When Sync job cycles, what is hierarchy determining which component version (Bookmarks, logins, etc) is applied to profiles on other computers?

Two computers, A and B. Bookmark file on A last revised two days ago. Bookmark file on B last revised 60 days ago. I need all profile components on B to match A. Essentially B is updated to A's version.

How does synch determine which version is the 'Master' used to overwrite the versions on other computers?

I saw in another thread that Synch uses latest modification date to set priority. This would seem to be the most logical criterion. But I want to be sure before cycling Sync.

(Spent 10 minutes searching threads before posting this question. There were some oblique references hinting at prioritization, but not an absolute statement describing prioritization.) thanks!

Asked by GevFFSync 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Disil07 5 amahora adlule

Cannot receive sent tabs from iPhone

Hey Guys, I am having trouble trying to send tabs between my PC, and my iPhone. I can successfully send a tab from my PC, however, when I attempt to send a tab from my iP… (funda kabanzi)

Hey Guys,

I am having trouble trying to send tabs between my PC, and my iPhone. I can successfully send a tab from my PC, however, when I attempt to send a tab from my iPhone, it won't show up on my PC.

Things I've tried; - Uninstalling/reinstalling Firefox for PC. - Uninstalling/reinstalling Firefox for iPhone. - Signing out then back in on both devices.

Whatever I try, I can only manage to send tabs from the PC to iPhone and not the other way around. When I manually sync from PC, I can (sometimes) see what tabs are open on my phone. I am out of ideas.

Build Versions; PC: 96.0.2 (64-bit) iOS: Firefox Daylight 96.0 (7403)

Asked by Jordan 1 usuku oludlule

firefox on showing current tab on different account

Just noticed today that Firefox on my work computer (Mac) is adding an icon to the MacOS Dock that opens the URL of the currently active tab from Firefox on my personal c… (funda kabanzi)

Just noticed today that Firefox on my work computer (Mac) is adding an icon to the MacOS Dock that opens the URL of the currently active tab from Firefox on my personal computer (also a Mac). Firefox on my work computer is signed into Sync w/ my work Firefox account and Firefox on my personal computer is signed into sync w/ my personal Firefox account. This is crazy and unacceptable.

I have not previously signed into my personal Firefox account on my work computer, the Connected Services section of the Firefox Account Settings for my personal account does not show my work computer and the Connected Services for my work account does not show my personal computer.

Both computers are on the same physical network, but do not otherwise interact.

Asked by baronmog 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 usuku oludlule

cannot sync Firefox ESR 52.9 login passwords with quantum

I still use the Quantum 96 portable along with Firefox ESR 52.9 for certain sites due to the superior customization and functionality of the latter via extensions that … (funda kabanzi)

I still use the Quantum 96 portable along with Firefox ESR 52.9 for certain sites due to the superior customization and functionality of the latter via extensions that do not work on Quantum. However, I would like to sync the ESR passwords with Quantum, but I cannot login into Sync on ESR since "sign in" results in "Blocked by Content Security Policy."

Asked by PBY 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by Disil07 5 amahora adlule

Firefox sync restoring bookmarks from infrequently used devices

I have 3 desktops and 2 laptops with Firefox sync turned on. Occasionally the bookmarks on all devices are synced with an older version of bookmarks. I'm guessing it's f… (funda kabanzi)

I have 3 desktops and 2 laptops with Firefox sync turned on. Occasionally the bookmarks on all devices are synced with an older version of bookmarks. I'm guessing it's from one of the laptops that hasn't been turned on in a few weeks and now is on. Is there not a way to prevent an old set of bookmarks from replacing a known 'good' set of bookmarks? Thankfully I have my bookmarks backup turned on and can restore them but would like to know if there is a solution to keeping bookmarks current and stable on all devices, even those devices that aren't regularly used.

Asked by markandlyndon 5 amahora adlule

Last reply by markandlyndon 3 amahora adlule