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Firefox Sync Bookmarks ?


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#1 sportman12

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 06:07 AM

I set up Firefox Sync  Bookmarks on my PC where and how do I get my Bookmarks which are being synced and saved ?



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Posted 29 December 2015 - 10:18 AM

I'm not quite certain what you mean by "how do *I* get" in this context.  These are not saved for direct user access, but for access by Firefox itself.

 

If you are using Firefox on another computer (or even a separate account on the same computer such that Firefox runs a completely separate instance of itself) and open Sync preferences to log in with the Firefox account you created, all of your Bookmarks, add-ons, etc., will be "instantly" (however long it takes, which isn't all that long) synchronized to the Firefox session you're using at that moment.

 

The one thing you need to remember is if you did log in to your Sync account on a computer that isn't yours and that you don't intend to use again that you have to go back to the Sync options screen at the end and disconnect.  Otherwise your sync account remains logged in for that instance of Firefox when whoever uses it next starts it up (because that information is saved in the user profile for that person) and if they start adding, deleting, etc., it will sync back, and most of us don't want that.

 

This is one reason that I generally only log in to my sync account on instances of Firefox that run under a dedicated Windows account for me on various machines.  I know that if I did this temporarily somewhere else I'd likely walk away without disconnecting the sync account and that could wreak havoc.


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