Manage your Firefox profile across devices

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Set up Firefox Sync (recommended)

A Firefox account lets you sync your data and preferences (such as your bookmarks, history, passwords, open tabs, and installed add-ons) across all your devices. It's free to use. You will need to set up Firefox Sync before an upgrade. When you sign in to Firefox on your computer after an upgrade or on a new device, your customized profile will sync to the new browser version with no further intervention needed.

Visit How do I set up Sync on my computer? to:

  • Create a Firefox Account, if you do not already have one
  • Choose which information to sync
  • Connect additional devices to Sync
  • Get help with your Firefox Account

For general information on Firefox profiles and how they work, refer to Mozilla's article on dedicated profiles per Firefox installation. The What happens if I have more than one installation of Firefox? section covers the differences between ESR and mainline profiles.

Back up and restore manually

Firefox stores your data, such as bookmarks, passwords, and extensions, in a profile folder on your computer, in a location separate from the Firefox program.

Visit Back up and restore information in Firefox profiles to find out how to:

If you continue to have issues with your Firefox profile, we can help. Contact IT at or call 907-487-1111.

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