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    This is a long shot but I have a mysterious problem which is driving me up the wall. I use Firefox on my Mac at home and it is also used on a windows PC at the work place. Each place had completely separate and different bookmarks until a week ago when suddenly both sets of bookmarks appeared on both the home Mac and work PC. This is true even if the work PC is on Firefox but I am not sighed in so anyone on the Firefox can see my personal bookmarks.I have tried deleting the inappropriate ones from each machine but they are deleted from both. In other words, the two machines seem to be communicating with each other. Don't know if this makes sense but I certainly want to delete my personal bookmarks from the workplace PC without deleting them from my home Mac. Suggestions will be appreciated

    THank you

    poppi

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    The only way that Firefox or other browsers will share settings, extensions, bookmarks and so on is if you create a profile and then login to said profile in each browser. Otherwise, there shouldn't be any automatic sharing going on at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    The only way that Firefox or other browsers will share settings, extensions, bookmarks and so on is if you create a profile and then login to said profile in each browser. Otherwise, there shouldn't be any automatic sharing going on at all.
    That sounds correct BUT I am in the workplace Firefox but not logged in (where any one who opens Firefox would be)- and my personal bookmarks are there and accessible to anyone.

    poppi

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    It sounds like you synced your bookmarks somehow. And that's entirely possible to do regardless if you're on Windows or macOS. So, what is it that you've done to cause it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    It sounds like you synced your bookmarks somehow. And that's entirely possible to do regardless if you're on Windows or macOS. So, what is it that you've done to cause it?
    An excellent question but I haven't a clue how that happened or what to do to correct the problem. Probably a dumb question but is there a way to "destroy" and then "recreate"one of the accounts?

    Thanks for all your help

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    This article may give you an idea how sync happened in the first place

    How do I set up Sync on my computer? | Firefox Help

    At the end it takes you to another link which may help you to "unsync"

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    Great find, krs.

    The Unsync Option is very clearly described and should do the trick. Can't give rep points, but well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krs View Post
    This article may give you an idea how sync happened in the first place

    How do I set up Sync on my computer? | Firefox Help

    At the end it takes you to another link which may help you to "unsync"
    This worked beautifully krs, at least on my home Mac. Will check it out on the Windoze machine at the work place. Thank you so very much

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