I recently had a computer crash. Thankfully, I was able to save my files, including my old Firefox profile. Trouble is, when I try to restore that profile, I can't get my… (læs mere)
I recently had a computer crash. Thankfully, I was able to save my files, including my old Firefox profile. Trouble is, when I try to restore that profile, I can't get my old browsing history to hang around for longer than about a minute, even though all my other settings are in place.
To be crystal clear about what I'm doing and experiencing:
1. I have my old profile saved on a flash drive. I replace the contents of the existing folder in AppData > Firefox > Profiles with the contents of my old profile from the flash drive.
2. I open Firefox to my old profile's bookmarks, settings, homepage, etc, INCLUDING my browsing history. It's all there.
3. I close Firefox, wait ~30 seconds and reopen it. My bookmarks etc, INCLUDING my browsing history, is still there.
4. I close Firefox again, wait another 30 seconds, and reopen Firefox. My bookmarks etc. are there, EXCLUDING my history, which is gone, and there's only a folder for "Today" with my homepage in it and nothing else.
I've done this process several times with identical results. It won't erase my history while Firefox is open, but if I close the browser and then reopen it again after (approximately) 60 seconds has passed, my history is gone. I'd very much like to have my history back and not have it constantly delete itself every minute or so. How do I fix this?
It's worth noting that I restored this same exact profile on my last machine several years ago, and didn't have this problem.