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I accidentally deleted all of my history and I want to get it back. I'm on mac if that helps. Please help because this is really annoying because I lost all of my bookmarks and everything. Thanks.

I accidentally deleted all of my history and I want to get it back. I'm on mac if that helps. Please help because this is really annoying because I lost all of my bookmarks and everything. Thanks.

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Note that the OP is using Mac OS X 10.5 and Firefox 16 is the latest for that platform. The OP would have to update to OS X 10.6 or later to use the current release.

If you use the Time Machine then try to restore the places.sqlite file from that backup.

You can use this button to go to the currently used Firefox profile folder:

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alex_mayorga
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See https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1009691 that solved a similar issue in the past but don't keep high hopes.

Also your Firefox 16 is ancient and vulnerable.


Note: You might want to print these steps or view them in another browser.

  1. Download the latest Desktop version of Firefox from mozilla.org (or choose the download for your operating system and language from this page) and save the setup file to your computer.
  2. After the download finishes, close all Firefox windows (or open the Firefox menu New Fx Menu and click the close button Close 29 ).
  3. Delete the Firefox installation folder, which is located in one of these locations, by default:
    • Windows:
      • C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
      • C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox
    • Mac: Delete Firefox from the Applications folder.
    • Linux: If you installed Firefox with the distro-based package manager, you should use the same way to uninstall it - see Install Firefox on Linux. If you downloaded and installed the binary package from the Firefox download page, simply remove the folder firefox in your home directory.
  4. Now, go ahead and reinstall Firefox:
    1. Double-click the downloaded installation file and go through the steps of the installation wizard.
    2. Once the wizard is finished, choose to directly open Firefox after clicking the Finish button.
See https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1009691 that solved a similar issue in the past but don't keep high hopes. Also your Firefox 16 is ancient and vulnerable. '''Note:''' You might want to print these steps or view them in another browser. #Download the latest Desktop version of Firefox from [https://www.mozilla.org mozilla.org] (or choose the download for your operating system and language from [https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/all/ this page]) and save the setup file to your computer. #After the download finishes, close all Firefox windows (or open the Firefox menu [[Image:New Fx Menu]] and click the close button [[Image:Close 29]]). #Delete the Firefox installation folder, which is located in one of these locations, by default: #*'''Windows:''' #**C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox #**C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox #*'''Mac:''' Delete Firefox from the Applications folder. #*'''Linux:''' If you installed Firefox with the distro-based package manager, you should use the same way to uninstall it - see [[Installing Firefox on Linux]]. If you downloaded and installed the binary package from the [http://www.mozilla.org/firefox#desktop Firefox download page], simply remove the folder ''firefox'' in your home directory. #Now, go ahead and reinstall Firefox: ##Double-click the downloaded installation file and go through the steps of the installation wizard. ##Once the wizard is finished, choose to directly open Firefox after clicking the Finish button.
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Note that the OP is using Mac OS X 10.5 and Firefox 16 is the latest for that platform. The OP would have to update to OS X 10.6 or later to use the current release.

If you use the Time Machine then try to restore the places.sqlite file from that backup.

You can use this button to go to the currently used Firefox profile folder:

Note that the OP is using Mac OS X 10.5 and Firefox 16 is the latest for that platform. The OP would have to update to OS X 10.6 or later to use the current release. If you use the Time Machine then try to restore the places.sqlite file from that backup. *http://www.apple.com/support/timemachine/ You can use this button to go to the currently used Firefox profile folder: *Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder (Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder) *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Recovering+important+data+from+an+old+profile *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox
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