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Firefox does not remember history-why?

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Hi guys! My firefox does not remember any history at all. Of course the privacy settings say: " remember history". Everything else (bookmarks and such work fine. I have done a "reset firefox" twice; no change. There is an article from someone with similar problems, but vital chunks of info are missing, so I can not reproduce what exactly the problem was and how it was solved. Any suggestions anyone?? Cheers Stefan ( should add: windows 7, latest firefox version...)

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History can be removed or not recorded several ways;

  • 1) Running Firefox in Private Mode (nothing is recorded)
  • 2) Privacy settings (Type about:preferences#privacy<Enter>
    in the address bar.)
  • 3) Many disk cleaners and anti-virus type programs can remove data from browsers. Open their settings and have them leave the browsers alone.
  • 4) Mal-ware.
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History can be removed or not recorded several ways;

  • 1) Running Firefox in Private Mode (nothing is recorded)
  • 2) Privacy settings (Type about:preferences#privacy<Enter>
    in the address bar.)
  • 3) Many disk cleaners and anti-virus type programs can remove data from browsers. Open their settings and have them leave the browsers alone.
  • 4) Mal-ware.
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Thanks for your replies. Initially I had removed the places.sqlite files but the problem remained the same. The problem was indeed caused by a "system care" program that removed bookmarks and history every time when firefox was closed down......Thanks again Stefan

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Glad to help. Good luck.