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How can I delete my 'History Older than 6 Months'? It won't go away.

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When I click on History there's nothing recent at all. And it only shows a whole ton of stuff that's "Older than 6 months". I can't delete them individually and I've tried refreshing Firefox. I also can't see anything recent. I just need to get rid of all the stuff that's there.

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When I click on History there's nothing recent at all. And it only shows a whole ton of stuff that's "Older than 6 months". I can't delete them individually and I've tried refreshing Firefox. I also can't see anything recent. I just need to get rid of all the stuff that's there. Thanks.

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cor-el - THANK YOU! This has worked. Although I did move the folders to the trash. Should I dig them out and put them anywhere else?? Will Firefox know what to do now I've moved them?

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guigs 1072 solutions 11697 answers

Thank you for your question, if possible can you show a screenshot of this? I am not sure if it is a folder or a feature that shows that history.

If you are talking about the History section of the Library (when you select Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks) This is can be deleted by right clicking on "Older than 6 months" and selecting "Delete"

I hope this helps.

Thank you for your question, if possible can you show a screenshot of this? I am not sure if it is a folder or a feature that shows that history. If you are talking about the History section of the Library (when you select Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks) This is can be deleted by right clicking on "Older than 6 months" and selecting "Delete" I hope this helps.
cor-el
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You can check for problems with the <b>places.sqlite</b> database file in the Firefox profile folder. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Bookmarks_history_and_toolbar_buttons_not_working_-_Firefox *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Bookmarks+not+saved#w_fix-the-bookmarks-file *Places Maintenance: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/places-maintenance/
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Once you have fixed the problem, you can use this;

Expire history by days {web link} Allows to expire history older than a fixed amount of days.

Once you have fixed the problem, you can use this; '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/expire-history-by-days Expire history by days]''' {web link} Allows to expire history older than a fixed amount of days.

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guigs2 said

Thank you for your question, if possible can you show a screenshot of this? I am not sure if it is a folder or a feature that shows that history. If you are talking about the History section of the Library (when you select Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks) This is can be deleted by right clicking on "Older than 6 months" and selecting "Delete" I hope this helps.


Thanks for your reply. The deleting thing doesn't work. That was the first thing I tried. Please see screen shot. It might make more sense.

''guigs2 [[#answer-736491|said]]'' <blockquote> Thank you for your question, if possible can you show a screenshot of this? I am not sure if it is a folder or a feature that shows that history. If you are talking about the History section of the Library (when you select Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks) This is can be deleted by right clicking on "Older than 6 months" and selecting "Delete" I hope this helps. </blockquote> Thanks for your reply. The deleting thing doesn't work. That was the first thing I tried. Please see screen shot. It might make more sense.

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cor-el said

You can check for problems with the places.sqlite database file in the Firefox profile folder.

I looked into this although I have to admit it's way over my head! I tried to open the places.sqlite file but I can't find the right app to launch it. I really don't know where to start with this, even though it makes a lot of sense... I downloaded the first add-on you suggested. I'm not sure what to do next.

See the screenshot I've attached. These bookmarks are from years ago!

''cor-el [[#answer-736497|said]]'' <blockquote> You can check for problems with the <b>places.sqlite</b> database file in the Firefox profile folder. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Bookmarks_history_and_toolbar_buttons_not_working_-_Firefox *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Bookmarks+not+saved#w_fix-the-bookmarks-file *Places Maintenance: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/places-maintenance/ </blockquote> I looked into this although I have to admit it's way over my head! I tried to open the places.sqlite file but I can't find the right app to launch it. I really don't know where to start with this, even though it makes a lot of sense... I downloaded the first add-on you suggested. I'm not sure what to do next. See the screenshot I've attached. These bookmarks are from years ago!
cor-el
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Did you try the Places Maintenance extension?

You can try to move all places.sqlite file(s) in the Firefox profile folder to a different location (folder) to make Firefox rebuild the places.sqlite database from the most recent JSON backup in the bookmarkbackups folder.

  • bookmarks-YYYY-MM-DD_<item count>_<hash>.json
Did you try the Places Maintenance extension? * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/places-maintenance/ You can try to move all places.sqlite file(s) in the Firefox profile folder to a different location (folder) to make Firefox rebuild the places.sqlite database from the most recent JSON backup in the bookmarkbackups folder. *bookmarks-YYYY-MM-DD_<item count>_<hash>.json

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cor-el - THANK YOU! This has worked. Although I did move the folders to the trash. Should I dig them out and put them anywhere else?? Will Firefox know what to do now I've moved them?

cor-el - THANK YOU! This has worked. Although I did move the folders to the trash. Should I dig them out and put them anywhere else?? Will Firefox know what to do now I've moved them?

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