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History has vanished. Firefox won't remember new history

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duplicate of /questions/1147672

Not in private mode. Settings say to remember all history. Everything else seems okay.

Modified by James

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What's your computer system and Firefox version?

History and cookies 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.

The issue may be caused by the clear history settings. It was suppose to have been fixed in v30.

Type about:preferences#privacy<enter> in the address bar. The button next to History, select Use Custom Settings.

At the bottom of the page, turn on Clear History When Firefox Closes. At the far right, press the Settings button. Turn on ONLY Cache and Form And Search History leaving the others off.