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firefox is set to remember history, but it doesn't

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firefox is set to remember history, but it doesn't

firefox is set to remember history, but it doesn't

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.13; rv:57.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/57.0

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FredMcD
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Is it just history having the problem?

Profile data can be removed or not recorded several ways;

  • 1) Running Firefox in Private Mode (nothing is recorded)
  • 2) Privacy settings; (In the address bar, type about:preferences#privacy<enter>)
  • 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.
Is it just history having the problem? Profile data can be removed or not recorded several ways; * 1) Running Firefox in Private Mode (nothing is recorded) * 2) Privacy settings; (In the address bar, type '''about:preferences#privacy'''<enter>) * 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, but- 1) not using private mode yr # 2 does not take my browser anywhere

3) I do have a new mac, but am only running one such program- malwarebytes- which did not affect ff running on my old macFredMcD said

Is it just history having the problem? Profile data can be removed or not recorded several ways;
  • 1) Running Firefox in Private Mode (nothing is recorded)
  • 2) Privacy settings; (In the address bar, type about:preferences#privacy<enter>)
  • 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.
Thanks, but- 1) not using private mode yr # 2 does not take my browser anywhere 3) I do have a new mac, but am only running one such program- malwarebytes- which did not affect ff running on my old mac''FredMcD [[#answer-1059093|said]]'' <blockquote> Is it just history having the problem? Profile data can be removed or not recorded several ways; * 1) Running Firefox in Private Mode (nothing is recorded) * 2) Privacy settings; (In the address bar, type '''about:preferences#privacy'''<enter>) * 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. </blockquote>
cor-el
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You can check for problems with the places.sqlite database (bookmarks and history) in the Firefox profile folder.

  • use "Verify Integrity" on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page

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If "Verify Integrity" on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page can't repair the places.sqlite database then remove all places.sqlite files in the Firefox profile folder with Firefox closed to make Firefox rebuild the places.sqlite database from the most recent JSON backup in the bookmarkbackups folder.

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.

You can check for problems with the <b>places.sqlite</b> database (bookmarks and history) in the Firefox profile folder. *use "Verify Integrity" on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page See also: *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Locked_or_damaged_places.sqlite *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Bookmarks+not+saved#w_fix-the-bookmarks-file If "Verify Integrity" on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page can't repair the places.sqlite database then remove all places.sqlite files in the Firefox profile folder with Firefox closed to make Firefox rebuild the places.sqlite database from the most recent JSON backup in the bookmarkbackups folder. *keep a backup copy of places.sqlite in case a new places.sqlite database has to be created *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Unable_to_process_the_backup_file_-_Firefox You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the <b>about:profiles</b> page. *Help -> Troubleshooting Information -> Profile Directory:<br>Windows: Show Folder; Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox

Question owner

Ah, thanks. I have not solved it - but you've pointed me to things I need to do:viz. when I ran Verify integirty, I got: Places Database Integrity

> Task: checkIntegrity - Unable to check database integrity > Task: checkCoherence - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: expire - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: vacuum - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: stats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: _refreshUI - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

Ah, thanks. I have not solved it - but you've pointed me to things I need to do:viz. when I ran Verify integirty, I got: Places Database Integrity > Task: checkIntegrity - Unable to check database integrity > Task: checkCoherence - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: expire - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: vacuum - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: stats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: _refreshUI - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.
cor-el
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Looks that there are problems with places.sqlite.

Try to rename/remove all places.sqlite files like I wrote in the second part of my above reply.

Looks that there are problems with places.sqlite. Try to rename/remove all places.sqlite files like I wrote in the second part of my above reply.

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Thanks. ISo far, I can't find any of these , but will look again tonight cor-el said

Looks that there are problems with places.sqlite. Try to rename/remove all places.sqlite files like I wrote in the second part of my above reply.
Thanks. ISo far, I can't find any of these , but will look again tonight ''cor-el [[#answer-1059153|said]]'' <blockquote> Looks that there are problems with places.sqlite. Try to rename/remove all places.sqlite files like I wrote in the second part of my above reply. </blockquote>
cor-el
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You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the <b>about:profiles</b> page. *Help -> Troubleshooting Information -> Profile Directory:<br>Windows: Show Folder; Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox