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Can't clear or delete Firefox history

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Hello, when I go to History -> All history -> Website page and try to delete or forget it, nothing works, all pages remain. I have 67.0.1 version, any tips how to fix this issue?

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[v57+] Places Maintenance is built into Firefox.

Type about:support<enter> in the address bar.

You will find Places Database near the bottom. Press the Verify Integrity button.

When done, copy and post the results here.

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FredMcD said

[v57+] Places Maintenance is built into Firefox. Type about:support<enter> in the address bar. You will find Places Database near the bottom. Press the Verify Integrity button. When done, copy and post the results here.

Thank you for answer, here's results:

> Task: checkIntegrity - Unable to check favicons.sqlite integrity: Error: Error(s) encountered during statement execution: > Task: invalidateCaches - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > 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: originFrecencyStats - 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.

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Cannot delete history not matter. Cannot delete history not matter Had no problem in the past. what I try. Incognito does not respond either. Should I delete fireFox, and try to install it again?

To clear cache and cookies do the following:

1. Click the menu button New Fx Menu , choose History, and then "Clear Recent History...".

2. Under "Time range to clear", select "Everything". 3. Now, click the arrow next to Details to toggle the Details list active. 4. From the details list, check Cache and Cookies and uncheck everything else.. 5.Now click the "Clear Now" button.

  1. you can clear cookies in windows to type ctrl+shift+delete
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Ashikul20 said

Cannot delete history not matter. Cannot delete history not matter Had no problem in the past. what I try. Incognito does not respond either. Should I delete fireFox, and try to install it again? To clear cache and cookies do the following: 1. Click the menu button New Fx Menu , choose History, and then "Clear Recent History...". 2. Under "Time range to clear", select "Everything". 3. Now, click the arrow next to Details to toggle the Details list active. 4. From the details list, check Cache and Cookies and uncheck everything else.. 5.Now click the "Clear Now" button.
  1. you can clear cookies in windows to type ctrl+shift+delete

Everything?! No, thanks, I just want to delete one website...

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Vatnik said

- The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

This means the file is contaminated. The places.sqlite file contains your History and Bookmarks.

Type about:support<enter> in the address bar.

Under the page logo on the left side, you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Folder. To its right press the button Show Folder. This will open your file browser to the current Firefox profile. Now Close Firefox.

Locate the above file. Then rename or delete it. Restart Firefox.

The browser should then create a new place.sqlite and recover your bookmarks from the backup files. Note: Your history is not backed up and will be lost.

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FredMcD said

Vatnik said
- The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

This means the file is contaminated. The places.sqlite file contains your History and Bookmarks.

Type about:support<enter> in the address bar.

Under the page logo on the left side, you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Folder. To its right press the button Show Folder. This will open your file browser to the current Firefox profile. Now Close Firefox.

Locate the above file. Then rename or delete it. Restart Firefox.

The browser should then create a new place.sqlite and recover your bookmarks from the backup files. Note: Your history is not backed up and will be lost.

Contaminated? Firefox contaminated it? Is there any way to back my history up and recover it later?

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Vatnik said

Is there any way to back my history up and recover it later?

None that I am aware of.

FredMcD said

Locate the above file. Then rename or delete it.

Instead, move the file someplace safe.

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If you rename the file placesOLD.sqlite then it might be possible to extract the history.