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A url bar suggestion won't go away even after deleting...

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Even after deleting all history, I'm still getting an auto suggestion

http://parent=menu_____&parent=unfiled&parent=toolbar___&querytype=1&sort=12&maxresults=10&excludequeries=1/

whenever I type in "p" into the url bar. I have no idea why this is happening. I'd like for the auto completes for other sites I visit to stay, so setting autofill to false is not an option (although that fixes the issue).

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If you use Sync then best is to disconnect Sync temporarily during troubleshooting.

You can check for problems with the places.sqlite and favicons.sqlite files in the Firefox profile folder.

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

In case errors are reported with "Verify Integrity" close and restart Firefox and retry.

If "Verify Integrity" cannot repair places.sqlite, rename/remove all places.sqlite and favicons.sqlite files in the Firefox profile folder. Firefox will rebuild places.sqlite and restore the bookmarks from a 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

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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.