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Restoring history items in places.sqlite

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I use Piriform CCleaner.

The most recent update ignored the settings to exclude Firefox and cleared my History.

I do have a backup but it isn't recent as I'd like.

I did have a look at the places.sqlite file with an editor - interestingly all the history is still there. So how is it "enabled / disabled" as far as Firefox is concerned?

I did a fair amount of Googling but can't see an explanation.

Your input would be appreciated! Adb

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Maybe check the places.sqlite in a SQLite manager to see whether you still have at least the URLs in the moz_places table. It is possible that only the moz_historyvisits table got cleared, but that moz_places still has the url and title with a visit count of 0 (zero) and no last_visit_date. So you could possibly get a list of URLs, but no way to get real visit_date although the place 'id' might give some indication.

I'm not very good with SQL, so i tried something simple: Replace LIKE '0' with bookmarkbackups to get a list of visited pages. I used AND url LIKE '' to limit the list only for this forum.

SELECT  url, title, id, visit_count, datetime(last_visit_date/1000000,'unixepoch','localtime')
FROM moz_places WHERE visit_count LIKE '0' AND url LIKE ''

Modified by cor-el


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Sorry I should have been more specific :

The moz_places table still has the URLs.

Will see if I can execute what you have suggested...


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