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Refresh wiped out all my history and setting

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Hi,

My Mozilla has been increasingly giving me head-aches. First, as of almost a year ago. Certain websites won't work in Firefox. Second, despite frequent updates it was getting slow. Yesterday, its suggested for me to refresh my browser in order to speed it up. I did so. I thought that refreshing would keep my history and bookmarks. Everything is gone.

Please let me know how I can undo this. Or at least how I can restore my bookmarks and some of my lost tabs and windows.

Thanks,

Cyrus

Hi, My Mozilla has been increasingly giving me head-aches. First, as of almost a year ago. Certain websites won't work in Firefox. Second, despite frequent updates it was getting slow. Yesterday, its suggested for me to refresh my browser in order to speed it up. I did so. I thought that refreshing would keep my history and bookmarks. Everything is gone. Please let me know how I can undo this. Or at least how I can restore my bookmarks and some of my lost tabs and windows. Thanks, Cyrus

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Thank you Fred,

I have located and copied over most of what I need. I am still missing my session (my existing open windows and tabs) along with the history. I have copied the session files and folder but still no luck.

Any suggestions on how to invoke the session restore prompt or get back the last session prior to refresh?

Regards,

Cyrus

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logins.json and key3.db [v58+]key4.db : These are the password files. Copy Both !

persdict.dat : custom dictionary - words you added to the dictionary

mimeTypes.rdf [v55+]handlers.json : What to do with what type of file.

places.sqlite : History and Bookmarks.

prefs.js : Your settings. Note: If you were having problems, this could be contaminated.

cert8.db [v58+]cert9.db and possibly cert_override.txt : Stores all your security certificate settings and any SSL certificates you have imported into Firefox. If removed, the cert8.db, cert9.db file will be replaced.

search.json.mozlz4 : file stores the user-installed search engines that are available in the Firefox v47+

search.sqlite file and searchplugins folder store the search engines that are available in the Firefox Search bar before Firefox v47


Copy these files from the old to the new. You may get a message that the files already exist. Choose to over-write for each file.