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All my downloads have been erased or eliminated. How?

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Went online to retrieve a download and the entire download list was gone. I did not clear the list where did it go and can I retrieve it?

Went online to retrieve a download and the entire download list was gone. I did not clear the list where did it go and can I retrieve it?

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Maybe you have some cleaning utility that has cleared it. Or did you inadvertantly clear it yourself

Possibly the files are still there but not the listing. Try searching for the files by name or date using Windows XP search. That is easiest of course if you remember what your set or default download location is.

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John99
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Maybe you have some cleaning utility that has cleared it. Or did you inadvertantly clear it yourself

Possibly the files are still there but not the listing. Try searching for the files by name or date using Windows XP search. That is easiest of course if you remember what your set or default download location is.

Maybe you have some cleaning utility that has cleared it. Or did you inadvertantly clear it yourself * [[Remove recent browsing, search and download history]] Possibly the files are still there but not the listing. Try searching for the files by name or date using Windows XP search. That is easiest of course if you remember what your set or default download location is. * See also [[What to do if you can't download or save files]] * and [[Use the Downloads window to manage downloaded files]]
cor-el
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Do you still have the Downloads folder in the History manager?

There are other things that need your attention.

Please Update to the latest Firefox 18.0.x version.

  • Help > About Firefox

The Firefox Firefox/14.0.1 version that you currently run is no longer supported with security updates

  • Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:14.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/14.0.1
Do you still have the Downloads folder in the History manager? There are other things that need your attention. Please Update to the latest Firefox 18.0.x version. *Help > About Firefox *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/update-firefox-latest-version *https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Updating+Firefox The Firefox Firefox/14.0.1 version that you currently run is no longer supported with security updates *Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:14.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/14.0.1

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Can I restore to a point several days ago to retrieve download files?

Can I restore to a point several days ago to retrieve download files?
cor-el
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No, a system restore won't work for SQLite database files and Windows XP doesn't keep older copies of files like Vista and later Windows versions may do, so you are out of luck if the download manager and the library do not show the downloaded files.

Did you check if the files are in the default download folder?

  • Tools > Options > General : Downloads
No, a system restore won't work for SQLite database files and Windows XP doesn't keep older copies of files like Vista and later Windows versions may do, so you are out of luck if the download manager and the library do not show the downloaded files. Did you check if the files are in the default download folder? *Tools > Options > General : Downloads