can history be restored with system restore?
lost history by mistake when clearing cache
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- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/27.0.1453.110 Safari/537.36
hello crothenb, windows system restore won't restore the file that holds the firefox history unfortunately (it is called places.sqlite). you'd need an existing backup of your firefox profile folder in order to get back this kind of data.
No, you probably can't restore deleted history via a Windows System Restore.
It is usually best to clear the cache via "Tools > Options > Advanced > Network" or use an extension to avoid clearing other data by accident.
- Clear Cache Button: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/clear-cache-button/
You can try if there is a previous version of the places.sqlite file available that stores the history and bookmarks.
- Right-click in Windows Explorer: Properties > Previous Versions
Note that you lose bookmarks that have been added after that restore point, so export the bookmarks to an HTML file to be sure or use a JSON backup.