first I'd like to mention that I've read many other threads related to this problem, and I now have a good understand of what exactly happened. I hope this will h… (read more)
first I'd like to mention that I've read many other threads related to this problem, and I now have a good understand of what exactly happened. I hope this will help resolve the issue.
I was trying to join a Zoom meeting, something happened as I was following a link which triggered an old version of Firefox to start, which I didn't even know existed on my PC (FF 30-something). I have the latest FF 81
So that old FF caused my primary FF to close. After I closed that old one and reopened the primary browser, all my browsing history was gone. That's about 5 years of history. Plus all favicons. However bookmarks were intact, as well as addons. But I was logged out of all websites I normally use, although I could see all cookies are still there.
When I checked the places.sqlite file in my profile folder, its size was 5MB, and so was the size of the favicons.sqlite file. I have backups of these files from a year ago, and their sizes are 78MB and 53MB respectively, so I knew something had caused my original files to be deleted or reset.
Now my question is simply: how can I restore the places and favicons (this one's not important) files that were apparently deleted/replaced?
I'll be very thankful for any tip
Note: there is a places.sqlite.corrupt file which size is 10MB, so it definitely isn't the original one