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My history is suddenly missing

Hello, My history is suddenly missing (the Library is empty), while bookmarks, tabs, Downloads, etc are STILL THERE. Using 55.0.3 (64-bit) on OS X Yesomite. Since firefox… (read more)

Hello, My history is suddenly missing (the Library is empty), while bookmarks, tabs, Downloads, etc are STILL THERE. Using 55.0.3 (64-bit) on OS X Yesomite. Since firefox crashes almost every day this year, I can also report that Restore should work. Oh well. Please help! gf

Asked by gf__ 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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After update 43.0.1 my history disappears each day. Why?

I've double-checked that no other program is deleting the history, and there are no scheduled tasks running that would do it. I have Firefox set to KEEP history. I DID ha… (read more)

I've double-checked that no other program is deleting the history, and there are no scheduled tasks running that would do it. I have Firefox set to KEEP history. I DID have a crash at one point - could that have corrupted a user file?? How do I create that corrupted file to check if that is it?

Thank you!

Asked by kailasa108 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Can't open a bookmark backup, I can see 5 different backups that ware saved automaticly but when pressed nothing happens.

All my tabs closed when I installed skype which changed my homepage and some firefox settings, I can excess the bookmark backups that ware done automatically by firefox e… (read more)

All my tabs closed when I installed skype which changed my homepage and some firefox settings, I can excess the bookmark backups that ware done automatically by firefox every moth or so and it would satisfie me, but when I press it, it asks if I am ok with replacing current tabs with the backed up ones, I click yes, and nothing happens. Any help?

Asked by TheMonte 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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How can I go further back than 2 months in history?

I know that I used to be able to go much further back than just 2 months. Is it possible that it changed when I set up Sync a few weeks ago? How can I change it so that… (read more)

I know that I used to be able to go much further back than just 2 months. Is it possible that it changed when I set up Sync a few weeks ago? How can I change it so that I get at least 6 months of history?

Asked by wildbamboo 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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University student finds way to sniff Firefox history

I first heard of this on TV news. I thought it said something about Facebook reading users' history - could be wrong on the facebook part. Then found this article about… (read more)

I first heard of this on TV news. I thought it said something about Facebook reading users' history - could be wrong on the facebook part. Then found this article about a university student that discovered this hole.

Is there any response about this from Mozilla yet?

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/06/theyre-ba-ack-browser-sniffing-ghosts-return-to-haunt-chrome-ie-firefox/

"Now, a graduate student at Hasselt University in Belgium said he has confirmed that Chrome, IE, and Firefox users are once again susceptible to browsing-history sniffing. Borrowing from a browser-timing attack disclosed last year by fellow researcher Paul Stone, student Aäron Thijs was able to develop code that forced all three browsers to divulge browsing history contents. He said other browsers, including Safari and Opera, may also be vulnerable, although he has not tested them."

Asked by Joebt 6 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 years ago

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'Clear History When Firefox Closes' Freezes firefox at close and start. Have to a do a refresh, why?

I have narrowed this issue don to the 'Clear History When Firefox Closes' setting, I can do a refresh and only change the one setting and it will crash firefox when I go … (read more)

I have narrowed this issue don to the 'Clear History When Firefox Closes' setting, I can do a refresh and only change the one setting and it will crash firefox when I go to shut down, it stops responding and I will have to force it closed or goto task manager to shut it down. Clearly something wrong with either the browser in a folder that stays when I delete firefox and reinstall, tried that too and it still happens.

The only other thing I could think of is if one of the anti-malware programs are doing it but I have 4 machines that this is not an issue and have the same setups in each, ith the exception of Microsoft Essentials. So I don't think that the other programs are the issue, I believe their is a folder that firefox uses that is not being removed, reset, what ever and firefox is the issue itself...

This is on a friends computer, I am trying to figure this out for him...

It has,

Malwarebytes Spybot 1.6 Microsoft Essentials

Asked by terryinflorida 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Firefox will not delete my history no matter what I try. I use a Mac version 10.13.2. Please help.

I have tried going up to the History > Clear Recent History > Everything and nothing. I try viewing all history and deleting each page by hitting delete, 'Forget Ab… (read more)

I have tried going up to the History > Clear Recent History > Everything and nothing. I try viewing all history and deleting each page by hitting delete, 'Forget About This Site', and 'Delete Page' but they will not budge.

I have tried to delete Firefox from my computer and going in Library > Application Support > Mozilla(There is no Firefox folder for me, just Mozilla), and still nothing. I saw no profile folders or anything mentioned in the articles to help.

I have tried 'refreshing' Firefox but it just imports history every time I do this.

I have also tried going into Preferences > Privacy & Security > History and selecting 'Never Remember History' and also do the 'Clear All History' from here but still nothing.

Nothing I have tried seems to work. Can anyone please help me with this? What do I need to do to get a fresh, completely clean Firefox on my computer?

Asked by vixyfox 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox resets and deletes history everytime I start it

This problem happened this morning. I had like 3 years of my browsing history in Firefox. It crashed today when I started it, then I repeatedly clicked somewhere on the … (read more)

This problem happened this morning. I had like 3 years of my browsing history in Firefox. It crashed today when I started it, then I repeatedly clicked somewhere on the crashed screen so Windows force close it. It force closed it. But when it stated , ALL my history is gone !!!!! Although saved passwords are ok. Now EVERY TIME I start Firefox, it does seem to reset itself and clears history This problem appeared after I updated to 44 recently. 1- How can I fix this problem? 2- How can I retrieve my history?

Any help is deeply appreciated

Asked by UserNumber 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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I cannot delete my browsing history using the usual Privacy and Security delete history command.

I'm on a Macbook Pro using High Sierra OS 10.13.4. Firefox Quantum is version 62.0. I've tried going to the menu and clicking history, clear recent history, everything, c… (read more)

I'm on a Macbook Pro using High Sierra OS 10.13.4. Firefox Quantum is version 62.0. I've tried going to the menu and clicking history, clear recent history, everything, clear now. I've also tried going to the menu and clicking show history and using the delete command. Nothing works. Do I need to delete Firefox to delete my history?

Asked by dearcristy 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Why is Firefox still storing user data when I've done "Forget about this site"?

I selectively delete data on sites by doing Show All History, finding a row for the site I want to remove, and then doing Right Click -> "Forget About This Site". I do… (read more)

I selectively delete data on sites by doing Show All History, finding a row for the site I want to remove, and then doing Right Click -> "Forget About This Site". I do this rather than globally forget all data because there are a few site logins I want to retain.

I just did this with every row in the History - This Month tab. It's now empty.

However, when I type a single letter (e.g. "a") into the search box a huge list of URLs appears, many of them from this month. They include a number of sites, like my on-line banking, that I previously believed I had erased all trace of.

1) Why are these URLs not shown in my history except when a search term is entered?

2) Why does "Forget About This Site" not clear EVERYTHING for the site in question?

For info, I'm running FF 61.01.1 for Linux Mint.

Asked by piersdelavison 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox update to version 65.0.1 (from last night) erased my browser history

I updated Firefox last night right before bed, to version 65.0.1. I did not go to any websites after that. This morning, none of my browser history from before today, 2/1… (read more)

I updated Firefox last night right before bed, to version 65.0.1. I did not go to any websites after that. This morning, none of my browser history from before today, 2/14, exists any longer. I first noticed this when typing in a website I check daily, but I didn't have any autocomplete suggestions (normally I just type the first 2 letters and get a suggestion of the full site and I am able to just hit enter to go there). Just now, I checked my history folder to find a site I have not visited in the last few months, but with no history before yesterday, I am not sure how to proceed. I believe my bookmarks are intact (I do not typically use bookmarks, but there are a handful present, and I did not create them today, so I believe they are from before last night's update).

I do use an add-on to record my open tabs, and it someone does go back longer than this, so maybe I can find some of the sites I used to have. However, I could really use the history feature, I have some stuff last summer I would like consult ASAP. I can verify that I have not manually erased my history, at least not going back before something I viewed within a given hour (I don't go back and erase things from say, yesterday, last week, last month, last year, etc). Any thoughts?

Asked by EKenworthy 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How to clear your search history i.e. search keywords in your "search" fields?

I'd like to know how to clear your search history i.e. search keywords in your "search" fields. I do NOT mean clearing my BROWSING HISTORY, but certain/all searches on th… (read more)

I'd like to know how to clear your search history i.e. search keywords in your "search" fields.

I do NOT mean clearing my BROWSING HISTORY, but certain/all searches on the "search" fields.

Some sites seems to save some of the words, some sites do no not. I don't know how it works, really.

I remember being able just to point the word off the list and hit "delete" and it was gone. Doesn't work anymore these days.

Asked by Baking_soda 6 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 months ago

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When I click "History > Show All History" a new window opens up with my history but it is completely blank. What do I do?

I need to access my browser history to prove a timestamp. I only need to prove a timestamp from less than 24 hours ago but the history page shows absolutely nothing. A co… (read more)

I need to access my browser history to prove a timestamp. I only need to prove a timestamp from less than 24 hours ago but the history page shows absolutely nothing. A completely blank screen. I am not on incognito mode and my recently closed tabs are all correct which shows that there is history being taken of my browsing. Why is my history not showing? I need to see my history to prove that I followed due date of an assignment.

Asked by vzhang39 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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All recovery restore options in history tab greyed out. How can I recover previous session or open tabs?

I woke my laptop up from sleep. I am using Microsoft 10 64 bit. Firefox auto updated, my computer restarted, I lost all of my tabs. A whole pile of them. I've always been… (read more)

I woke my laptop up from sleep. I am using Microsoft 10 64 bit. Firefox auto updated, my computer restarted, I lost all of my tabs. A whole pile of them. I've always been able to restore session, or restore previously closed windows, etc, but all of those options are greyed out. I went through and cherry picked a few of the web pages I recognized out of my history, but many of my tabs have stayed open for quite some time and are not in that history. How do I recover my tabs?

Asked by championsss 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Under "History," a specific website with 6 line entries would not respond to the delete button. Is this a dangerous website?

I delete websites I visit in "History" line by line, and I save the ones I find valuable for viewing in the future. Last week I visited a new website and checked out a fe… (read more)

I delete websites I visit in "History" line by line, and I save the ones I find valuable for viewing in the future. Last week I visited a new website and checked out a few articles. A few days later I was deleting that day's line items I did not want to revisit. This particular website would not let me delete any of it's line items, no matter what. It was Just this website. Never have I encountered this problem. I had to go into Firefox and delete this particular website under "Forget this Site." Any answer as to why?

Asked by NancyAF 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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The History is being deleted; tried fix in other thread. Not working.

The History is not being saved at all. Nothing is showing up. I have already tried the suggestions on https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/994667, and none of th… (read more)

The History is not being saved at all. Nothing is showing up. I have already tried the suggestions on https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/994667, and none of them are working. This happened all of a sudden.

Asked by Andrewskii 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Losing older downloads/history entries in Library despite "Remember history" setting

I noticed that Firefox is deleting some of my older history and download entries that are about 5-6 months old. I've set my options to "Remember history" when I first cr… (read more)

I noticed that Firefox is deleting some of my older history and download entries that are about 5-6 months old. I've set my options to "Remember history" when I first created the profile. Used the SQLite Manager to check places.sqlite and I'm not anywhere close to places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages.

In comparisons with some backups, I've noticed that the missing records in places.sqlite's moz_places table had NULL values in favicon_id. They're getting auto-cleaned at some point, which is counter to what is expected with the "Remember history" setting. I don't think it's a max_pages issue because there are still moz_places table records much older than the lost entries.

Is there a preference I can set in about:config to avoid this?

Asked by BeepsAndBoops 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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As firefox shows only a partial file download history I would like to know how to see all the file names that I have downloaded .

I'm using firefox ver59.0 and I've seen it only shows the files I've downloaded in the last month or so in the download history folder. As I've moved or deleted some of t… (read more)

I'm using firefox ver59.0 and I've seen it only shows the files I've downloaded in the last month or so in the download history folder. As I've moved or deleted some of these files I would like to know how to see the file names or other details of the files that I downloaded in the past. Is this possible?

Asked by flyingangel 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago