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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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Is there a way to keep Firefox History from being deleted?

someone at work it deleting the history, but I need to know what sites they are going to. thanks for the help. steve p vittori rocci post 56 beverly ma … (read more)

someone at work it deleting the history, but I need to know what sites they are going to. thanks for the help. steve p vittori rocci post 56 beverly ma

Asked by sjp9876 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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History isn't active, even though preferences are set to remember history (firefox 61.0.1; MacOS 10.12.6)

Since I've updated to 61, I can't get the history to be active. (Bookmarks are fine). I made sure the settings were correct, I ran Refresh firefox; I ran Verify integri… (read more)

Since I've updated to 61, I can't get the history to be active. (Bookmarks are fine). I made sure the settings were correct, I ran Refresh firefox; I ran Verify integrity and got this:

Task: checkIntegrity

- Unable to check database integrity > Task: invalidateCaches - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: checkCoherence - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: expire - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: vacuum - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: stats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: _refreshUI - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

I've looked up numerous help sites, and they all refer to a place.sqlite file that I don't seem to have, and a profile folder that also does not exits (I'm assuming this is a 61 thing, in my older versions I had those files and folders.

Help! I need my history!

Thanks.

Asked by shifra 1 year ago

Answered by Shadow110 1 year ago

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Firefox hangs when I try to delete history that has more than 100 lines.

Firefox 59 on Ubuntu 14.04. Firefox just hangs forever when I attempt to delete many history items, say >100. The best and not useful document I could find on this was… (read more)

Firefox 59 on Ubuntu 14.04. Firefox just hangs forever when I attempt to delete many history items, say >100. The best and not useful document I could find on this was https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/893223 - please help?

Asked by AlvinKho 2 years ago

Last reply by AlvinKho 2 years ago

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History not adding specific sites and misses entries

Hi, I've started noticing that I've to re-search a website which ff should know since half a year. Today I retried it and I can confirm that for example https://docs.rs/c… (read more)

Hi, I've started noticing that I've to re-search a website which ff should know since half a year. Today I retried it and I can confirm that for example https://docs.rs/chrono/0.4.2/chrono/ never shows up in my history, in fact it's unknown, no matter how much I browse to that site. In fact I've right now the website open and the history doesn't show anything about it. I'm not on privacy mode. I only let ff clear my cookie & search history on exit. I have other websites which appear in the history. Another example: I've youtube open right now and it's not showing up. 59.0.2 Ubuntu Edition

Asked by proc 2 years ago

Last reply by proc 2 years ago

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How do I recover lost history and bookmarks from Time Machine.

I know this Q was asked recently but I cannot follow the disjointed and part missing thread. Would appreciate if someone could give me a complete reply. I know how to d… (read more)

I know this Q was asked recently but I cannot follow the disjointed and part missing thread. Would appreciate if someone could give me a complete reply. I know how to display hidden files and find my Application Support folder but profile files are all several years old. I have up to date Time Machine backups.

I am running Firefox 58.0.2 on OSX but inadvertently ran Firefox 34 and now my v58 has lost all history and bookmarks.

Asked by praylett 2 years ago

Answered by praylett 2 years ago

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History gets deleted after a month

So after I updated to firefox q it keeps deleting my history after a month. I installed fresh firefox and new profile in November, but if I go to my history I only find … (read more)

So after I updated to firefox q it keeps deleting my history after a month.

I installed fresh firefox and new profile in November, but if I go to my history I only find February, so November, December, and January is gone. In settings I have it to save my history but it still delete everything older than a month.

Asked by Frejoh466 2 years ago

Last reply by Frejoh466 2 years ago

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Firefox can't open its own .json HISTORY files (from Firefox pulldown menu) which I saved for specifically for that purpose.

Firefox can't open its own .json HISTORY files (from Firefox pulldown menu) which I saved for specifically for that purpose. How ridiculous to maintain a so called method… (read more)

Firefox can't open its own .json HISTORY files (from Firefox pulldown menu) which I saved for specifically for that purpose. How ridiculous to maintain a so called method of 'saving' files of which the creator's suite (Mozilla/Firefox) can not open within their own site. Saving in HTML like one of the bookmarks options for saving, could at least be recovered. BUT .json----NO WAY, NO HOW, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO...

   A quite deceptive, unreliable, and consequently,fully security disruptive & unobtainable falsehood of "helping  aids".  
  Everyone online complains of the same problem fiasco!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

INCIDENTALLY, I WOULD HAVE UPLOADED A FILE FOR YOU BUT OF THE SUPPORTED TYPES, JSON WAS NOT ONE OF THEM. TOOOOOOO BAD, WHAT A CROCK

Asked by docrock 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Can I restore my history?

My places.sqlite file has places.sqlite.corrupt just under it in my second profile's folder. I tried renaming the corrupt file as just places.sqlite (calling the first p… (read more)

My places.sqlite file has places.sqlite.corrupt just under it in my second profile's folder. I tried renaming the corrupt file as just places.sqlite (calling the first places.sqlite something else) and restarting as suggested but the history still won't show up, and when I check the folder, places.sqlite is once again places.sqlite.corrupt (with a places.sqlite file just above it.)

Is there a way to somehow get Quantum to read my old history?

Asked by jon83 2 years ago

Last reply by WestEnd 2 years ago

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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__ 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Please give users option to customize size/length of history

Since several months the amount of pages Firefox keeps in its history is drastically reduced. For whatever reason someone made the decision that FF was to be smarter than… (read more)

Since several months the amount of pages Firefox keeps in its history is drastically reduced. For whatever reason someone made the decision that FF was to be smarter than the user and to decide in his place how much history should be saved - for reason of performance - without giving the user any option to modify this and even without notifying the user about this critical change. There have been several threads about this issue, i.e. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1148703.

Imho this was a very unsmart and unreflected move - this is a critical functionality, FF is going to lose a serious amount of users if this stays that way. Please give the user the option to choose between "pages to be saved" and "days to be remembered" for history operation mode, with possibility to adjust the values. And what exactly is the rationale for making the value "places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages" readonly? The users who edit about:config are supposed to know what they're doing, so why not just let them?

To add insult to injury, there is now an addon for firefox to reenable this functionality that had been disabled by this change. Are you kidding me? You're slashing the size of the history for performance reasons, and then you're telling the users to install an addon if they want to have their usual history size, an addon which will have another impact on the performance of the browser?

Seriously - please revert this bad change, or fix it. Thanks.

Asked by JustaUsername 3 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 3 years ago

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Clicking 'Show all History' in Library only offer 'Today' and 'Older than 6 months'. What about less than 6 months?

Seems other people have written about this. I'm using Firefox 39. Clicking 'Show All History' in the drop down menu only shows 'Older than 6 months' and 'Today'. Clearly … (read more)

Seems other people have written about this.

I'm using Firefox 39. Clicking 'Show All History' in the drop down menu only shows 'Older than 6 months' and 'Today'. Clearly this isn't 'All History'! Why doesn't it show anything between 'Today' and 'Older than 6 months'? Is this a bug?

Today I downloaded the add-on 'Places Maintenance' 1.3.1, and ran it. It has made no difference.

I hope you can help.

No1uno

Asked by no1uno 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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forward button disappears on home page

I have asked this without result. When using firefox, I can do a search, go to a page, go to deeper pages, click the back button and forward button; but when I click the … (read more)

I have asked this without result. When using firefox, I can do a search, go to a page, go to deeper pages, click the back button and forward button; but when I click the back button to the home page, the forward button disappears. I have done this by accident or design many times. When I back up to the home page, I have to start all over again, redo the search and it is extremely frustrating. This is NOT fixed by the "Restore Defaults." It seems that if I back up to my home page [Usually Google Search] then Firefox assumes that I will not want to go forward again. I do NOT want another ADD-ON for this. I merely want the forward button in all windows where there is a forward page. How can I get that? I hate to say it, but this happens enough that I have been using Chrome for searches and just general surfing. In my opinion, the forward button show be in ALL windows, grayed out if necessary, but there. But I can accept it disappearing when there is NO forward page. But not when there is a forward page. Note: this NEVER happens in Chrome [and others.] See pictures 1. Google search 2. Search for Yellowstone 3. Go to Yellowstone site 4. Click back button to Search for Yellowstone page. 5. Click back to Google page. Where is the forward button so that I can go forward to the Yellowstone search???

Asked by fryque 5 years ago

Answered by fryque 5 years ago

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Как отключить вкладку (about:newtab), чтобы при закрытии последней вкладки закрывался Firefox?

При закрытии последней вкладки всегда открывается вкладка "Новая вкладка"(см. скриншот). Её нельзя закрыть, пока не закроешь само окно приложения. Аналогично, нельзя закр… (read more)

При закрытии последней вкладки всегда открывается вкладка "Новая вкладка"(см. скриншот). Её нельзя закрыть, пока не закроешь само окно приложения. Аналогично, нельзя закрыть при помощи панели задач Windows. Эта вкладка сохраняет в себе закладки других сайтов. Но есть существенный недостаток: закладки нельзя настоить вручную, они возникают случайным образом. Из-за этой владки сложно закрыть Firefox.

Asked by denzen 5 years ago

Last reply by denzen 5 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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Can't get Firefox to forget login information

I work at a public library. And we have Firefox installed on all of our public computers. One of those computers is not forgetting a particular patron's login information… (read more)

I work at a public library. And we have Firefox installed on all of our public computers. One of those computers is not forgetting a particular patron's login information for Yahoo Mail.

We've set our public computers for Firefox to clear out Cookies, Cache, Active Logins, Forms & Search History, Browsing & Download History, Saved Passwords AND Site Preferences when it closes. We use custom privacy settings, telling Firefox NOT to remember Browsing & Download history, as well as Form & Search History.

We've tried clearing ALL History, we've cleared all saved passwords. Nothing helps. Every time anyone goes to login for Yahoo on that computer, the other patron's login information is right there (the password is shown as dots, of course, but it's still there).

Anyone have any ideas on how to clear that information? Any help would be much appreciated.

Asked by pac6884 5 years ago

Last reply by pac6884 5 years ago