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How to re-sync my browser history after it was deleted from the browser?

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I accidentally cleared my Firefox history (using a third party tool) and i wanted to re-sync my history from the web, but it seems like it didn't happen..

I even uninstalled and re-installed Firefox again, but to no avail (i think some settings where not deleted during the uninstall process).

Can someone tell me how i can re-sync my Firefox history from the web?

thanks, Aurelian

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Bookmark Backups

Type about:support<Enter> in the address bar.

Under the page logo on the left side you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Folder. To it’s right press the button Show Folder. This will open your file browser to the current Firefox profile. Now Close Firefox.

Enter the bookmarkbackups folder. This is where Firefox makes backups of your bookmarks. Look for the jsonlz4 file you want to restore (check the time / date / size). Right click on that file and select Copy. Now go back to the profile folder where you started. Rename the file places.sqlite by adding .old to it. Now right click in the folder and select Paste. The file you just pasted here, rename it to places.sqlite. After you are done, restart Firefox.

These can't get your data back, but will help in the future.

These add-ons can be a great help by backing up and restoring Firefox

FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension) {web link} FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions, history, passwords, and more. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your saved files individually into installable .xpi files. It will also make backup of files that you choose.

OPIE {web link} Import/Export extension preferences

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Hi Fred,

Thank you very much for your reply. After you've mentioned the places.sqlite backup solution for the bookmarks, i realized i had another computer in my home which was in sync and had all the history intact..

All i had to do was to transfer the places.sqlite file from there and all the history is back.. I guess i just need to sync it now one more time.

best, Aurelian

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Great to hear. If you use FEBE or something else to make good backups, you will have safe files just in case.


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