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firefox deletes recent history when i close the program

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whenever i close firefox (osx 10.6.3, firefox 3.6.6), i come back to find the history gone. i've looked for answers and tried all sorts: my prefs all are set to saving history, i'm not set to start in private browsing, i've downloaded a new copy of firefox and replaced the old, and following advice from a forum i went into about.config and checked that general.useragent was not in bold, it wasn't. the problem even persisted when i recently upgraded from osx tiger to snow leopard

the weirdest thing is that using history>show all history, it is completely blank when i start up. but if i type stuff into the url bar, it comes up with history results (not bookmarks, i've checked) that i haven't visited in months, years even, there's history results for maps for a game i sold 2 years ago

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Rename (or delete) places.sqlite and places.sqlite-journal (might not be there) in the profile folder to force Firefox to rebuild the possibly corrupted places.sqlite file. If you still have a file 'history.dat from Firefox 2 in the profile folder then delete that file as well.

See also http://kb.mozillazine.org/Locked_or_damaged_places.sqlite


http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox

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extensions i have are stumbleupon, adblock and download statusbar

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Chosen Solution

Rename (or delete) places.sqlite and places.sqlite-journal (might not be there) in the profile folder to force Firefox to rebuild the possibly corrupted places.sqlite file. If you still have a file 'history.dat from Firefox 2 in the profile folder then delete that file as well.

See also http://kb.mozillazine.org/Locked_or_damaged_places.sqlite


http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox