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Bookmarks and history gone

After today's update to the newest version of Firefox, my bookmarks and history are gone. I can't even ADD bookmarks! I looked for both through "Library," and nothing. … (read more)

After today's update to the newest version of Firefox, my bookmarks and history are gone. I can't even ADD bookmarks! I looked for both through "Library," and nothing. Please help. Thanks in advance.

Asked by gleep89 1 month ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 1 month ago

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 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 months ago

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History does not delete despite all measures

History does not delete despite all measures at: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1273024#answer-1266862. Got the switch set to delete my history when cosing, … (read more)

History does not delete despite all measures at: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1273024#answer-1266862. Got the switch set to delete my history when cosing, but this problem IS NOT SOLVED.

Asked by Lighthouse 3 months ago

Answered by Lighthouse 3 months ago

Restoring history items in places.sqlite

I use Piriform CCleaner. The most recent update ignored the settings to exclude Firefox and cleared my History. I do have a backup but it isn't recent as I'd like. I did … (read more)

I use Piriform CCleaner.

The most recent update ignored the settings to exclude Firefox and cleared my History.

I do have a backup but it isn't recent as I'd like.

I did have a look at the places.sqlite file with an editor - interestingly all the history is still there. So how is it "enabled / disabled" as far as Firefox is concerned?

I did a fair amount of Googling but can't see an explanation.

Your input would be appreciated! Adb

Asked by Factotum Industries 4 months ago

Last reply by Factotum Industries 4 months ago

How do I restore/recover my history from more than a month? Or extend it past one.

I can't go back more than a month on my history, nor extend it past one month if I have stuff I want to look up that I have looked for. And if I accidently right click fo… (read more)

I can't go back more than a month on my history, nor extend it past one month if I have stuff I want to look up that I have looked for. And if I accidently right click forget about this site since its right below delete page, I tend to lose an entire thing instead of one specific thing. Both need to be fixed with an undo feature.

Asked by bucknerryan 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months 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 10 months ago

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When Firefox opens why do I get a blank page?

Every time I click for Firefox to open I get a blank page. If I click a second time it opens properly. I've messed with it for a while now, and can't seem to figure it ou… (read more)

Every time I click for Firefox to open I get a blank page. If I click a second time it opens properly. I've messed with it for a while now, and can't seem to figure it out.

Asked by J_John41 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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History doesn't show when typing in address bar, and Enter doesn't work -- until I press, backspace, space, / or #

When I type in the address bar, I am used to seeing my history show up as I type; and pressing the Enter or Return key to navigate to the thing I typed. Now the hi… (read more)

When I type in the address bar, I am used to

  • seeing my history show up as I type; and
  • pressing the Enter or Return key to navigate to the thing I typed.

Now the history doesn't show as I type, and Enter/return has no effect... Until I type one of the following things: backspace, space, / or # (there may be more). Then the history shows up and Enter works again!!

If I type any other character after any of those, then the history disappears and Enter stops working again.

What gives? Is this a bug? Or a setting somewhere?

It's super annoying.

Never seen this before. IT just upgraded my machine to Windows 10, removed my previous Firefox installation, and force-installed the ESR version of Firefox (60.5.2esr (32-bit)).

Asked by jfcorbett 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Since upgrading to FF 66 Netflix videos don't play.

I had no problem playing Netflix videos before FF 66. I'm now on FF 66.0.1. I disabled all add-ons, restarted FF to no avail. This issue MIGHT be DRM related since previe… (read more)

I had no problem playing Netflix videos before FF 66. I'm now on FF 66.0.1. I disabled all add-ons, restarted FF to no avail. This issue MIGHT be DRM related since preview vids play correctly in Netflix. They aren't DRM controlled. The full videos, which are DRM controlled, do not play. 'Play DRM-Controlled Content' is checked in my FF settings. I can play full videos as expected in Chrome. I prefer not to for obvious reasons. The NF error code is F7701-1003. The msg is 'There appears to be a problem with Firefox which is preventing Netflix from starting playback'. I've gone through the steps that NF suggest for this issue. Doing that doesn't resolve the issue.

Asked by HLMSPL 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Bookmarks and History Gone!... Then Back Again!

I closed and opened FF the other day and noticed a Red Banner about my Bookmarks and History. Sure enough, all my Bookmarks and History Were Gone!... Then, I closed FF … (read more)

I closed and opened FF the other day and noticed a Red Banner about my Bookmarks and History. Sure enough, all my Bookmarks and History Were Gone!... Then, I closed FF and started it again, and my Bookmarks and History Are Back Again!

What happened? That's the first time ever since using FF from years ago I have seen this. I closed and started FF again, and so far, they are still there.


~Pj

Asked by Pj 1 year ago

Last reply by Pj 1 year ago

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YouTube History and (video progress bar) is not saved when I use Firefox as browser

Hi! There is a bug. YouTube History is not saved when i use Firefox as browser. So I deleted it and then reinstalled it, logged in to it and played videos from YouTube ag… (read more)

Hi! There is a bug. YouTube History is not saved when i use Firefox as browser. So I deleted it and then reinstalled it, logged in to it and played videos from YouTube again. Then i checked again the history and saw that it was saving. Later without any changes in Firefox settings (including addons), the problem began starting again. I still don't understand why it is happening. The addons that i have installed are: Kaspersky Protection, Malwarebytes, uBlock Origin and Privacy Pass. This problem doesn't happen when i use Chrome Browser with same extensions.

Asked by algent 1 year ago

Answered by algent 1 year 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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Firefox Not Saving History

Hello- Firefox doesn't save my history with Quantum 64. This is is really frustrating. I had this issue prior to installing Quantum earlier this year. The minute Midnig… (read more)

Hello-

Firefox doesn't save my history with Quantum 64. This is is really frustrating. I had this issue prior to installing Quantum earlier this year. The minute Midnight strikes on my computer and start up FF it only reveals "Yesterday" history but nothing further back in date. I even tried changing the date back a few days for a moment and no previous history appeared. So there is nothing wrong with my clock/date.

Here's what I have done to try to correct /investigate this:

1. Restored FF Quantum. 2. Deleted all the Places.sqlite files and restarted FF to refresh them. 3. Checked Norton 360 to make sure History Clean Up is OFF. 4. Disabled Malwarebytes, IOBIT's Advance System Care 12 and similar programs for a couple of days. 5. I've had this issue before and even tried to reinstall FF and that didn't do anything.

6. Verify Integrity Results:

> Task: checkIntegrity + The places.sqlite database is sane + The favicons.sqlite database is sane > Task: invalidateCaches + The caches have been invalidated > Task: checkCoherence + The database is coherent > Task: expire + Database cleaned up > Task: originFrecencyStats + Recalculated origin frecency stats > Task: vacuum + Initial database size is 5120KiB + The database has been vacuumed + Final database size is 5120KiB > Task: stats + Places.sqlite size is 5120KiB + Favicons.sqlite size is 768KiB + pragma_user_version is 52 + pragma_page_size is 32768 + pragma_cache_size is -2048 + pragma_journal_mode is wal + pragma_synchronous is 1 + History can store a maximum of 112348 unique pages + Table moz_origins has 250 records + Table moz_places has 380 records + Table moz_historyvisits has 137 records + Table moz_inputhistory has 0 records + Table moz_bookmarks has 516 records + Table moz_bookmarks_deleted has 0 records + Table moz_keywords has 0 records + Table sqlite_sequence has 0 records + Table moz_anno_attributes has 2 records + Table moz_annos has 2 records + Table moz_items_annos has 0 records + Table moz_meta has 7 records + Table sqlite_stat1 has 16 records + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_origins_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_inputhistory_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_bookmarks_deleted_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_keywords_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_anno_attributes_1 + Index moz_places_url_hashindex + Index moz_places_hostindex + Index moz_places_visitcount + Index moz_places_frecencyindex + Index moz_places_lastvisitdateindex + Index moz_places_guid_uniqueindex + Index moz_places_originidindex + Index moz_historyvisits_placedateindex + Index moz_historyvisits_fromindex + Index moz_historyvisits_dateindex + Index moz_bookmarks_itemindex + Index moz_bookmarks_parentindex + Index moz_bookmarks_itemlastmodifiedindex + Index moz_bookmarks_dateaddedindex + Index moz_bookmarks_guid_uniqueindex + Index moz_keywords_placepostdata_uniqueindex + Index moz_annos_placeattributeindex + Index moz_items_annos_itemattributeindex > Task: _refreshUI

7. Attached is the list of add-ons. In the past I have disabled and/or deleted them them and still had the issue

I am using Windows 7.

Any tangible help and known cause you have is much appreciated.

Thank you, Steven

Asked by StevenB 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Windows 10 Firefox Quantum 64.0 error: bookmarks and history system will not be functional firefox file is in use by another application

I have had this problem for a few months now and eventually just stopped using Firefox. I had tried the various suggested fixes to no avail. - rebooted - tried running in… (read more)

I have had this problem for a few months now and eventually just stopped using Firefox. I had tried the various suggested fixes to no avail. - rebooted - tried running in safe mode with no antivirus programs - renamed the places.sqlite file - I deleted Firefox, downloaded and installed it again with no success. I am concerned that not everything was removed on the Windows 10 uninstall process. - Have checked my Antivirus (Bit defender) logs and don't see any Firefox files locked/etc by Bitdefender

I would appreciate any suggestions that you might have. Regards Bill

Asked by kenai125 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago