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  • Gearchiveerd

History doesn't appear after downgrading Firefox

For a really long time I've been using an older version of Firefox (47.0b9, to be precise) because I didn't like the following updates. A week ago I noticed some problems… (meer info)

For a really long time I've been using an older version of Firefox (47.0b9, to be precise) because I didn't like the following updates. A week ago I noticed some problems with one website I was using and so thought that maybe it's because I was using outdated browser or something like that. To check this out I updated Firefox to newest (in that moment) version of it, but it wasn't the case, and because I didn't like the changes made to interface and other things I immediately downgraded it back to the version I was using earlier. But then I realized that all my browser history was gone.

I spent last week trying to undo or repair it, and so I found out that my browser history was still there, untouched, but for some reason older Firefox could not "see" it. After updating again to the newest version browser history was back and it showed again.

I tried many things, like System Restore or Firefox Sync, to somehow get the history back in the older version, but it just didn't work.

The thing is, while the history doesn't appear in version 47.0b9, the last session - tabs that I had opened - still showed, and when clicking on "History" button, before going into History window, there was a list of recently visited websites, and the last sites I visited before that whole situation were truly there, so I presume it has to have access to files that contain my browser history.

I am aware that there are supposedly some safety risks that come with using older version of Firefox, but I didn't experience any problems during my long usage of it so I don't see an issue.

I really need my browser history to work again in older version of Firefox, and not only because I don't like how newest version looks, but because of how search bar was changed (that is most crucial to me when it comes to this topic) and the fact that after upgrading the browser it started to work slower than before for some reason, which is quite jarring. Some other applications also started working slower, but it isn't as important as the browser.

I also tried slightly newer version of Firefox, but it seems that anything below 55 doesn't work. I think I've read somewhere that in version 55 any downgrade below started to not be supported anymore.

I'm sure there were some changes made to files that contain browser history and things related to it over the course of time. I think that "places.sqlite" file was actually five times bigger after updating to newest version, but I don't know why is that, I'm not really knowledgeable in that field.

But I wonder if there is anything I can do to make it work again in older version, specifically 47.0b9.

Thank you in advance for any help.

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  • Gearchiveerd

How do I contact a Mozilla/Firefox employee about my problem? Synced tabs issue

I have an android phone running android 9 (Pie) and I had over 100 tabs on it open (mostly news articles and stuff). It is signed into my Firefox account. I realized that… (meer info)

I have an android phone running android 9 (Pie) and I had over 100 tabs on it open (mostly news articles and stuff). It is signed into my Firefox account. I realized that's a lot of tabs and the past 2 days I've been actually sorting them and closing some of them. I realized I could do this on my desktop as well. Anyways my phone froze while I had Firefox open, and I realized my tabs on there were all missing... I decided not to panic yet because I could still get to them on my desktop. Turns out when I open the "synced tabs" pane on my desktop which is logged into the same firefox account.. none of the 100+ tabs are there anymore either. How do I actually contact someone that can revert my sync status or whatever to a previous state so I can get my tabs and stuff back that I had open? Firefox crashing on my phone SHOULD NOT EVER somehow close all of those tabs on BOTH the phone and the computer. I guess the crash of firefox somehow wiped them out, and then my desktop synced with that account, realized those tabs were "closed" and cleared the list there as well.

HELP??

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  • Gearchiveerd

Everything gone

I installed the most recent update a week ago, problems opening pages I had visited many times previously, too many pages, became frustrating and did a system restore to … (meer info)

I installed the most recent update a week ago, problems opening pages I had visited many times previously, too many pages, became frustrating and did a system restore to previous date then Firefox would not open at all, just kept crashing, options were to open in safe mode or refresh Firefox, tried to open in safe mode, it would not open even in safe mode so tried to refresh Firefox, got a message saying it was importing bookmarks etc but when it finally opened EVERYTHING is gone. Years of saved passwords for multiple pages, no history, no bookmarks, nothing nada...feeling pretty hopeless...HELP?

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  • Gearchiveerd

Firefox updated and lost all my bookmarks and addons

Turned on Firefox after a week off and saw a blank browser - the menu, bookmarks and apps all gone. This isn't the first time Firefox has 'fixed' things and made them wor… (meer info)

Turned on Firefox after a week off and saw a blank browser - the menu, bookmarks and apps all gone. This isn't the first time Firefox has 'fixed' things and made them worse! This time though I am totally fed up with it and gone over to Opera - which appears to work quickly and consistently. The benefits I had with Firefox have gradually been eroded by updates so now FF just isn't worth the trouble.

I have used FF since its early days but now it appears that the king is senile and no longer fit to rule - there are many 'princes' waiting to take its place.

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  • Gearchiveerd

After my PC crashed, firefox restore a 18 months old session, not my current one

Hi!! I had a lot of tabs open, but this morning my computer crashed, and when I restarted Firefox, I was asked wether to restaure session or to initiate a new one. I choo… (meer info)

Hi!!

I had a lot of tabs open, but this morning my computer crashed, and when I restarted Firefox, I was asked wether to restaure session or to initiate a new one. I choose to restore my session, but instead of restauring my last session, Firefox restore my session as it was in early 2017, more or less 18 months ago.

is there anything I can do to retrieve that session?

I tried the solution of this thread, but it did'nt work (I don't find any sessionstore.jsonlz4 file in my profile) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1234892 (I tried the last solution the best I can, but I'm not sure i did it properly, so maybe if someone is kind enough to help me getting through it, maybe it will do it.....)

Thanks a lot!!

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  • Gearchiveerd

Lost all my stored passwords 1/9/18 afternoon. Notice FFox updated. Tried everything. Please help. I'll pay. Please help me.

Accessed my email and other accounts up till 5 o'clock pm. Passwords for amazon, estores, and everything gone. Tried to retrieve email pwords. My two emails were each ot… (meer info)

Accessed my email and other accounts up till 5 o'clock pm. Passwords for amazon, estores, and everything gone. Tried to retrieve email pwords. My two emails were each others' backup. So, that failed. My new cell phone number of 3 months (that I entered for yahoo security) was not recognized. I needed to provide missing digits of an old cell number that I disregarded one year ago. I did try to revert to an earlier system restore point. That did nothing. I will gladly pay for help. Abby

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  • Gearchiveerd

Bookmarks and history lost. Have made Chrome my default browser

Not a question - a complaint. Why should I have to fix it? Not my fault! Have stuck with Firefox for a long while but after trying to fix this as suggested, and it not wo… (meer info)

Not a question - a complaint. Why should I have to fix it? Not my fault! Have stuck with Firefox for a long while but after trying to fix this as suggested, and it not working, I thought to myself 'I don't need ths'

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  • Gearchiveerd

Firefox mac 65.0.2 profile hiding folder

I been having problems with Firefox ever since I refreshed 65.0.1 losing 6 years of bookmarks, addons and passwords, after 7 hours and I managed to get old files back and… (meer info)

I been having problems with Firefox ever since I refreshed 65.0.1 losing 6 years of bookmarks, addons and passwords, after 7 hours and I managed to get old files back and had to redo addons and passwords. It became unreliable with copying/paste not working, slowness etc and when I found that it was not updating to latest 65.0.2 I scrapped it and downloaded latest. But cannot get old version of profile back. Instead I have no files showing up in local directory, though root directory is showing *see screenshot. So I have to restart everything from scratch with important passwords and bookmarks etc. It still will not show but closing down firefox it does save and keep customised setup and session etc. Is this normal to vanish on this version?

have mac MojaveOS 10.14.3

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  • Gearchiveerd

Latest update removed logins, bookmarks. "old firefox" not present

As above. FF installed the update despite the checked option to NOT install automatically. NO "old firefox" folder was created-anywhere. No other profile is present tha… (meer info)

As above. FF installed the update despite the checked option to NOT install automatically. NO "old firefox" folder was created-anywhere. No other profile is present that has the old data. My adult daughter's grad school laptop. Years of bookmarks, logins and I do not know what all ARE GONE!! I allowed FF to download but NOT INSTALL-since it was not my machine and I wanted to avert any disaster (I, in fact, looked at the options first, to make sure) NOW WHAT?? Is that is a bug?? Why was there no "old FF" created? Why did it install regardless of instructions to the contrary. Is there some other place to look? She does not seem to have any automatic backups for FF profiles.

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  • Gearchiveerd

I updated Firefox, and now my bookmarks, toolbar, and all history are gone!

I updated, and was online searching for a recipe. One of the sites was asking me to install a plug-in. I believe I installed the plug-in so that I could get to the site. … (meer info)

I updated, and was online searching for a recipe. One of the sites was asking me to install a plug-in. I believe I installed the plug-in so that I could get to the site. Then I was asked to install something else, and I decided not to go any further with their installs. I noticed then that I didn't have a bookmarks toolbar, and tried to open my bookmarks. They, along with my history, all are gone, and I'm not getting anything added to my history as I go along. Please help! I read the article that says to click on "all bookmarks", but there is nothing there! Does anyone know what I can do to restore my bookmarks, toolbar, and history? Thanks for your help! emoss

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  • Gearchiveerd

Firefox lost part of my bookmarks

I lost quite a few bookmarks from the last 6-7 months in a couple of folders. There may be more but that's what I've noticed so far. I think this happened a few days ago … (meer info)

I lost quite a few bookmarks from the last 6-7 months in a couple of folders. There may be more but that's what I've noticed so far. I think this happened a few days ago when it was syncing. I have since uninstalled FF on my Android. I have back ups on both json and HTML. The question though is, do the back ups retain the "description" entered for each bookmark? That's important for me.

Needless to say, I'm confused and kinda livid.

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  • Gearchiveerd

I rebooted my computer and now all my firefox add-ons, settings and bookmarks are totally gone. how do I restore it?

All of my settings, add-ons, and bookmarks are gone. It's like I am a brand new user. My other browsers still have their bookmarks and settings. Only Firefox was affected… (meer info)

All of my settings, add-ons, and bookmarks are gone. It's like I am a brand new user. My other browsers still have their bookmarks and settings. Only Firefox was affected. The bookmarks toolbar also disappeared and when I restored it my bookmarks were not on it. Just the "Most Visited" and "Getting Started" bookmarks were there. What the F*** happened?! And more importantly how do I restore Firefox to its previous state?

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  • Gearchiveerd

Firefox was running slow and it asked me to refresh. I did and now I have lost all my bookmarks and history. I KNOW my password but it says it's incorrect.

In researching this issue from other users, I saw where you may be able to restore my bookmarks and history but you have to ask me some questions first. Please help me a… (meer info)

In researching this issue from other users, I saw where you may be able to restore my bookmarks and history but you have to ask me some questions first. Please help me and ask me any questions. I am going to be very upset if all I did was refresh and I lost everything. I checked before I did it and everything was set to sync. Problem is that it's telling me that my password is incorrect but I know that it's correct. Just checked it earlier today.

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  • Gearchiveerd

With each update, I lose all of my saved passwords now. What's going on, and what can I do to ensure this doesn't happen again? I'm really desperate!

Sync is working, I'm Windows 10 on a Dell Inspirion something or other. The last two updates, over the past weeks, I've lost my saved passwords. I have no idea what I'm d… (meer info)

Sync is working, I'm Windows 10 on a Dell Inspirion something or other. The last two updates, over the past weeks, I've lost my saved passwords. I have no idea what I'm doing that's causing this to happen. Is there a setting or something I can try? Please help. I am not computer savvy. Basics I get.

Many thanks for any help any of you could provide.

Best, LaurieEM

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  • Gearchiveerd

All passwords are gone

After a recent update all of my passwords are gone (as well as history, bookmarks, etc) One post says to replace the key3.db and logins.json files to restore them. Howeve… (meer info)

After a recent update all of my passwords are gone (as well as history, bookmarks, etc)

One post says to replace the key3.db and logins.json files to restore them. However, the current folder does not contain a key3.db file. Only a key4.db file.

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