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So I rested my Windows 10 yesterday and I reinstalled Firefox which I was fine with because I had enabled Sync. It was fine except my history was not restored at all. All my bookmarks and passwords were fine and there was not a loss of data in those two. Now, I found my old Firefox profile (I'm guessing it is the old one) in the Windows.old folder and I have a new profile now (obviously). Is there a way to retrieve the history from the old profile? Also, does the Sync feature not sync the browser history?

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History stored and the Sync server expires in 60 days so if this is about older history data then this might explain it.
Windows created the C:\Windows.old folder when you update from an older Windows version or reinstall Windows to have a backup of your personal data.

You can copy places.sqlite to recover the history. The places.sqlite database stores both bookmarks and history, so you may have to restore the bookmarks from a recent JSON backup in the bookmarkbackups folder. If this is a recent profile then you need favicons.sqlite for the favicons.

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History stored and the Sync server expires in 60 days so if this is about older history data then this might explain it.
Windows created the C:\Windows.old folder when you update from an older Windows version or reinstall Windows to have a backup of your personal data.

You can copy places.sqlite to recover the history. The places.sqlite database stores both bookmarks and history, so you may have to restore the bookmarks from a recent JSON backup in the bookmarkbackups folder. If this is a recent profile then you need favicons.sqlite for the favicons.

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It was not just the older data. None of the history was synced. I suppose I neglected to post that I had reset my Firefox's account's password. I did recall seeing a warning which indicated that a password reset would wipe data stored but I thought since the bookmarks were all synced fine, the history would be too. Back to the solution though, yes I did copy those files on the same day I posted this. I did copy few files and had forgotten to copy the file associated with the search preferences but that's fine. Glad to see I did follow your solution, even though I did it before I could view your answer :D Quick question : In the same scenario, instead of copying few files from the old profile, would it have worked fine if I had copied the entire folder and pasted it? Thanks!

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