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Post Posted November 8th, 2017, 12:26 pm

So Ive been trying to recover some older browsing history that I accidently deleted but I cant seem to find what I need. If I remember everything correctly I got this to work a few years ago by replacing the file or folder with the current broswing history with a file/folder from a date with an older browsing history but I cant seem to find that now. How can I replace my current browsing history, with a file with browsing history from a day a few weeks ago if its possible?

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Post Posted November 8th, 2017, 1:29 pm

If you have a backup from a few days ago, copying over the file places.sqlite may restore your history. http://kb.mozillazine.org/Places.sqlite

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Post Posted November 9th, 2017, 11:57 am

DanRaisch wrote:If you have a backup from a few days ago, copying over the file places.sqlite may restore your history. http://kb.mozillazine.org/Places.sqlite


Thanks. Were can I find the backups? Ive been trying to find it but I cant seem to find it.

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Post Posted November 9th, 2017, 12:05 pm

Firefox doesn’t automatically backup that file. Do you regularly back up your profile or the full hard drive?

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Post Posted November 12th, 2017, 4:55 am

DanRaisch wrote:Firefox doesn’t automatically backup that file. Do you regularly back up your profile or the full hard drive?


No I dont. Is it impossible to get back the old history then?

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Post Posted November 12th, 2017, 4:56 am

As the history data is stored in the the file places.sqllite, if you do not have a good back up copy of that file you can not restore old browsing history.

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Post Posted November 12th, 2017, 12:37 pm

DanRaisch wrote:As the history data is stored in the the file places.sqllite, if you do not have a good back up copy of that file you can not restore old browsing history.


Oh. Has it always been like that? I can recall that I was able to replace the current browsing history with one from an older date but the last time I did that was years ago so I assumed it still worked that way.

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Post Posted November 12th, 2017, 2:46 pm

No, it never worked that way unless you had back up copies of the associated files.

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