History file disappeared between sessions

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Jim, May 24, 2005.

  1. Jim

    Jim Guest

    I closed FF 1.0.4 and reopened it a few minutes later. Didn't tinker
    with any settings, but now the entire history file is gone and with it
    the useful autocomplete for URLs. Pretty sad.

    Anyone else ever experience this.
    Jim, May 24, 2005
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  2. Jim

    Moz Champion Guest

    Jim wrote:
    > I closed FF 1.0.4 and reopened it a few minutes later. Didn't tinker
    > with any settings, but now the entire history file is gone and with it
    > the useful autocomplete for URLs. Pretty sad.
    >
    > Anyone else ever experience this.


    How many days have you set for History?

    [Firefox-->Preferences]*-->Privacy-->History
    Remember visited pages for the last XX days

    *
    Windows
    Tools-->Options
    Linux
    Edit-->Preferences
    Moz Champion, May 24, 2005
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  3. Jim

    Jim Guest

    It's always been set for 9 days (50mb cache file) and I reconfirmed
    that it still was after the problem occurred. But I wasn't into the
    settings at all during the session prior to the one where it opened
    with a blank history file. BTW...it didn't disappear this morning

    Jim

    On Tue, 24 May 2005 04:59:11 GMT, Moz Champion
    <> wrote:

    >Jim wrote:
    >> I closed FF 1.0.4 and reopened it a few minutes later. Didn't tinker
    >> with any settings, but now the entire history file is gone and with it
    >> the useful autocomplete for URLs. Pretty sad.
    >>
    >> Anyone else ever experience this.

    >
    >How many days have you set for History?
    >
    >[Firefox-->Preferences]*-->Privacy-->History
    >Remember visited pages for the last XX days
    >
    >*
    >Windows
    >Tools-->Options
    >Linux
    >Edit-->Preferences
    Jim, May 24, 2005
    #3
  4. Jim

    Nick Thomas Guest

    Jim wrote:
    > I closed FF 1.0.4 and reopened it a few minutes later. Didn't tinker
    > with any settings, but now the entire history file is gone and with it
    > the useful autocomplete for URLs. Pretty sad.
    >
    > Anyone else ever experience this.


    There is a known random glitch where History is lost. The rough summary
    of the current hypothesis is that malformed history entries are created
    during the browsing session, resulting in Firefox dumping the history
    the next time it is started.

    See bug 242207 (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=242207) for
    more info, but please don't post a "me too" comment.
    Nick Thomas, May 24, 2005
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  5. Jim

    Jim Guest

    Thanks for the info. Hope it can be fixed sometime soon.

    Jim

    On Tue, 24 May 2005 16:28:37 +0100, Nick Thomas
    <> wrote:

    >Jim wrote:
    >> I closed FF 1.0.4 and reopened it a few minutes later. Didn't tinker
    >> with any settings, but now the entire history file is gone and with it
    >> the useful autocomplete for URLs. Pretty sad.
    >>
    >> Anyone else ever experience this.

    >
    >There is a known random glitch where History is lost. The rough summary
    >of the current hypothesis is that malformed history entries are created
    >during the browsing session, resulting in Firefox dumping the history
    >the next time it is started.
    >
    >See bug 242207 (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=242207) for
    >more info, but please don't post a "me too" comment.
    Jim, May 24, 2005
    #5
  6. Jim

    Jim Guest

    Well I thought I'd give FF 1.5 a try. I had totally removed 1.0.6.
    After about 3 days, this same thing has occurred. I see per Bugzilla
    that I should just forget about Firefox until 2.0 is released since no
    one is working on it.

    On Tue, 24 May 2005 12:17:31 -0500, Jim <> wrote:

    >Thanks for the info. Hope it can be fixed sometime soon.
    >
    >Jim
    >
    >On Tue, 24 May 2005 16:28:37 +0100, Nick Thomas
    ><> wrote:
    >
    >>Jim wrote:
    >>> I closed FF 1.0.4 and reopened it a few minutes later. Didn't tinker
    >>> with any settings, but now the entire history file is gone and with it
    >>> the useful autocomplete for URLs. Pretty sad.
    >>>
    >>> Anyone else ever experience this.

    >>
    >>There is a known random glitch where History is lost. The rough summary
    >>of the current hypothesis is that malformed history entries are created
    >>during the browsing session, resulting in Firefox dumping the history
    >>the next time it is started.
    >>
    >>See bug 242207 (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=242207) for
    >>more info, but please don't post a "me too" comment.
    Jim, Dec 23, 2005
    #6
  7. Jim

    Jim Guest

    On Mon, 23 May 2005 19:17:37 -0500, Jim <> wrote:

    >I closed FF 1.0.4 and reopened it a few minutes later. Didn't tinker
    >with any settings, but now the entire history file is gone and with it
    >the useful autocomplete for URLs. Pretty sad.
    >
    >Anyone else ever experience this.


    Well after loading v1.5, this didn't happen for more than a month and
    I thought it was fixed. But it just happened today.

    I've learned to keep a large backup history file with my usual haunts
    though. Nothing untoward seems to happen after I restored this 6
    month old history.dat I have a lot of bookmarks, but the autocomplete
    feature is nice to have some sites to use in history when I manually
    start typing.
    Jim, Jan 31, 2006
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