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

    How many days have you set for History?

    Remember visited pages for the last XX days

    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, May 24, 2005
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    Nick Thomas Guest

    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
  5. Jim

    Jim Guest

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

    Jim, May 24, 2005
  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.
    Jim, Dec 23, 2005
  7. Jim

    Jim Guest

    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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