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Need to restore browsing history 5
Created by zatchoo, 162 days ago, 484 views

I didn't realize it would delete my browsing history. How can I restore the browsing history? I'm using Mozilla and running Windows 10.
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ha14161 days ago


you cant restore history, use some plugins to always make backup of Mozilla History

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koroleva161 days ago

You need to have an account on Mozilla and keep it actif and sync so when CCleaner or Wise care will clean your history, it will be automatically uploaded from the server. The easiest way to keep your history is to uncheck "clear history" option in your cleaning program. If you didn't already have an active account on your browser your history is lost, you can't restore it. All you can do if take these precautions for further use.

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Aravi160 days ago

Hi @zatchoo

It is only possible if you have sync it with onlline account. Or you have backed up your profile in some place.

Please find the below mozilla article:-


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namanh158 days ago

Unfortunately, this is not possible. I've ever lost data (icloud apple login accounts) while I delete browsing history

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nuklin156 days ago


Method 1: Use data recovery software to recover Firefox browsing history files

Usually, Firefox browsing history files are stored in a specific path on your computer. You can follow the path to find wanted history files in your PC now:

Mozilla Firefox: C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\

If you deleted or cleaned the Firefox browser, the history files stored on your PC will also get deleted. At this moment, you’ll have to use data recovery software for help.

Here we’d like to recommend you to try EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard which makes Firefox browsing history recovery simple and easy. And it supports all Windows systems so that you can directly apply this software in Windows 10/8/7 etc to recover website history files on Firefox with ease. Only three steps will restore all lost Firefox history files for you:

Recover deleted Firefox history with data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

Launch software > Select and scan location(where your Firefox history files were) > Preview and found Firefox history data.

Method 2. Manually search and restore lost Firefox history

This method may require you to be patient and careful while trying to restore Firefox history files. Or careless operation will cause serious trouble to you:

1. Click Start > Go to Search > Tap Folder Options.
2. Click View > Select Show hidden files and folders > Uncheck Hide extensions for known file types and Hide protected operating system files.
3. Click search in All Files and Folders in the C Drive > Type index.dat in search bar > Click Search.
4. Download and install index.dat file reader in your PC if you don’t have one.
5. Open index.dat file within the reader > Click on the history and choose Firefox browsing history you want to restore > Click Restore.

Then you can open your Firefox browser to check all your restored history now.

Method 3: Use DNS Cache to view and recover deleted Firefox browsing history

DNS cache only works to find your deleted history files when the computer is not shut down, which means that if you have restarted PC, you’ll not get history files back by applying DNS cache.

1. Press Windows + R, type cmd and click OK. Or you can also type cmd in Windows search bar.
2. Open Command Prompt, type ipcongif /displaydns and click Enter.

Restore Firefox history with DNS cache.

Method 4 Recover deleted internet history through System Restore

The easiest method is to do a system restore. If the internet history was deleted recently system restore will recover it. To

get system restore up and running you can go to the ‘start’ menu and do a search for system restore which will take you to

the feature. Alternatively, go to ‘Start’ click on ‘Programs’ and then ‘Accessories.’ You’ll see a ‘System Tools’ option and

‘System Restore’ will be in there. Select the date you’d like to restore your computer to and sit back and wait until it does

its thing. When finished the computer will reboot and if check your browser the internet history should be in there.

Method 5 Desktop search programmes

Method 6 Cookies show you the way

Method 7 Access deleted browsing history with log files

Another method is to recover the history using log files. This method is suitable for histories that were deleted a long time

ago. A word of warning though, while there is a simple step-by-step process to follow using this method some strange

things can be thrown up such as warnings that you might lose other data. This isn’t common but it’s a point worth nothing.

All Windows computers have a file extension that stores arbitrary data. It’s called Index.dat and is a file hidden on your

computer that contains all of the web sites that you have ever visited. It lists every URL and every web page. Before you

begin navigating these steps you must set Windows to show hidden files and folders. To do this go to ‘Start’ then ‘Settings’

then ‘Control Panel’ and finally ‘Folder Options’. When you’re in ‘Folder Options’ click the ‘View’ tab. Go to ‘Advanced

settings’ and click ‘Show hidden files and folders’. Then uncheck ‘Hide Protected Operating System files’ and click OK. Once

you are finished searching, don’t forget to go back and undo these changes. To begin your search go to My Computer and

use the search tool to find all instances of index.dat in the C drive. The search should pull up multiple index.dat files. To read

an index .dat file you need to know the software that created the file. However you can download index.dat reader

software from the internet. This site offers such a reader though there are many more available which you’ll soon discover if

you do your own search. You can also use sites like CNET and Softpedia which offer index.dat files readers. You can use the

reader to view the index.dat files and all the information that has been accessed, when and for how long will be in there.


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