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How to Recover Your Deleted Firefox Browsing History

Updated on Nov 14, 2018 by Tracy King to File Recovery


This tutorial article focuses on how to restore your deleted Firefox browsing history. You’ll find effective methods to retrieve deleted Firefox history. Read and find an easy way to recover deleted or lost Firefox history now.

"Hi guys, this is my first post here. I wanna know if it's possible to get deleted Firefox history back? I've been recently focused on an interesting topic and planning to write a report on this subject for my commencement thesis. And yesterday, I found some very important online files on the subject that I'm studying.

However, I forgot to save them as bookmarks in Firefox. And I thought that I might have a chance to find those websites from the Firefox browsing history. You know what? I was unable to find anything this morning when I started Firefox. My entire browsing history was deleted. It seems that the whole browsing history was all cleaned or deleted from the browser. Do I still have a chance to restore my browsing history in Firefox? Please help! thank you!"

Did you carelessly delete your beloved internet browsing history in Firefox? Can't find your Firefox browsing history after cleaning the Firefox browser or deleting the history files? All these problems can be all fixed now. Effective solutions to recover deleted Firefox browsing history are available here and now.

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 you wish to remain on 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, easy and it supports all Windows systems so that you can directly apply this software in Windows 10/8/7 etc to recover your website history files on Firefox with ease. With only three simple steps you will restore all lost Firefox history files for you:

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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 just one careless operation can cause serious trouble for 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 on 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 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 the Windows search bar.
2. Open Command Prompt, typeipcongif /displaydns and click Enter.
Restore Firefox history with DNS cache.