Mid 2006 / model number A1181 / black or white case / 1.83 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor.

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How do I find and get back Firefox history?

Microsoft Word downloaded a security update/fix and history was subsequently no longer accessible on Firefox. (I did not lose my passwords, etc.) I get a message when I open Firefox that says that history is inaccessible probably because of security software, confirming the connection in my mind. The people at Microsoft claim one has nothing to do with the other, so have no advice. I tried to follow directions I found at Firefox forums for getting history back, but my Mac has different names for things. Any ideas?

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The history data file can be found in your User Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/default.tra/history.dat

When you delete the history file, Firefox creates a new one the next time you open the browser. In the meantime, only data recovery software is going to offer any prospect of recovering the deleted file - a very expensive option if sent off. You can also try a data recovery program such as Tech Tool Pro. There is a slight chance that Firefox moved it to the trash,so try looking in there. The OS X eventually writes over deleted files - hard to say when. However, the more activity on the computer, the sooner this event occurs. I'm sorry I don't have a quick answer.

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