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How to Recover Your Deleted Firefox Browsing History

Wondershare Recoverit Authors

Jan 24, 2024 • Filed to: Recover Files • Proven solutions

I was looking for an important website link I recently browsed, but I have deleted the Firefox browsing history. Has it gone forever, or can I get the history back?

Are you also looking for the same? You must know about some of the basic steps for the Firefox restore history process. Most of the history files are stored as hidden data files called index.dat files. Whether you deleted your browser history on purpose or by mistake, there are certain ways to get it back.

Along with the different methods, we will also see how to use Recoverit Data Recovery Software to recover deleted history firefox.

Method 1: Search for index.dat file to recover Firefox history

When your Firefox history gets deleted, it is not necessary that you lose it forever as a backup of the history is stored. If you are wondering where is Firefox history stored, it is done as hidden index.dat files. You can search for backups and recover them from there. Follow these steps to make a recovery.

Step 1: Click on Start. Press Search, and then select Tools, and then Folder Options.


Step 2 – Click on View and press Show Hidden Folders and Files. Here you need to uncheck the box Hide Extensions for known files types and Hide Protected OS Files.


Step 3 – Open the C drive and click on search All Files and Folders. A search bar will open up on the screen. Enter index.dat in the search bar and then proceed to Search.


Step 4 – If your PC does not have an index.dat file reader, download it through your browser and install it on your PC.


Step 5 – Use the reader to open the index.dat file and then click on the Firefox history. Find the history file and click on Restore to recover your deleted Firefox history.


Step 6 – Open the Firefox browser on your PC, and you will be able to see all of the deleted history again.

It is normal to lose some of your data sometimes, and Firefox history is the same. This was one of the methods that you can use for Firefox private browsing history recovery easily.

Method 2 – Recover index.dat file to retrieve Firefox history using Wondershare Repairit Tool

Recoverit is perfect for data recovery as you can get your deleted files back by following some simple steps. It supports everything from a crashed PC, laptop, and external storage device, recycle bin, etc. Let us check out how to use the tool to recover your browser history.

Step 1 – Download and Install Wondershare Recoverit on your PC

To use the tool, you will have to download it first and then install it on your PC. Click on the Wondershare Recoverit icon to launch it on your computer and proceed ahead.

Step 2 – Choose a Location to search for files

You need to select a folder where you need the search to take place. Choose the desktop or any other drive and click on Start to begin the scan.


Step 3 – Scan the drive for lost files

Recoverit will begin scanning the drive when you begin the process. The process may take varying times based on the size of your file. You can look for a specific file type by using one of the filters available. You need to look for index.dat files to get the Firefox history back.


Step 4 – Preview and recover the file

Recoverit will find the hidden file in the concerned folder after the scan is complete. You can preview the file using the tool before recovery. Once you are convinced, click on Recover to finish the process and get the index.dat file.


Step 5 – Download and install a index.dat file reader

Once you get the file, you will need to download and install index.dat file reader Firefox. Use it to view the files and know about your browser history. You’ll know which all websites you visited and for how long.

Follow these steps to complete the restoration of Firefox browser history easily.

The Bottom Line

There will be times when you lose data unknowingly, and your browser history can be deleted too. In the above blog, we read about where such data stored is and how to recover deleted history on Firefox. Wondershare Repairit is an exceptional recovery tool that will help you with recovering any type of file. Follow the steps to get your Firefox browser history back in no time.

People Also Ask

Where is Firefox history stored?

Firefox history is stored in hidden index.dat files and sometimes in Internet Cookies.

Does Firefox keep history?

Yes, the browser keeps track of your browsing history and the websites visited by you.

Where are Firefox favorites stored?

All bookmarks, favorites, profile changes, etc., are stored in a special Profile folder which is different than the Firefox app. If your browser crashes someday, all this information will be safe in the Profile folder.


Recoverit author

Theo Lucia

chief Editor

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