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Old 05-23-2010, 11:25 AM   #1
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Question accessing firefox browser history in linux


from a rescued linux partition, how can i traverse to the directory where firefox stores the browser history?

a quick search on google says it's stored on profiles or %APPDATA% directory, however i am unable to find any of these directories. I have this partition as hda.dd mount and

ls -a only lists 2 hidden directories (., ..)

any pointer?
 
Old 05-23-2010, 11:43 AM   #2
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%APPDATA% is a windows environment variable that holds the location where all the application data is stored. The linux equivalent is generally your home directory.

But to save you the effort, your Firefox profile directory is generally "~/.mozilla/firefox/<randomprefix>.profilename/".

As of FF3, the browser history and bookmarks are now stored in an sqlite database file called "places.sqlite", stored in the main profile directory.

On the other hand, it sounds to me like you haven't even gotten the rescued partition mounted correctly yet, since you say you don't have any files listed at all.
 
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:15 PM   #3
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%APPDATA% is a windows environment variable that holds the location where all the application data is stored. The linux equivalent is generally your home directory.

But to save you the effort, your Firefox profile directory is generally "~/.mozilla/firefox/<randomprefix>.profilename/".

As of FF3, the browser history and bookmarks are now stored in an sqlite database file called "places.sqlite", stored in the main profile directory.

On the other hand, it sounds to me like you haven't even gotten the rescued partition mounted correctly yet, since you say you don't have any files listed at all.
Thanks David, I did manage to locate places.sqlite
 
Old 05-25-2010, 01:12 AM   #4
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Glad to hear it.

Now please mark the thread as solved. It might also help later readers of this thread if you filled in some details about how you did it, particularly if you encountered any complications along the way.
 
Old 08-16-2011, 08:19 AM   #5
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I do have same problem. Please tell me how to find that file which strts with '~/'
 
  


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