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How do I export the Browsing History in Firefox?

How do I export the Browsing History in Firefox?

I lost a load of open tabs in Firefox that I want to recover. The details are in the browsing history but it is not the most friendly area of Firefox to wade through. The Export option there actually exports bookmarks. I want to export my browsing history as a text file so I can search, dedup, etc in a text editor. I can not work out a way of exporting the browsing history so any suggestions much appreciated.

Asked by: Guest | Views: 66
Total answers/comments: 3
Guest [Entry]

"Browsing history is stored in a file called places.sqlite in your profile folder. On Windows it is located in the randomly named .default folder found in this directory:

%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

This file format is not easily edited in a text file, but you can use SQLite Database Browser (free and open source) to view the file."
Guest [Entry]

Use the History Export add-on which can export to .html, .txt and .json (this also work on Mac OS X, though doesn't appear to support formats besides .txt)
Guest [Entry]

"Sort history using view->By Site, or view->By Date, or view->By Site and Date
right click on any site or date
click copy
To get just the URLs, paste in a text editor
To get hyperlinks, paste into something that supports hyperlinks (for e.g.) word.

No add-on required."
"Sort history using view->By Site, or view->By Date, or view->By Site and Date
right click on any site or date
click copy
To get just the URLs, paste in a text editor
To get hyperlinks, paste into something that supports hyperlinks (for e.g.) word.

No add-on required."