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how to restore download history to firefox

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I accidentally deleted my dl list in firefox 27.01.  Possible to get it back?  How?
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by:Santosh Gupta
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Hi,

In Firefox it is permanently deleted when you delete the history. The index.dat file is used by IE and not by Firefox. Firefox uses a SQLite database file named places.sqlite to store the history and the bookmarks. You would need to restore an older copy of this places.sqlite file to recover the deleted history.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/976535
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So in the future if I want to avoid this I should make a copy of that file and stash it somewhere?
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But the actual downloaded files themselves are in the download folder - that seems to be?
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yes correct.
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