How do I retrieve deleted history?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by snoopy555, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. snoopy555 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone

    i accidentally clicked "erase all history" instead of view all...and i have EXTREMELY important info on there i need. I looked in cookies, and don't have a time machine running. There has to be a way, right? Please help! :confused:
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I'm afraid you are out of luck. That info doesn't go into time machine.
     
  3. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Data Rescue 2 might be able to find the files themselves on your disk.
     
  4. n-abounds macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, Data Rescue II. It'll take forever, and it might be gone, but it's your best hope. Also, if it's that important- stop using your mac immediately as it may write over those files while it's on.
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    the history is a single file; in Firefox it's just 'history.dat'. It's possible that it clears by just setting the size down to zero and you might be able to find something with data rescue, but don't count on it. I don't think the browsers usually wipe the file when you tell them to delete it, but if they do you are really out of luck.
     

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