Firefox V3.6.6 Will Not Delete the History in the Address Bar

Firefox Version 3.6.6 is a Web browser used with both Windows 7 and Mac OS X. If you are having problems deleting your history from the address bar, there are a few things that you can do before you download a new browser. Known problems include out of date software, software complications and disk errors on your computer. You can fix these issues by using a few different methods.

Instructions

  1. Norton 360 or Norton Internet Security 2008.5

    • 1

      Click on the Norton 360 or Norton Internet Security 2008.5 icon on your computer system. These programs are known to inhibit the history of your Firefox browser.

    • 2

      Click on the "LiveUpdate" icon on the software window. Wait for the update to install on your computer, which usually takes about five minutes to complete. The Norton software window will disappear after it has updated.

    • 3

      Open Firefox by double-clicking on the icon in your "Programs" list. Click the "Tools" icon at the top of the browser.

    • 4

      Click the "Clear Recent History" icon to clear your history.

    Damaged Places Database

    • 5

      Close out of Firefox completely.

    • 6

      Click on the "Start" button, and then click "Search."

    • 7

      Type "Firefox," and then press the "Enter" button. Click on the "Firefox" folder in the window that appears on the screen.

    • 8

      Right-click on the "places.sqlite" files, and then choose "Delete" from the menu.

    • 9

      Reopen Firefox and delete your history.

    Run Chkdsk

    • 10

      Click the "Start" button followed by the "Computer" icon from the menu. Right-click on your "C:" icon, and then click the "Properties" icon.

    • 11

      Click on the "Tools" tab followed by the "Check Now" option under the "Error-Checking" field.

    • 12

      Click the box next to the "Automatically fix file system errors" and "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors" options. Click the "Start" button.

    • 13

      Wait for the tool to finish scanning your hard drive, which may take up to an hour. A window will appear telling you how many errors were corrected. Click the "OK" button.

    • 14

      Open Firefox and delete your history.

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