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History Page is broken: Old history not displayed

  • @jaknet it seems to work again. I can see history from june again. Didn't check fully yet, but not as broke as it was. And data not gone, apparently.

  • Hi all,

    I downloaded a useful file but can't remember where from! I know the date it was saved so hoped I could look back in my history to identify it's source.
    Unfortunately, it seems that none of my useage prior to 10th Sept has been saved. I was wondering if there was someway I could access this. I haven't deleted any history.

    All the best

  • @clhughes As far as I understand, the problem was accessing the history, not recording it. Mine works again. Maybe updating you version will help? I lost all my history, but now it seems to be back. But I didn't check for completeness. If your filename is rather unique, you might try to google for it.

  • I'm on the latest version (63) and I have the same problem. I can't see history before Sept 10th, which is really annoying because I wanted to find a youtube video I saw a bit over a week ago. In the search bar, when I type things in, no suggestions based on websites I visited before a few days ago, show up either.

    One site I viewed several hundred pages on today isn't showing anything from it beyond today, on the history page. Everything in 'today', 'yesterday' and 'older' was from today (the 15th). This is utter garbage and is honestly making the browser unusable. I can't believe this.

    At least I'm glad this isn't just me, a fix better come soon.

  • @zauberfritz said in History Page is broken | Opera 60 (62):

    I lost all my history, but now it seems to be back.

    Yeah, from my understanding, the missing entries on the page were just hidden due to a bug. They weren't actually gone.

  • @marial2019 Youtube keeps it's own history. When you were logged in to your youtube/google account you can find it there. On my tablet 'history' is in the 'library'. On PC it's more straightforward.

  • @zauberfritz Thanks, I totally forgot about that!! Unfortunately I turned youtube history off because I kept getting awful recommendations from it. I guess I'll turn it on until the problem is fixed, if I'm still using Opera for the time being.

    Urgh, you can't edit your posts?

    Anyway I'm an idiot for doing these things while sleepy, older suggestions based on history that don't show up in the history page, do show up in the search bar suggestions, actually. I tested it more thoroughly. So yeah, I guess history being hidden not gone is personally confirmed for me. (the suggestions stuff is kinda bad though, I can type in something precisely from a page I visited a day ago and it doesn't show up).

    There was a link to the issue in Chromium above, I went to it but I can't make sense of it at all due to not being remotely tech-y. Is that actually the issue, it doesn't seem directly related? Can someone summarise it?

  • @marial2019 Are you on a PC/laptop or on a mobile device?

    Anyway, on my PC, there is a folder AppData (C:\users(you)\AppData, this is a hidden folder, so you should make it visible (simple, google how to do so). Don't do this, and the next, when you're totally inexperienced or insecure doing things like this. On my PC in Appdata there's a folder Roaming, and in that folder there's a folder Opera Software, with in it a folder Opera Stable. There I found a file History (maybe the exact location may vary, so you might have to look around in your Appdata, however, of course, always in a folder Opera Stable). You might want to copy this file to some 'working' folder.. Since the bug is about accessing history, you might find your youtube link in this file. I opened it with a text-editor like Notepad. You get a lot of incomprehensible characters, but for our purpose just use Ctrl F to find 'youtube'. There will be plenty, but just glance at the link and see if the title of the video rings a bell. Search on untill you find what you were lookin for. When you find it try to copy it, or, probably easier, write it down and search on youtube. This mighf work (unless Opera stopped recording history), but I got links back from june. When you're done, don't save your file, and you might want to make your folder invisible again, it's a safety measure, to prevent you from deleting essential files, by accident or 'ignorance'. Good luck.

    PS I don't understand the edit-remark.

  • @zauberfritz I'm on a Windows 10 laptop. Thanks for the information!! I'll try it out later. Ah, that's just no option for me to edit my posts is coming up on Opera forums, there's only options to bookmark and share, like it's treating my own posts as if they were made by someone else. It might just be because I'm a new user - don't worry about it.

  • HI!

    History tab shows only about 60 lines, no more.

    If I want to reach older addresses I visited before (this morning or yesterday), I have to use the search function. But if I don't remember the name of the site I can't find it anymore...

    How can I display more lines

  • this problem still occurs i cant see more than ~100 -or whatever- links why none of the devs are responding this bug here? all i see some moderator merging same problematic topics. you should call your superior to here for fixing this problem because it is still a thing in 2020 february.

  • @seriousgigi History seems fine here, at least on Opera developer 68.

  • @leocg said in History Page is broken: Old history not displayed:

    @seriousgigi History seems fine here, at least on Opera developer 68.

    yeah when i was typing here it got fixed but i realized it displays too slow. i have i56500 cpu and 16GB ram but it takes too much time to load old history. you have to wait like a minute to load next 100 records.

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